28 Weeks Later (2007, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
Zombies, Thrilling, Short-of-Breath, Rad, etc.

Acting: 8
Anxiety: 9
Atmosphere: 8
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 9
Production: 9
Recommended: 9
Scares: 8
Story: 6
Unpredictable: 6

Total: 82

28 Weeks Later was a decent deviation from the idea and aesthetic of 28 Days Later (my favorite movie, potentially ever), and that’s OK. I kind of wish that wasn’t the case, but it is, and I can come to terms with it because it’s still an incredibly effective, thrilling, and legitimate zombie film. But here’s the thing. 28 Days Later succeeded so heavily in my eyes because the atmosphere was beautiful and terrifying, arty and eerie. 28 Weeks Later is much more of a straight zombie movie, full of action and terror. However, it has a few major positives: it’s not cheesy, it’s absolutely fucking scary (I mean the first scene, amiright?), big budget, nothing stupid like zombie babies or zombie hookers. It’s probably the best zombie action movie I’ve seen. Total recommendation.

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