Tuesday, January 01, 2008

28 Weeks Later (SPOILERS)

Of course, holidays are for catching up on festive movies you didn't get a chance to see. So we have 28 Weeks Later, which is virtuoso filmmaking, except for one thing:

Am I the only one who was waiting, desperately, for a scene where someone screams at those kids, "Bloody 'ell, it's your focking fault we're in this sodding mess to begin with!" Never have I seen the destruction of the world caused by the impish misbehavior of two kids, and they are never called on it.

Also, it's hard to believe that with the security precautions surrounding a Code Red Multinational Quarantine, the escape of two kids would be met with such bemusement and incompetence. But then again, it is a force led by American generals.

Anyway, I'd suggest sitting down with your kids and 28 Weeks Later, and using the film as a teaching tool: "Here's what happens when you disobey rules."

1 comment:

Michael Markowitz said...

On a side note, I get the resemblance between the junior fashion model girl and her parents in the film, but what are we to make of the little hammerheaded boy? Whose offspring was he??