The most that I have done this weekend was a 4 hour game of Risk with Craig and Seth which was actually exhausting, so that should put things into perspective for you. For anyone that doesn't know what Risk is, it's a strategy board game where the most physical aspect is rolling three dice at one time, and that exhausted me! I am so pitiful that I had to quit the game, I couldn't even finish it, how sad is that?
Last year I prided myself in not even getting a sniffle for the entire year, in fact I haven't had a really significant head cold or a flu for over two years now, and I never take the free immunisation that I am offered at school every year. However, this year, ever since dentist death had a go at my teeth and annihilated me, I have fallen prey to every little germ that has come my way. Which basically means that that horrific incident with my teeth has completely destroyed all of my immunity and I now have a crappy constitution and I am not happy about that at all!
After working in schools for over a decade I have built up a pretty good level of immunity, I rarely get sick and if I do it is never for very long. I have always been able to dodge most of the sickness bullets when they have been flying around and the only time that I have really gotten unwell in the past five years was because of my IBS, which I have also managed really well over the last twelve months.
Needless to say, because I am not used to being to being sick. I have never really been a very good sick person. I always forget just how lousey it feels to be sick and then when it happens to me I am always deeply shocked by how crappy and low I am. Being sick sucks so much, it is just the pits. I really don't like my body when it doesn't function very well, it stands in the way of my plans!
Well there is nothing for it, I must relent and allow my failing system a chance to reboot, but I cannot deny that I am extremely unhappy about it and even more annoyed with that terrible dentist for mucking up my generally 'racehorse strong' constitution, and to think that it is only the beginning of Winter! At this rate who knows what I will be like in a month from now? Fingers crossed that I am getting the worst of it over and done with early!
Release Date: 2002
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 113 mins
Director Danny Boyle hits another home run with 28 Days Later. In this fast paced and action packed horror we find ourselves in a world rife with a very aggressive and highly contagious virus that is giving people the 'rage' disease. Unlike other plague movies, we actually get to know the origin of the outbreak; not that that seems to be helping anyone though, because four weeks on from initial infection and the entire world is full of blood-thirsty crazies.
The story follows Jim (Cillian Murphy) who has the misfortune of waking up from his coma on infection day 28. Clearly the world has altered, seeing an empty Piccadilly Circus is certainly not typical; and Jim soon finds that he is again fighting for his life. He joins forces with a small group of survivors in an effort to find sanctuary from the rising hordes.
This is gripping and terrifying viewing, the story line is more plausible than most epidemic films which gives it a realistic and sinister edge. And unlike a multitude of similar films, there is a definitive ending which was much appreciated. Great edgy horror, a must see.
FINAL SAY: It's something in the blood.
4.5 Chili Peppers