Horror week! 28 days later film review

This is our fifth film for horror week!

UK release date: 1/11/02

Runtime: 113 minutes

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson

At 13 years old, this film is starting to show its age. The quality of picture is bad and the camera shakes a little.

It has weird beginning, but it throws you straight into the film, making you, like the characters, work out what’s going on as go along. (Hopefully with a can of Pepsi to quench your thirst.)

The plot is stretched to the max for this film, along with almost cliché and, at times, painful, dialogue, and overacting, particularly Serena played by Naomie Harris. The growth of the characters seems pretty unrealistic too.

By now, you’re probably thinking, “wow, she really hates this film.” Well, you’d be wrong. This, despite its age, is still one of the better zombie films.

There are some heart pounding moments, unique ideas and brutal scenes. I would love to see remake of this film. I think it could be excellent if made today.

Was it worth the watch? Yes

Would I re-watch? Yes

Stars: 4/6


5 thoughts on “Horror week! 28 days later film review

  1. emmakwall 28/10/2015 / 4:54 pm

    Good review 🙂 I love the score in this film ‘In the House / In a Heartbeat’ – I remember that more than the movie itself, though I do still really like the movie!

    Liked by 1 person

      • emmakwall 29/10/2015 / 9:56 am

        Maybe it was made a bit warmer and fluffier? 🙂


      • Combustible reviews 29/10/2015 / 10:15 am

        Yes, that’s what it said they’d done. They’d tested it on some viewers and they’d found the ‘true’ ending too bleak.

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      • emmakwall 29/10/2015 / 10:30 am

        I don’t mind that to be honest. I’m a sucker for a happy ending 🙂 like 30 Days of Night that we discussed yesterday, after all that suffering, a nice ending isn’t too much to ask for!

        I mean a terrible ending can be very effecting (The Mist!) but who can resist feeling cheerful 🙂

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