Some sequels are better off skipped. I’m on the fence over 28 Weeks Later. It wasn’t bad. But it wasn’t as good as the original. There were several great fast Zombie scenes, and a great beginning sequence. The plot wasn’t bad, and definitely added to the original in a meaningful way, but most of the film was spent laying a slow foundation for the last 30 minutes of action.
28 Weeks Later continues the battle over the Zombie infection begun in 28 Days Later. Months after the initial events portrayed in 28 Days Later, NATO forces, led by the U.S. military, reoccupy a portion of central London, and begin the process of cleaning out the city. They isolate one island in the Themes, and begin repopulating it with those surviving Britons that managed to escape the carnage of the original outbreak, eventually have over 15 thousand inhabitants.
It’s about this time that Don (no relation), our main character, is reunited with his two children, who have arrived via airliner, and soon thereafter they learn that their long lost mother, thought to have long ago been a meal for the Zombies, reappears. The medical staff of the military soon realizes that some of the members of the family are not affected by the infection. Well, and this will be no surprise, soon everybody’s favorite fast Zombies make a comeback, and saving the children, and their invaluable genetics, becomes all important.28 Weeks Later (2007, U.K.),