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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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Storyline

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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Week One: No Trace. Week Two: No Warning. Week Eight: No Control. Week Sixteen: No Cure. Week Twenty Eight: No Escape. See more »

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

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exterminio 2  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,575,620 (UK) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

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

It was Alex Garland's idea to use the time line in the beginning of the film. See more »

Goofs

About halfway into the movie, the "infected" charge frantically down the dark tunnel. When they reach the stairs, they all slow down, take small steps, and grab the side rails to avoid falling. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Harris: What are you going to cook?
Alice: Your favorite.
Donald Harris: What, again?
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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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In The House - In A Heartbeat
Written and Performed by John Murphy
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The best damn horror movie I've seen in a long time.
11 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This I can honestly say is not an overstatement. The movie contained everything it needed to be become a classic horror movie. It had gore, emotion,a few jumps,and action all the way through. The movie starts off well with the jumps and the pulse pounding action. Then all calms for a second, only to pick up again and faster.

First off the gore was not as bad as some movies, which are overly gory for no reason. Don't get me wrong there was gore and lots of it, but for some reason it seemed to fit within the movie so well that your not really bothered by it. I'm no gore hound but I honestly couldn't turn away from the screen.

The emotion is excellent for a horror film. Normally you get one dimensional characters, that do things that would never make sense whether panic stricken or not. In this film the emotions were well placed and not cheesy at all. There may have been one scene that went a little overboard but it didn't ruin a thing.

The jumps were slight, and if your not a jumpy person you may not jump at all. But with all the action you'll still be on the edge of your seat, and the jumps to tell you truth are an added incentive.

Finally the action was full on pulse pounding. It was incredible for a horror film. Think of the beginning scene of the Dawn of the Dead remake, but put it in the whole film, with a few chill spots with well placed acting. Honestly this movie deserves a 10 and has restored my faith in horror movies. I will be getting it on DVD and any directors cuts that may come out as well.


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