Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"Rage" Against the Machine

Way back in August of last year, I went out on a limb and conjectured that upon its release, 28 Weeks Later would prove to be much more than just an inevitable by-the-numbers sequel. I had a feeling early-on that the filmmakers behind it were instead planning to create a story that would stand as an allegory for the United States' political and military folly in Iraq. (God Save the Queen... From Us/08.15.06.) The most disconcerting part of this theory, was that it relied on the filmmakers' assumption that the situation in Iraq wouldn't improve by the time of the movie's release. Of course the situation hasn't improved; in fact, it's gotten much worse.

This Friday, 28 Weeks Later hits theaters.

Turns out I was right.

"The War on Horror" -- by David Edelstein, New York Magazine

2 comments:

Manny said...

I've seen the previews for this, and holy goddamn shit on a stick, it looks like the kinda movie that'll have Mrs. Disco soiling her Batgirl undies.

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