History Film / TwentyEightDaysLater

27th Dec '16 1:33:47 PM LuciaMoore
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** There's also the speed at which the virus infects its victims. A virus that induces intense rage is theoretically feasible, but infected victims are shown to take less than a minute to go from normal to mindlessly enraged. In reality, even an exceptionally aggressive virus would take several days to infect a victim to a point where their behavior would start to change.
20th Dec '16 5:51:03 PM BattleMaster
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The rate at which the Infected vomit blood should kill them from dehydration and/or blood loss within a matter of hours.
9th Nov '16 6:50:08 AM Morgenthaler
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In the 2002 horror film '''''28 Days Later''''', a literal {{hate plague}} begins taking over Britain after animal rights activists set loose an infected chimp in a lab at Cambridge University. While scientists designed the [[HatePlague Rage virus]] as a way of neutralizing violent impulses, it ended up having [[GoneHorriblyWrong the opposite effect]]: once freed, the chimp starts to excarnify its would-be rescuers. Cue the cut-away.

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In the 2002 horror film '''''28 ''28 Days Later''''', Later'', a literal {{hate plague}} begins taking over Britain after animal rights activists set loose an infected chimp in a lab at Cambridge University. While scientists designed the [[HatePlague Rage virus]] as a way of neutralizing violent impulses, it ended up having [[GoneHorriblyWrong the opposite effect]]: once freed, the chimp starts to excarnify its would-be rescuers. Cue the cut-away.
9th Nov '16 6:49:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdrenalineMakeover: Even if this trope is related with female characters, it goes for Jim. He started as TheLoad, ended up as BadAss.

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* AdrenalineMakeover: Even if this trope is related with female characters, it goes for Jim. He started as TheLoad, ended up as BadAss.badass.
6th Oct '16 3:06:18 PM KingClark
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* DownerEnding: Danny Boyle has stated that the "true ending" -as opposed to of the FocusGroupEnding of the final cut- has [[spoiler: Jim dying in the abandoned hospital after being shot by the soldiers]]. You can imagine why this was reduced to a mere AlternateEnding.

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* DownerEnding: Danny Boyle has stated that the "true ending" -as ending"--as opposed to of the FocusGroupEnding of the final cut- has cut--has [[spoiler: Jim dying in the abandoned hospital after being shot by the soldiers]]. You can imagine why this was reduced to a mere AlternateEnding.
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.
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