Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film during the first shot of the Westminster bridge(showing the side of the bridge and the city) everything is completely still. However, just under the center of the bridge, on the path, you can visibly see a bicyclist ride by between the white boats.mb2806
Corrected entry: If the rage virus takes hold of people within seconds, then how is it possible for the virus to spread to other towns, cities, etc? It couldn't, unless people could still drive, or walk long distances.
Corrected entry: At the mansion, the British Army have laced the surrounding area with land mines. The problem is, the British Army do not use or have access to land mines due to the International Banning of Land Mines. The two significant militaries (that is, militaries that would be able to help the British) that use them are the Chinese and the U.S Army; but there is no mention of either of these forces.
Corrected entry: At the end we are left with the question of the pilot's intentions, and what happened. Is he going to help them, or pull an about-face and machine-gun them down thinking they're infected? That question is actually answered. The pilot is speaking Finnish, and he says into the radio "Can you please send a helicopter?" Looks like he was actually helping them after all, and there is still some civilization (or at least people with radios and helicopters).
Corrected entry: Watch the scene where Jim, Selena, Frank and Hannah spend the night at the ruins. After Jim's nightmare the group gets back in their taxi and continues their journey to the 42nd blockade. The last shot in this scene is of the taxi driving away and we hear Frank saying 'Door' to Jim. After this there are a series of shots of the taxi driving down the motorway. Watch the 2nd shot closely; as the taxi moves past the screen look at the back passenger window where either Selena or Hannah should be sitting. You will see a person with long red hair and a white top. It can't be Selena for obvious reasons and Hannah doesn't have ginger hair or a white top.
Corrected entry: Britain is a Nuclear Power. As soon as the UK Government "lost control" of its nuclear weapons, it is a safe bet that a large chunk of the US Navy would have been sitting off the coast to prevent any weapons falling in to the wrong hands. While the exact capabilities of their Electronic Warefare Ships is classified, if a taxi driver in London could pick up the Majors signal, they certainly would too.
Corrected entry: When Frank and Jim are on the rooftop and Frank is talking about collecting rainwater, you can see covered containers among the receptacles. You won't collect too much rainwater with a covered plastic box.
Corrected entry: When Jim is in the boiler room with the other soldier waiting to be executed, the soldier is talking about infection not being able to cross the oceans and seas. This is later proved to be the case when we see the fighter jet scouting the area. One problem with that. There is, however, a way for infection to cross the sea. Euro Tunnel was built before the movie came out, and it connects England to France. The infected could have run through that, and there goes Europe. Since the tunnel was a means of escape, people would try to use that to get out of England and not destroy it. Even if someone had thought about destroying the tunnel one of the key points of the movie was that people were caught off-guard by infection, so they couldn't have. There wouldn't be time to destroy it.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank and Jim are on the roof of Frank's apartment all the buckets are empty because it has been so dry (10 days since the last rain according to Frank). This lack of rain is a major reason they choose to head out for the military base. Yet in the next scene, taking place shortly after the roof scene, they drive out of the garage directly onto a very wet street. The chances that it rained and then stopped in the hour or so between the roof scene and driving scene seems pretty slim given the drought situation.
Corrected entry: In the closing minutes of the film, the Infected begin to starve to death as some of the characters predicted. But wouldn't they have died of thirst within three or four days of being infected (especially through using so much energy), rather than several weeks by starvation?
Corrected entry: Jim takes a very curious route to get from St Thomas' Hospital (where he wakes up) to Piccadilly Circus (where he reads the messages that have been stuck up on the hoarding). He gets there by going past the Bank of England - a detour of at least a couple of miles.
Corrected entry: During the course of the movie, the characters kill the infected by beating them to death with machetes, bats and things of that nature which seems like a pretty dangerous way to kill people who have a blood infection. Shouldn't they be shooting from far away like the soldiers did?
Corrected entry: At the end of the film when the plane flies over the British countryside, there is a shot of two infected people dying of starvation. The first one seen is lacking the telltale red eyes.
Corrected entry: They leave Hannah and Frank's flat in Canary Wharf, drive through the Blackwall Tunnel going South and get to the north of England without crossing the river again. Manchester is north of the River Thames, as is the flat - they have no need to cross the river and go completely the wrong way yet still get near Manchester.
Corrected entry: The jet flying by in the last scene has not been in service for decades. It's a vintage 1950's collector's item.
Corrected entry: How come the whole of London has been trashed, but the four central characters come across a branch of Budgens where the shelves are stocked fully and in perfect order? Is this a comment on no one going to Budgens? (In which case why hasn't the company sued the film makers for libel?)
Corrected entry: After coming out of his coma, Jim is walking around what is supposed to be a deserted London. But while he's walking down the street you can see people off in the distance, on the far right of the screen moving back and forth watching the filming.
Corrected entry: Aeroplanes fly over England the whole time - particularly over London. So why is it that Jim only notices one when he's lying in the wood near Manchester - several days after he has woken up?
Corrected entry: If someone wakes up from a coma after 28 days, they wouldn't just stand up and walk away. In fact they would have tremendous problems getting up and would probably collapse.
Corrected entry: When Jim shoots infected Mailer's chain to free him Mailer stands there a bit just staring at him. Wouldn't a infected who's in blind rage try to attack Jim as soon as he notices him and only stop when he realizes he can't get past the wall? He should at least instantly storm the mansion he was trying to get into for days already. I don't think he didn't attack Jim to be grateful for releasing him.
Corrected entry: Haven't the people in the film heard of mobile phones or television? The terrestrial TV stations may have broken down, but satellite stations from abroad would easily have been able to beam in messages at the start of the outbreak denying reports that the outbreak had spread to France and America. And given that Selena and Mark have been moving around central London, they would almost certainly have picked up such a message. Similarly, anyone making a radio broadcast about a possible cure (as the blockade soldiers do) would almost certainly have left a mobile phone number they could be contacted at. As there is enough electricity left over to power Christmas lights, lights in a supermarket, and the lights in a drinks dispenser, there would be enough electricity both to run a TV and to charge a mobile phone.
Corrected entry: When Jim, Hannah and Frank leave the flat they decide to go to a Supermarket, but during wars or naturals disasters the supermarkets are the first to be looted by panicked citizens. This particular supermarket is not only unlocked but untouched as well and in very good condition.
Corrected entry: On top of the tower block, several of the plastic containers are washing baskets with holes in the sides. If it did rain, they wouldn't hold any water anyway. It was a waste of time collecting them and carrying them to the top. Water's important, but in the middle of central London there'd be literally millions of more suitable containers.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, when Jim is first rescued by Selena and the other guy, a big deal is made about not getting infected blood in his mouth. However, near the end of the movie when Jim rescues Selena in the military compound, his entire face is covered with the blood of the people he had just fought - both infected and not. After a moment of hesitation to decide whether to kill him, Selena kisses his bloody face.
Corrected entry: The group of four get almost entirely through the tunnel before getting a flat. As they change the tire they see and hear dozens of infected running their way from the direction they just came from. Where were all these infected, standing around in broad daylight? The group would have almost certainly passed and noticed a gathering of infected that large in the daylight.
Corrected entry: When the group of 4 drive into the tunnel on their way to meet the soldiers, they discover it's somewhat clogged with abandoned and wrecked cars. Why is the tunnel the only place where cars were apparently deserted in mass hysteria? The city streets and highways are all empty.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jim and the others stop at a supermarket there is a gross error. The sets feature no electricity, in the city and country, other than generator or battery power. At the supermarket outside of London, whereas the music may be at the market or on the soundtrack, the fluorescent lighting is a rather obvious blunder.
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film, the lead actor walks across Westminster Bridge after leaving the deserted hospital. Despite the fact that the whole of London has been evacuated, there is a camera shot from behind the actor showing him walking across Westminster bridge, and slightly out of focus to the north east, you can see traffic going up and down Victoria embankment.
Corrected entry: When the group is about to drive through the tunnel, Frank has to ram some cars out of the way. Later, when they stop to set up camp, you see the front of the car with no damage at all.
Corrected entry: At the start of the movie, Jim walks through an empty London. We see Big Ben behind Jim, and Jim's shadow is behind him. The next shot shows Jim has no shadow, and is in complete shade.
Corrected entry: At the start of the movie, Jim walks through a deserted London. We see Big Ben from one angle showing about 7:45, then in the next shot it's about 7:40.
Corrected entry: To continue on the same note: the contaminated young little boy in the hamburger cafe screams 'I hate you' 'I hate you' as he attacks the main character. None of the other contaminants in the whole film (as far as I'm aware) speaks. They all growl like a mad dog.
Corrected entry: Why did none of the survivors have guns excepting the military? I know that Britain is probably less gun happy than the states, but surely someone would have thought to raid a police station for handguns, at least, and a shotgun would've worked quite well.
Corrected entry: At the start of the film as Jim walks around why is there a solitary bus lying on its side in the middle of the road? Why are there no corpses lying around? Why is it that the (virtually) only abandoned car in Central London is parked in the middle of a road junction and left both locked and alarmed?
Corrected entry: All survivors know how infectious the "rage" is yet no one wears safety glasses, face shield, rubber gloves or any other type of protection. The father did have riot gear but for some unknown reason it was quickly discarded. One guy at the beginning had a gas mask but was killed early. Besides being poorly armed they were also poorly armored.
Corrected entry: When Jim is walking around at the beginning of the film, he walks into a church and the priest starts coming at him; he appears to be choking. If Jim isn't aware of the virus yet, and the priest looked like he was in some kind of pain, why would Jim punch him out? Wouldn't he try to help him?
Corrected entry: When the lead character and Selena meet the father and daughter, the father explains to them that they have not had water for some time. They use a bucket for a toilet. The lead has to shave without water. Yet in the very next scene, we see fish swimming in very clear, clean water in an aquarium. With the only available water that comes down in the form of rainfall, and a drought of at least ten days, it seems curious that the fish were given priority over personal grooming.
Corrected entry: If Jim and the others are in such a hurry to reach Manchester that they make the choice to use a dangerous, unlighted tunnel out of the city rather than a much safer, but more circuitous bridge route, why do they stop later that same day for a picnic and waste so much time that they have to spend the night at the picnic site?
Corrected entry: If one of the soldiers told Jim later on that the head soldier lied and that the virus never left the island, why didn't they just go searching for a boat to get to civilization, especially since they were desperate for women and only men were coming to the shelter (the piles of dead bodies at the place they took to try and execute Jim)?fan before the site
Corrected entry: The Captain promises his troops women because one soldier was going to shoot himself and overall morale was low. It has only been 28 days. The little girl lasted as long holed up in an small apartment with only her Dad to talk to. This is an operational outpost with defenses against attack, hot showers, ample food and water, electricity, and about 8 other guys to talk to. Just how weak are these soldiers?
Corrected entry: When they got to the shelter, the head soldier told them the virus wiped out Paris and New York. There is no way the virus can travel overseas. If an infected person could get on a plane (unlikely, given the very rapid effect), he/she would attack everyone and the plane would go down.fan before the site
Corrected entry: The idea of the film is that everyone's been infected with a disease. Will someone please tell me why there aren't any cars on the motorway? I know everyone got infected, but does that give them the ability to park their cars at home? It's impossible for a motorway to be empty. There are always cars on them, so there should be cars on the motorway in this film---though they would most likely be abandoned or trashed.
Corrected entry: Near the end, Jim and the girls break out of the army safe-house by ramming the gate in the taxi. They hit it with such force that they are thrown across the cab. But in the next scene we see the cab outside the cottage and there isn't a even a scratch on the front of the car.
Corrected entry: The eventual outcome is that the infected are wiped out because they do not eat. This is indicated at the end of the film (56 days later) and a statement by Christopher Eccleston. It makes no sense that the infected are so possessed with rage that they have enough sense to drink and not to eat. Dehydration would wipe them out in a week. Perhaps 7 days later is not a good title?
Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when Jim is running back to save his friends, he seems to run freely past the field full of mines that the army planted. How did he know exactly where they all were without setting off the floodlights or an explosion?
Corrected entry: In the first bit of the film, when Jim is wandering through a London apparently emptied by a killer virus, there is a shot of him walking up the street away from the Houses of Parliament. Unfortunately, as well as him, you can clearly see a black-clad figure walking much further up the road in the distance. It's impossible to imagine that Jim wouldn't see this survivor, or be seen by him/her and try to find out what's going on.