I always say that I’m not a horror movie person, but I’m finding more and more that zombie movies are almost always an exception. I’d been wanting to watch 28 Days Later for quite a while, and thanks to VidAngel, I was recently enabled to do just that. And it didn’t disappoint. You can check the cloudy and search for your favorite movies of all time. Go and explore the ocean of entertainment on the website. Bicycle courier Jim (Cillian Murphy) wakes up from a coma after being hit by a car, to find himself completely alone in a trashed hospital — in fact, seemingly alone in the entire city of London.
They both make a great team and make some good memorable films
Eventually, he discovers some very aggressive people with red eyes who act like animals and chase him. He is rescued by Selena (Naomie Harris) and Mark (Noah Huntley) who explain the situation to him. People are infected (not technically zombies) with a virus called R.A.G.E. It’s in their blood and their saliva, and if you are bitten, or if even a drop of blood gets in your mouth, you turn within twenty seconds. The screenplay was Alex Garland’s first, and Danny Boyle directed, and those two make a great team and some good, memorable movies.
The thought that maybe you don’t have time to think
The first thing I like about this movie is its zombies and its zombie rules. The infected are fast, malicious, and much smarter than your average zombie. And the ultra-quick turnover time immediately throws out that “Surprise! I was bitten two days ago!” cliche. It’s not a bad cliche, but what it’s traded in for here is way better: The idea that you might not have time to think before plowing down a loved one who is about to turn. This feeds into one of the movie’s themes that, as Selena points out to Jim, living has suddenly become pointless, and the only thing worth anything in the world anymore is survival.
The chaos around you doesn’t matter
How can you truly live if you might have to kill your companions with no warning? But later they throw in with a dad (Brendan Gleeson) and his teenage daughter (Megan Burns), and Selena and Jim see that if you have someone to care about, the chaos around you doesn’t matter so much. And these are the reasons why I love the zombie genre. Or rather, they are evidence of the one main reason I love the zombie genre: that the zombies and the chaos and the destruction of civilization automatically and effortlessly creates a situation for characters to be put in that you could never find anywhere else.
It doesn’t hurt to play one of my favorite actors
And through that, you can develop characters, and explore ideas and truths from a different and heightened viewpoint. It always comes down to character, doesn’t it? This movie is effectively terrifying for plenty of technical reasons, but I’m going to spend most of the time talking about what Jim and his companions go through because ultimately there’s no point in a movie being scary if there isn’t at least one character involved who’s worth rooting for. It doesn’t hurt at all he’s played by one of my favorite actors, but Jim is a character that evokes thought and has a realistic kind of reluctant-hero journey that I love.
Tagging a movie and staying alive
He starts a little bit behind the curve. He’s just a bike courier and everyone else he meets has already had 28 days of witnessing and getting used to their lives being turned upside down. Selena was probably a pretty average person before, but she’s learned to be cold and detached. Jim is reluctant to become that kind of person. It doesn’t even appear to be in his nature; he spends most of the movie tagging along and surviving off the coattails of the others.
The villainous rogue soldiers
But he’s the hero of this story so it has to happen, and circumstances keep pushing him towards a breaking point until finally, he hits an ultimatum; become a full-on hero, or be a bad guy. So of course he fulfills the heroic role — and is scary good at it too, and is even cooler and more hardcore at it than Selena — though that was mostly luck because that last sequence wouldn’t have been nearly so cool if it weren’t raining and he hadn’t lost his shirt. (Zombie movies, right?) He was also pretty lucky to have an opportunity to escape being executed by the villainous rogue soldiers (who were led by Christopher Eccleston).
He not only became a hero and a central character
But seriously, Cillian Murphy is fantastic, and I loved that he got to be not only the hero and main character, but also the good, average nice guy and the scary and volatile type person he’s known for playing. So by the end, Mark is long gone and Hannah’s father dies at the end of the second act. That brings back the question of living vs. surviving as Jim thinks Hannah will be able to cope without her father, but Selena says she doesn’t want her to have to cope, she wants her to be okay. Then the end happens; Jim rescues the girls from the soldiers, (so violently that Selena thinks he’s infected but hesitates to kill him, effectively admitting that she cares for him which leads to kissing and an “aw”/”ew” moment).
The country is waiting for the affected people to go hungry
Then he is shot by Eccleston but survives and the three live happily in the country waiting for the infected to starve so they can be rescued. And they seem okay in their makeshift family. They not only survive, but they live. A surprisingly happy end in comparison with the abrasive darkness of the previous two hours maybe, but it wraps up that theme so well that I can’t help but love it. There are three, and I’m mentioning them because they are included in my enjoyment of this story. Normally I’d ignore alternates but somehow the genre and the story’s themes make me open to them in this case. In one, Jim dies from a gunshot wound. The girls try to save him but eventually walk away to an uncertain fate.
Worst of all because it leaves everything a little unresolved
Jim still becomes a hero (an important point in the film) but it does away with the living theme. In the second we don’t see Jim die but he is just not present as the girls wait in the country. That one seems like the worst as it leaves everything a bit too unresolved. The third alternate changes the entire third act: Hannah’s father Frank turns, but instead of killing him. The three manage to subdue him. They explore a research facility for “the answer to infection” promised in the radio transmission (which in the other storyline was a ruse from the soldiers, who are nonexistent here). They find a man behind a locked door and he tells them how to cure an infected.
Only managed to impress both people
Blood transfusion. Jim’s blood is the only match for Frank, giving Jim his hero-ultimatum moment which he passes, sacrificing himself for Hannah and her dad. The end shows Selena, Hannah, and Frank being admitted into the locked room to await rescue; and Jim infected, strapped to the same table as the ape at the movie’s beginning. Storytelling-wise, this is the most effective alternate. There’s a neat full-circle thing going on, a good heroic journey for Jim (not as cool as the one used, but does end tragically), and. The family is intact. However, there was a huge plot hole that according to. The movie’s zombie rules, a blood transfusion would only succeed in infecting both people.
The third is just a storyboard
So they used the right and best ending, but I did enjoy these on the side. I found them (minus the second) on YouTube. The first is filmed, but the third is just a storyboard. So all that drama, character development, and surprisingly deep themes going on had. A lot to do with why I like this movie so much, but it’s still. All going on underneath a whole lot of zombie horror. You can check the moviesrush and search for your favorite movies of all time. Go and explore the ocean of entertainment on the website. The two sides find a balance and harmony and work together to create. The whole of what this movie is, and both sides would have been pointless without each other.
The style and style of the film
The crazy zombie plot gave a platform for the drama and characters that then feedback into. The actions and gave it meaning. The film’s look and style (besides being distinctive to Danny Boyle) are gritty and almost even cheap looking. While still having precise and artistic camera angles and shots — giving it. All a rough and edgy feel that draws you in.
That’s exactly what makes zombie movies
The pacing felt non-stop but never crowded; the script is smart and not constantly filled up with profanity, and the heroes are involving and worth cheering for. Simultaneously defying and establishing modern zombie lore, 28 Days. Later is a hard-hitting zombie movie that knows, understands, and boldly executes exactly what makes zombie movies great.