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28 Weeks Later (2007)
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:51:35 am »
28 Weeks Later (2007)




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I think on it's own, 28 Weeks Later is a good movie. But I think it fails to live up to the standards of 28 Days and my rating reflects that. I get that a lot of people love the sequel. I didn't. I didn't like that it doesn't pick up with the original cast of Jim (Cillian Murphy), Selena (Naomie Harris) and Hannah (Megan Burns). I wanted to see their story continue and that's what I thought I would be getting when I picked up both films.

I also had some issues with the writing for the sequel in regards to the characters. For a movie that has some "star wattage", I was expecting them to at flesh them out a bit. But they literally kill off Doyle (Jeremy Renner) and Scarlet (Rose Byrne) pretty damn quickly. We aren't even given the chance to connect with them emotionally on screen long enough to care about their ultimate fate. And then there was Idris Elba as Stone. Talk about an underwritten role that went nowhere.

As for the kids, it all seemed kind of pointless. We know that they are immune to the Zombie virus. So what was the point of attacking and biting Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton)? Since we know he can't be turned, the build up to it was anticlimactic for me. And of course there is Dan (Robert Carlyle). He was the most interesting, wrestling with the guilt for having abandoned his wife to her fate without even trying to save her. But once he was turned, I couldn't have cared less because all he did was run around....growling. No, I'm not expecting him to recite Shakespeare monologues before attacking his victims. But something more creative would have been nice.

This isn't all bad. Some really cool set pieces from the Sniping of Zombies, the annihilation of the City and the Helo scene, mowing down all those infected was pretty cool.

This is a Rent. But if I had to pick one or the other, I'd go with 28 Days Later.
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Re: 28 Weeks Later (2007)
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 01:01:51 pm »
A sequel naturally has been considered... but maybe not

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Danny Boyles zombies (I think hes since gave in to calling them zombies now) came, saw, and ate heartedly in 28 Days Later, and they did likewise in 28 Weeks Later. And now, Danny Boyle is considering returning to the land of the dead in a sequel to Weeks, or so one would assume in this interview with SlashFilm. I had always intended to see 28 Weeks Later, but for one reason or another, never got around to it. (Ill probably catch it on DVD.) At the end of the film, it was shown that the infection had escaped Britain, and was now poised to munch on the French and most of Europe. That was where a second sequel (third installment in the franchise) would take place if one should be made, which in itself is in doubt considering the lackluster box office of Weeks.
Heres what Boyle said about his ideas for a third installment:
Ive got an idea for it. I didnt think I would have, because I didnt want to do the second one. I did do some second unit shooting for them one weekend, just to get myself out of the cutting room. Its been so long doing this film [Sunshine], said Boyle. And I really enjoyed it, doing something trashy like Zombies killing people. Thats basically what I shot all weekend and I was like WOW, this is great! You just come in and kill him! Thats what were going to shoot today.
Instead of continuing the story in Europe, Boyle is eyeing Russia.
Its to do with Russia actually. Its to do with that part of the world. NOT FRANCE. The second film hints that it gets to France eventually, and wipes out the French. But this third idea is actually more to do with Russia, but thats actually all I can say, said Boyle. I dont know whether it will happen.
Again, theres no guarantee that a third installment will even be considered, considering how poorly 28 Weeks Later did. But if Boyle was willing to lower the budget, and maybe even go back to the budget he had with the original, then whose to say a third couldnt be made at a decent price?
(And what would they call it, anyway? 28 Months Later? That would seem appropriate, but then again, we know how wacky the I Know What You Did Last Summer sequels have gotten because of people trying to be too clever by a half with the titles)

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Re: 28 Weeks Later (2007)
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 02:02:30 pm »
I'd be interested in a 3rd if Boyle was on board. If it's anyone else, it's just for the sake of cashing in on the Walking Dead craze. With him, he seems to have actually thought it out instead of going for a quick cash grab.
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