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28 Weeks Later (2007)

Reviewed on 2007 October 12

Ok, so it’s not as good as its precursor, 28 Days Later. It’s still a good, horrifying yarn, and a nice continuation of the story with a kick-in-the-stomach end.

After the nightmare of the first film seems to be under control, Britain is struggling to return to normalcy, and a semi-quarantined London is guarded by the U.S. Army. Donald Harris (Robert Carlyle) is finally reunited with his children, Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and Sally (Imogen Poots). The kids chafe at being confined to a small section of the city, and they decide to return to their home. When they get there…

I love horror movies, but they’re very hard to review. I feel like I’m telling you nothing here, but I’m worried that if I say anything more, I’m going to ruin the surprises for you, and I don’t want to do that either. I can tell you this: there’s a lull right after the beginning, and when we got there I had some doubts about how good this thing would be. No worries. Once this movie gets rolling, it’s even darker and nastier than 28 Days Later. And it doesn’t quit. The world falls apart in 28 Weeks as horribly as it did in 28 Days. The actors do a great job; my only quarrel is that parts of it are too gruesome. The fast-moving, screaming zombies (I don’t care what anyone else calls them, that’s what they are) are every bit as horrifying here as they were in the first movie. And then some.

Three chocolate morsels.

Shukti

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