Saturday, May 19, 2007
Jason watches "28 Weeks Later"
Not much to say. "28 Days Later" was a genuinely scary horror movie marred by a few silly moments ("They're infected...with raaaage!") "28 Weeks Later" keeps mostly the same scary level, cuts out a lot of the silliness, and expands the world. I should've liked it a lot more, and I did like it and I'll give it all sorts of credit for still wanting to really scare the audience. But it just doesn't feel like a revelation anymore. ""28 Days Later" launched a new wave of zombie horror movies, introduced fast zombies (I'm not a particular fan of them in the "Dawn of the Dead" remake, but at least in the "28" movies they're not Romero zombies, they're just infected people, so it's okay.) Now they've been popular, they've become cliche, and they've been mocked (thank you, "Shaun of the Dead"!) I think in time this movie will hopefully be better remembered. For now it's just a fine entry in a sub-genre that's unfortunately already glutted.