28 Weeks Later movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This sequel beats the original with gory zombie suspense and an entertaining story. However, it’s best for older teens mainly due to the bloody violence.


Six months after the rage virus turned half of Britain into zombies, the US Army helps secure London for the survivors after a carrier of the virus enters the city and the dangers start again.

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Movie details

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, Mackintosh Muggleton
Writer: Rowan Joffé, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, E. L. Lavigne, Jesus Olmo
Release Date (Australia): 10 May 2007
Runtime: 100 minutes/1h 40m
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film centres on a zombie apocalypse.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains strong horror violence in which people are attacked, eaten by zombies and shot. There are accompanying gory sprays and spatters of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains “s**t” and “f**k” language.

Nudity (M)

A woman’s breasts are briefly viewed.

Sex (M)

The film contains crude verbal references to masturbation and a brief depiction of sexual intercourse.

mpaa rating

R (for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality/nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s execution of this zombie apocalypse sequel is basically a redoing of 28 Days Later, except it’s much faster and there’s more tension, the plot grips better, and the new cast is brilliant. Overall is a big question: why are fans feeling let down by 28 Weeks Later?

This sequel improves in several ways, firstly by kicking in with an exceptionally fast and suspenseful zombie sequence, entirely before portraying what’s happening in their present time. From there and on, absolutely no time is wasted. Fans can expect plenty of tension and increased gory zombie action.

Understandably however, big fans might highly disapprove of the new cast and their characters’ situation. To be clear, Robert Carlyle, Imogen Poots, Rose Byrne and Mackintosh Muggleton are brilliant. Each of their performances suit depictions of people experiencing the zombie apocalypse.

Apart from the ridiculous decisions made by characters in the majority of horror films are the occasionally bland ideas. Alike 28 Days Later, there’s the average pace and lack of true terror, but at least it doesn’t bore you and it owns the ability to fall into a popcorn-worthy zombie movie. It also falls into the category: a quick apocalypse film to pump you heart with excitement.

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