History Film / TwentyEightDaysLater

4th Jul '16 11:50:41 AM DarcyFoster
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The radio message says that the blockade is to the northeast of Manchester. When Jim breaks back into it, you see signs for Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lancaster and the Lake District. These signs are only seen on the M6, which runs west of Manchester.
26th Feb '16 4:22:59 PM ASTOL01
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* DeconstructedTrope: Of some popular zombie tropes. The very things that make the rage virus so deadly also stop it short of ending the world; the violent, visible insanity render it impossible to disguise a bite victim, and the fact that infectees succumb to rapid, shrieking madness within seconds of infection means it's impossible for the virus to spread across large bodies of water.

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* DeconstructedTrope: Of some popular zombie tropes. The very things that make the rage virus so deadly also stop it short of ending the world; the violent, visible insanity render of the infected renders it impossible to disguise a bite victim, and the fact that infectees succumb to rapid, shrieking madness within seconds of infection means it's impossible for the virus to spread across large bodies of water.over any distance a human can't travel on foot (across oceans, say).
26th Feb '16 4:20:59 PM ASTOL01
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* DeconstructedTrope: Of some popular zombie tropes. The very things that make the rage virus so deadly also stop it short of ending the world; the violent, visible insanity render it impossible to disguise a bite victim, and the fact that infectees succumb to rapid, shrieking madness within seconds of infection means it's impossible for the virus to spread across large bodies of water.
** Furthermore, the zombies never think to eat each other, and [[RealityEnsues they starve to death en masse within a couple months.]]
** Especially amusing given that this is pretty much ''the'' film that started and codified the TechnicallyLivingZombie trope. The first movie to showcase this kind of apocalypse outright proves why it's impossible!


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* WhamShot: As Jim lies on his back in the rain, hiding from the soldiers in the forest, [[spoiler: he sees the contrail of a plane flying overhead. This makes him realize that Sergeant Farrell was right: the virus didn't end the world and that England has been quarantined.]]
8th Jan '16 10:34:20 PM quirkygenius
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* DyeingForYourArt: The actors playing soldiers attended a three-day boot camp to ensure that they'd carry themselves properly.



** Numerous infected are naked.

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** Numerous infected are naked.naked including a topless woman.



* GallowsHumour: When Jim walks around the deserted London, we see a bit of graffiti;

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* GallowsHumour: When Jim walks around the deserted London, we see a bit of graffiti;graffiti in a church;



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Intentional or not, Sergeant Farrell ''does'' buy Jim enough time to escape while Jones and Mitchell bicker over how they'll kill the sergeant.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Intentional or not, Sergeant Farrell ''does'' buy Jim enough time to escape while Jones and Mitchell bicker over how they'll kill the sergeant.sergeant; Jones thinks just shoot him while Mitchell wants to do it slow with a bayonet. Then they bicker when Jones shoots Farrell as a twisted form of mercy.]]



* InfantImmortality: Oh how averted. Both the church and roadside bar are probably the most {{Squick}} places in the whole film thanks to the aversion of this trope. But at the same time [[spoiler: Hannah survives]].

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* InfantImmortality: Oh how averted. Both the church and roadside bar are probably the most {{Squick}} places in the whole film thanks to the aversion of this trope. But at the same time [[spoiler: Hannah survives]].



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Of the two female characters in the movie [[spoiler: none]] dies, while Jim [[spoiler: is the sole male survivor]] of 28 Days Later. The fact that in the 'real ending' [[spoiler: Jim dies and the girls ''still survive'']] only rubs more salt in the wound.
** Well, [[spoiler: Jim's mother]] commits suicide to avoid infection, but she's a ''very'' minor character, to say the least.
** However, there aren't that many women who are even in the movie. All the soldiers are men but then again [[spoiler: any women who survived and joined the soldiers were probably tortured by Major West's men]]
*** The latter scenario is improbable; [[spoiler:Major West and his men didn't want sex toys or victims, but wives to procreate with - they aren't interested in their consent, but they wouldn't treat them as disposable, either.]]
** Subverted, however, when you consider the first infected human was a woman.

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Subverted. Of the two female characters in the movie [[spoiler: none]] dies, while Jim [[spoiler: is the sole male survivor]] of 28 Days Later. The fact that in the 'real ending' [[spoiler: Jim dies and the girls ''still survive'']] only rubs more salt in the wound.
** Well,
wound. However [[spoiler: Jim's mother]] commits suicide to avoid infection, but she's a ''very'' minor character, to say infection before the least.
film starts, the first infected human was a woman, there are many corpses of women among the piles of dead and a few female infected.
** However, there aren't that many women who are even in the movie. All the soldiers are men but then again [[spoiler: any women who survived and joined the soldiers were probably tortured turned into sex slaves by Major Mayor West's men]]
men and wanted out, one way or another]]
*** The latter scenario is improbable; [[spoiler:Major West and his men didn't want sex toys or victims, but to keep up morale and/or wives to procreate with - they aren't interested in their consent, but they wouldn't treat them as disposable, either.]]
** Subverted, however, when you consider the first infected human was a woman.
]]



* MildlyMilitary: The soldiers are doing their duty, but when they have free time, they tend to be almost childish in their behaviour. [[spoiler:Not to mention their grand answer to infection is to set a trap for healthy women and rape them]].

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* MildlyMilitary: The soldiers are doing their duty, but when they have free time, they tend to be almost childish in their behaviour.behavior. [[spoiler:Not to mention their grand answer to infection is to set a trap for healthy women and rape them]].



* MissingMom: It's never explained what happend to Hannah's mother and it's actually left quite ambiguous.

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* MissingMom: It's never explained what happend happened to Hannah's mother and it's actually left quite ambiguous.



* NaiveAnimalLover: The events were kicked off by a bunch of animal-rights activists liberating a bunch of infected monkeys from a lab.

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* NaiveAnimalLover: The events were kicked off by a bunch of animal-rights activists liberating a bunch of infected monkeys apes from a lab.



* NightmareSequence: Jim wakes up and finds out that he's alone in a desolated area. His reaction is just a terrified "Hello!" shouted repeatedly. Then we learn that it's just his nightmare.

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* NightmareSequence: Jim wakes up and finds out that he's alone in a desolated area.area with a herd of horses fleeing (a telltale sign of the presence of Infected people). His reaction is just a terrified "Hello!" shouted repeatedly. Then we learn that it's just his nightmare.



* TooDumbToLive: Let's start with the scientists who decided to use chimpanzees, which are incredibly strong and can get pretty damn aggressive already, as guinea pigs for the Rage virus. Then the animal rights activists who release said infected chimpanzees ''after being warned that they're contagious.'' Additionally said scientists use a facility that doesn't even incorporate the most basic of quarantine procedures.(And apparently, decent security systems.)

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* TooDumbToLive: Let's start with the scientists who decided to use chimpanzees, which are incredibly strong and can get pretty damn aggressive already, as guinea pigs for the Rage virus. Then the animal rights activists who release said infected chimpanzees ''after being warned that they're contagious.'' Additionally said scientists use a facility that doesn't even incorporate the most basic of quarantine procedures. (And apparently, decent security systems.)
2nd Jan '16 2:01:58 AM morenohijazo
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* NaiveAnimalLover: The events were kicked off by a bunch of animal-rights activists liberating a bunch of infected monkeys from a lab.
26th Nov '15 7:30:21 PM nombretomado
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[[TitleConfusion Not to be confused with]] ''[[Film/TwentyEightDays 28 Days]]'', where SandraBullock plays an alcoholic in a detox centre.

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[[TitleConfusion Not to be confused with]] ''[[Film/TwentyEightDays 28 Days]]'', where SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock plays an alcoholic in a detox centre.



* TitleConfusion: in 2000, there was a SandraBullock film called ''[[Film/TwentyEightDays 28 Days]]'', in which she played [[TheAlcoholic a woman who was court-ordered to go through a rehab program]]. ''28 Days '''Later''''' was released two years later in 2002, leading a few (before they saw any trailers or promotional materials), to initially wonder if a sequel to ''28 Days'' had been made.

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* TitleConfusion: in 2000, there was a SandraBullock Creator/SandraBullock film called ''[[Film/TwentyEightDays 28 Days]]'', in which she played [[TheAlcoholic a woman who was court-ordered to go through a rehab program]]. ''28 Days '''Later''''' was released two years later in 2002, leading a few (before they saw any trailers or promotional materials), to initially wonder if a sequel to ''28 Days'' had been made.
1st Nov '15 12:31:04 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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The small group continues forth out of London in search of the promised cure, but when they arrive at the source of the radio broadcasts, their promised land turns into another nightmare…

''28 Days Later'' avoids using the word "[[NotUsingTheZWord zombie]]", and it also avoids a number of common zombie tropes: once the Rage virus takes over, those infected with it become fast-moving, mindlessly violent killers (without a hunger for brains). The Rage infection itself devastates society and causes an apocalypse due to the ease of transmission and the overall panic. Despite precautions to avoid the appearance of a zombie movie, the film ended up getting pigeonholed as a zombie movie anyway. It did fairly well at the box office, received several comic prequels (which explore the period of time between the initial outbreak and the film), and managed to spawn a sequel (''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'').

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The small group continues forth out of London in search of the promised cure, but when they arrive at the source of the radio broadcasts, their promised land turns into another nightmare…

nightmare...

''28 Days Later'' avoids using the word "[[NotUsingTheZWord zombie]]", and it also avoids a number of common zombie tropes: once the Rage virus takes over, those infected with it become fast-moving, mindlessly violent killers (without a hunger for brains). The Rage infection itself devastates society and causes an apocalypse due to the ease of transmission and the overall panic. Despite precautions to avoid the appearance of a zombie movie, the film ended up getting pigeonholed as a zombie movie anyway. It did fairly well at the box office, received several comic prequels (which explore the period of time between the initial outbreak and the film), and managed to spawn a sequel (''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'').
(''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater''). The creators has planned a third instalment in the series called ''28 Months Later'', but it has been stuck in DevelopmentHell ever since the release of ''Weeks''.
6th Sep '15 5:51:13 PM Jenaiqueserasera
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* BadassNormal: Despite being an average every day guy, Jim ends up taking on and killing several crazed, but professional, soldiers, albeit ironically with the help of the infected.
27th Jul '15 5:38:43 AM Beppo
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* MoralGuardians: [[http://sarahmaidofalbion.blogspot.com/2010/06/slumdog-olympics.html One political blogger]] appears to believe that the film is an example of sinister left-wing propaganda.
4th Jun '15 7:27:24 PM lolface123
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*UnstoppableRage: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Rage virus]] induces a perpetual one into it's victims, which despite making them stronger and faster, it also suppresses hunger and other vital processes, meaning they starve to death eventually.
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