28 Days Later

Discussion in 'Movies' started by yemforbin, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. yemforbin

    yemforbin Member

    i thought this was going to be a crappy, hollywood, end of the world, stupid movie. it really surprised me. wonderful cinematography, very interesting idea, and absolutely beautiful soundtrack. same director as trainspotting.
  2. peacefuljeffrey

    peacefuljeffrey Senior Member

    Okay... full agreement. Excellent movie.

    I saw it alone at the theaters when it was brand new here. Lots of people in the full audience were expressing disdain for it, apparently specifically because it was not a hollywood production! In fact, I told off these three high-schoolers behind me because they kept making obnoxious comments disparaging the movie.

    I purchased a used copy from Blockbuster later on and have watched it maybe half a dozen times since then. It actually gets better each time! And you're absolutely right about the soundtrack being beautiful. It's one of the things I hadn't noticed right away, but it gets really nice at certain key parts of the film, like when Jim is lying on his back in the woods and sees the jet pass over.

    I just wish I had realized that the cheap Blockbuster used disc I got was the full screen version, because I strongly prefer the wide screen versions of movies. I just don't know if it's worth spending the money on a widescreen version. I suppose I will, if I ever see it in the Walmart $7.50 rack...

    I'm glad to hear from someone else who liked this movie, since it seems a lot of people don't.

  3. cat

    cat Member

    Class film. Had me scared as hell and on the edge of my seat the whole time!!
  4. jen910

    jen910 Senior Member

    I thought it was pretty good, but i dont like how they always have to make movies that make me scared of monkeys.
  5. Therefore...

    Therefore... Antidentite

    Great movie. I like zombie movies, and this one had a really interesting take on the genre.. I've seen it many times and it's definitely a quality film. My friend downloaded the soundtrack long ago, and I used to listen to it a lot. Awsome music.

    Fuck people who think just because it's not Hollywood it's not good. All Hollywood is now is a bunch of remakes.
  6. Jabbawaya

    Jabbawaya Member

    Morbid and disturbing. Not something I would want to watch again. But it was definitely thought-provoking and all the scenes where the cities are totally empty are really haunting.
  7. jerry420

    jerry420 Doctor of everything Lifetime Supporter

    and christopher ecclestien was cast as the new "Doctor Who"
  8. BrokenHunny

    BrokenHunny Member

    One of my favs.
  9. azimuth

    azimuth Member

    another good movie. Which ending did you prefer?

    - azimuth
  10. miami musician

    miami musician Senior Member

    definitely one of my favorite movies... i've had great nightmares after watching this. the cimetography is great, and if you loook carefully at the skies in the movie, they are all different, and AMAZING.
  11. Hipkatmeow

    Hipkatmeow Member

    I LOVED THIS MOVIE! It scard the hell out of me... I wouldnt let my friend leave after we watched.,.. because there was no way I was staying alone that night... and usually movies dont scare me... it was soo good though.
  12. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    It was great but I hated all of the endings
  13. elroypornlab

    elroypornlab Member

    It was alot like Resident evil
  14. hiro

    hiro pursue it

    It was scary but almost exactly like Dawn of the Dead.
  15. Duck

    Duck quack. Lifetime Supporter

    Ummmm.... no
  16. peacefuljeffrey

    peacefuljeffrey Senior Member

    It's good precisely because it's not Hollywood. Hollywood makes predictable, pandering CRAP. Hollywood has everyone able to hit a moving target at 50 yards with a .38 snubbie. Hollywood has the infinite-ammo magazine in every gun. Hollywood has "armor piercing" handgun ammo going through the shovel of a front-end loader (Lethal Weapon III, the ultimate piece of shit movie). Hollywood has airliners disintegrating because of a bullet hole (also utter bullshit).

    The more non-Hollywood movies make it to the big screen here in the U.S., the better.

    Did any of you see "The Limey"? That was a great movie!

    Think "the Brits do Tarantino"! :p

  17. peacefuljeffrey

    peacefuljeffrey Senior Member

    *Ahem* it came out like, almost two years before Dawn of the Dead.

    Zombies running at full speed was started by 28 Days Later, not Dawn of the Dead, FYI...

  18. V-Agent

    V-Agent Member

    You're thinking of the re-make. The original 'Dawn Of The Dead' was released in 1978 and admittedly there were some similarities between the original and '28 days' - mainly with the wide open panorama shots of empty cities and that unremitting feeling of claustrophobia.

    '28 Days Later' was total class, best damn zombie flick since Romero's last outing.

    Speaking of zombies... I don't get the entire Hollywood fixation people seem to be suffering from, I mean, *hello* REALITY CHECK!
  19. 121

    121 Senior Member

    I liked the movie. It would have been even scarier if the cast wasn't so relaxed, like when they were casually shopping in Budgens and having a laugh. I don't think you'll behave like that if the entire nation had the 'rage'. There was also the scene in the tunnel where (IIRC) they drove over some cars in a black mini cab..Hmmm. Great film, just needed some fine tuning :)

    Theres a sequel in the pipeline called 28 Weeks Later.
  20. I thought it was a great movie. Nothing I could ever watch again though. It scared me shitless..

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