A photo tribute to Naomie Harris’s character, “Selena”, from 28 Days Later.
I saw this movie in the theater when it came out.
Anyhow, I really do think that The Walking Dead took like, pretty much its entire idea/concept from this movie. (I like the comic, but not the show, FYI.)
Anyhow, I think the character of Michonne was derived from Selena’s character (notice the machete and it’s resemblance to Michonne’s katana), but I think Selena’s character was
1. better done, more multi-dimensional
2. more like a real person
3. got a much better run being both “hyperfunctional” AND as a “damsel in distress”
But I *quite* like both characters, and think they’re both absolutely gorgeous. :)
I was thinking about it because BF had never seen 28 Days Later, and so we watched it together the other night. We both noticed how many of the visuals and ideas were “borrowed” from the film in the Walking Dead, including the series opening (waking up in hospital), the zombie apocalypse bring out the worst in humanity rather than the best, et cetera.
Although the 28 Days Later premise of “PETA caused the zombie apocalypse” will always be near and dear to my heart. XD