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*** Official 28 DAYS LATER Discussion Thread


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#1 of 201 OFFLINE   Matt_P

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Posted June 10 2003 - 03:13 PM

The Fox website suggests "wear a red shirt and see what happens..." at any of the preview screenings around the country.

Does anyone know what happens? Free stuff?

Just curious.

#2 of 201 OFFLINE   Mark McLeod

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Posted June 10 2003 - 05:31 PM

I'm seeing this tomorrow morning at 10am.

Looks interesting..
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#3 of 201 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 13 2003 - 05:39 PM

Oh my god. This movie was incredible.

I'm still going over the parts I loved the best. There was just so much to like. Credible zombies who are completely threatening. Protagonists I actually like and care about their survival. Good actors. Great score and song selection.

I need to see this when it reaches wide release, but this looks to be joining the ranks of Night of and Dawn of.

#4 of 201 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 13 2003 - 05:46 PM

Yesssssss! That's one of my HTF pals who loved it. Excccccelennnt...

Now make sure you see May! Posted Image

#5 of 201 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 13 2003 - 05:52 PM

Now that I've gone back to read the thread, I'd have to say that I really liked the third act. In many ways, I felt like it built off of
the showdown in Dawn of the Dead
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Also,
And here's a little treat to wet your whistle:

http://www.28dayslat...ookclosely.html

Whew, nice to be back.
Weinberg, you fucker. I had seen a moving vehicle in the theater and so I was looking for that. Posted Image

#6 of 201 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 13 2003 - 06:04 PM

Did you (or anyone) wear a red shirt to the screening tonight?

Did they punch you or something? Wa happa?

#7 of 201 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted June 13 2003 - 06:08 PM

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Credible zombies who are completely threatening.

I thought it was one of the best aspects of the film. Instead of the usual "wait for them to slowly gain on you" routine (not that I don't love that), we have the holy fuck I would be dead if an Infected came within 200 metres of me. Posted Image
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#8 of 201 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 23 2003 - 09:08 AM

Man, am I ever pumped to see this film again. I'm anticipating viewing this from a higher level perspective now that I've seen it.

I wonder how it will find an audience when its sandwiched between Hulk and Charlie's Angels 2. I mean, both of them are likely vying for the same male audience, so how many are going to remember that little horror movie that was "scary as hell"?

#9 of 201 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 27 2003 - 04:24 AM

Just a little positive word:

Rotten Tomatoes has a huge 87% positive on this one (91% for the Cream of the Crop). I'd call that well received. With some luck, it will find the success that it(opinion) deserves.

#10 of 201 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:05 AM

Just a couple of questions for those who saw the movie.
The jet that sees (& supposedly rescues) them. Is it a British plane?
Another question one would assume is that with the quick infection rate and Britain being an island. The infection could be contained there. Unless, they walk through the chunnel. Posted Image

Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#11 of 201 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:12 AM

We discussed it in this thread.

Perhaps it should be merged with this one?

#12 of 201 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:21 AM

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On the other hand, the Fox people could A) be smarter than I think they are, B) really love the movie, and C) are willing to give it a major summertime push. Still, not a great idea. Have these guys SEEN the July/August lineup? This flick would get demolished like a Krispy Kreme after bongtime.

Okay, so Scott said this quite awhile ago, but while CA2 will go strong against 28 Days Later, you have to feel the Blair Witch like momentum building with this one. Perhaps not quite as strong, but definitely brooding. I think this film could be a strong-legged earner in the release spot they gave it and will very likely do much better here than it would have back in the winter crap season.

#13 of 201 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 27 2003 - 07:34 AM

Yeah, I remember thinking that - but Fox chose a great weekend for the release. Plus they've been advertising it VERY well.

I'd love to be proven wrong and see this movie make $30 million + this weekend!

#14 of 201 OFFLINE   Matt Stone

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Posted June 27 2003 - 07:37 AM

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I'd love to be proven wrong and see this movie make $30 million + this weekend!


Are you going to go see it again, Scott? I know I am!
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#15 of 201 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted June 27 2003 - 07:49 AM

Absolutely, Matt. I have a small crew of friends who have been hearing me swoon over the flick since February. So now they're all hyped to see it.

We'll probably all go see it Sunday afternoon.

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Posted June 27 2003 - 08:38 AM

This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "28 Days Later" please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

All HTF member film reviews of "28 Days Later" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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#17 of 201 OFFLINE   Chad Ferguson

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Posted June 27 2003 - 09:46 AM

I personally loved this film. Although I question why every review I read is so against the final act?
I did love however in Eberts review, when he stated that it would have been awesome if the plane came back and fired upon them.


#18 of 201 OFFLINE   Kami

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Posted June 27 2003 - 12:28 PM

I will be seeing it ASAP, but how does it look being shot on DV and all? I remember seeing the trailer in theaters...hello pixels! Posted Image

#19 of 201 OFFLINE   Jeremy_Watson

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Posted June 27 2003 - 12:48 PM

I just saw this movie and really liked it as well. One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I think deserves it is the cinematography; several times I was amazed by the beauty of the shots.

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Posted June 27 2003 - 09:00 PM

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One thing that hasn't been mentioned that I think deserves it is the cinematography; several times I was amazed by the beauty of the shots.


The shots may have been composed well, but the quality of the digital photography was godawful. I can't imagine how some of those who freak out over the slightest bit of edge enhancement on DVDs will deal with the 35mm blowup; people sometimes had giant halos around their heads like Byzantine icons. I think it really tended to cheapen the effect of the otherwise interesting cinematography. While I don't expect digital to look as good as film, there's got to be a happy medium where it doesn't look annoying the whole time. I sometimes felt like I was watching a bootleg I had downloaded.

However, having the final sequence shot on film did set a noticeably different tone...

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