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Doomsday (2008) Movie Information

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Malcolm McDowell
Rhona Mitra
Bob Hoskins
Alexander Siddig
Jeremy Crutchley
Adrian Lester





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A deadly virus is found in Scotland on April 3rd 2008. In order to contain the virus they build a huge wall around the country; no one gets in and no one gets out. Twenty-five years later the virus resurfaces outside the wall, but this time they have another plan. Break into Scotland, find a cure and bring it out. The only problem is that Scotland is now inhabited by punk rocker cannibals and fierce knights on horseback. One woman enforcer goes in to kick some ass. -- Josh C

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sapien 09/08/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It wasn't your typical quarantine movie. There was definitely some original stuff here. But, Sol's death was waaay too melodramatic. In fact, the entire Sol character was a bit much. But still, not a bad movie.

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Chris Kavan 02/01/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Takes a bunch of different movies that have been done better ( a bit of Mad Max, a dash of 28 Days Later, typical shady government) and attempts to make it work. While not a complete failure, there's nothing outstanding here either.

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Snoogans 08/12/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A movie that blatantly borrows similar plot ideas from classic cult films such as 'Road Warrior' and 'Escape from New York.' It doesn't amount to much else besides the basics, so it comes off as a slight rip-off.

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03/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Doomsday" by Yojimbo

A plague epidemic breaks out in Scotland, which is promptly quarantined and abandoned to its own fate. Three decades later a military unit is sent in to investigate the possibility of a cure when the virus reappears in the ghettos of London. After the hugely enjoyable Dog Soldiers, I held high hopes for Neil Marshall. Although it was clearly inspired by Predator, it was done with enough wit, homour and invention to make me think we may have found Britain's answer to Sam Raimi. Unfortunately after the tepid The Descent and now this dismal mess my hopes have been thoroughly crushed. The opening of the film is a pure rip off of Escape From New York, down to the retro computer graphics and synth soundtrack, and he even uses the same on screen type face for the subtitling. It then turns into a...

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09/15/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not quite the end of the world

A great (although familiar) concept, but after the initial set-up, it takes the road more travelled, favoring "Mad Max" elements rather than those of "28 Days/Weeks Later". But it does make for a fast-moving and entertaining adventure.

I thought we were pessimists, but those folks across the pond REALLY have a bleak outlook! Can't cure a disease? Then let's quarantine any affected and leave them to die. Problem is, some are immune. And we didn't think that they might carry the key to the cure.

I was confused by some scenes, although most everything was cleared-up by waiting for further clarification. Something that left me stumped, though: why do all the post-apolcalyptic societies embrace a punk appearance? I guess it's more exciting than suits and ties.

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09/07/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good enough for a cult...

After Dog Soldiers (2002) and The Descent (2005), Neil Marshall seemed like the new wunderkind of British horror cinema. His latest, Doomsday, is a markedly different film from his earlier work most clearly in it's inability to choose which genre it belongs to. Dog Soldiers clearly leaned in the direction of comedy while The Descent was a masterful lesson in claustrophobic horror, marred only slightly by a number of over the top action scenes in its final act. Doomsday has funny moments, horrible moments, thrilling moments and, more often, moments filled with levels of absurdity which would not feel out of place in a full-blown spoof.

The year is 2033. A quarter of a century has passed since the outbreak of a fatal disease in northern Britain. Scotland has been cut off - segregated b...

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