Saturday, 12 May 2007

28 hours later...

Went to see 28 Weeks Later last night which was immensely entertaining...much better than Spiderman 3. It was the follow up to London-gets-infected-with-zombie-like-virus-flick 28 Days Later (see what they've done there?) and it gets the thumbs up from me. I was disgusted and shocked in equal measures, and left the cinema happy and awaiting the follow up...no doubt to be titled '28 Years Later' or something even more predictable. Hurrah for good British horror film action. Go and see this if only for the frankly amazing scenes of a completely empty London, and America doing what it does best, that's right, fucking things up (oooh, controversial).

Anyway, was quite surprised to see that the beginning bit was filmed at the stables where I had a horse for years when I was younger....in fact if you look behind the rage infected people you can see the tack room door on the left where I used to spend every Saturday painstakingly cleaning my horse's saddle and bridle. I shudder more at the thought of that than the zombies. Weird.

As a side note...the premise of 28 W.L reminded me a little bit of this film I watched last year called The War Game*, a 1965 BBC film (minus rage virus) that followed a hypothetical situation of London after a nuclear attack, in the way that they're both 'what if' type films and have the capacity to chill you a little bit at the thought of something really bad happening and the panic that would ensue. And the American armed forces' coping strategies put in place in 28 Weeks Later reminded me of the Terrorism plans that London no doubt has, just in case...


So last night's film did not bode well for my impending trip to London which I made today. The plan? A girly dinner and drinks with home-friends. Followed by tomorrow's shopping trip in aid of a ball dress & new shoes from Selfridges / Karen Millen. Wish me luck.


* If anyone's interested, The War Game can be found on YouTube in 5 parts:

Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxKkLsYICYY

Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WyJ6PPeYqU

Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK_dN8__kD8

Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoZict8CThg

Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trc1lJAH0lA

Let me know what you think. Cheery-o.

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