So I just saw 28 Weeks Later and… I… honestly… hated it.
And it’s weird how the hatred has grown. Halfway through the movie it was “this is a great movie that, because of incompetent direction is just a good move”. Then 3/4 of the way through it it was “this is a good movie that, because of incompetent direction is just an ok movie”. Then leaving the theater it was “I… kinda… hated that….” Then by the time I got home it was “I haven’t hated a movie this much since Million Dollar Baby”.
Every bit of good directing in this movie was a direct ripoff from Danny Boyle’s directing of the first movie. None of that good directing was used in the scenes featuring The Infected, those were 100% Fresnadillo crap.
Then you’ve got the fact that the movie ends a good half hour too soon. The escaping group accomplish absolutely nothing. They fight the Infected a grand total of 4 times and aside from being monumentally, earth-shakingly, APOCALYPTICALLY stupid the people in the group itself do absolutely nothing! Sniper guy shoots one soldier and pushes a car. Medical Lady gets her head bashed in. At no point in the chase did you actually have a moment of jeopardy because the bleeping fight scenes were cut so that you had no bleeping clue what was going on. You couldn’t even tell whether the bleeping Infected father had managed to break into the room with the thousand civilians and even if you assumed he did you still couldn’t tell whether he was attacking his son or some other person. People in the escape party just randomly disappear. Suddenly the shots are being cut every 12 frames and when you come to you’re missing 3 more people but because there was no way for you to see how they bit it you don’t give a flying bleep. They needed another half hour or so just to make it seem like they had done something.
And then the kids… the kids are the bad guys in this movie and yet they never get their bleeping comeuppance! They are SOLELY responsible for every death that happened in this movie. The moment they bleeping left the bleeping safe zone they bleeping deserved to die, but no…. And they’re not bleeping satisfied with being responsible for the deaths of fifteen-bleeping-thousand people, no, they go ahead and kill 5 BILLION! If anybody on that bloody island deserves to die it’s these two but they bleeping live through it. I can deal with a downer ending where the good guys die, but nobody involved in this movie seemed to realize that these bleeping kids aren’t the good guys and that they deserve every bleeping thing they got and tons more.