Danny Boyle creates a stylised, mythologised, version of the Sex Pistols. He does a good job of capturing something of the chaos around the band, once you dial into the pantomime of it all, but it does feel a bit narrow and rushed, especially at the end.
28 Days Later (2002)
There are so many startling things about this movie, not least that it was all shot on tape, with a domestic video camera. The only thing that bothers me is the final act. The whole army salvation thing feels like a poor choice. While I understand the basic idea of men with no hope descending into batshit crazy. I’ve never been convinced by the idea that trained soldiers would become that ill-disciplined. Trained soldiers respect the chain of command, and follow orders. It feels wrong. Following the orders of a crazy captain, that might’ve worked, but not the ill-discipline.
Very excited to see what a Danny Boyle / John Hodge Bond will look like.