Movie Number- 38
Title- 28 Days Later (2002)
Branden’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Average Rating- 7
Netflix Rating- 4 Stars
Comments– Having not seen this movie in quite some time, I didn’t really remember a lot of what happened, only that I enjoyed the film. I think on the second time through, I enjoyed it even more. This movie gets a bad rap from people, but I don’t know why – it has a great story, excellent characters, and enough action to keep most entertained throughout. I don’t look at this movie being about the infected people, but instead a story about how the survivors, and non-infected cope with this disaster. I really believe that is what the is the key element to this movie, and it does a very nice job of laying out the story of these folks. Before tonight, I used to think that this series were zombie movies – that is incorrect. These are not the “living dead”, but instead living humans who have been infected with a virus, in this case: rage. I completely forgot the beginning of the movie, but it is essential to understanding why and how this whole event happens. Like a lot of things, we can chock this one up the crazies at PETA! Any zombie fan, or post-apocalyptic disaster fan should get a kick out of this movie, and I highly suggest at least renting this one. Good.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.