A unique take on zombie films ruined for a cliché story and plot holes.1/10
This film sucks. The director used only one shooting style. Shaky-cam.
If the director somehow ends up reading this review. Shaky cam shooting does not equal good, unique, or even an innovative shooting style. It's used by people who need to cover up their lack of a story with a confusing and erratic camera movements.
Seriously, even the still camera shots and the pans looked as if the camera man was a retard who suffered from chronic epileptic seizures.
Everything was shaky cam. The friggin credits were shaky cam for Christ's sake.
Shaky cam should ONLY be used for documentaries(Grizzly Man), or reality TV shows, like COPS.
Now, camera work aside, lets actually get into the story.
With 28 Days Later we were presented with a unique take on zombie films. With 28 Weeks Later, we were presented with complete destruction of that unique take. They took a good story and turned it into your stereotypical zombie film.
Not to mention, there were plot holes galore. Seriously, the plot holes were such in number, that the plot holes had plot holes.
The story was so damned terrible. Small boy(who I swear on my life I thought was a girl from all the previews, and even looks like Hermoine(Harry Potter) if she was a dude, anyway, small boy shows up in England, and he has two different colored eyes, which he inherited from his mom, and is very "unique." Foreshadowing! Anyway, turns out the mom, who turns out to be infected as seen in the first 5 minutes of this god awful film, isn't actually infected. She had the virus but has a natural immunity. So shes a carrier for the virus, as her saliva can still pass it on.
So as anyone with 1/10th of a brain can figure out the entire friggin' plot of the film from here on out. Boy has mom's genes, boy has natural immunity, boy = possible cure for the Rage virus.
The dad goes and visits the mother who's in the medical facility, they make out, and thus he becomes a zombie and kills the mom.
He not only becomes a zombie, but he's also a magical super zombie. Not only can he magically bypass a locked door, but he also shows up wherever the kid goes. He is like Jason, no matter how far you run away, drive away, fly away. He'll end up right where you are, in front of you none the less.
Like I said, plot holes galore. There were so many plot holes, combined with the shaky cam, I had no idea what was going on during the film 90% of the time. Zombies magically appear on rooftops where snipers are and end up killing the zombies, even though they're on buildings with like 30 stories.
A population of 15,000 people can fit into a tiny room, but then fill a field with zombies.
The zombies are apparently so bad ass they can escape a firebombed district of London, breaking out of the zone, after the place was firebombed to hell and back.
Not to mention, like I said before, the dad combined with shaky came = super zombie. He is fire proof, biological weapon proof, he can even easily kill soldiers who are highly trained in the blink of an eye, like he was Jack Carver from Farcry.
This movie really is terrible. If anything, it would have been worth renting, and not paying $8 to see in theaters.