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Nav
17-10-2002, 12:43:36
This film, by Danny Boyle looks like it might be a classic...

www.28dayslaterthemovie.co.uk

Saw a really good advert for it on the tube last night, a series of storyboards (comic book style) telling the story of the first 28 days.. I think this is probably a must see. Can't wait to 1/11/02.

Tizzy
17-10-2002, 13:49:37
There's been the same storyboard running in the Merto the last few days - it looks really good.

Scabrous Birdseed
17-10-2002, 15:31:31
I saw a trailer for it beofre Road to Perdition. Looked absoultely fucking moronic if you ask me.

King_Ghidra
17-10-2002, 15:47:08
all hail uber troll!

Darkstar
17-10-2002, 22:38:20
Why? Has Uber Troll been crowned King of the Forum?

Hey, that's King Ghidra saying that... so is Uber Troll Overking of the Forum?

Qweeg
18-10-2002, 16:01:06
Saw the same adverts, I have read Clays Ark, this will not scare me, so a bunch a people catch the flu or something, YAWN.

I am wish to be Uber Trolls subcontactor:)

FunkyFingers
21-10-2002, 12:54:31
This looks like an ever-so-predictable "outbreak" type film?

Scabrous Birdseed
21-10-2002, 20:29:02
Except as comedy.

King_Ghidra
22-10-2002, 08:24:16
well you guys are all entitled to slate the film before it's even come out but i don't know why you would want to do that...

FunkyFingers
22-10-2002, 08:40:29
Who's slating it?

King_Ghidra
22-10-2002, 08:43:41
qweeg and scabrous

Funkodrom
22-10-2002, 10:55:46
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
This looks like an ever-so-predictable "outbreak" type film?

From what I read the outbreak stuff is what has happened in the 8 days before the film. What happens is in the aftermath of that disaster.

Qweeg
22-10-2002, 12:52:08
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
qweeg and scabrous

:mad: You shouldn't snitch on people... I'm gonna get you after school.

Funkodrom
22-10-2002, 12:55:42
No you won't, his dad's a secret SAS ninja.

Qweeg
22-10-2002, 13:19:09
Well My dads a bigger SAS Ninja.

Scabrous Birdseed
22-10-2002, 13:45:08
It looked shit because it was predictable child-psychology scenario "what if I was like, totally alone in the world, and stuff?" type blah.

Funkodrom
22-10-2002, 14:14:12
That doesn't mean it'll be a bad film.

King_Ghidra
22-10-2002, 14:19:49
i was going to write something similar but i thought 'no, what is the point, let's just wait and see...' it will speak for itself soon enough

Funkodrom
22-10-2002, 14:20:57
Yeah, exactly.

Sean
22-10-2002, 14:23:54
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
It looked shit because it was predictable child-psychology scenario "what if I was like, totally alone in the world, and stuff?" type blah.
Try to keep your posts consistent.

Qweeg
23-10-2002, 11:53:12
I think the disease turns some people into zombies or something, reminds me of Day of the Triffids, where most survivors went blind.

King_Ghidra
23-10-2002, 12:07:19
so in day of the triffids the aliens dropped a load of jazz mags on earth?

Qweeg
23-10-2002, 12:13:27
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
so in day of the triffids the aliens dropped a load of jazz mags on earth?

I expected that that would be your first assumtion Ghidra:D

King_Ghidra
23-10-2002, 12:16:00
x-fear!!! :shoot:

ah i love the smell of x-fear at lunchtime :)

Lazarus and the Gimp
23-10-2002, 21:04:00
Alex Garland (the writer) says it's influenced by "Day of the Triffids" and "Night of the living dead". He started with the concept "What if zombies could sprint?".

I'll be watching it. I love films like that.

Tizzy
09-11-2002, 18:38:48
Nav, did you go see this?
After seeing the TV ads for it, I was kind of put off, is it worth it?

Nav
09-11-2002, 21:07:03
Nah I didnt, I forgot.

Funkodrom
11-11-2002, 10:38:32
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Alex Garland (the writer) says it's influenced by "Day of the Triffids" and "Night of the living dead". He started with the concept "What if zombies could sprint?".

I'll be watching it. I love films like that.

Great concept!

The Shaker
11-11-2002, 11:36:23
Sticking to the zombie theme, did anyone see Resident Evil when it came out?

Funkodrom
11-11-2002, 11:41:46
Did it star Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine?

Nav
13-11-2002, 13:18:20
I saw it in the trailers when I went to the cinema a while back. The 30second summary covered all the major plotpoints, and action scenes. I had no need to see all the bits inbetween.

Debaser
13-11-2002, 13:35:07
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Did it star Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine?

Let's not forget the legendary Barry Burton.

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 13:53:52
you major character loving buffoons.

What about 'cowardly' Brad Vickers or 'dead' Forest Speyer?

Funkodrom
13-11-2002, 14:10:31
I have no idea what the characters were like. I only watched the intro movie again and again and those were the first few named.

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 14:23:44
you never played it????
I loved that game.

Funkodrom
13-11-2002, 14:26:20
I couldn't see what was supposed to be fun about it.

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 14:49:11
too much characterisation again?

FunkyFingers
13-11-2002, 16:26:31
Originally posted by Nav
I saw it in the trailers when I went to the cinema a while back. The 30second summary covered all the major plotpoints, and action scenes. I had no need to see all the bits inbetween.

That seems to happen for pretty much every single film trailer going at the cinema these days. It's SO ANNOYING! Why do they have to reveal the whole plot and show all the major actions? WHY??:bash:

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 16:34:54
It'd sell well if they showed the really boring bits instead :D

Dunno, I hate it, I think the best trailers are the teasing ones, which make you wonder what it'll actually be about. I can't think of one off hand though :(

Sean
13-11-2002, 16:36:44
Originally posted by FunkyFingers
That seems to happen for pretty much every single film trailer going at the cinema these days. It's SO ANNOYING! Why do they have to reveal the whole plot and show all the major actions? WHY??:bash:
Like the Two Towers trailer?

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 16:39:25
ah yeah, the magic reappearing dead character.

Funkodrom
13-11-2002, 16:53:12
Originally posted by The Shaker
too much characterisation again?

Too single player.

The Shaker
13-11-2002, 16:58:21
you need to learn how to become a loner.

Funkodrom
13-11-2002, 17:06:24
I like people. I get bored on my own.

FunkyFingers
13-11-2002, 17:07:38
Originally posted by Sean
Like the Two Towers trailer?

Exactly - if you hadn't read the book, you'd be pretty pissed off to discover that "dead" one coming back again.

When I went to see FOTR last Christmas was Mrs FunkyFingers's family (all of whom have read LOTR), I hadn't read LOTR. The death of you-know-who was quite a big shock for me. Imagine my disgust when, over pizza after the film, my future sister-in-law blurts out "oh but he isn't dead".

Thanks! :bash:

Venom
13-11-2002, 17:28:18
I recently re-watched the film and decided to stop reading The Two Towers because knowing the book made the film worse for me. I want to be suprised now, but I'm a terrible spoiler whore.

I'm hereby annoucing my campaign to remain Spoiler Free for Episode III (Star Wars BTW you twats)

Sean
13-11-2002, 17:29:43
I thought you meant Alan Partridge.

Debaser
13-11-2002, 18:35:01
CASHBACK!

Funkodrom
19-05-2003, 22:04:37
I just saw 28 Days Later. Very good film. Horrible to watch. They get a real feel of desolation - everything's clearly abandoned but there could be an infected behind any corner. Tense all the way through.

BigGameHunter
20-05-2003, 04:00:34
Man...I hate that kind of stuff. What took it so long to get to screen?

Funkodrom
20-05-2003, 09:15:59
It's just come out on DVD, my housemate bought it for his brother's birthday (today) and we just tested that it worked OK. :cute:

Venom
20-05-2003, 18:20:38
It's not out here yet. WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH

BigGameHunter
20-05-2003, 20:41:59
Yeah...that's weird. I just saw a preview for it before XM2.
Not generally enthused about dead/psuedo dead people movies, though Omega Man is a happy exception.

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-05-2003, 16:17:12
This is easily as good as Omega Man. It's loosely based on the same source- "I am legend", but it's probably closer in spirit to "Day of the Triffids". Very tense scenes in it.

Funkodrom
21-05-2003, 16:23:27
It's a very good film. The cast is excellent, it's all very classy. Worth seeing just for the shots of London empty but there's a lot more too it than that.

Nav
21-05-2003, 17:39:04
I ordered it via play.com and it arrived before the official release date. cool. :D great film.

I thought the streets being empty was some sort of effect, but according to the documentary they did manage to close down parts of London for (very) short times.

BigGameHunter
21-05-2003, 21:26:35
Great! Lord knows I don't have enough tense moments in my life now. May as well pay $8 for more!

Sean
03-08-2003, 15:46:26
Quality film. Acting so-so, lots of tension, nice plot twists, and GY!BE on the soundtrack.

King_Ghidra@home
03-08-2003, 19:47:04
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It's loosely based on the same source- "I am legend

Laz, have you read this? many times i have seen it in the bookshops and been tempted to but it, but haven't yet...

Darkstar
04-08-2003, 18:16:24
Omega Man? ("I am legend.") I've read it (the original book). It's ok. It didnt' strike me as anything special. If you find it at a used book store for $1, you probably won't feel ripped off for buying it at that price...

BigGameHunter
04-08-2003, 19:28:57
"Omega Man" is da funky zombie bomb, beeeyatch!

BigGameHunter
31-10-2003, 16:01:22
I rented this yesterday in the Halloween spirit. First, let me say that I am unashamedly a little girl when it comes to horror films. I have a very "visual" imagination and it takes about a nanosecond for me to be transported into a film or book, etc.
After getting the offspring down, we popped it in and watched it up until the scene after the grocery store funfest (they're about to get some petrol for their car). I don't know if I want to watch the rest, because my knowledge of plot points indicates that it will get steadily more horrific from here on out.
In any horror film, such an anachronistically happy scene as the grocery trip has to be followed by something equally horrendous...
I'm guessing there is going to be some scene (eventually) where the little girl turns into an infected and Serena is killed due to hesitation or something...or the father is killed or becomes infected due to hesitation....either way, bad things are going to happen to a nice little girl. That makes me sad.
:)
Anywho...I like it, and I HATE horror movies...I just have had a feeling that this one is very well done. Funny how things make you think...I started to wonder just WTF I would do if some catashtrophic event ocurred and messed things up similarily. I'm ashamed to say my family would be living on Cheetos and drinking out of the toilet bowl while I tried to convert our minivan into a Mad Maxmobile and attempted to fight off gangs of thugs/undead with lame improvised broom handle weapons. All of this would be occurring while my close but too far frail (and probably now dead) parents sat on an embarrassingly rich arsenal of weapons and foodstuffs, mere miles away! :bash:

I've gotta get survivalistic, baby.

BigGameHunter
04-11-2003, 17:33:50
This is the better 28DL thread.
Anything with Qweeg's stamp on it is migraine inspiring Jabberwocky gibberish.

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-11-2003, 21:21:36
Originally posted by King_Ghidra@home
Laz, have you read this? many times i have seen it in the bookshops and been tempted to but it, but haven't yet...


Sorry- missed this. Yes I've read it, and I liked it.

Drekkus
02-12-2003, 13:55:41
Did I miss something or did Funky Fingers post in this thread????

King_Ghidra
02-12-2003, 14:13:31
yeah, over a year ago though

Venom
02-12-2003, 14:19:34
What ever happened to that guy? Wife lock him in the closet?

Drekkus
02-12-2003, 15:16:50
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
yeah, over a year ago though Oh fuck yeah, missed that.