Day 28: [Rec] (2007)

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It’s Day 28 and I’m reviewing our last film from the 2000s, which is [Rec]!! [Rec] is a Spanish film that was later remade into Quarantine, but they’re both found footage movies and… I don’t like either one of them. I have to be upfront: I just don’t like found footage movies. The gimmick quickly wears thin and I grow impatient as the filmmakers constantly come up with new excuses for a person to be recording what’s happening instead of just abandoning the camera and running away (like any normal person would do). I also get annoyed at the characters on-screen yelling at the cameraman. That seems to be a …

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Day 26: 28 Days Later (2002)

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Today is Day 26 and we’re talking about Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later!! It’s not exactly accurate to call this a “zombie” movie, as many of the usual tropes aren’t on display here. Instead, there’s an Ebola-like disease called Rage that infects people and causes them to be much more aggressive and animalistic than they would otherwise be, granting them what appears to be superhuman speed and agility (I wonder if this movie started the whole “fast” zombie thing?) But then again, there’s obviously many zombie elements on display here, especially what happens if one of these Rage fueled people bite you. The movie starts out as an animal activist …

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