28 Days Later... (2002) Movie Review

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28 Days Later... (2002)

2002 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
113 minutes / 1h 53min

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28 Days Later... Plot Synopsis:

Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a virus that causes rage. The naive activists ignore the pleas of a scientist to keep the cages locked, with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, our protagonist, Jim, wakes up from a coma, alone, in an abandoned hospital. He begins to seek out anyone else to find London is deserted, apparently without a living soul. After finding a church, which had become inhabited by zombie like humans intent on his demise, he runs for his life. Selena and Mark rescue him from the horde and bring him up to date on the mass carnage and horror as all of London tore itself apart. This is a tale of survival and ultimately, heroics, with nice subtext about mankind's savage nature.

28 Days Later... (2002) Review

Before 28 Weeks Later (2007) there was 28 Days Later… (2002). 28 Days Later is directed by Danny Boyle, 28 Days Later is simply a fantastic film that puts a new twist on the classic zombie movie. The story is about a man awaking from a coma twenty-eight days after a new virus has wiped out a huge percentage of the general population. Anyone who is infected with the virus and lives seems to become a raging, mindless, homicidal lunatic that tears apart anything moving. Of course, the man meets other survivors, and they begin looking for a way to endure. 28 Days Later storyline makes an impressive statement about the destructiveness of human nature while presenting one of the scariest horror movies made in a long time. 28 Days Later is a must see for everyone.

Bringing the fear of zombies to the next generation, these zombie creatures are the result of genetic research that seems to have been poorly managed allowing a leak to get out, tempted to add a spoiler. The zombie plague in 28 Days Later overruns London and then it seems to take over the world. Jim, a former bike courier, wakes up in a hospital to find everything in it deserted until he comes in contact with the flesh eating creatures. Jim gathers friends found along the way, and together they take a journey to find other human survivors. In this scary movie, the zombie creatures infect you with their blood and with all the blood splatters in this zombie film, it is a miracle not to get the infected blood on you.

Best zombie kill scene: Jim kills a zombie priest by bashing his brains in with Pepsi cans.

  • 28 Days Later... Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.91
  • IMDB: 7.6
  • MetaCritic: 7.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 8.7

About 28 Days Later... 2002

Title: 28 Days Later...
Year: 2002
Runtime: 113 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.96/5 stars from 337,185 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 337,185
MPAA Rating: R
28 Days Later... Cast Starring: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Kasey, Leo Bill, Noah Huntley, Christopher Eccleston, Justin Hackney, Steen Young, Adrian Christopher, Nick Ewans, Tristan Matthiae, Jenni Lush, Luke Mably, Jeffrey Rann, Stuart McQuarrie, Joelle Simpson, Ricci Harnett, Al Stokes, Alex Palmer, Junior Laniyan, Bindu De Stoppani, Ray Panthaki, Jukka Hiltunen, Sanjay Rambaruth, David Schneider, Marvin Campbell, Toby Sedgwick, Naomie Harris, Richard Dwyer, Christopher Dunne
28 Days Later... Writers: NA
28 Days Later... Director: Danny Boyle
Box Office: $44,900,469
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Website: http://www.28dayslaterthemovie.co.uk/main.html
Language: English, Spanish
Country: UK