Danny Boyle at his best. A great story well told with plenty of violence and great movie imagery. One of my favourite films ever with one of the most enticing trailers that I have ever seen. It is essentially a zombie film but there is so much more intelligence compared to your average gore infested zombie flick. This is thoughtful, provoking, clever and overall an amazing film throughout. Only minor criticisms come from the occasionally scrappy looking digital film used and some **** continuity errors. Very minor things to bring down this horror classic. Easily the most exciting and cleverest zombie film ever.
Mr. Boyle has hardly lost his sly, provocative perversity or his ear for the rhythms of unchecked violence, but he does seem to be maturing. It's as if, in contemplating the annihilation of the human race, he has discovered his inner humanist.
The look of the film, shot on digital video, is haunting and gritty. The cleaner, prettier look of 35mm would have detracted from the immediacy and sense of foreboding created in this artful blend of sci-fi and pseudo-realism.
The single great ass-kick of last summer — and the only film of the year to leave you that true action-movie smeared-on-the-inside feeling of having lived through something. Four survivors of an epidemic flee an England overrun by howling, scampering zombies. The story poses essential questions of what "survival" actually means (and then answers them: It means not being devoured by **** crazed zombies). Disc extras are mostly serviceable: The commentary track fills its cultural function of being a repository for transient factoids ("Chimps can only act to age seven") and filmmaking-on-the-fly tips ("Paper drifting through a shot is always a good, cheap way of suggesting an apocalypse"). The supposedly tougher endings boil down to whether the hero lives, and a crap featurette consists of qualified medical doctors being encouraged to agree, "Yes, this could legitimately happen." So switch it all off and just watch what happens to be the best post-9/11 movie yet.
Very low budget movie, especially with a low quality camera. The story is so classic, that everyone should have watch it already some times. In addition the story has many logical holes. So what is the point to watch this movie? I dont know. I didnt the fast edit of the action scenes also.
There are good zombie films and there are bad ones. There are good movies featuring Cillian Murphy and there are bad ones. 28 Days Later is both a poor representation of exciting zombie-entertainment and Cillian Murphy's talents.