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