"Malcolm in the Middle"

28 Weeks Later (2007)
"It All Begins Again "
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
Catherine McCormack Alice
Robert Carlyle Don
Amanda Walker Sally
Shahid Ahmed Jacob
Garfield Morgan Geoff
Emily Beecham Karen
Beans El-Balawi Boy in Cottage (as Beans Balawi)
Jeremy Renner Doyle
Harold Perrineau Flynn
Rose Byrne Scarlet
Imogen Poots Tammy
Mackintosh Muggleton Andy
Meghan Popiel DLR Soldier
Idris Elba Stone
Stewart Alexander Military Officer
Philip Bulcock Senior Medical Officer
Chris Ryman Rooftop Sniper
Tristan Tait Soldier
William Meredith Medical Officer
Matt Reeves Bunker Soldier
Thomas Garvey Bunker Major
Tom Bodell Medical Centre Lobby Soldier
Andrew Byron Carpark Soldier
Sarah Finigan Carpark Civilian
Roderic Culver Carpark Civilian
Maeve Ryan Carpark Civilian
Ed Coleman Carpark Civilian
Karen Meagher Carpark Civilian
Amanda Lawrence Carpark Civilian
Simon Delaney Carpark Civilian
Drew Rhys-Williams Carpark Civilian
Raymond Waring Sam
Kish Sharma Depot Man
Jane Thorne Depot Woman
Producer: Enrique López Lavigne,Andrew Macdonald,Allon Reich
Writer: Rowan Joffe,Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Well-done: Gripping and scary
Having seen 28 Days Later I thought I was prepared for this, but I was not. Somewhere near the beginning of the film is a scene that goes from zero to psycho in about 2 seconds flat. The beginning of 2004's Dawn of the Dead also had a wildly chaotic kick-off scene, but unlike that film, which was a great film to laugh through while chomping your popcorn, this film is no laughing matter.

When there's no violence, there's fear and tension.

When there is on-screen violence, there is absolute shock and horror. Scene after scene shows ordinary people placed in impossible situations from which they cannot escape. This time, of course, there now two implacable predators out there hunting them down: the rage virus from the first film, and the military which is attempting to maintain control of any outbreak, but is willing to visit unspeakable horrors upon innocent people if they cannot keep that control. The horror and scale of the virus is so severe, that the plans the military implements are completely plausible.

The actions scenes are masterfully done, effectively placing the viewer in the points of view of both the victims and the crazed, but still scarily human, zombies. The portrayal of the violence pulls no punches; people of all age groups and walks of life are destroyed without remorse. No attempt is made to soft-pedal it. The fragility of human life on Earth and its vulnerability to just the right nasty virus are thoughts that stay with you after you've left the theater, and add a nice "after taste" of fear. The soundtrack, as with the first film, is amazing in conveying the tension and dread and sadness of the scenes. The story is fairly tight, as well. My only complaints might be with the acting of some of the soldiers, which just didn't feel authentic to me for some reason.

Overall I'd say this is one of the best zombie films I've ever seen, in fact, one of the most effective thrillers I've seen, as well.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Loaned to: Albert Pun
Loan date: 20/2-2008
Imdb rating: 7.2
Musician: John Murphy
Running time: 101 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-02-19 11:31:44