and I'm joining the convo Sorry have I unwittingly offended? If so I apologize... bit confused by that ???
Well to continue I guess the argument is are the 'dead' considered Zombies in the movie?
I think so, it was certainly marketed as such and to quote: "Director Danny Boyle and scriptwriter Alex Garland both feel that the movie depicts zombies but in a unique way not seen before. As Boyle has stated, "I feel there was respect for the genre, but I hope that we freshened it up in some way" "
Admittedly, my preferred version of a 'Zombie' is the slow stupid kind depicted in Romero films. This adds the interesting subtext to them, 'consumerism' from Dawn being the obvious example.
Like everything it's open to interpretation what constitutes a 'Zombie', Slow or fast.. there has always been a 'virus' subtext, one bite, even if its more or less a scratch will kill you and eventually you will return as a zombie,( 'Roger' in Dawn, the pregnant girl in the remake ).
I think the 'Rage' virus is no different from any other 'reason' for a Zombie outbreak.
I can see where your coming from sure, personally I'm not a fan of the speed demons and was pleased 'The Walking dead' more or less depicts the 'classic' slow and stupid.
Oh I was not offended at all. I was just trying to relay that I wasn't trying to start an argument with you about what a zombie is or isnt. I was just saying that in 28 days it wasn't your traditional zombie as in the dead cioming back to life, it was the living being infected and becoming homicidal maniacs. I dont remember if there were people that died and came back...but that was all I was saying. I too like the traditional slow and dumb, kinda gives people a fighting chance, but I did like 28 days, its one of my favs and the fact that they were fast kinda put a more.... hmmm whats the words....desperate...no....alarming maybe, sense to those that would be in that situation.
I watched it again last night and I think they're going to go with infamous "charcter driven" theme ala Lost. If they do then they can keep it going for a few seasons if the writing is strong enough. So far so good. I'm a little surprised at the high production values.