Even though Danny Boyle is only here as executive producer, the sequel to 28 Days Later is a surprisingly well-executed, stylish zombie movie befitting its predecessor. Picking up the post-9/11 anxiety of the first film and extending it deep into the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, the sequel opens roughly 6 months after the rage virus has swept England and eaten up its citizenry. American troops have arrived to secure a quarantined area of London (a "green zone," if you will) for survivors to start operation repopulation. The fun and games don't last long. Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, a relative newcomer, "has a fine sense of scale, shifting from a God's-eye perspective of mushrooming chaos to subjective, street-level reportage, and an uncompromising commitment to unrelenting dread" (Nathan Lee, Village Voice). Starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, and Imogen Poots.
Juan Carlos Fresnadillo---Great Britain/Spain---2007---113 mins.