Following 28 Days Later, this horror sequel picks up six months following the devastation the Rage virus inflicted upon the United Kingdom. With the virus seemingly under control, groups of refugees return home, but an unknowing carrier reignites the deadly infection.
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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.
Terrifying, bleakly explicit. Stronger than the first one. Wasn't even comforted by the stark implausibility of some gaps in the depicted enforcement of quarantine (Carlyle can cheerfully card-swipe his way through to his extremely biohazardous wife, lying there exposed; the helicopter crosses over to France like it's nothing).
Yeah, that opening set me up for the most incredible horror/action movie in years and then *sound of bomb falling from the sky* the rest of the movie happened. It's rare that you see a 2 star film with a 5 star opening scene. www.foec.wordpress.com
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.
Worthy and underrated sequel that, for me, builds on the original concept. As successful to the original as Aliens was to Alien in my view. Admittedly not everyone's cup of tea, as opinion clearly shows and too graphic in its gore for some people too but I really enjoy this film and hope they continue the series.