• Publication date: June 1, 2011

Just When You Thought It Was Safe 28 Weeks Later: The Infection is Back

Picking up where its predecessor left off, 28 Weeks Later transports viewers to a post-apocalyptic version of London, where a deadly virus has zombified all except a few of its residents. Those who avoided infection have been quarantined to a small section of town, where American-led NATO forces protect the perimeter from zombie intrusion.

Picking up where its predecessor left off, 28 Weeks Later transports viewers to a post-apocalyptic version of London, where a deadly virus has zombified all except a few of its residents. Those who avoided infection have been quarantined to a small section of town, where American-led NATO forces protect the perimeter from zombie intrusion.

As weeks pass the remaining carriers of the disease slowly begin dying of starvation. That is when two young children: Tammy (Imogen Poots) and Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) return from a Spanish vacation to reunite with their quarantined father, Don (Robert Carlyle).

In an act of cowardice, Don abandoned the children�s mother, Alice (Catherine McCormack) during the initial zombie attack. Rather than admit this to the kids, he devises a tale that paints him as a heroine. With the streets cleared of the zombies, however, Tammy and Andy decide to venture back to their old home and retrieve some personal belongings.

At their home the kids discover Alice alive in the attic, though disoriented. Strangely, it seems that she is immune to the virus, but is still capable of transmitting it to others. Alice returns to the quarantined zone with Tammy and Andy, eventually bumping heads with Don � who attempts to apologize for his shameful act.

Don eventually wins back his wife�s affection and both kiss. The saliva from this loving embrace infects him with Alice�s disease however, and the formally contained virus is once again on the loose. Andy, Tammy, and Alice must battle for their own survival, as NATO commander Stone (depicted by The Wire�s Idris Elba) orders a carpet-bombing of the entire city.

Like 28 Days Later, its second iteration proved successful at the box office. With a slender budget of only $15 million it managed to garner more than $64 million worldwide, going head to head in theaters with the blockbuster Spider-Man 3. Hints from the film�s director, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo indicate that a third installment of the series could be in the works.

Year: 2007

Duration: 100 minutes

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Starring:

Rose Byrne

Jeremy Renner

Imogen Poots

Mackintosh Muggleton

Harold Perrineau

Robert Carlyle

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Rating: Rated R for strong violence, gore, explicit language, and some sexuality/nudity.