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Posted on 2003.07.08 at 17:35
Music: gabriel rene - absynthesis
28 days later is the best horror/thriller flick i have ever seen.
5 stars, see it, seriously.

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Little Etoile
littleetoile at 2003-07-08 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
God really? I thought it was next to horrible. *SO* many plot holes, so much left to wonder about the virus/infection whatever and those it infected, not much character development, jumps in plots that made no sense, breaks in the suspense by cheesey scenes that felt cut and pasted from another movie, parts of the script that contradicted itself. I really didn't think it was that scary. Entertaining, yes... but not very frightening.

Also, the theatre we saw it at sucked. The sound was awful so it was sort of low and sounded to me like it was only coming from the front. Noise/music has a great deal to do with the impact of a horror film.

But that aside, I still thought it was lacking due to the reasons listed above. *shrug*

Different strokes for different folks I guess.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-08 21:20 (UTC) (Link)
*SO* many plot holes, so much left to wonder about the virus/infection whatever and those it infected, not much character development, jumps in plots that made no sense, breaks in the suspense by cheesey scenes that felt cut and pasted from another movie, parts of the script that contradicted itself.

i'll agree on the lack of character development, but to me that almost seemed like a necessary element, because the intent of the film wasn't so much to tell a story about the people themselves, but what the experience of a viral holocaust would be like. (i also missed the first few minutes of the movie- walked in when the main character was kicking the shit out of the priest- "oh. oh, that was bad." heehee).

in the same way, i guess the lack of given specific information about the virus didn't bother me _too_ much- because it seemed to me that in that situation, these people wouldn't have the opportunity to figure out much other than "it spreads via fluid contact, and full-blown infection happens after about half a minute".

some of the cutscenes (like the field that looked like a van gogh as they drove through it) were a bit continuity-interrupting, yeah, and i had to think a bit to come up with an idea of what the director was trying to get across- but i ended up reading it like "something like this would cause an extreme change of perspective, would entirely alter the way you see everything around you". but then, it's always easier for me to think of my own answer to a question than to just leave it sitting...

i can't think of any plot holes or jumps that threw me too much, though- care to elaborate? (i'll screen anything that looks spoiler-ish if i'm around.)
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2003-07-09 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
I watched it in the comfort of my own home, in bed on my laptop. I was utterly bored. It reminded me of The Stand meets Resident Evil (my god they're making another one due out in 2004). I thought it was going to be really cool, but sadly it was so thin and deprived of any real story that I couldn't hang. I turned it off after the army guys decided they needed the chics for a piece of ass.

Phonebooth - surprisingly good for a movie that takes place in a phone booth. (random)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 02:34 (UTC) (Link)
I watched it in the comfort of my own home, in bed on my laptop. I was utterly bored.

wait, you mean a cam rip on your laptop doesn't provide the kind of immersive experience a 50-foot-wide screen and full surround sound will?

SHOCKING!
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2003-07-09 09:02 (UTC) (Link)

Re:

if that is all the movie has to offer, well, that's not enough. Like I said - it was boring =P
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 13:12 (UTC) (Link)
yeah, yeah, that's cuz you're the kind of caustic motherfucker who never gives into suspension of disbelief in the first place. :P
kingduckbutter at 2003-07-09 09:33 (UTC) (Link)
This movie is one of the best flicks out there. I mean zombies are cool anyway you slice em. Plot holes, please; here is the plot run before they eat us! What more do you want from a zombie flick. Dont let her fool you she was screaming and hiding behind my thin arm, covering her eyes in fear of the zombies. She was soo into it.
KDB
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2003-07-09 11:08 (UTC) (Link)
serpent and the rainbow. that's more my style for the zombie flicks. otherwise it's gotta be cheeeese. more holes than swiss with the processed goodness of velveeta. i need to see the Rob Zombie flick.
kingduckbutter at 2003-07-09 11:24 (UTC) (Link)

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Zombies are just cool, straight up.
KDB
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
brandon mentioned that movie after we saw 28 days... guess i have to see it too
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2003-07-09 13:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re:

voodoo, zombies and quasi-true. Didn't 28 Days feel like The Stand with less story and zombies tossed in for shock value? Zombies, cool or not, just weren't enough to hold my attention. I put on 12 Monkeys instead. Brad Pitt as a psycho. That's entertainment.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 13:35 (UTC) (Link)
see one of the things i liked most about it was that it didn't just stick to the typical "shuffling drooling guhhhhhh *twitch*" zombie stereotype; they were primal, purely reactionary, and seemed to run and fight with every ounce of their being- animalistic instead of "the walking dead", yanno? i dug that.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
Dont let her fool you she was screaming and hiding behind my thin arm, covering her eyes in fear of the zombies. She was soo into it.

aha, the truth comes out ;)
psudo at 2003-07-09 11:03 (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was good too, actually. I watched it on my computer as well. =)
Atmospheric Skull
kabuki33 at 2003-07-09 11:17 (UTC) (Link)
Gahhhh!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE CONFUSING ME. I can't make up my mind whether I wanna spend the money to go see it or not. I mean, of course I would want to see it in the theatre, cause what good it a horror/action flick on my home television. sigh. I just don't know. I suppose I will still go and take Jason's word for it cause he seems pretty smart. Wait a sec....eh, nevermind.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2003-07-09 15:34 (UTC) (Link)
*narrows eyes at you*
Katt
nobodylkl at 2003-07-09 12:46 (UTC) (Link)
I really like the aspects of humanity that it brought out (which I won't mention because I don't want to ruin the flick). I agree that it is definately worth seeing!
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