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_28 Days Later_ was made on a very small budget in the early days of digital cinema, so, yes, in retrospect, it does look a little bit like it was shot on a Nokia 3310, and yes, it is heavily responsible for the bilious deluge of zombie movies we got in its wake, which we are only now finally recovering from – but it’s so **good**.
_Final rating:★★★★ – Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._
**mild abstract spoiler ahead**
My feelings about this movie may very well be extended towards Boyle’s movies in general : solid direction overall, but events did not fail to go from situational and behavioral realism to sudden heroical action nonsense.
Flawed but thrilling British horror movie
In England a group of animal rights activists break into a research facility to free monkeys. However the monkeys are infected with a new developed virus called rage which is contagious by blood or bodily fluid – at the same time Jim lies in a coma. 28 days later Jim awakens from his state to find London deserted and populated only by a group of those infected by rage. Jim is rescued by Selena and her friend who tell him what has happened and start a search for other survivors and a quest to find the cure, promised by a military unit stationed in the north.
I excitedly arrived at the preview for this looking forward to a tense British horror movie to make me jump with fear. I got pretty much what I wanted. The plot is simple and omits much detail but not to it’s disservice. Details as to what the virus is or what it was created in the first place (by putting monkeys in front of TV’s Clockwork Orange style?) but the detail is not important seconds into the film when we wake up with Jim. At this point his fear becomes ours and what is important to him is not the detail but the bigger picture of the infected and the chances of survival.
The plot is told in two parts. First the big picture in London and then the smaller battle north of Manchester. Both are well told but for different reasons. The bridging section of the journey north is good as it helps us know the characters better. Of course is it scary? Well, not scary but thrilling all the way. To me scary is things like Ringu – creepy stuff, but most will be freaked by 28 days later. The infected are not zombies in definition or in action – they move silently and fast and with pure blood lust. I was always more scared by zombie flicks than anything else becomes they keep coming – here they do the same but fast!
The direction is good for the most part. The opening scene in London just shows how badly Crowe did his bit in Vanilla Sky. Here it is clever and chilling to see much of London totally empty. The direction is better when it is fast cutting and handheld style. We see things like the characters would see them out of the corner of their eyes, a flicker, a shadow etc and it works to great effect. The only downside is that, at one or two points, the attacks were signalled by a preceding talking 5 minutes, but this is minor. The final rain soaked action is excellent – fast, gripping and paced. This film doesn’t rely on gore or special effects (although it is there) instead it has genuine tension and fear.
The film is very British. It is very low-key and realistic. The survivors are not Mad Max style heroes but people clinging to life by a thread or setting up survivalist measures that simply don’t work. The ending is not as good as I had hoped but it wasn’t bad and it fitted with the tone of reality that Jim had realised when lying on his back in the woods towards the end. It’s not without flaws but the film is a very good British horror film – Americans will wonder `where are all the teenager girls to scream’ or `why don’t they all have guns’ or `why is there no real dah-dah music to tell us when something is going to happen’ but that is because this is a British film and not Hollywood.
Most reviews have praised the `unknown’ cast. Well I agree the cast did very well – but unknown? Murphy certainly is not unknown (and won’t be from now on) and he does Jim very well, from when the truth is first real to him, to his decision that he must learn to kill through to his transformation near the end. Harris is excellent again, I say again as she did well in miniseries `white teeth’. Her accent is British and she plays a younger role but she is a good actress. Brendan Gleeson is good in a fatherly role but Eccleston seems clipped and at odds with his military role. In fact all the military guys were laddish caricatures and only just did the job – but I never believed in their characters as I did with the others.
Overall I was glad to see this early. I really enjoyed it, the pace at times may have been uneven but to me that added to the tension – an attack could come at any time. The eventual small scale focus helped the tension and pace of the story. Thrilling, scary, tense and well written – even more surprising is that it’s home grown!
Last Of The “Real” Zombie Movies
Upon its release in 2002, “28 Days Later” made lots of noise as critics called it the scariest film since “The Exorcist.” Indeed, the movie is quite terrifying. While zombie movies have since edged further towards the action-adventure genre, “28 Days” remains unambiguous horror.
Director Danny Boyle creates this horrific energy through practical effects that strengthen a suspenseful atmosphere. One of the main ways that zombie movies have transitioned from horror to action in the 21st Century is the increased use of CGI. Nowadays, most on-screen zombies are depicted in massified, computer generated armies. “28 Days Later” might be the last time that such infected antagonists look truly real – simply because they are actual actors dressed in decrepit makeup and dowsed in fake blood, moving jerkily against shaky frames for an unnerving effect.
The movie furthers this authentic energy through its sets. Like the zombies themselves, the deserted worlds in today’s post-apocalyptic movies usually appear digital. “28 Days Later,” however, was clearly shot on actual locations. The crew even emptied out massive parts of London to create a post-exodus city. This faithful depiction of a humanless planet makes it all the more believable and therefore eerie.
In other instances, the practical sets take the story to more intimate places. Dark hallways, abandoned buildings, and creepy hideouts all render the characters and viewers claustrophobic. Although the story’s zombie-creating virus is a global phenomenon (as emphasized in the vacant London sequences) these small-scale settings reinforce the fact that there is nowhere to run.
Furthermore, the zombies are not of an overly high or low mimetic. They retain their human mortality, but are unconsciously resilient in their efforts to infect. Because of this, the movie doesn’t overdo its zombies, making their selected appearances of greater significance and intensity.
Boyle really does offer a master-class in how to create a zombie movie here. “28 Days” is enthrallingly scary, visually compelling, and offers all the philosophical muses of post-apocalyptic survival without jamming them down the audience’s throat. While the characters could use a little more development, they are all believable enough, and each actor pulls his or her own weight.
A couple cherries on top of this movie are John Murphy’s music (“In The House¬ – In A Heartbeat” is a superb score) and its distinct Britishness. Like Robin Hardy’s “The Wicker Man,” “28 Days Later” would be somehow less effective if it weren’t an English production. Watching a place as developed and orderly as the UK fall into disarray is uniquely uncanny, thus adding to the fear factor.
If only more films in this genre could’ve followed “28 Days Later’s” lead in the past couple decades. Then, we’d have more quietly brilliant zombie movies rather than unremarkable videogame imitations that prefer action-packed extremity to subtle cinematic thrills.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Danny Boyle
Writer Alex Garland
Actors Alex Palmer, Bindu De Stoppani, Jukka Hiltunen, David Schneider
Awards 10 wins & 32 nominations.
Production Company Fox Searchlight, Film Council, DNA Pictures International
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (original ratio), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses, Canon XL-1, Canon EC and EJ Prime Lenses with Optex adapter
Laboratory Technicolor, UK, The Moving Picture Company (MPC), London, UK
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (final scene), Video (PAL), 8 mm (flashback scene)
Cinematographic Process D1, DV, Spherical, Super 8
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)