Barfly movie Theres no one to be seen at Parliament

Barfly movie

Theres no one to be seen at Parliament. No one at Buckingham Palace. No one at St. Pauls Cathedral. It isnt until he reaches Picadilly Circus that Jim gets some inking of what happened while he was comatose; a newspaper he finds on the ground mentions the evacuation of London, and the bulletin boards in the center of the circle are covered in notes from evacuees, addressed to friends and relatives who could not be found before the deadline to leave the city. And though all of these print sources are silent on the subject of why London had to be evacuated, Jim will soon be finding that out for himself. He ducks inside a church, where a vandal has left him the advice to repent the end is extremely fucking nigh, and where he is nearly overcome by the stench of decaying flesh. Some of the bodies stacked between and atop the pews arent dead yet, though, and with the parish priest at their head, these survivors rush Jim with violence obviously on their minds. But as the pack closes the distance between it and Jim, the latter notices that somebody has begun lobbing Molotov cocktails at his pursuers. One of Jims rescuers grabs him and leads him off down a side street while the other sets a bomb that destroys not just the oncoming mob, but everything within about a three-block radius. The people who just saved Jims ass are named Mark Noah Huntley, of Event Horizon and Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 and Selena Naomie Harris, from the 90s version of The Tomorrow People. Like Jim, they were unable for one reason or another to evacuate London when the order came through, and they have been trapped in the city ever since. But unlike Jim, they were conscious when the catastrophe hit, and they are able to explain to him more or less what happened. The first sign of what was to come was the rioting, which began in London, but soon spread even to small villages in the countryside. The media got the word out that the outbreaks of violence were caused by a strange virus, spread like AIDS by contact with bodily fluids, and it was soon thereafter that efforts to evacuate the major cities which, naturally, were hit hardest by the rage plague got underway. It did little good, however, and so far as Mark and Selena can determine, Great Britain has fallen into total anarchy no government, no army, no utilities, no social infrastructure of any kind. And considering that the last news reports heard from the outside world before all the radio and television stations fell silent had it that the virus had spread to both Paris and New York, it seems reasonably likely that the rest of the world is just as fucked as the Isles. Jim doesnt believe them at first, of course, but a visit to his home in Deptford convinces him that the story is true. Not only have both of Jims parents committed suicide, the house is attacked that night by the next door neighbors, one of whom bites Mark on the arm. Selena cold-bloodedly hacks her friend to death with her machete; the rage virus takes only about ten or twenty seconds to produce its symptoms, so you have exactly that long to kill anyone whos been infected before they kill you. The Infected travel in packs, so Selena knows its only a matter of time before the house is overrun. With that in mind, she leads Jim back out into the city in search of a safer hiding place. While theyre out, Jim notices a pattern of lights flashing rhythmically in a window halfway up a high-rise apartment building. They go to investigate, and again they are nearly killed when the Infected swarm into the tower block behind them, but they are saved by the owner of those blinking lights, who ushers them along to his flat and fights off the Infected with a club and a police-issue plexiglass riot shield. The mans name is Frank Brendan Gleeson, from : Artificial Intelligence and Lake Placid, whose acting has improved remarkably since 1 He and his daughter, Hannah Megan Burns, have been living in their fortified old flat ever since the plague hit, but the time is fast approaching when theyll have to move on. Theyre running out of food, theyve gone through nearly all the drinkable water in the tower, and since it hasnt rained in ten days, theres no telling when theyll next have a fresh supply. That might seem like the end of the line to Selena and Jim, but Frank knows something they dont. With the clearer sky-arcs afforded by his higher elevation, Frank has been able to pick up a radio signal that the kids living on the street below hadnt. Its just a recording, but it tells of a team of soldiers who have set themselves up near a highway blockade outside of Manchester. Not only does this message offer hope in the form of a group of heavily armed men and a functioning outpost of society, the man making the broadcast claims to have found the answer to infection. Itll be risky, sure, but Franks got an old taxi cab down in the garage, and he thinks they can make it. Besides, what else are they going to do? But before they all roll out, they ought to consider this: When was the last time you saw a zombie movie in which the military wasnt up to no good? While Im not sure the zombie movie needed to be reinvented, it certainly could use some rejuvenation, and if 28 Days can accomplish that, then Im all for it. And it seems to me that this movie could very well do just that if given half a chance.

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