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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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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

The farm that Don and Alice hide out in the start of the film is the same farm that appears in Children of Men (2006). 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 »

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[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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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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Kiss of Death
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A Surprisingly Entertaining sequel
12 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I first heard there was to be a sequel to Danny Boyle's excellent 28 Days Later and that Boyle himself would not be directing it, I was less than excited.

Then the reviews began flooding in and I was surprised, shocked even, that the majority of them were positive.

It was then after the well respected film critic Mark Kermode said it was "very good" and "better than we had any right to expect" that I began to raise my expectations.

Im happy to report that they were exceeded by a sequel that surpasses the original in terms of tension and spectacle.

Boyle remained on board with the project, albeit as a producer, but also directed some second unit footage and never allows it to veer away from the look or feel of his original.

Not that he had cause to worry as the new director,Juan Carlos Fresnadillo obviously understood Boyle's vision and expands on it without getting too carried away.

The result is a faster paced, less reflective film, containing a very intelligent political subtext and some fantastic action set pieces that (and this is the most important part) delivers a large number of quality scares.

It also dwarfs 28 days later in terms of gore, meaning true horror fans have much more in the way of visceral glee to sink their teeth into (pun intended).

Bring on 28 months later...


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