28 Weeks Later (2007)

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28 Weeks Later
Date: 2012
Source: Wikipedia

28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British/Spanish film sequel to the 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and released in the United Kingdom and United States on 11 May 2007. The on-location filming took place in London and 3 Mills Studios, although scenes intended to be shot at Wembley Stadium, then undergoing final stages of construction, were filmed instead in Wales, with Cardiff's Millennium Stadium used as a replacement.


During the outbreak of the rage virus, Don (Robert Carlyle), his wife Alice (Catherine McCormack) and four other survivors are hiding in a barricaded cottage located somewhere in a rural periphery of London. Moments after they let a terrified boy inside, a pack of the infected attack and force their way into the cottage. As Alice resists leaving the boy behind, and with not a moment to spare, Don runs outside and, pursued by the infected, desperately sprints towards a stream where a tethered motorboat barely enables him to escape as the presumed sole survivor.
Over the course of twenty-eight weeks after the outbreak, all the Infected have died of starvation and Britain is declared to be relatively safe. An American-led NATO force, under the command of Brigadier General Stone (Idris Elba), begins bringing in settlers to repopulate the area. Amongst the new arrivals are Tammy (Imogen Poots) and Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton), Don and Alice's children, who were in Spain during the initial outbreak. They are subsequently admitted to District One, a heavily patrolled safe zone of London guarded by the US Army, on the Isle of Dogs. As they are examined by Major Scarlet Ross (Rose Byrne), the district's chief medical officer, she notes Andy's differently coloured eyes, a trait inherited from his mother. Sergeant Doyle (Jeremy Renner) and his friend, Flynn (Harold Perrineau), a helicopter pilot, are amongst the military presence charged with guarding the district. The children are reunited with their father who has become one of the district's senior caretakers.


The next day, Tammy and Andy, mournful over the loss of their mother, slip out of the safe zone and make their way through the empty and ruined London to their former house. They had hoped to find a photograph of their mother there, but to their astonishment discover her hiding upstairs, though in a semi-conscious and disheveled state. Doyle had seen the two children leave the safe zone; they and their mother are thus subsequently picked-up by the US Army and returned to the district where Alice is tested and found to be infected with the rage virus, but displaying no symptoms, which categorises her as a rare asymptomatic carrier. Using his all-access caretaker pass card to bypass security, Don makes an unauthorised visit to Alice in her isolation cell and asks forgiveness for abandoning her at the cottage. When they kiss, however, the Rage Virus in her saliva immediately Infects Don, who savagely kills her and goes on a rampage, killing and Infecting soldiers in the building.

District One is put into Code Red Lock-down, and civilians are herded into safe rooms. Despite the precautions, Don breaks into a room containing a large crowd and begins killing and Infecting them, quickly causing a domino effect of attackers. Scarlet manages to rescue Tammy and Andy from containment as the soldiers in District One are ordered to shoot indiscriminately. Doyle, unable to bring himself to comply with the order, abandons his post and escapes with Scarlet, the children and others through the Greenwich foot tunnel. Stone then orders that District One be firebombed, but large numbers of the infected, including Don, escape the bombardment. Scarlet informs Doyle that the children may hold the key to a cure and must be protected at all costs. Flynn arrives by helicopter to pick up Doyle, but refuses to take anyone else as they would be shot down if carrying possibly Infected people.

Flynn contacts Doyle by radio and tells him to head to Wembley Stadium, but to leave the civilians. Doyle ignores his instructions and begins escorting the civilians to Wembley, breaking into an abandoned car to escape nerve gas released to kill the infected. However, after the infected are dead, a group of soldiers, one of them carrying a flamethrower, are patrolling and nearing the car. The car will not start, but just as Doyle manages to jolt it into movement with a strong push, he is incinerated by the flamethrower. Scarlet drives the car into the London Underground where, as the trio continue on foot, she is ambushed and killed by Don who then attacks and bites Andy. Tammy shoots Don before he can kill Andy who remains symptom-free, but with darker, bloodier eyes, like his mother. The children continue to the Stadium and are picked up by a reluctant Flynn, who flies them across the English Channel to France, as previously instructed by Doyle.

Twenty-eight days later, a voice calling for help is heard from the radio in Flynn's abandoned helicopter. A group of Infected are seen running through a tunnel which, as they emerge into the open, is revealed to be the exit of the Paris Métro Trocadéro station with a view of the nearby Eiffel Tower (Wikipedia, 2012).