This movie was a lot weaker than the original. It started off well enough with a small group of unifected survivors hiding from the rage infected "zombies" in an old farmhouse. One supreme act of cowardice from Robert Carlyle and we're zoomed on from the initial outbreak to 28 weeks later when the infected have died out and re-patriation is taking place overseen by NATO and the american forces.
I won't spoil the plot and tell you how the virus re-establishes but from then on the film is pretty much - smash, grab and gross out images of people vomiting blood etc. The plot has great holes in it (why does the "chief zombie" ALWAYS know where his target is despite them driving, running and generally hightailing it away from him at every opportunity - did they change the T1000 by mistake?
And there's the usual horror film watchers cry of "WHY - why would anyone, go there, do that, do they WANT to be eaten by the scarily eyed madpeople?"
I know that, as with all 2nd films in a trilogy, they're setting up for a third film - but after watching this I was left sitting there thinking why? This could have been as good as the original but ended up as just another cheap thrill - shock'em with loud noise and scary music film.
To be honest it's not a patch on the first and even as far as the Zombie genre goes it's not hugely differing from the plot we've seen a hundred times before in a hundred movies. (Well except for the fact that these "Zombies" run like hell, which is scary enough). I guess in the end they went for style over substance. Hopefully the third will go for an actual plot!