I most certainly won’t be able to say it better than Steve:
“The undead learn how to run in 28 Days Later, hunting down fresh meat with lethal ferocity. No longer a mass of marching, lumbering groaners, these zombies were snarling, sprinting predators, and Boyle used them to successfully meld three thrillers into one. The story starts in an abandoned London, witnessing the comprehensive fallout of “the virus.” It continues as a bloody travelogue, as a handful of survivors struggle to sneak their way to a safe haven. The story then culminates at a military compound, where the vile, vulgar remnants of humanity prove to be every bit as terrifying as the infected. It’s an apocalypse trifecta – a film about the forgotten dead, the murderous undead and the maniacal still-living. It was the best zombie/monster film of the decade.”
Completely agreed, and I think we can all agree that it tops Titanic‘s disaster due to the head-for-the-hills type of panic and the fact that there’s no savior in sight.
Next WALL-E (2008)