Can new franchise entries measure up to these picks?
'28 Weeks Later'
When a new director is brought on for the sequel to a visionary classic like Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later," the results don't often live up to the original. But Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo managed to not only live up to Boyle's film but to stage several stunning action sequences that retained the kinetic, you-are-there immediacy of "Later" while amping up the firepower and sense of scope.
- Chris Eggertsen