"28 Weeks Later" was a great surprise hit for me, someone who wasn't really a fan of the original "28 Days Later." The first 10 or so minutes of this film are really what movies today need to grip the interest of the viewers. The ideas in this movie are excellent and sometimes it seemed the movie itself was a filler written around three or four great scenes, which you will definitely remember.
The plot was pretty realistic, something very rare for a horror movie. I felt like the gore was kept under control maybe with the exception of the wife's reunion with her husband. There really wasn't that annoying character so many movies today seem to have and the movie had a lot of suspenseful scenes not involving the zombies. The military presence in this film was not protrayed as heroic, but more as a display of human flaws.
The music in this film is as great as the music was in the trailer for "300." It really sets the mood and I honestly couldn't wait to hear it again later in the film. In fact, I've already heard it ripped off in the trailer for "I Know Who Killed Me." This movie had a lot of nice touches like that.
Now for the criticisms: This movie was shot in frantic motion much like the first one. Sometimes it was unclear what exactly was happening. It was very dark in some scenes, but I think these were elements of the style and not a true problem. There were a few unrealisms, but not incredibly obvious ones. I thought they did a good job with the armed forces in the decisions they would make if this were real. This movie was dark in nature and could be considered depressing if you expect the main characters to ride off into the sunset.
Go see this movie if you're a horror fan, especially if you're not too wild about the first film "28 Days Later." This may be strange advice but it's almost if somebody said, "Okay, now we have the money and the ideas to do this next one right." There are a few great surprises here. Plus, it's more americanized than the original, which is a good thing for this movie. Well done.
When I first viewed this movie I must admit I didn't think much of it at the time. I was in a theater with bad sound and a noisy couple which ruied the experience of the film for me. I thought, 'this is it, so overrated', but since i've seen it again on DVD I have to say this is a very good film, deserving all the accolades and awards.
The film stars: Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Walberg, Alec Baldwin, and Jack Nicholson. With an all star stellar cast of actors like that, how can this not be a good Scorsese movie. The type of movie he used to direct in the70's, like Mean Streets and Taxi Driver.
The film is set in Boston sometime ago, with Jack Nicholson playing a gangster, Frank Costello, boss of the crime syndicate in the city. Even though I think Jack Nicholson is a great actor he might have put a little too much Jack Ncholson into the part of Frank Costello. But he still contributes a great preformance and is a joy to watch in the film. But what really makes this film a better than average crime/cop thriller is the dichotomy of its other stars, Matt Damon, and Leonardo Dicaprio. Each character pertending to be someone there not to survive. Leonardo Dicaprio especially is good in his performance as, Billy Costigan, an undercover cop trying to cope with his paranoia by talking drugs and seeing a court-ordered shrink.
The only thingwhich could be considerd sub-par would be,Vera Farmiga performance as the love interest of Matt damon's character.
Walberg also provides a great preformance and much the films more humors moments as Sargent Dignan. All in all this is a great film and gets better with repeat viewings. I would recommened this and another movie "Internal Affairs", the hong kong film from which this movie is based.
This movie was okay. Nothing overly awesome or anything, but better than Superman Returns and Hulk. It starts out by Daredevil as a child watching his father in a boxing match. His father is susposed to be really good. One day, while coming home on his skateboard, he sees his dad mugging someone. The startled child takes off running, but crosses the path of a truck carrying toxic gas. It busts open, and the toxic waste spills over in his eyes, blinding him. While in the hospital, he notices that all of his other scenses have been made like three times better. Well, later on his dad gets killed, and even later he becomes the dark hero, daredevil that kills all of his enemies. He fights bullseye, my favorite daredevil villain. He also fights Electra because Bullseye kills her dad with daredevils weapon which in turn caused her to think that daredevil killed her dad. I guess it would have been good, but it looked sort of fake at times, and the plot was pretty lame. But, I didn't hate it or anything like that.
This movie was the worst super hero movie ever made. No cool scenes, it looked totally fake, and was a total disappointment to all super hero movies. It even made Superman Returns look decent, and that's hard to do. I think the movie, just like Superman Returns, had potential to be good, but they disgraced the comic book. To be totally honest, it didn't even have a sweet scene in it! One scene that I was loooking foward too was when the Hulk (as Bruce Banner) said, "Don't make me angry. You won't like me when I'm angry." and it didn't even have that in there! All it said was, "Don't make me angry"! In addition, it had some bad foul language, too. So, don't go see it!
This movie was so stupid!! I waited so long to see this movie, and no, I was not pleased at all. O.K., so the first few minutes are awesome, eith the plane and all, but the rest is boring and lame. Superman is totally immoral, and he's a dadgum peeping tom! Lois Lane is living with a dude, and her son is actually Superman's son! Ahhhhhh! How dumb is that? And after that it gets even stupider! He was gone for five years at first to see if any survivors of his home planet are still alive! Naw, Superman! Your people have been floating out in space without a ship and air for five years. Yeah, O.K. Oh, yeah! Superman ends up having to get saved by Lois Lane, instead of the other way around. So, if you like stupid boring movies, go ahead and see this long movie. (But I wouldn't recommend it!)
This movie was about Spider-Man and the evil of the Black Suit. It had problems of Spider-Man, such as Harry tells M.J. to break up with him, his true Uncle's killer is on the loose, and he has to fight his best friend. It's amazing to think that with all of the action that such a good message it displayed. I mean, he forgives his Uncle's killer and refuses to be overtaken by Venom, or the Black Suit. It has no nasty love scenes in it, and also no bad cussing. The special affects are unbeleivable, and so are the fight scenes with Harry, The Sandman, himself, and Venom. I greatly encourage you to see this action packed movie. I'll go ahead and tell you, it's sad, but not too sad. So, go ahead. It's well worth it!
This is a good movie. It is fun for the whole family, and you'll get a kick out of it. Although I was upset that the big ferocious dog wasnt in this movie, it was still good. It had some good comedy parts also. But it was to much about baseball. But a surprise character is in it, but if you didnt see the first Sandlot, you waont catch him. I would recomend watching this with your family or if your a big Sandlot fan.
This was a pretty good movie. It lots of running, action moves, gun fire, explosions, blood, and romance. Of course there was a little to much killing. Every scene someone ended up being killed. It got confusing. And why cant there ever be a happy ending. The opening scene really was the worst scene in the movie, i couldnt follow it at all, even though it was exciting and maby the biggest action scene, i didnt see a point to it. allthough all together i would recomend picking it up as long as you dont have a weak stomach. i give Casino Royale a 4
This is Darius Bieber, and this is my First Movie Review, but, I will review as many as I can for your enjoyment.
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