28 Days Later

This weekend, Susan and I saw "28 Days Later." It's an "independent film" that isn't really a zombie or post-apocalypse movie, but it's got some scary stuff, lots of blood, and feels a bit like a zombie movie. It was a good flick, and I recommend it.

The movie centers around an infection that is let loose upon the world after a group of animal rights activists try to free some experimental chimpanzees, and the ensuing horror that this brings about. 28 days after the infection is let loose, Jim, a cycle courier, awakens to find himself seemingly completely along in London. Except he's not alone, and eventually he finds other people. Infected people — and a handful of not-yet-infected persons like himself.

I really like its "what would you do in this situation?" concept. More specificially, it seemed to wonder "What is the minimal amount of society you would allow or afford yourself when faced with survival?" It's not so cliche like a lot of horror movies. Not simply remaking an old villain stereotype and putting people into dumb situations that no sane person would put themselves in. They did a really nice job making England seem virtually empty. I totally recommend it.

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anon e. mouse commented at 11:48 PM on August 4, 2003:

Interesting fact about this movie you might have forgotten : DAMN YOU BOTH FOR GOING WITHOUT ME!

I'm so choked up right now, I don't even think I can look at you. You're like a Paula Abdul song...what'sit, with the cold hearted snake thing? I feel like an Ultimate Zing! has been played upon my fragile, fragile heart.

You know how I forget my phone! I can't believe I was at gay ass work doing work (and yet on AIM, you bastards!) and that I had actually delayed going to see this movie because you were at GenCon or wherever the heck you were.

A plague upon both your houses.

One of the bad kinds too, where you get boils and your nose falls off, and then you die.

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