Scaretober-Movie Review: 28 Days Later

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Welcome to the tenth day of October! I hope that your year has been going well. If you have been with me a while, you will know that every year I attempt to watch a lot of scary movies for October mostly to cure myself of my wariness of scary movies. When I started this series several years ago, I could barely sit through a scary movie to save my life. Now since doing this series I can say that I am much better. Last year, I decided to attempt to add books to this series. Unfortunately, I didn’t end up completing this series last year, but I have high hopes for this year ðŸ˜‰

On the tenth day, today’s movie is 28 days Later. This movie came highly recommended by a number of people and I am glad that I finally had the opportunity to watch it.

Here’s a quick rundown of the movie in case you haven’t heard of it before. At the opening of the movie, a group of animal rights activists go to a lab to save some chimpanzees only to be told by the scientists that the animals have been exposed to a virus that causes rage disease, but that haven’t created a vaccine or any sort of cure yet so releasing the animals would release this disease into the world. The activists don’t listen and attempt to release the chimpanzees anyway. The movie then flashes forward nearly a month later to find Jim waking up from a coma in a vacant hospital. Jim finds his way out of the hospital and meets Selena and Mark and is told what happened to London and possibly the rest of the world. Jim and his new friends find his parents to his dismay are already dead in hopes of joining him in the afterlife. Selena and Jim then continue their journey for safety and others meeting Frank and Hannah.

Once again I won’t spoil the ending of the movie, but I will let you know that there is a sequel to the movie which I hope to watch during this series also. This movie stars Cillian Murphy and was given many awards for the the new way of shooting zombie movies. While I liked the movie, I thought that certain parts of the plot were incomplete. Maybe the story is told from Jim’s perspective that is why there are so many holes and gaps in the storyline. I found the jumpscares in the movie fairly effective and I would probably watch this again in the future and would recommend it to others as well.

Watching this movie for the first time this year felt all too real given what has happened this year. I am writing this post in advance, so I have hope that by the time you are reading this we have survived most of the worst of the year and the deadly virus that has caused zombies like this movie hasn’t overtaken the world.I hope that you are continuing to enjoy this series and that I will see you tomorrow for another post.

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