28 Weeks Later…

See? Anyone would run from a bunch of those things.

I’m not sure if the dots are really necessary, but that’s how the title’s listed on imdb. Now, maybe some of you haven’t seen the first movie, 28 Days Later (not to be confused with the Sandra Bullock film, 28 Days, because except for the titles, they have no similarities whatsoever), but that really doesn’t matter. There are no characters returning from the first film, unless you count the poor beleaguered city of London, and all you really need to know is explained in the captions at the beginning.

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David holds a holographic Earth.

A long time ago, not in a galaxy far, far away but in a cave on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, someone created a bunch of cave paintings featuring an image of someone pointing up at a pattern of stars in the sky. Or possibly it’s an image of someone juggling very badly. It’s hard to say. This happened 35,000 years ago, according to Noomi Rapace of the last Sherlock Holmes debacle, who here plays Dr. Elizabeth Shaw. This, as she and her cohort in science Dr.
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider demonstrating tactics for his defensive driving course.

It seems that Ghost Rider is now officially part of Marvel Knights, which is the division that contains all the comics that deal with more mature themes. I get what they mean; it is about demonic possession, good and evil, and all that, but on the other hand, given the level of humor, “mature” doesn’t quite seem like the right word. Most of the jokes seem to have been supplied by a 13-year-old boy. Since one of the main characters is a 13-year-old boy, though, maybe they were.

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The Losers

The Losers, as envisioned in the comic book and the movie.

You know, movies based on comic books are hard to review, too. I like comic books, graphic novels, all that kind of stuff, so I suspect I probably tend to like movies based on them a little more than the average non-comic-reader. I think it makes me second-guess myself when I’m trying to rate them. As usual, I tried my best to avoid reading other people’s ratings, but sometimes things sneak past me and I catch a phrase like “very mixed reviews” that leaves me wondering if I’m being too generous.

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