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28 Days Later (DVD)
Member Name: yasmania
28 Days Later (DVD)
Advantages: Great story, realistic and frightening
Disadvantages: Not very gory, shots are mostly filmed in the dark
Whether you are a huge zombie film fan or just exploring the world of zombie films, this film may just be what you are looking for. Zombie films in general can be hit of miss and have to be directed well with a solid storyline. It is safe to say 28 Days Later has a good easy-to-follow storyline that is realistic and engaging.
The acting in the film is brilliant and couldn't fault it - maybe the little girl in the film but she isn't in it for too long! Make-up and costume is outstanding as horror films go. Top of the arts artists were clearly used in this film and the zombies especially are not overdone in the sense that it makes them look fake - they look terrifyingly real!
The directed in the film is excellent too as the narrative flows making it easy to watch. I began to think to myself, 'what would i do in that situation?' and when a film makes me think like this i think the director has done his job. I enjoy watching non-melodramatic films when it comes to the topic of 'zombies' as i feel it ruins the fright if ever this dreadful event would ever happen - that is what makes you sit on the edge of your set (aside from jumpy scenes).
As far as jumpy scenes go they are present throughout the film, as of course all zombie films adopt this, but although it can sometimes be predicted it still makes you jump.
The down side to this film is perhaps if you were wanting something a bit more gory with less of a storyline then maybe this film isn't for you. Also don't watch this film in the daytime as it is mostly filmed at night and during gloomy British weather so you won't see much unless you have a dark room...
Would recommend to a friend - boy and girl.
Summary: Brilliant film that will get you addicted to zombie thrillers!