28 Weeks Later

6.91 h 40 min2007X-RayR
HD. Following the hit '28 Days Later' comes this shocking sequel that finds a new wave of bloodthirsty zombies on an even deadlier rampage.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Robert CarlyleRose ByrneJeremy Renner
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Harold PerrineauCatherine McCormackMackintosh MuggletonImogen PootsIdris Elba
Allon ReichAndrew MacdonaldEnrique Lopez Lavigne
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4.5 out of 5 stars

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amiphiReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Deus Ex Machina into Mediocrity
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Full of poorly crafted motivations and plot mechanics to enable the zombie chaos we all crave to occur.

** Spoiler Alert **
This movie was ruined for me due to the number of awful Deus Ex Machina elements that lead us to the outbreak. I list them below:
1. Who gives a triple-A (All Area Access) pass to a civilian that seemingly can access every location in the secure zone including a military quarantine room meant specifically for an infected person? Even the Windows OS is more secure.
2. Chaining just ONE door in an underground basement facility and not checking that other access points are secure - guess we need a zombie to get in somehow and infect everyone.
3. Kids cross the bridge and are spotted, but it takes the response team AT LEAST 10 minutes in movie time to track them down and bring them back.
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Badass Dog Dad.Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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SERIOUS REALISTIC APOCALYPTIC MOVIE. 5 STARS since they are so rare and it was one of the few that were actually believable and serious.
That being said.
I was more than thrilled with the director for the choices he or she made with the grim no happy ending to most of the situations. That is original. And two the gore was great.
But. CMON with choices that were bad. 1. The room with all the people on lockdown and how the virus got in there. That room was a protocol. They wouldnt have not made sure the room was secure. Also, people are incredibly stupid sure, but hard to believe all 100+ of them wouldn't notice the other door in the cafeteria especially if they are trying to escape. 2. There were multiple goof decisions like that but were small, over all they were ones you could look past. 3. But the one that really got me was the subway scene. I just want to look you in the eye and say- really? Really? What is this bull with the Major suddenly screaming at the kids "STOP!!!" Every two seconds like they are going to fall off a cliff. Cmon we aren't that stupid. It's scary enough, you don't have to stoop down to Blair witch to get us. Literally i felt like a dog you were attempting to terrorize through a cage with a stick. I just don't understand how someone can make such a great movie and then do stuff like that. Such a letdown. How can people pay millions to someone who makes choices like that? Yet here I sit poor.
3. Where is the ending of the movie?

Other than those small things, I say small because when compared to the whole piece of work it really is small, the movie was beautifully done. I have to be hard on you to make you better. Don't get your panties in a bunch.
Beautiful WELL WORTH 5 STARS. Hope you make another.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Adds to 28 Days Later instead of just repeating it
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28 Weeks Later attempted to build upon 28 Days Later instead of just repeating it like too many sequels do. It was a successful effort.

The movie has an exciting start which reminds the audience of what the Rage virus was like, which was a derivative of the zombie apocalypse. It also pits Robert Carlyle as a coward which will haunt him later on.

The story is about a future England where the epidemic is believed to be over. Of course it’s not otherwise there wouldn’t be a movie.

There are some memorable scenes such as decontaminating a woman found in the forbidden zone. The spread of the epidemic amongst a crowd in a garage. Using a helicopter like a lawnmower to cut down the infected and more.
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
28 Weeks Later - Underappreciated Sequel to 28 Days Later...
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I'm a huge fan of the film 28 Days Later... so to say I was excited about this sequel was an understatement. I've seen it various times over the years, and honestly it's appreciated over all of this time. When I first saw it, it was a zombie movie with a bunch of actors that weren't from the first film or anything I'd seen before. 28 Weeks Later pretty much follows the formula of its predecessor by setting up the zombies with a really intense scene that goes from calm to frantic very quick, and then also displaying human tendencies at its finest (fight or flight) which leads into the credits. This story does a great job of expanding the original universe in a way that both allows it to be true to the original, but also to take a different tone in the story they're telling. Then we join a new group of survivors who get linked up with our first, possibly cowardly survivor (their father), who then get linked up with military folks that turn quickly after another outbreak is set loose. The fact that the two main survivors are kids really helps to sell the emotion of the story, rather than it being a couple running around making dumb decisions and being able to root for them to survive.

The government is so quick to rack up casualties over taking a delicate approach to the zombie outbreak, so they start shooting everything in sight. It leaves our 2 kids, the lead in Imogen Poots, out on their own to defend for themselves against a world turned against itself. Though they make a rather stupid decision in the beginning to put themselves in the position they're in, it's an otherwise thrilling adventure following them through the city streets. Joined by Rose Byrne from inside the quarantine zone, they are later taken under the wing of Sergeant Boyle who is played by Jeremy Renner long before his claim to fame. He changes his mind about following orders and notices the kids slip into a safe building and promises to lead them and other survivors to safety. It amazes me each time I watch this now how much the movie is about him and how he really gets to be the hero of the story. I really think his character has the best arc of the film, though it starts late and ends early, seen to a close by Harold Perrineau from Lost. I really think this is the action-heavy version of 28 Days Later... that Danny Boyle would never have been able to allow himself to do as a first film.

28 Weeks Later has plenty of action, characters, and story to please anyone. I think it's one of the better zombie movies, and definitely one of the best zombie sequels we've seen outside of the "of the Dead" franchise. Recommended for fans of Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, or Imogen Poots looking for an old filmography gem, as well as zombie fans and those who enjoyed the original film. Blu-ray copy came in great condition, and this release does not include a DVD or digital copy.
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BondiHarryReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Well acted and scary
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Plausible tale of humanity fighting back against a terrifying virus (some spoilers).

I consider this sequel to be as good as the original 28 Days and contains scenes that are truly horrifying with not only what the infected are doing but bad decisions being made by people in charge of the military operation trying to bring back London as a viable city and ultimately failing miserably.

One reason for the failure is the poor medical protocol used when a woman is found to have the virus but has remained human and not turned into an enraged killing machine. She should have been immediately isolated with strict controls on who could visit her. Inexplicably her husband is able to enter her room and kiss her and even with that limited contact the virus passes from her to him and he turns immediately and a new outbreak begins. The security precautions the military had embraced were completely inadequate to deal with the ensuing outbreak and ultimately only a scorched earth policy which killed thousands of the healthy along with the infected was able to get things under control.

I thought the casting was well done with Jeremy Renner as a soldier being the most sympathetic of the characters, Robert Carlyle as a man who in a moment of panic abandoned his wife to the mercies of the 'enraged', Catherine McCormack (Braveheart, Spy Game) as the wife who managed to survive only to once again be failed by her husband and Idris Elba as an army officer who finds out that his military training didn't adequately prepare him for dealing with the realities of the rage virus.

I would rate the movie at 4 1/2 stars but couldn't give it a 5 because of the quirks of the plot.
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LeahReviewed in the United States on August 14, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Dumb and boring
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I was hoping to like this movie, yes I know I’m late to the party. Obviously the original is awesome, and I knew the sequel wouldn’t measure up, but this was just dumb as s***. Nothing about the plot made any sense, I can overlook that if it’s entertaining. This was not. Every promising story line was obliterated. Even the rampage was boring. All the people panicking trapped in that one big room and there was another unlocked door?? What was up with the dad appearing literally everywhere they went? And why were these zombies obsessed with poking people’s eyes out? It made sense when Cillian Murphy did it.. not countless zombies over and over. So stupid. I didn’t care about a single character in this movie, I wish they’d all died. However i was glad the kid made it out to kill everyone else on earth.
CustomerererReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Boy
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The rating is more for the movie. This review is for Alice. She was probably the undoing of the whole of Britain and Europe, if it spread much further than it did. In the beginning, she let a boy inside, which was fine because she couldn't have had possibly known they can trace a person for days, miles(km). Now, the problem was her commitment to protect a boy that survived searching through houses and running through a forest to the point that he reached the plains of a farm. She could've left the boy in the closet. He'd eaten a food that replenishes enough nutrition to keep him energized for another lone run. -- She could've survived the attack, and she could've kept that boy from harm. (When you constantly let yourself known, and the longer you stay somewhere, your chances of escaping, dim.) < Don knew that, but, he'd thought he'd made the mistake of the scene; that kept him filled with guilt. That guilt got everyone obliterated. He didn't want to die, and he knew it was too late. (You can tell it was truly too late when Alice was dragged from her ribs by them; one of them can't be that strong)
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TheathegreatReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Hate that whole family
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Good gore, however; *SPOILER* I really hate spoiled children and Robert Carlyle's kids were horrible and I wanted them to die. Really; all that pain and suffering because of 2 boys? Not worth it. Also the way everyone's family member is more important than the welfare of the entire species is gross.
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