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28 Days Later

Gone are the days of the clumsy, lumbering zombies, popularized by Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. The new zombie is fast, furious, and full of...rage.

Incidentally, the name of the zombie virus here is also called "rage". And it suits them quite well. All the infected here have the ability to run like Olympic sprinters. That should be enough to freak anybody out.

So Danny Boyle shows us his range as a director. And for pulling off a successful horror flick slash zombie fright fest, Danny Boyle cements his status as one of my favorite directors. Ever.

Great cinematography from Anthony Dod Mantle, who seems to work pretty well with the digital video medium. No wonder he had Slumdog Millionaire perfected. He's had years of practice already.

All the girls will be getting a treat in this film, seeing a few seconds of Cillian Murphy's schlong, and several shots of butt exposure. For the guys, there's no treat at all. The black girl never showed anything remotely sexy, and the young girl Hanah was...too young. But these are not the reasons that you should be watching this in the first place. You should watch this because it's 1) a zombie flick; 2) Cillian Murphy is in it; 3) Christopher Eccleston is in it; and 4) it's directed by Danny Boyle. Actually, just the fourth reason should be reason enough.

*pic from best-horror-movies.com

28 Days Later. UK. 2003.

Rating: Eight out of ten.
Cillian Murphy's hair: Nine out of ten.

**Because it was Halloween, a zombiefest was appropriate. Thank you to my friend Camsy for hosting it, although it was quite late.


Anonymous said...

Danny Boyle couldn't direct his way out of a paper bag. Shaking the camera and making lots of jolting cuts doesn't count as directing. He's got kinetics, but he doesn't have an ounce of common sense, let alone art, in that outsized skull of his.

That outsized skull of his just directed its way to an Oscar, Anonymous person.

Unknown said...

Anonymous, Danny is great and I love his style. With other films like The Beach, Trainspotting, and of course 28 Weeks Later he has shown his talent.

Yay thank you Dain. :-)

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