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28 WEEKS LATER is sequel to the successful 28 Days Later.
The film pick up six months after the Rage virus has spread throughout the city of London. The United States Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection, wreaking havoc on the entire population. The virus is not yet dead, and this time it's more dangerous than ever!!
As an exercise in pure, unadulterated terror, 28 Weeks Later is a worthy follow-up to its acclaimed predecessor, 28 Days Later. In this ultraviolent sequel from Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (hired on the strength of his 2001 thriller Intacto), over six months have passed since the first film's apocalyptic vision of London overrun by infectious, plague-ridden zombies. Just when it seems the "rage virus" has been fully contained, and London is in the process of slowly recovering, an extremely unfortunate couple (Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack) is attacked by a small band of rampaging "ragers," and the cowardly husband escapes while his wife is attacked and presumably infected. Their surviving children (Imogen Poots, Mackintosh Muggleton) fall under the protection of a U.S. Army sharpshooter (Jeremy Renner), but nobody's safe for long as 28 Weeks Later goes into action-packed overdrive, with scene after blood-gushing scene of carnage and decimation. The film's visuals follow the look established in 28 Days Later, this time with bigger and better scenes of a nearly abandoned London on the brink of utter destruction. The military subplot gets a bold assist from Harold Perrineau (as a daring helicopter pilot) and Idris Elba (in a too-brief role as the military commander), and their firepower--not to mention the efficient lethality of helicopter blades--turns 28 Weeks Later into a nonstop bloodbath that's way too intense for younger viewers and guaranteed to leave hardcore horror fans gruesomely satisfied. That's all there is to it--this film is almost plotless and dialogue is minimal throughout--but as a truly terrifying vision of survival amidst chaos, 28 Weeks Later honors its origins and qualifies as a solid double-feature with Children of Men. Could there be another sequel? Thanks to the "chunnel," the answer in this case is definitely oui. --Jeff Shannon
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28 Months later; That has always been the title discussed. Some say Paris, while others say it will take place somewhere in Russia. Hope it gets made. From what I was able to find, Fox Atomic would not back a third until they saw the proceeds from 28 Weeks. I hope it was enough.
Feb 12, 2008 by T. Quinn | See all 11 posts
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Well there's a point that it's just a movie and nowhere in it do I see reference to Iraq at all. I think people are stretching things in this idea, just for the sake of stretching it. Chill out and enjoy it for the movie it is.
Jun 16, 2007 by Chandra M. Jordan | See all 5 posts
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That and the fact that once the kids father turns he pretty much doesn't act like a regular infected. For example, when everyone is trying to get out of the city and avoid the snipers, the little boy sees his father and the "share a moment" where they look at each other and then he... Read More
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There is a slipcover available. Or at least there was. It was a nice lenticular one, but I cannot find it anywhere now. Maybe its all sold out, or was a limited edition? If anyone knows where to find this lenticular slipcover version, please post!!
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Glad I could help if you havent found out by now.
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