Genre Guesstimation – 28 Weeks Later (2007)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Darren of Movie Reviews 101 and it is Zombie Films

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Oct by sending them to zombiedarren@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Zombie Films.

“It all makes sense. They’re executing code red. Step 1: Kill the infected. Step 2: Containment. If containment fails, then Step 3: Extermination. ” – Scarlet

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Oct 2018)

Brief Synopsis – 6 Months after the outbreak in England, an International team tries to bring things back to order once things have started to calm down

My Take on it – This film is a sequel to 28 Days Later (2002) and does something that few other films manage to accomplish; it allows us to see the broader scope of a story that was started in a previous chapter of the story.

We get to see the after effects of such an outbreak and how the world is willing to try and pull together in order to move cautiously forward.

They tell the story in a very intriguing fashion which answers some of the questions raised in the previous film, yet at the same time, leave many unanswered new questions that could possibly be resolved in future installments.

They manage to do a great job explaining how the outbreak occurred and what can be conceivably done to ensure that a new outbreak doesn’t occur or if it does, then how to put a stop to it.

They are quite successful in creating some intriguing characters and the fast pace motion of the story keeps things engaging throughout.

Bottom Line – Liked the way that this film gives the viewer an even broader perspective on this kind of outbreak and the after effects that are caused by it. The story works in an interesting way that gives us a lot more information about the virus, yet still keeps even more information secret so that they could possibly share it in a new chapter. They do a great job explaining how things work with this outbreak and manage to keep things intereting throughout especially when things become very fast paced. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Danny Boyle has not discounted the possibility of a third installment. The working title is 28 Months Later, and would move the story on even further. But writer Alex Garland is a little more cynical: “I’ll be honest. When we made 28 Days Later… (2002), the rights were frozen between people who no longer talk to one another. And so, the film will never happen unless those people start talking to each other once again. There is no script as far as I’m aware.”  (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Nope. Not as interesting as the original, but still does a fin job showing the aftereffects which are usually not dwelled upon very much.

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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