I love a good virus outbreak thriller. I love a good #Apocalypse
fills both of those needs and then some. Some well meaning animal rights activists inadvertantly release a dangerous and very fast acting virus that has no cure or history. Flash forward 28 days later and bicycle messenger Jim (#CillianMurphy
) wakes up in an abandoned hospital, left to explore an abandoned London with any hopes of explanation or civilization, well, abandoned. He meets up with two fellow survivors (#NaomieHarris
) and forge ahead amid his confusion and the virus "Infected" who remain. #Trainspotting
makes dazzling work of stunning cinematography and creates this amazing world of emptiness and desolation, fight and survival, and ultimately, human spirit and hope in a masterful way. The #horror
is not to be overlooked with wild action sequences, set pieces that are just as emotional as they are horrifying, and homages to #DawnoftheDead
along the way. The origins of the virus nor its resolution are made completely clear, and that's fine by me. The film got a bit of flack for choosing an optimistic ending over a more bleak one, but I'm in the camp that loves the ending they chose... not every horror movie has to end in darkness and I felt the deleted ending was actually the cop-out forcing a cheap downer conclusion just for being a downers sake. The score by #JohnMurphy
is fantastic (I actually bought the CD when they were still a thing) and I am in love with almost every aspect of this film. It's definitely ranks among my favorite movies - top to bottom, it holds up and never disappoints me on my repeated viewings. Trainspotting may be his signature work, but 28 Days Later is my favorite.