28 Days Later

The film 28 Days Later directed by Danny Boyle is a zombie thriller that starts from a contained virus in the blood of chimpanzees. A chimpanzee is set free due to the naive animal activists and a woman contracts the “rage” virus. The quarantine of the virus could be a metaphor used to describe societies way of controlling social issues. The scientists could easily be compared to politicians making a final say for the people and the government understands that controlling the “rage” could be the only way to obtain order. The experimentation room is dimly lit with tv screens subjecting the chimps to horrific violence of mankind, thus hoping to reduce the eager killing desires of the contaminated animals. This process of displaying graphic images in a society where unjust killing is deemed evil has taken on a new meaning. We may now kill a race of zombies with impunity.


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