Sunday, 31 May 2009

28 Days Later *****

This is the film that has inspired so many horror films to use isolation and confusion mixed with zombies a key part of their story. There have been so many reinventions of the story told in 28 Days Later, but none have quite got it right.

This is a British film, so with that comes the very real and raw filming that British cinema tends to have. It's not as slick as Hollywood cinema, but as some people do not like this, I however do. It brings a sense of authenticity to the film which is so hard to come by, especially on horror movies. And with it being filmed around London impressively with nobody else on scene means it's even more mind blowing. This is probably why 28 Days Later has become a bit of a cult - Purely based on it's originality and brilliant cinematography.

Not only is the film like eye candy, the actual story, when it came out, was very new. We hadn't seen a film where it focuses around one man trying to find out what's happened to the abandoned city. Now there are many films that can give you this story, but if you watch this you will see how it is really done. It's intense, it's exciting, it's scary, it's emotional. This isn't your typical 'I'm going to kill everybody in sight' horror. This is a, if you can believe it, sophisticated gore fest.

It's definitely not one for the faint hearted. If you're easily scared I wouldn't see it because it will give you nightmares. But if you're one for the horrors you should give it a watch. And even if you have already seen it, watch it again. You're more than likely to have seen a few more horrors now. Watching this brings a breath of fresh air that you just can't seen to get from cinema much nowadays. And it's a film you can watch over and over again, and appreciate even more over time.

Danny Boyle directed this film. He's probably more known for Slumdog Millionaire now, but really you can see how film is his passion. He makes the experience a completely new one for you when you watch his films. He's also directed The Beach which is quite good in it's own little way. He knows how to capture an audience, and target the right people all at the same time. You really must give this a watch if you're not too scared to be in for a fright.

It's edgy, it's cool, it's brilliant. What more can I say?

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