28 Days Later movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The intense zombie action in this 2002 sci-fi and horror genre will definitely excite teens and adults. With extreme gore, language and confusion, 28 Days Later is entertaining, but draggy and average.


Weeks after an incurable virus wreaks havoc throughout the United Kingdom, a group of survivors attempt to find a safe place and security.

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Movie details

Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson
Writer: Alex Garland
Release Date (Australia): 4 September 2003
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
Country: UK
Language: English, Spanish

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features science fiction themes in the form of a zombie apocalypse.

Violence (MA15+)

The film features scenes in which people are attacked, beaten, shot and stabbed, resulting in gory sprays and spatters of blood.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent and aggressive use of the word “f**k”, in addition to occasional use of the words “c**t” and “s**t”.

Nudity (M)

The film contains non-sexual depictions of male full frontal nudity and brief female breasts nudity.

Sex (M)

The film contains a verbal reference to sex using the word “f**k” in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and gore, language and nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

28 Days Later only seems to demonstrate the typical surprises and basis you’d expect from any scientific zombie apocalypse tale. Although that’s pretty much enough for the zombie fans to enjoy, the film lacks the ability to build on with any other creative themes or ideas. It mainly receives credit for the entire structure’s skill to entertain, shock and anticipate audiences these days, since 2002.

The opening scene, the introduction to the main idea and the development did absolutely fantastic. There’s a slowly eerie sense of dread and it’s very gripping. After around the 30-minute mark is where it also begins the preparation for a heavy horror climax, using awesome action sequences and more story development. It got less fascinating around there, but was too long to reach the exciting climax, which was slightly deficient itself.

The only real stars shape around to be the hero and the heroine, Cillian Murphy and Naomie Harris. Alex Garland’s screenwriting also isn’t bad, but isn’t what you’d praise as much as everything else. So only a few fierce elements are able to rescue the boringly-excessive amount of action, adventure and ideas with the lack of strength.

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