Reviewed by: Mike Koger
|Sci-Fi Horror Thriller Foreign
|1 hr. 53 min.
|Year of Release:
January, 2003 (festival)
June 27, 2003
See review page on the sequel to this film: “28 Weeks Later”
Blood in the Bible
VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer
SUICIDE—What does the Bible say? Answer
If a Christian commits suicide, will they go to Heaven? Answer
FEAR, Anxiety and Worry… What does the Bible say? Answer
Plagues in the Bible
Horses in the Bible
|Alex Palmer (Activist), Bindu De Stoppani (Activist), Jukka Hiltunen (Activist), David Schneider (Scientist), Cillian Murphy (Jim), Brendan Gleeson (Frank), Naomie Harris (Selena), See all »
|DNA Films (London), British Film Council, Robert How, Andrew Macdonald
|Fox Searchlight Pictures, a sister company of 20th Century Fox, a division of The Walt Disney Company
“His fear began when he woke up alone. His terror began when he realised he wasn’t.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A virus that locks those infected into a permanent state of killing rage, is accidentally released from a British research facility. Carried by animals and humans, the virus is impossible to contain, and spreads across the entire planet. Twenty-eight days later, a small group of survivors are trapped in London, caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. As they attempt to salvage a future from the apocalypse, they find that their most deadly enemy is not the virus, but other survivors.”
This is a well-made, although very violent and disturbing film coming out of Great Britain, released there in 2002. Its film style is a gritty, almost documentary style which leaves you feeling that you are more of a participant than a viewer.
Although I generally enjoy films of this nature, I was very disturbed by this film. The nature of the violence in this film surpasses the traditional George A. Romero style usually connected with films of this genre.
There is a strong message delivered through this work, a message that “people kill people… and always have.” Sad, but true. However, this is not enough of a morality play to suggest that Christians pay for such a lesson.
I strongly urge any Christian with a tender heart to avoid this film… or at least prayerfully reconsider before going. It is a cruel film, with a great deal of inhumanity and violence. I cannot recommend this for any age or film taste. The Scriptures tell us to “guard your heart with all diligence” and I say use this as a measuring stick for this or an other film.
Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Moderate
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.