Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Seconds, minutes, hours you see where I’m going with this. Watched it last night at 3 in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. Though it’s not so scary anymore it still has the uncanny ability of making me feel ill, strange!? It’s a brilliant film and one the best horror films of the last decade, I personally would say of all time. It captures the seclusion for the last left alive scenario perfectly and in London as well, a city so bereft of natural disasters and periodical Hollywood destructions!
It did away with a lot of horror clichés and focused on the human drama of the situation, a route that made the film so much more effective than your usual hack n slash, torture porn gorefest. It cleverly distanced itself from the obvious comparisons to Romero’s undead by using a virus, that infects people with pure blind rage; scary! All of the cast play their parts sublime but it’s the directing that sets 28 days late proving that Danny Boyle is one of the most versatile Directors out there.
Still waiting for news on 28 months later, well it was announced in April this year that they were going ahead with it then Fox Atomic, the company behind it collapsed. This could be good news though as the film will most likely fall to Fox themselves to do, which means more money and more hype.