Finally, a Zombie Movie Worth Every Hour and Every Penny!

December 31, 2010

I thought I would never write these words again but…

I just saw a good movie. A great one. The first thing you should know is that it’s a ‘zombie’ movie. Actually, an ‘infection’ movie would do better to name it.

Your first impression and thoughts when you hear about a “zombie movie” (actually “zombie” anything) may be the same as mine:

Hmm, let’s see…I could waste 3 hours devoting my time to another retarded zombie movie, or watch 605,096 hours of Sponge Bob Square Pants in Spanish and in reverse, and have a better time.

Well, that’s always my first impression when I hear about a zombie movie, anyway. Why? Because a zombie apocalypse is the coolest idea since coffee, and if someone finds an idea that cool, everyone will make a movie about it. Yes, that means the no-name directors, the has-been directors, the big name directors, moms, dads, kids, mentally ill people, and even actual zombies. Everyone will participate if a great idea is born. Everyone will try to perfect it or alter it to make it better, and make a name for themselves.

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And what does that mean? It means that a good zombie movie will be as hard to find as that one kitchen appliance you have that melts chocolate and dices tomatoes at the same time at lighting-speed the one day you actually need it.

But I have found one, with help from my sister who told me that it was so scary that she couldn’t finish it alone in the dark at college. And now that I’ve seen it, I don’t really blame her.

The movie is named 28 Days Later, directed by Danny Boyle.

When it begins, a group of animal-rights-activists are prancing around a testing lab of some sort, trying to free some monkeys from their cages.

Yes, animal-rights-activists are idiots. You aren’t wrong. You aren’t alone. God didn’t give animals rights and they never had any. So in summary, animal-rights-activists are people who are either trying to be God by trying to give animals things that they can never possess, or evolutionists who believe that the universe farted and BANG! Here we are. I don’t know which is worse, but it’s probably the latter.

So anyway, a scientist notices them and tries to get it through their thick animal-rights-activist heads that if they let out the monkeys, the disease they have will spread, but they don’t listen. One of them goes up to the cage (“Aww, you poor thing…”) and opens it, much to the horror of the scientist.

Basically, this is how it starts in a nutshell:

A dumb lady opens the cage; the monkey attacks her; she gets infected and attacks everyone else; bye-bye England.

The rest of the story is about a guy who wakes up in a hospital bed and finds the place deserted, the friends he meets, and their struggle to survive.

It’s gory, yet artistic. It’s scary, but it doesn’t use random zombies jumping around like idiots just for a cheap scream, or just to make you jump.

It’s action-packed, yet also beautiful and savory. It has a story (sadly this is a compliment, not an obvious characteristic for all movies anymore).

The music is great, and the characters aren’t dull.

Even through the hacking, crushing, bleeding, and dying, the whole movie is very artistic. It is very suspenseful, but quenches the suspense with satisfaction.

It’s a great movie.

Go watch it.

Bring 20 fat friends and a pillow though, because it’s s-s-s-scary!

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