28 Weeks Later

Rated 2.0

This follow-up to Danny Boyle’s nasty horror show from a few years back keeps the same herky-jerky camera look, the same frantic editing pace and the same high-speed zombies. After a great start, the film relies on ridiculous coincidences and predictable twists, losing its way at about the three-quarter mark. Still, there are some great ideas in play here, with all sorts of horrifying zombie scenarios involving a father and his children. Some of the sequences are downright frightening, while others are too ridiculous, even for a zombie flick. Robert Carlyle does nice work as a dad who makes a sad choice at the beginning of the movie and basically pays for it during the remainder of the film. The film disappoints overall, but there’s enough zombie mayhem so that it almost squeaks by. Almost.