Film #11 of the Halloween 31
Tonight, I decided to watch the sequel to the film that I watched last night. Worthy of is predecessor in terms of quality, but slightly less enjoyable, "28 Weeks Later" is definitely a film to watch for fans of the original.
The biggest thing that I didn't love about this film was that it was far less suspenseful. It was definitely more action-oriented, whereas "28 Days Later" was more horror-oriented. Another difference was that this film was also very emotionally-driven, creating slightly better character development, even though it was already great in the original. All in all, this film was still interesting, but it never really had the edge-of-your-seat feeling of the original.
The cinematography of this film was really great. Two scenes stand out in particular: the introduction, and the night-vision scene. the introduction is the most suspenseful scene in the film, and that's because of a combination of amazing long shots showing the approaching danger, and a suspenseful score. The night vision scene has some cool techniques to add to the storytelling.
So overall, "28 Weeks Later" is a very good film. I didn't love it quite as much as the original, but just by a slight margin. This series may be the one to change my mind on zombie films.
28 Weeks Later
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: HBO On Demand.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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