29 Jun 2003, 06:44

28 Days Later

Last night I went out to see 28 Days Later, Danny Boyle’s take on the zombie apocalypse film. Let me just say that I’m a huge fan of the zombie apocalype genre. Give me a shotgun and a shambling army of the undead and that’s pretty much all it takes to make me happy. I’d have to say that I haven’t enjoyed a zombie film this much since Dawn of the Dead. And yes, I know the “zombies” aren’t zombies in the technical sense but that’s neither here nor there. Its like Trainspotting, but with zombies instead of heroin addicts! Wait, that’s a lie. Still, the quality directing and interesting camera work set the film apart from the usual B-movie zombie standards. To break it down, the pluses are: zombie-like hoards ravaging a dark, gritty, abandoned London, sprinting(!) zombies, insane amounts of carnage, Godspeed You Black Emperor!-inspired score (which apparently, actually includes a track by them as well). On the down side: complete and total lack of shotguns.