Green Ooze – BagpiperDon’s +/- Top 10
I came to own a copy of this film by accident and I couldn’t be happier!
While I won’t give away the ending to a film, in this case I won’t give you the exact beginning either — but the film really starts when Jim, a bike-messenger wakes up from a coma in an abandoned Emergency Room. He has to figure out the enigma of where everyone is, and what happened 28 days earlier after he got hit by a car in London.
This was my first introduction to Cillian Murphy and I’ve come to love his work. This was also my first introduction to Naomie Harris — who I’ve come to love … her work. You also get to see the work of the fabulous Brendan Gleeson. All together directed by Danny Boyle , 28 Days Later goes for your throat, your heart, and chases you down dark alleys of humanity.
This was the first time I saw fast moving zombies, and for me that really CRANKS UP the zombie threat level — the shambling thing never really did it for me. Apparently the shamble-vrs-fast thing is a debate among zombie fans — and I can see both sides of it, but after seeing fast I think I know what side of the fence I fall on…
I’ve heard that the part-2 film “28 Weeks Later” is a warm-over of the original film, but I still want to see it. There is also a graphic novel or two out there that further tell the story which I’d like to get my hands & eyes on — so the next time you’re wondering what to get BagpiperDon for his birthday, Xmas, celebration of next album release, etc … now you know.
Further proof that 28 Days Later is AWESOME — here’s the review at RottenTomatoes.com