28 Weeks Later Mini-Review

The first movie happened 28 days after a zombie-virus outbreak in Britain. This one happens 28 weeks after the incident, at a time where all zombies from the first film have supposedly starved to death. Of course things aren’t so simple and due to human error a new outbreak occurs, in which our heroes will have to try and stay alive.

What a mess. What a damn shame. What a miserable disappointment. I enjoyed 28 Days Later and I was looking forward to what seemed like a good idea. Sadly a ridiculous story and infuriatingly stupid characters obliterate all worthwhile elements. 28 Weeks Later is only marginally better than House of the Dead, which I’d give zero hearts. This film gets one heart for Rose Byrne and one heart for production value. As such, watching 28 Weeks falls miserably short of other interesting activities such as watching specks of dust move around in sunlight.

12 thoughts on “28 Weeks Later Mini-Review”

  1. You sir, are mistaken. First of all, the first movie was great for about half of it, until it turned into crap. And secondly, this one is just a downright great 1 hour, 45 minutes ride of nastiness. As zombie flicks go, and this is largely a zombie flick, it is outstanding for 85% of the time.

  2. Joen says:

    Being apologetic on the fact that it’s a zombie flick is like being apologetic of — say Gmail losing all your mail because it’s “beta”. Yeah I know it’s a bad comparison but hey.

    So you do agree it turns into crap?

    As for being outstanding 85% of the time, it seems both IMDB and Rottentomatoes agrees with you.

  3. The ending is pretty lackluster, but overall I was well entertained. I was however referring to the first movie, in which the second half is crap.

    And I’m not being apologetic over it being a zombie flick, because I think it actually does quite a good job of it. And I have a love for zombie flicks, so nor do I mean it in a derogatory way. But there are only so many thinks you can do in a zombie movie.

    You want a crap zombie movie, try Land of the Dead on for size 🙂

  4. Joen says:

    The ending is pretty lackluster, but overall I was well entertained. I was however referring to the first movie, in which the second half is crap.

    Oh, right, but not as crap as the second one. And I think they both start out well and then go downhill from there.

    You want a crap zombie movie, try Land of the Dead on for size 🙂

    Saw it. Crap, but still better than 28 weeks.

  5. No no no no. Land of the Dead is one of the worst movies in the last DECADE! REPENT!

  6. Joen says:

    I agree, it is one of the worst. That tells you how much I despised 28 Weeks.

    Have you seen House of the Dead? Here’s a scene:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q72wbwbjpxQ

    Notice how footage from the arcade game is intercut. Yes, that’s actually in the movie.

  7. adam says:

    i was excited about the thought of another 28 days later, but when i saw that they tossed the director and the writer, i knew it wasn’t going to be worthwhile. glad to hear i was right to avoid it.

  8. Danny Boyle did second unit work on it, and endorsed it somewhat, so… 🙂

  9. Joen says:

    I don’t think for a second that Danny Boyle endorsed this. Maybe his big fat wallet did. Yeah, I’m bitter 🙂

    i was excited about the thought of another 28 days later, but when i saw that they tossed the director and the writer, i knew it wasn?t going to be worthwhile. glad to hear i was right to avoid it.

    I felt the same way, as such I’d recommend treating this as a 1 movie thing. That said, IMDB and Rottentomatoes does disagree with me, so I suppose there’s a chance you’ll like it.

  10. Well, endorse might be a strong word, but have a listen yourself 🙂

  11. adam says:

    btw, watching specks of dust move around in the sunlight is one of my favorite timewasters. 🙂

  12. Joen says:

    btw, watching specks of dust move around in the sunlight is one of my favorite timewasters. 🙂

    Oh I’m not challenging that. It’s certainly more fun that watching this flick.

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