Monday, January 28

movie review - 28 Weeks Later

watched the movie 28 Weeks Later Saturday night. now, i'm a big fan of 28 Days Later, so i've been looking forward to seeing the sequel for a long time. how was it? let's just say i was let down.

it's a good movie that has its moments, but it doesn't hold a candle to the original. the worst part is that there are SO MANY times you'll find yourself saying "well that's stupid, that wouldn't happen - nobody is THAT stupid!" someone on the message boards called them logical fallacies. now, i'm one for suspending disbelief in order to have a good time, but the number of things you would have had to look past was just staggering. and it sort of ruins the movie.

if you can look past all the stupid writing (there's a lot of it, but i managed to look past some of it), the movie is STILL not the best. it just didn't take the 28 Days Later world in a direction i wish it would have.

i liked that it advanced the overall story (not necessarily where it advanced it to, but just that it did), and that this one was more personal (basically dealing with this family of 4), but damn everyone involved was STUPID! oh, and i don't know if it was on purpose but the writers made the US Army seem like the dumbest bunch of mother f*ers in the world. wow.

2 stars out of 4.


ps - it looked gorgeous on blu-ray

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