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Just curious, because I don't talk about films very often.

(1) Did anyone reading this see 28 Days Later?

(2) Did you like it?

(3) Are you going to see the sequel?

(4) Did anyone reading this see Intacto?

(5) Did you like it?

Now, I like films and see a lot of them, but I don't pay a great deal of attention to industry buzz, and I don't typically read any film magazines, even the serious ones. So it was a pleasant surprise to read a newspaper article the other day and learn that the man who had directed the Spanish thriller Intacto was the director of 28 Weeks Later. Anyway, it just gives me an extra reason to hope 28 Weeks Later does well and that it won't be swamped by the competition, opening as it does a week after the third Spiderman film, and two weeks before the third appearance of Captain Jack Sparrow.

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j_amanda
May. 2nd, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
I saw 28 Days Later. Unfortunately I saw it with my sister who is a fart and made it clear that she was not enjoying it, so I couldn't really relax and get into it. As I recall, I loved the cinematography and the visual compositions but was put off by how freaking LOUD it was, especially the climax. Between the volume of the movie and my sister's annoyance (directed toward me, since I chose the movie) I came out with a whopping migraine.
That said, I'd like to see it again, alone, and, yeah, I'd like to see the sequel.
aswanargent
May. 8th, 2007 04:42 am (UTC)
Yes, I loved the cinematography as well, and also the mix of music they used. But I definitely agree that the volume needed to be toned down in places. :-)
crazybutsound
May. 2nd, 2007 09:19 am (UTC)
I've seen both films, yes. I didn't like 28 Days Later all that much the first time I saw it. I couldn't believe it, there were too many things in it (especially at the beginning) that felt like they were showing off technical skills or whatever you want to call them (I'm thinking of the deserted London scenes, which were impressive in a way but weren't logical given the context of the story). Another thing I didn't like about it was the ending. I felt that it was too much of a compromise and that the movie failed to go all the way into horror. I did see it again with my brother a couple of years later and was able to focus on the characters more, which made it a lot more enjoyable. It's not a bad film at all, but I'm not sure I'd initially want to see a sequel.

I LOVE Intacto, though. I loved the story but mostly, I loved the characters and the interpretations. Amazing acting all around and great directing. So knowing it's the same director who worked on 28 weeks later is giving me more reasons to have an interest in it. I may watch it after all, if/when it comes out here.
aswanargent
May. 8th, 2007 04:53 am (UTC)
Do you remember which ending you saw? <1>28 Days Later</i> as it was first released had a somewhat hopeful ending, but by the time I saw the film word of an alternate, bleaker ending had gotten out, and that ending was added to later prints of the film. So it played with the standard ending and the end credits ran, and then there was something like a "But what if..." and then the alternate ending ran.

*sigh* Spiderman 3 got bad reviews, some of them pre-release, but it still opened huge. That'll mean fewer theatres for 28 Weeks Later.
greedy_dancer
May. 2nd, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
haven't seen Intacto, but i did see 28 Days Later. well, "see" ... i sat through it in the cinema, exchanging horrified glances with my friend and the girl next to us who was there with her boyfriend. and sometimes i looked at the screen. lol
i did like it though! especially the second time i saw it (on tv). and i guess my friend and I will go see the sequel, even if we spend another couple of hours hidden underneath my scarf *g*
greedy_dancer
May. 2nd, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
argh, i just looked at the imdb page and it's not coming to France before Sept 2007! and no Cillian Murphy :( but Rose Byrne! (did you see Sunshine?)
aswanargent
May. 8th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Sunshine? I don't know whether you mean Little Miss Sunshine or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I don't suppose it matters, because I didn't see either of them.

Don't worry, September will arrive before you know it. And in the meantime you can console yourself with Captain Jack Sparrow and Harry Potter. :-)
greedy_dancer
May. 8th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
haha! i did mean Sunshine but interestingly, it's not going to be released in the US before September! it's not always us ... lol

and yes! i already must see Spiderman 3, and of course PotC will be on the list and HP!
aswanargent
May. 8th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even heard of Sunshine, but will definitely be on the lookout for it now! Thanks for the heads up!
babycakesin
May. 4th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
1. and 2. Yes, and I really liked it (even though it was scary, but that's because I find 'end of the world' stuff scary)

3. I didn't even know they were making a sequel - I'll probably rent it when it comes out on DVD *g*

I heard that Spiderman 3 sucked - did you see it? I didn't even like the first two actually...
aswanargent
May. 8th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
I was planning to see Spiderman 3 until I read the reviews, lol. Now I'll save my money and just wait until it turns up on television. Of course, the bad reviews didn't stop the film from opening huge. *sigh*
babycakesin
May. 9th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
well, people are dumb, and if you repeat the name of something often enough, they'll go see it. Yes... people are dumb (but at least in France we don't have adds for new movies during the TV commercials, so it's less obvious... and yet, it is a success here too, so I'll say it again: people are sheeps (says the girl who's hooked on reading the latest Harry Potter before everyone else lol)).
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