LSO's really get the stinkiest end of the shit stick at this time of the year because we have no idea if we have a job, what hours it will entail if we do get one or what Grade level we will working with. It is the pits! The teachers all know where they are going weeks ahead of us, it really makes us feel undervalued and vulnerable, and it happens every year, the dreaded final weeks of the school year spent in worry and uncertainty. It really puts the F.U. in FUN!
I suppose a little anticipation didn't kill anyone, it just pisses a lot of people off. It's hardly the end of the world, but it would be a seriously big blow to not get a contract for next year and there are just no guarantees. Stupid worry, I need to distract myself!
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