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28 Days Later...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by NIGHTWATCH, Oct 23, 2003.

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  1. NIGHTWATCH

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    The name of the horror film I just saw, will change the way you think about zombies.

    This film comes from England. And has a storyline that is based more on fact than the horror norm. A virus erupts (RAGE) in England that within 28 days, leaves the country in ruin. And turning all those infected into the most violent people you can possibly imagine. What makes this film so scary to me was that it can happen. No fiction here.

    Being made in England however, the survivors are not armed. Their hope is to find soldiers "who will protect us". That aside, see this flic and dont be surprised if you get the urge to stock up on ammo. Im not kidding.
     
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    I haven't seen it yet, but I'm looking forward to the DVD. It is based on the book "I am Legend" so is basically the same story as the outstanding 70's flick "The Omega Man" starring Mr. Heston.
    Needless to say, Mr. Heston IS armed in "The Omega Man" and he has plenty of ammo :)
     
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    The Omega man had some cool interaction between "Moses" and the leader of the Zombies.

    "User of the wheel"... :D
     
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    so, how about those SA-80's, hunh? *hint hint*

    NIGHTWATCH.. there's also a couple threads on this in the archive, if you want a look. :)

    -K
     
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    Read White Plague by Frank Herbert (1972) and recognize how little suspension of disbelief is required.
     
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    Sorry Kaylee. :( I did search the topic before hand but "28 days" came up as too short an entry. I got zilch on the search.
     
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    There is gunplay in the movie but from some surviving troops. The deleted scenes section of the DVD offers an alternative ending where the young girl carries a handgun.

    Couldnt help thinking that the director opted to delete that scene cause it might panic the government by giving brits the idea that they have a life worth defending in such a scenario. :rolleyes:
     
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    Cool movie - those angry infected folk remind me why a big bullet is good.
     
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    I watched it, but thought it was about 30 minutes too long. I left seeing it feeling kinda *eh* about it. Nothing spectacular or "horrific" about it. Definitely wasn't that scary. It was more like a Resident Evil (video game, not movie) survival horror.
     
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    I bought the DVD on Tues. It wasn't as scary as all the people I know said it was, but then again I love horror movies, and it takes a lot to scare me. Being that it was England, I didn't have the same reaction as watching Sign (that being, where are all the guns?). It did make me want to buy a couple of hundred more rounds of ammo though. :D
     
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    It wasnt scary in the traditional American horror sort of way, but a large part of what made this film scary was the sense of isolation in an entire city. And the sense that they would/could be attacked (the infected move violently fast) at anytime.

    The soundtrack was right on, using music from the movie "TRAFFIC". It added to the surreal. I would agree that it is not an action movie (ASH DONT LIVE HERE). But it did creep me out because it is not far fetched. In the "making of" the film segment there are nothing but scientists talking about how this is not a matter of if, but when (mad cow had a little to do with this opinion I think). I have to admit, I think the fact that the main characters had no guns in the early part of the flic did freak me the most. :D LOL!
     
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    Deadman,
    I love the Romero zombie movies. That trailer looks pretty good. And in the Dead movies, there are always plenty of guns, and lots of gunplay. :D
     
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    Gee... I liked GHOSTS OF MARS and RESIDENT EVIL...
    :barf:
     
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    Read "The Stand" by Stephen King.
     
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    One of King's best books.
     
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    I saw this the other day and I couldn't get past the politically correct stupidity of the characters.

    You're in London, alone, being stalked by people who can infect you with a single drop of blood. So.... instead of going down to Holland and Holland and helping yourself to a fine double rifle, or to the nearest police or army arsenal, you pick up a machete and a baseball bat!

    And they don't even seem to see a gun as any sort of alternative (well, they're illegal...), no... they MUST drive several hundred miles to the army, because the army has guns and can protect them!

    Stupid, bad, stupid movie!

    Keith
     
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    A few of my friend's anti-gun friends went and saw the movie when it came out and said they were freaked out. So I went and saw the movie. I was not scared or freaked out, but then again I don't have to depend on others to protect me like they do.
     
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    The guy woke up from a coma after the chaos had passed. The few available firearms would probably already have been looted or taken by the military when they evacuated.
     
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    The military would have looted the police stations and gun shops? Why? Didn't they have better things to do?

    Keith
     
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    I meant they would have taken their own weapons when they left.
     
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    Good, then I can stop by Holland and Holland and get a top grade zombie rifle and have a ball!

    Keith
     
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    Infected people didn't use weapons, so there should have been some for the survivors to dig up.

    They did have a couple of bombs in the beginning. Better than nothing :)
     
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    wait a minute i thought that was in england not California???
     
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