Severely overrated film. Aged horribly because of the way it was filmed, acting isn't great, the story is severely unrealistic and it's pretty darn boring to be honest.
I really don't see why this gets so much love.
Why was this movie filmed with a pink Motorola Razr.
O melhor filme de zumbis!
I was very disappointed by this highly acclaimed horror thriller: the first part was OK, but not really scary. In the 2nd part, after Jim, Selena and Hannah find the military camp, everything that happens is kind of stupid. Additionally I didn't like the ending very much...
My all time favourite zombie movie. Sorry, Romero.
A true zombie movie that maybe inspired 'The Walking Dead' comics slightly and paid homage to many of this films inspirations like the '78 'Dawn of the Dead' and others in the 'of the Dead' series. It stands on its own two feet though. With a solid cast and performances, it brings life to a movie that has sadly aged badly due to its cinematography and filter of grittiness that really shows off its early 2000s-esk style.
Through my first viewing several years ago, I found this movie boring and basically okay. But after rewatching it I found it gripping for both its intense moments and character study it leaves you with. As a zombie movie that focuses on character phycology over gore and action, it felt refreshing after having binged the 'Resident Evil' series and a verity of other zombie flicks over the years.
But as I said before, the cinematography as a lot to be desired, but indie horror in the early 2000s wasn't really high-budget for setting and film. As it looks like they spent their money on a star cast. With Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Christopher Eccleston it really used its cast well. As they all gave terrific performances.
For a fan of different takes on a tired genre, it really made an impression on me from my second viewing. Taking me to a place I didn't know I wanted to explore, with the mindset of survivors and the corruption that follows.
If you consider yourself as a zombie movies fan you are obligated to see this movie, one of the most iconic and well done zombie movies ever made. and soon a cult classic
A man wakes up in an abandoned hospital, to realize that the world has been taken over by zombies.Well that’s a story we all know? Just turn on the TV and of you go with the Walking Dead. However, 28 days later was released in 2002, it plays in London, and even though everybody is absolutely positive about it being a Zombie movie, it is actually never said they are Zombies. In contrary, we don’t have living deads, or walkers or what you want to call them, but actually an epidemic! Scientists searched for a cure for range (which as the prolog to the movie reveals leads to our typical destructive behavior, such as riots, fighting, looting, etc. However something goes wrong and instead we get a Virus that enhances rage in a way that the being is transferred into a state of full, pure, unconditional and extremely enhanced rage that makes the being irrational and let them lust for blood and flesh. And by being bitten you get infected too - so yeah, basically Zombies. But the focus lies on the Virus that is in the blood, so even a drop of blood into any body opening and you get infected too, in just seconds.
We start with nearly soundless scenes, the quietness is depressing and horrifying, the camera has a number of cuts to show in different perspectives the vast emptiness and loneliness of this situation. We then get to see the empty London, the totally abandoned and our main character making sense of it. Even with this entry scene we get a sense of how ingenious this movie is - the great camera work consisting of many cuts from the same scene that give us the feeling of being lost, the fast pace, the great pictures and the absolutely fabulous use of great music - from starting soundless, to a very slow and quiet music that nearly is just a beat, to the build up that is somewhat absolutely dramatic and hits when it hints the main character of what has actually happened. We get a number of these, and even though we are reminded all the time that this actually is a low budget movie by the quality, you also get a feel that here someone is making a movie that knows what he is doing and that creates great thrilling scenes and enthralling story lines regardless of the money.
Also the actors are great - we have the till then unknown actor Cillian Murphy who has his break-through and will later be seen in high-profile movies such as Christopher Nolans Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as Inception, Transcendence and lately Free Fire and Dunkirk. Naomie Harris as the female lead was also unknown till then and also her career skyrocketed afterwards, with roles such as two Pirates of the Caribbean-Movies, as well as in the new James Bond movies (Skyfall and Spectre), Southpaw, Moonlight and the coming Jungle Book. Other actors chose different career paths, such as Megan Burns who is now the lead of a rock band. However even she does great in the movie. And a few stars could also be acquired, such as Brendan Gleeson. So all in all we have a great cast of unknown actors who did so well that afterwards they where considered for all the big movies in Hollywood.
So great music, great camera, great actors - what about the style and story? You would probably file this movie under horror. However, it has elements of a lot of different subgenres - there is the apocalyptic movie aspect, there is a road movie aspect, and then we have something of an revenge thriller at the end. Further more interesting, we have different aspects of the rage idea - on the one hand we have the zombies who are the extreme regarding rage - on the other hand we have our main character, who is actually a pretty decent guy - the one that comes back for you even if it means to risk his own life, and who in doubt would always help. On the other hand, we have the female lead who is full of rage and heartlessly butchers everyone down even for the slightest doubt of him being effected. And we have that turning point, where she gains hope while in the same time he gains rage (the revenge part of the movie) and this is important because otherwise the group would have been lost.
So if you want, you can start asking philosophical questions (and yes, there are scientists who did and who quote this movie for their assessments) about whether and to what degrees rage is good or bad.
So in the end considering all the aspects, this movie is ingeniously great and this is actually a low budget flick; for me this is a 9/10
Watching in honor of Zombie Jesus Day. Haven't seen this movie in ages.
The acting is mediocre, which I can handle. The dialogue (when explaining the plot) is cringe worthy like a B movie, which is fine for a B movie but this attempts some realism and an interesting direction. It only shows how minimal the whole idea really is. It's a rage virus. End of. The dialogue the rest of time is just boring. It tells us nothing about the characters and doesn't reveal anything interesting story wise. Dialogue is strictly to go from a to b.This makes the characters bland. The formula of quiet bit followed by shaky zombie attacks or shaky action got tiresome, and to be honest it never even happened that much.The zombies themselves sound like something from old Dr Who. The look of the movie is of one that's aged badly. Where are all the bodes? London is a busy capital yet no bodies. I'm sure the idea of a desolate London shot won over logic. The challenge of a movie with little characters is to make the ones you have really interesting. Let them take an emotional journey. Let some big ideas happen from their dialogue. Not here. You have to make the small amount of story actually interesting too. Nope. Just a virus and filler scenes. The events that make the plot points are just dull. Supermarket scene? Rape soldiers? Why?Brian Gleeson is the only one that made his character have at least some emotional warmth. The rest may as well have been cardboard cutouts.It gets even worse near the end with the dumb soldiers. A failure of an attempt of a serious zombie movie.
we gonna do what we gonna do.nice stunt action
The ninth Doctor as Major West. What a complete turnaround on this role! Fantastic as the Doctor always put it.
A more realistic variation to the zombie movies. Excellent movie!