AndrewDavis' Rating of 28 Weeks Later...

Andrew's Review of 28 Weeks Later...

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
28 Weeks Later...

28 Weeks Later...(2007)

6 months after the initial outbreak of the Rage virus, all of the infected zombies have died of starvation and survivors are ready to repopulate Britain. However, after the mother of young Andy and Tammy has been found after she was presumed dead, it's been discovered that she's a carrier of the virus. Her husband never learns this and kisses her, leading to him contracting the virus. Now, a new outbreak has occurred, this time more threatening than the last. I saw 28 Days Later a year or two ago and felt that it redefined the zombie genre, introducing the idea of virus zombies that can run fast. While 28 Weeks isn't as groundbreaking as the original, it's still a fun time to watch. Unlike the first film, it takes about half an hour for anything interesting to start happening. Most of the time involves setting up the characters in a post zombie Britain, which gets pretty tiresome after awhile. Once the infection starts to spread, it starts to pick up speed, but there's still some time that needs to pass for everything to go full force. About 45 minutes into the film, it becomes full out zombie movie, which is when I really started paying attention. The acting in this film isn't as good compared to the original, but it's good for what it is. I really did enjoy the new plot element involving carriers of the virus, but I figured out who was a carrier pretty quick thanks to a physical difference from others (see if you can point it out). The gore is pretty good and the zombie violence is exciting to watch, but I feel like it could've been done better. The strength of this film was in the ending, which left a great cliffhanger for a sequel that I hope will come soon. So far, there hasn't been plans for it yet, but there's still hope. If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, you should definitely try 28 Weeks Later also. It's not as good as Days, but it's still pretty enjoyable.