10 Dumbest Ways Movie Characters Got Themselves Killed
We can’t speak for the political opinions of director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland, creators of the intense, bloody, and bloody brilliant hyper-kinetic zombie flick 28 Days Later. What we can say is that if any animal rights group in real life were ever as idiotic as the one depicted in this film; their protests would never even make it to the public before they blundered into their inevitable demise.
The animal rights group seen at the beginning of the film see fit to get the plot going via releasing a set of apes who have been infected with an extremely contagious, deadly, and dangerous strain of virus simply named “Rage”.
Cheery moniker, what could go wrong?
In fairness to the creators, the animal rights group are not the only ones depicted as absolute clowns in this bizarre opener, as the scientists urging them to stop warn them “They’ve got Rage!” As if the virus is a well-known contagion like malaria or Ebola, and the sentence isn’t just a silly non-sequitur which would do nothing to deter them from their dumb decision.