Friday, January 2, 2009

"28 Weeks Later" (2007, Dir: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)

Pros: Miles better than the first film. Good balance of graphic violence with tension. Reliable thesps Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner and Robert Carlyle chip in professional jobs.

Pros?/Cons?: Some of the violence - like the really disgusting and cruel eye-gouging scene - made me genuinely queasy.

Cons: The editing is occasionally so rapid-fire as to cheapen the film's overall point (to scare). Some genuinely stupid characters. Overall, too prosaic to get more than a 'C'.

Grade: C

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