28 weeks after the Rage Virus decimated Britain, a NATO task force led by American troops enters London to help start reconstruction. The infected have all died of starvation but the virus itself is still alive and a carrier has also entered London, threatening the lives of the survivors and the troops sent to help them. –BFI
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (born 5 December 1967) is a Spanish film director, script writer, and producer. He directed Intacto and 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. His film Esposados was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1996. Fresnadillo was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands. In 1985, Fresnadillo moved to Madrid.
He started out in photography and cinema studies and then began his career in short films. In 1987, he set up a production company, which produced several short films and commercials. Fresnadillo went on to become a production assistant for Gustavo Fuertes’ short film El juicio final (1991) (US title The Final Judgement 1991).
In 1996, he had his debut with the black-and-white short film Esposados (US title: Linked), for which he was also the executive producer. The black comedy tells the story of a couple who are constantly fighting over money; when they find themselves winning the Christmas lottery… read more
I wonder why the makers decided to kill one by one all the characters that the viewer has invested in emotionally. First the dad, then "Hawkeye" and finally the virologist. All these characters have some depth and motive for action. At the end, I couldn't care less about the kids. The movie just fell flat.
Everytime a new zombie films comes out, the image of Robert Carlyle running, scared shitless pops up. That's how classic 28 Weeks Later is.
Underrated in my opinion. This has a rare poetic quality to it (Carlyle's character receiving his wife's forgiveness through a consequential kiss that turns him into a zombie subsequently completely annihilating the beloved), and a strange dramaturgy which means it's wonderfully unpredictable. I love how one character after another seemingly evolves into the film's main hero, then just dies.
The films starts out as interesting as the first one. What is character actor Robert Carlyle doing in there ? Amazing. The setting is grim and bears the same underlying melancholic tragedy as the first… read review