5/12/2007

Movie Review: 28 Weeks Later

When I watched its 28 Weeks Later, I haven't seen 28 Days Later. But now I'm sold to watching the latter. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 Weeks Later is that intriguing.

Set in a time of rebuilding a few months after the outbreak of a virus that puts people into a cannibalistic zombie-like state, 28 Weeks Later is a gripping tale full of jagged and chaotic sequences, vicious action and gore not for the faint of heart. It reminded me a lot of Resident Evil, but a whole lot better and smarter.

The zombie-survivor genre gets contemporary as our band of heroes led by Scarlet (Rose Byrne) and Doyle (Jeremy Renner) aim to save themselves plaus a pair of kids (Imogen Poots and Mackintosh Muggleton). Not only must they survive from zombies, but also from NATO peace keepers trying to defend the recuperating London.

The harrowing scenes with the zombies are very thrilling and the gore index is substantial (It's nice to see zombies running around like people, instead of lumbering like a bunch of, well, zombies) but the climax also has a chilling Blair Witch Project feel to it. A must see for those who can stand to see 99 minutes of this thrilling nail-biter.

Rating: 4/5


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