At the end of “28 Days Later,” Jim’s hopes of a safe haven are shot to hell when he learns Major West’s plan (Christopher Eccleston) is to lure women back to his mansion and use them to repopulate, putting Selena (Naomie Harris) and Hannah (Megan Burns) in grave danger. Refusing to fall in line, Jim escapes execution by running for the woods. After seeing a plane fly overhead, he realizes that possibly the rest of the United Kingdom has been cut off from the world to avoid infection, further meaning that there’s still hope that the rest of the world hasn’t been contaminated.
This moment turns the assumptions of the zombie movie-loving audiences upside-down, because while it means the characters are stuck with the familiar isolation you expect to be present in post-apocalyptic tales, their situation is given the gut-wrenching twist: Jim is stuck in a living nightmare, and it takes only a look up to realize the rest of the world is ignoring it completely.
Vastly outnumbered, Jim returns to save his friends using infected soldier, Private Mailer, to cause a distraction. This reflects the classic trope of a villain’s plan backfiring, as Major West has kept Mailer to “try and understand them,” not realizing he’s quite literally kept the demise of his operation in his own backyard. From here, we move to “Day of the Dead”-style territory, as the presumedly controlled threat shows that, in fact, it can’t be tamed. Even more intriguingly, though, Jim’s actions from here on show that he’s capable of being as vicious as the infected. He’s no longer the clueless newcomer to a world gone mad, but a savage willing to do anything to survive. In the end, it’s clear even a bit of natural rage can be as lethal as one that’s wiped out a country.
The Major Prop Katey Sagal Took From The Set Of Sons Of Anarchy
Throughout “Sons of Anarchy,” Gemma shows that she’s not one to be messed with. She’s fiercely protective of her son Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam) and the outlaw motorcycle club that her late husband John Teller started. If something or someone threatens either of these things, Gemma has no problem deceiving — and even killing — to ensure their survival.
Gemma’s dark, edgy wardrobe accurately reflects her personality, from her black, heeled boots to her oversized sunglasses. But one article of clothing, one that is with Gemma from the beginning, pulls the look together –- a leather jacket.
It was this item that Katey Sagal wanted to keep from her time on set. She said in an interview with People, “In the pilot, they made her a brown leather coat, so I took that coat because it was her first piece of wardrobe and it really helped to form the character.”
Although Theo Rossi thought Sagal’s husband, “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter, would take home the club table, Sagal wasn’t having it. She said, “Paris [Barclay, an executive producer] said it should go in the Smithsonian. I don’t know where it goes, but it’s not coming to our house.”
The Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Movies of 2022
The sci-fi genre has had some wonderful additions in the past few years, and the genre continues to pull massive amounts of viewers. This is a double-edged sword for fans of science fiction. On one hand, it brings much more money into the genre; this means bigger budgets, higher production value, A-list actors, and reputable directors and creative teams. On the other hand, this influx of money can bring a sort of over saturation, a race toward churning out the next big moneymaker, and the misuse of beloved IP by those who do not fully appreciate its origins.
Hopefully though, recent successes in films like Dune and Everything Everywhere All at Once, are proving to studios that creative and well-produced content is worthwhile, as it both makes money and pleases fans. There is more to a film than its name, and viewers enjoy films with quality directors, writers, and on-screen talent. 2022 is a big year for sci-fi; the following are this year’s most anticipated films of the incredibly cherished genre.
Jurassic World: Domination will be the third installment in the Jurassic World series, which premiered in 2015. Now, seven years later, the newest film will continue with familiar faces such as Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jeff Goldblum. After the destruction of the island on which the dinosaurs were isolated, the film takes place in a world in which prehistoric creatures live alongside humans. Their shared cohabitation does not ensure peace, and the presence of dinosaurs threatens the safety of every person with whom they come in contact. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow, who was at the helm of the first film, and is set to release on June 10th, 2022.
From the legendary director James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water continues the story of Jake Sully as he and his fellow Na’vi must protect their planet and home from invaders from another world. The sequel is set to hit theaters on December 16th, 13 years after the original film awed its viewers with groundbreaking visual effects and computer-generated landscapes. The newest film boasts improved technological capture with additional digital puppets and face capture devices, improved in-camera light rendering, and will be the first to use motion-tracking technology underwater.
A sequel to the very successful original, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to explore the world of Wakanda within the MCU. Like the original, the film will be directed by Ryan Coogler, who in addition to Black Panther, directed Creed and Judas and the Black Messiah. The film will feature performances by Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Daniel Kaluuya. The film is set to premiere on November 11th, 2022.
Lightyear is the newest addition to the Toy Story franchise, and is the origin story of the much-adored character Buzz Lightyear. The film features a brand-new set of voice actors including Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, and Taika Waititi. Directed by Angus MacLane, the film is set to release on June 17th, 2022.
Based on the popular video game, Borderlands is directed by Eli Roth and stars Cate Blanchett, Janina Gavankar, and Haley Bennett. Supporting roles include performances from Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film tells the story of a group on an abandoned planet who are searching for a mysterious relic. Fans of the video game and the sci-fi genres are in anticipation of this film, but the exact release date is unknown. The movie is currently set for a 2022 release.
Hellraiser is a recreation of the classic 1987 horror film. The film’s aesthetic is dark and creepy in nature, but shares a lot of elements with the sci-fi genre. It tells the tale of an evil creature who is summoned from another dimension and proceeds to wreak havoc on all who encounter it. The film is directed by David Bruckner and stars Jamie Clayton and Goran Visnjic. The reboot is set to be released exclusively on Hulu at some point in 2022.
Following Get Out and Us, this will be the third film that Jordan Peele has directed. Following the success of the first two films, this movie gravitates closer to the science fiction genre with the inclusion of extraterrestrial elements, but will capture the horrifyingly scary atmosphere that Peele very effectively creates. Peele has been incredibly successful with the creation of novel and unique horror stories, and this film will be no different. Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun. It has a release date of July 22nd, 2022.
Jordan Peele Explains Meaning Behind Nope Movie Title
The newest film by David Cronenberg shows how humans adapt to synthetic structures, showcasing the effects through avant-garde performance art. The sure-to-be creepy film stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart. The tenured director is known for The Fly, Dead Ringers, Videodrome, and The Dead Zone, and will unveil Crimes of the Future at the Cannes film festival this May.