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28 Weeks Later (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  11 May 2007 (USA)
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.


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28 Weeks Later picks up six months after the Rage Virus has decimated the city of London. The US Army has restored order and is repopulating the quarantined city, when a carrier of the Rage Virus enters London and unknowingly re-ignites the spread of the deadly infection and the nightmare begins... again. Written by Anonymous

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Eradication. Sterilization. Re-Population. Re-Infection. See more »


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exterminio 2  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,575,620 (UK) (11 May 2007)


$28,637,507 (USA) (10 August 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Don should've had some restrictions with his access card. Even though he is part of the US Army personnel, he is still technically a civilian and should've not had clearance to enter potentially dangerous places like the isolation cells where Alice was. Moreover since the isolation cells can be very contagious places, only certain personnel like Major Scarlett Levy or General Stone should've been allowed clearance to the area. See more »


When Jim first walks out in to London, and across the bridge, a moving car can be easily spotted in the background when no one else should be around and London is deserted. See more »


[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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Crazy Credits

Like the first film, there are no opening credits of any kind once the company logos have appeared. Also like the first film, the title of the film appears only as a descriptive subtitle. See more »


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Kiss of Death
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User Reviews

Seriously, the best horror movie this year!
17 May 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

So far, it seemed like we didn't have many promising candidates for a great horror movie, despite the fact that I did enjoy 28 Days Later, it was very brilliant, it still wasn't exactly on my top favs of the horror genre. But 28 Weeks Later looked interesting, I was curious how they could do a sequel when it seemed to be a promising ending to the first, but the story here really worked! It was so disturbing and had a frightening apocalypse feeling that sent chills down my spin. The movie starts strong and ends strong and doesn't let you get a breath of fresh air.

It starts off where in England there is a group of people who are all survivors from the Rage Virus, but they are attacked, including a married couple, it looks like all hope is lost for the wife, but the husband makes a clear escape. 28 weeks later, the US troops are sent to Britain to help destroy the virus and restore the country back. They gather all the survivors that are clean and have put them in a small part of England that is clear of the virus, but still there is so much to be done since a huge part of the country still has corpses and possible killers with the virus. The husband is reunited with his children and tells them that their mother is dead, but they want their old stuff from their old house in the unclean part of England, but they go and end up finding their surviving mom, but it seems like she may have the virus and ends up spreading it, causing total chaos!

This movie does not stop with the horror and never lets go, this wasn't even a matter of the jump scares in my case, I think what was so scary was the fact that this movie captured human emotions so well. What people act like in chaos, wither it's bad or good, pulling one to safety, pushing one in the way of danger to save themselves, or the simple love a family and the ultimate feeling of betrayal, fear, and helplessness. 28 Weeks Later is a terrific movie that I highly recommend, it's scary as heck and will keep you thinking for days.


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