Sunday, January 1, 2012

Screaming Sunday: 28 Days Later...

By s. Sunday, January 1, 2012 , ,
Sati's movie rating - 82/100
Plot: A group of animal rights activists break into a lab and release monkeys from their cages to rescue them, despite warnings from a scientist that the monkeys are contagious. As a result of the animal rights activists' actions, a virus that the monkeys contained rapidly across Great Britain and infects numerous people, then, quite possibly infects the rest of the World. Jim (Cilian Murphy), who fell into a coma following a bicycle accident shortly before the virus was released, emerges from his coma and finds that London is deserted. He realizes that he is not alone, as within the city there are those that have been infected and those that have not. Jim manages to find more survivors and they head out to Manchester, where a group of British military personnel offer protection of any survivors from the infected. However, Jim and his colleagues have no idea what they're in for - the soldiers have plans of their own.
The heroes: Group of few people including confused Cillian Murphy.
The antagonists: The infected.
What makes it so great? Very modern and raw approach to zombie horror. It's like better "The Walking Dead".
Best scene: The chilling prologue.
Oh-oh something's not right line: "I'm Mark. This is Selena. OK, Jim. I've got some bad news."
Morbid trivia: The design for the symptoms of Rage - illness that infects people in the movie - was based on Ebola, which is communicable in all primates (including humans), and is transmitted through the blood. Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever which leads to a rash, red eyes and both internal and external bleeding. Indeed, in 28 Days Later: The Aftermath (a graphic novel set between 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, it is explained that the Ebola virus was being used by the scientists as a carrier for the inhibitor which mutated into Rage.
Scare factor: - 4/5 evil pumpkins - the prologue alone will make you jump of your seat. Hint? car alarm.
Gore factor: - 4/5 bloody Leatherfaces - Intense gore, sometimes quite disgusting.
Is there a twist? Many twists in the movie and interesting ending.
Hint: Watch when you have a cold or flu.
Unsuitable for: Hypochondriacs.
Repercussions: Turning into hypochondriac.

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