See it: Yes
I loved the movie 28 Days Later. I don’t remember how I coaxed my wife into seeing it with me, but I somehow managed to, and we were really surprised by how good of a movie it was. I don’t just mean how good of a horror movie it was, or how scary it was, or how gruesome it was — I mean it was genuinely a great movie with a great story, great actors, and amazing cinematography.
Plain and simple, 28 Weeks Later does it again. The story overlaps 28 Days Later slightly, then jumps 28 weeks ahead to a time when all the infected were thought to be gone, and the British government (with the help of the US military) was just beginning to repopulate London. I don’t think I’m giving anything away when I say it was obvious that the repopulation wasn’t going to go as planned, and somehow the virus was going to find its way back into the population. This I already knew. This everyone knew. What we didn’t know was how clever, intriguing, and unbelievably tense the ride was going to be.
See 28 Weeks Later. If you haven’t seen 28 Days Later, see it first. They will probably be the best (and most disturbing) horror movies you have ever seen. Be prepared for the fact that they will haunt you, but not in the way you might expect. You will remember them for the characters, plots, cinematography, and even the music as much as for the gore and terror they instill.
Who knew the zombie genre could reach these heights?