28 Days Later

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    I figured since it's Halloween and friday night, some folks might be looking for a scary movie to watch. This one just came out a week or 2 ago, and I just finished it. I can honestly say this is one of the scariest movies I've ever seen.

    It appears to be a zombie movie, but it's a lot deeper than that. It begins in a Cambridge lab, where a group of activists break in to release monkeys that the lab has been testing on. A scientists informs them that the monkeys are infected with a virus known as "rage". This causes the victims to projectile vomit blood and attack humans in a mindless panic. The activists release the monkeys, get attacked and the scene cuts to black. The next thing we see takes place 28 days later, as we follow a bicycle delivery boy who has been in a coma for thirty days. He wanders around London, eventually realizing that he's all alone (many of these shots are really amazing). Eventually he realizes that the country is overrun with those infected by the virus. Eventually he meets some other survivors, and they struggle to figure out what to do.

    The movie was shot on digital video which can be good and bad. It's good, because it gives the movie a very realistic documentary-type feel. It's bad because, obviously, it's not as clear as film and at times many of the images can be a little indecipherable.

    Still, this movie has its fair share of jump-scares, but also an impending sense of dread that never lets up in the entire movie. If I had one complaint, it's that the ending seems a little too upbeat considering what has gone on through the rest of the film. However, if it had been a depressing ending, nobody probably would've liked the movie at all.

    If you want a movie that's going to keep you interested and thoroughly creeped out the entire time, I'd recommend this. I give it three and a half stars.
     
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    It does keep you entertained but I didnt think it was nearly as scarey as Dan. A good flick though...2.5 - 3 stars.
     
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    Nothing's scarier than me! :D
     
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    Hahaha. From what Jim and Janeen tell me..thats true :D
     
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    LOL!!!! :D TRUE!
     
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    The guy who directed this ( can't remember his name) always ends his films with an upbeat ending, like trainspotting which is another of his films. Trainspotting is an amazing film, much better than 28 days, although 28 days was alright considering what's happening to the horror genre these days
     
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    Danny Boyle.

    See, I thought Trainspotting had a bit of an ironic ending. Renton's voice-over masks the opening VO, showing that he's given up the wild life he was leading and he's going to settle for the same old crap everyone else is. I guess it's in the eye of the beholder on that one.

    There were 3 endings for this movie, there was one that was drastically different, where the army base was abandoned, I think. Then there was another where the main guy died, but the actual ending was still upbeat, exactly the same as the one they've got now, except it's just the black girl and the little girl at the cottage.
     
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    There's a show on called the southbank show and danny boyle was interviewed on it and he said he always ends his films with an uplifting moment. That's an interesting take on the ending though, i've always just thought that whatever he could have gone on to would have been be better than the situation he was in throughout the film. By the way, have you read porno? It's the follow up to trainspotting and apparantly they are going to make a sequel to trainspotting from the book.
     
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    I haven't read Porno, I might read it over christmas break.

    Yeah, I guess Renton's situation would be infinitely better, though things were getting good for him in London.

    Maybe the uplifting moment he's talking about is when Spud finds the money in the locker.

    How did "A Life Less Ordinary" end? I know pretty much the whole thing was fairly uplifting, but I can't remember the end.
     

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