It's pretty incredible how in just 28 days, society can degrade so much that hundreds of years of progress with our treatment of women is completely lost. I feel this can easily happen in any sort of survivor scenario. It's downright terrifying and makes you thankful for the pillar of society which we have built and rely on.
To those who are saying this movie was predictable and boring: I respectfully disagree. The plot could have gone many ways. The pacing and action were on point, with the right amount of relaxing and action packed scenes interlaced. It kept you engaged the entire way through - waiting to see what would happen next. Yes it was more of a 'good conquers' plot. But this doesn't mean predictable. To be honest it made the movie more enjoyable with a bit of redemption.
Another review complained about them not knowing that this base was going to basically be a rape situation. There was no way they could know this would happen. They first arrived with high hopes. Then with the death, they were a bit shell shocked. I'm sure they were just hopeful they could have a safe place to stay. They had not encountered that many live people before. And all the other people they met were helpful and generally kind. I don't see how they could expect to know how these soldiers would treat them. There could have been a bigger group of people waiting who were not all soldiers. And even if not, it makes sense that they might initially think it's better to be in a military base than out on their own.
And the part where they are trying to get rescued again after the deal with the officers: Another review said they were stupid or unbelievable to look to be rescued. No it isn't stupid. Because there are people who are in airplanes. They likely are part of civilized society outside of that place. And one can't blame them for hoping there is more to life than "just surviving, alone in this wasteland with just 3 human beings for the rest of their lives." So of course they would try to find a better sort of life.
I felt the characters were very believable and convincing. The most unbelievable part to me was when our MC was able to take down all of those officers, and they were all able to evade the zombies when these trained men couldn't. I mean, this was just some guy who had no military experience. He hadn't even really had to survive that long in the apocalypse. He didn't seem like he should be particularly skilled. Yet he became a sort of mini super ninja for a bit. I mean it wasn't completely out of the realm of possibility.. But it was a bit far fetched. I still was glad the way it went though. the redemption was sweet.
Yes the Walking Dead series, which came much later, had some better scenarios (in the early seasons.) Though this movie was older than that.
I do not agree with the nay sayers here. I think must have been spoiled lately, only watching the greatest of movies, and forgot how there are so many truly awful movies out there. This one was a breath of fresh air compared to all of the sub-par, badly written movies, which make up most of what's out there. This movie was engaging, immersive, and had a great deal of world and plot integrity.
The acting was great too, as well as the casting. Great flick. I'd say the sequel 28 Weeks Later is even better.