28 Weeks Later (2007)
Director: Juan Carols Fresnadillo
Main Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Imogen Poots
Storyline: Six months after the virus outbreak the US Army tries to secure a area in London for the survivors.
Review (Spoils): After the outbreak of the zombie like virus in England called the Rage the ones that were infected died from starvation. The US Army come in and start to rebuild a community for the non infected. The Army clean up the dead bodies of the infected while a couple decide to sneak out and investigate their old house to reclaim some items. They come across a crazy woman named Alice (Catherine McCormack) in the attic that survived. After checking Alice over the do blood tests and find out that she is in fact infected with the Rage. Well Alice kisses someone as there is love and the virus spreads yet again. This leads to the another great zombie biting Rage outbreak!
We got blood, biting and running zombies, very similar as the first film.
Rating: Personally I’m not a fast moving zombie fan. I like my zombies rotting and walking slowly with lots of moaning. The film was not a bad film at all it was nice touch to the series. Plus we have Rose Byrne that is worth a viewing outside the zombies. Now to throw on a slow zombie film and get back to the gory basics.
Director: James Wan
Main Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Jocelin Donahue, Lindsay Seim
Storyline: The Lambert family are still trying to escape the haunting spirits that haunt them.
Review (Spoils): The film kind of continues right where the last one left off.We got the family racing to the home of the grandmother (Barbara Hershey) and the wife does not trust the husband (Patrick Wilson ) because of the ending of the first film. We have a number of flashbacks of when the father was a young boy and was astral traveling with his out body experience.The storyline sits under 3 different paths, the fathers past, the journey to save the father on the ethereal plane and the story of the ghost that haunts them (The woman in black).
This second entry to the series is the same thing basically. The only really interesting part to me really was the background story on the woman in black the rest was like a repeat of what we all ready have seen or already knew. A few things drove me nuts like why the hell are they at the grandmother’s house when they already know about the fathers past and the ghosts? Secondly we saw the ending of the first film, why is Renai (Rose Byrne) even questioning if it is her husband as we already saw the photograph and the answer is clear.
Rating: The whole walking on the other side bores the hell out of me, with the whole out of body experience. It has been done and please move on. The only thing that kept me interested was the background story of the woman in black and of course Rose Byrne, Lindsay Seim and Jocelin Donahue, the rest of the film was a repeat.
Director: James Wan
Main Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye
Storyline: A child becomes trapped by an evil entity that wants his soul and uses his body to travel back to the land of the living.
Review(Spoils): The happy couple Josh (Patrick Wilson) and Renai (Rose Byrne) and their two sons move into a new home. One of their sons Dalton (Ty Simpkins) has an accident and the weirdness begins.This movie actually started off pretty good and it gave me the old time horror feel. Rose Byrne is easy on the eyes and actually a pretty good actress; Patrick Wilson’s character annoyed me and seems like the worst husband that ever existed. Jeez man your married to a babe get the fuck home! Then the movie went far left and lost me…
I love Lin Shaye as an actress but her character Elise Rainier lost me with the whole out of body experience and traveling through the planes and the stupid looking devil character just ruined what could have been a great film. Come on …? That’s the reason why Josh was staying late at night instead of being home with his family. Totally stupid this just destroyed the film.
Rating: Sorry this film could of been a really cool eerie film when it comes to ghosts and haunting but instead it became this over the top spectacle of junk. Sorry Rose Byrne I will have a drink for you.