28 Days Later
Has anyone else seen the film yet & what are your opinions on it...as I was leaving the theater, most of the audience said that they didn't think it was scary at all, but in the midst of all the bio chem warfare threats & SARS, etc, I found the movie to be a very frightening commentary on what could potentially happen (not necessarily the zombie aspect, but certainly the survivalist mentality.) Any thoughts?
>>By Hyde (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 17:14)
i think this was one of the best horror/sci-fi movies ive seen in awhile. bio-chemical warfare and disease has become a very real and present threat in the world as of late. The movie took it further and added zombie creatures but the way the disease spread in the movie was great....it was gross and gory...the infected vomiting diseased blood...crazed eyes...and rabid dog like attacks on the uninfected. The people didnt just die, they lost all sense of moral human ideals and attacked family, friend, foe alike. it was more thrilling and psychological than scary, but in my opinion it makes it a more intelligent movie. more like silence of the lambs than freddy or jason. on top of a good story and characters, the movie was beautiful. the filming..especially in the car scene on thier way to manchester...like super 8 or something old. Even the bloody scenes were amazing...the angles and the lighting. and my favorite part? penis and ass shots! and no breasts even...just a bra!
>>By birdie88 (Wednesday, 2 Jul 2003 20:20)
Freeeeky movie... but not just the "zombies" (did they ever actually call them zombies in the movie? I think they were always referred to as the "infected"... maybe I just missed it) but the whole cause and effect of the disease... how they were completely isolated from the rest of the world (and that in itself is frightening). My favourite part (apart from the full frontal nudity, of course) was the eye-gouging, with the machete death coming in at a close second.
>>By bunny_slipper (Sunday, 6 Jul 2003 08:32)
This was a low budget winner. Much better than all the slick, stupid, special effects of most recent movies. Perhaps better movies are produced in the England than in the US, land of mind deading entertainment.
>>By chuckster (Thursday, 10 Jul 2003 02:59)
probably the creepiest "zombie" flick since DOTD one of those movies that really makes you look at society a bit differently after you leave the theater And yes, Chuckster you are correct
>>By musky link (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 03:39)
I saw 28 Days Later a few weeks ago and it scared the alimighty sh*t out of me.. Jesus.. First of all, my brother and I had to sneak into the theater because I'm underage and second I almost got trampeled by the people trying to get to see the movie. And to top it all off, I got to be scared out of my mind.. But the movie still kicked the almighty ass. It was awesome.. Sad at some points.. I felt so bad for the black zombie-wombie *sniffles* but it was super cool!
>>By HIMGRL666 (Tuesday, 29 Jul 2003 23:58)
I knew little about 28DL when I saw it and was surprised to read all the "zombie" comments. I thought at some point (especially after seeing the chained infected), there might be a recovery. I wasn't looking for a Hollywood ending but rather the issue of how the non-infecteds react after acting in a rather inhumane way to the infecteds who are now fellow survivors.
Interesting that this movie had to take place in England (not just for island isolation) because with all the guns in the USA, all the infecteds would have been massacred.
I thought the line about the chained infected...'we're going to see how long it takes a man to starve'
I also thought the last image was going to have the plane whip up the O of H E L L O and leave them in HELL!
>>By eanmdphd (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 04:15)
I dont think that the term "zombie" was ever used in the movie either which is odd because "zombie" was never used in the original Night of the living dead. How many people were disappointed in the end of the movie. i just felt like it was a let down. if you go to www.imdb.com you can see the original ending and it seems more zombie moviesk. did any else see the reference to the other real zombie movies that matter. NOTLD, DOTLD, DOTD?
>>By da5id (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 06:41)
This was not meant to be a Zombie flick people. The people who made it said it wasn't a zombie flick. God, anyways yea the movie was very good did anybody see the alternate ending they were supposed to have.
>>By Emoboy2.0 (Thursday, 7 Aug 2003 08:47)
Having up until recently lived in London for 7 years (and still working there) I thought the captured the city very well. I've been in that supermarket on Tottenham Court Road where they stock up on food! If only the roads were always that clear! I also recognise the bit near the end with the dying zombies as being the Honister Pass in the Lake District as I've done quite a bit of walking around there. A good Brit-flick.
>>By Steed (Thursday, 28 Aug 2003 20:36)
i think it was a really good movie. i love the film quality that he used. i really like the part where he is walking through London and godspeed you black emperor is playing. that is the best placed music in a film that i've ever seen. the music where he gouges out that guys eyes was intense too. it was a nice break from hollywood.
>>By aaron spears (Friday, 5 Sep 2003 20:24)
How can I not have posted here in all my three years of Flork?
It's one of the best films ever made. Awesome soundtrack too.
The sequel totally fails to live up to it in my opinion, although everyone I know who's seen the sequel really liked it.
>>By Flagg (Monday, 21 May 2007 18:51)
Well, if you didn't like the sequel I should check it out...I'll probably love it. waka waka waka!
>>By Slurm (Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:53)
No, I did like it. I just don't think it's anywhere near as good as the first one.
>>By Flagg (Saturday, 26 May 2007 01:36)
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