Reality Bites celebrates its 20th anniversary today, but throw it back in theaters and you might find that the subject matter still rings true to many.
Zombies, walkers, undead, the walking dead. All of these have been used to scare viewers into believing a zombie apocalypse is imminent. The word ‘rage’, however, had not been but into their minds until 2002. Danny Boyle has had a decorated career so far, directing hits such as Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting. He tackled something a little bit different in the sci-fi thriller, 28 Days Later. Filmed differing from most zombie classics, Boyle tackled the genre in a quite original way.
John McClane (Bruce Willis). McClane embodies a certain spirit that was alive in this era. A man, that by all accounts should die…several times over. But somehow, after the blood is spilled, the injuries are collected, the white tank-top is sullied and browned, our hero crawls from the rubble, limping into victory.