I feel pumped. This is not an ordinary zombie apocalypse movie. Though the movie's quality is poor, it goes along with the mood. The hope and the despair purely pass through me, it's acute and absurd, felt more real. Acting is cute, Cillian Murphy is hot af and the soundtrack is beautiful.... HEllo??
2-3. Honestly, the only cogent things this movie has to say are too simple to carry the movie. That being said, there is also a curious slide towards heteronormativity as the movie goes on, with the badass heroine gradually becoming a damsel (in formal feminine garb to boot), while the more sensitive, idealistic character eventually becomes a vengeful guerrilla in army fatigues. Commendable plot model swap, however.
More about mood, tone, fear, and energy, than character or creativity, its story alone is a greatest hits compilation-- taken from Romero and the fiction of Wyndham, Matheson, and Blood Crazy. Yet, the parts are plucked well, and it's the best directed mainstream horror film of 1997-2004, is gruelingly tense, and brought heart racing adrenaline back to wide-release horror that was at its worst since the McCarthy era.
i love this take on the zombie apocalypse -- not only are the zombies conceptually terrifying (they're fast and they're pretty smart and dextrous. yikes!) but boyle flips the film through all sorts of different takes on an apocalyptic scenario. i'm a big fan of the road trip act. and the music throughout the film is great! props to main dude being a courier. that explains his cardio...
Aiutato da un brillante Cillian Murphy, Danny Boyle ri-arrangia totalmente lo standard del filone zombie facendo ruotare la storia non sulla pericolosità dei non-morti, ma su quella dell'umanità che fallisce nell'adattarsi all'apocalisse, perdendo così le sue regole del vivere civile. Una Londra deserta fa da proscenio ad una pellicola che segna una svolta per i film horror, che, difetti a parte, merita la visione.