Monday, May 14, 2007

28 Weeks Later (**1/2)

28 Weeks Later is that rarest of sequels: a movie that builds upon its predeccesor and in many ways surpasses it. For the first hour, the movie manages to conjure up a lot of fear and dread. As the title suggests, 28 weeks have indeed passed since the first flick. The virus has died out and London is trying to rebuild and repopulate itself. Inevitably, of course, the virus returns and chaos ensues. The movie becomes less scary at that point and more frantic but it's still effective and well-paced. This movie, like so many other horror flicks (and rollercoasters) is all about the build-up. And for that one hour, it's as scary as they come.


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