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Fridge Horror

  • Many of those who survived in Britain were taken to the film's setting. It's more or less a big screw you to anyone who saw the first film because it means that the first film's protagonists presumably were there and almost certainly were killed if they were there. It more or less makes the whole previous film a huge waste of time following characters who were going to die anyways.
    • There's no guarantee that the protagonists of the first movie would return to the UK after being evacuated. And indeed, given how 28 Days Later ended, the chance that any of them would be willing to live in a military-run quarantine zone is effectively nil.
  • The Infected in France. Think about that. The Virus decimated Britain in four WEEKS. It would spread like wildfire across France, it's neighboring countries, and eventually Europe, Asia and Africa with only a few areas (the poles, the Americas, the Asian islands, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland etc) clear of Infection.
    • Not even the Americas would be safe, really, considering that it wouldn't be impossible for the Infected to make it across the Bering Strait and begin spreading Rage across North America.
      • By the time the infected would have reached the Strait (i.e. having crossed the breadth of Europe and Siberia on foot), then at the very least the U.S. Coast Guard would have been able to close off Alaska's shores, backed up by Air Force units out of Alaska. As soon as the Navy arrived with battleships and submarines they would blockade the Strait, and there would be no way for anyone to make it through to the Americas with the U.S. government's say-so; and considering the incident in Britain, it's safe to say that the "Approved" list is blank.
      • And really as long as other major American nations like Brazil and Canada took similar practical measures to safeguard themselves, the hundreds of miles of open ocean would make it impossible for any possibly infected individuals to make it across.
    • A disease that virulent can't spread too far before burning itself out, in real life at least. The Infected don't show any incentive to move long distances unless they are chasing after people, so the chances are that after the biggest population centers are clear of the uninfected in one way or another, it becomes a waiting game, and normal people come out on top. Of course millions would likely die before that would happen, of course.
      • While true, a disease that virulent would normally KILL the infected but the Rage virus doesn't. Assuming that they die from starvation or dehydration, the time they could spread the disease would be at least a week or longer (based on the logic of the movies).
    • How is that Fridge horror? That is the entire point of the ending. They wouldn't have SHOWN the Eiffel Tower otherwise.
    • Which begs the question: if the infection never made it to France during the first movie, doesn't that mean France would have blocked the tunnel? Assuming they merely blockaded it instead of just flooding the damn thing, why was security lifted so soon after the quarantine was lifted?
      • I think the French outbreak occurred because Andy was an asymptomatic carrier and caused it after they landed (or were downed) rather than Infected going through the channel tunnel. I'm sure the French would have closed, then blocked, and then destroyed the tunnel during the first outbreak.
  • Actually, it depends on geography.
    • France looks doomed, but the Infected don't seem to run unless they see food. Which means after they leave Paris, it won't be so difficult. France is separated (though not entirely) from Spain and Italy by the Pyrenees and the Alps, so not only would the Infected have slight trouble getting over them, the armies could slow them down.
    • During that, the populations of Spain and Portugal (mostly) would be evacuated to European islands and the Azores. Most Italians would go to Corsica, Sicily and Sardinia, the Greeks and those in the Balkans area could go to Greek islands, as well as those previous mentioned; as long as the motorways between them were broken, the Danish could go to the Danish isles; the Scandinavians, as they would be the last in Europe to be infected, would go to Iceland.
    • The Suez canal, between Egypt and Arabia, would likely have all crossings broken, but if the Infected got to Africa, if they went west into the Sahara, they would be slowed down by the heat. The same would happen if they went through the Alps to Switzerland (the same reason that Switzerland has been a difficult country to invade). That way, some of Africa could be evacuated.
    • In Asia, the Chinese, Koreans, Russians and South Asians could go to Japan, Indonesia, Seychelles and the Maldives, as well as the Indians going to Sri Lanka. The Infected would also be halted by the Russian winter, Himalayas and the deserts, namely the Indus Valley, the Cholistan desert and the Taklamakan desert.
    • The Infected wouldn't be able to cross the Bering Strait unless it completely froze over, though any advances from Russia to Canada via the North Pole will be checked.
    • Also, the directors wanted any sequel, named 28 Months Later to be set in Russia, with the Infected just having reached it. Leaving plenty of time for Asia and Africa to be evacuated.
    • All in all, there will be massive evacuations and disaster, but much slower than expected and some places better off than others, plus a few decades, maybe even over a century, to reform, but it seems as if it won't be that bad.
  • The infected in this film seem to be able to think a bit more, e.g the kids dad being hiding from the firebombing, most of the infected hiding underground from it, the use of melee weapons. This may be because instead of the usual way of being infected (bile/blood into wounds or eyes and mouth) the father was infected by an asymptomatic carrier, in other words the virus was maybe "watered down" allowing for at least rudimentary intelligence.
  • Don didn't do what most infected usually do, he actively hunted his children, then, when he managed to corner Andy, instead of beating him to death, went for infecting him, it's possible, despite everything, he still had enough presence of mind to try and "spare" his kids, by having them join him as infected, not counting on Andy inheriting his mothers Asymptomatic status.