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March 4, 2015
The problem with doomsday is that while it is a fun flick you can heavily see the influences of other films from the post apocalyptic genre.
January 27, 2015
So much wasted potential..
Super Reviewer
January 2, 2015
A decent action packed movie with inspirations from Mad Max , 28 Days Later , Escape from NY etc. A virus on the loose and now a special force must deal with it.. I have seen so many of these movies and they are quite fun to watch. Low budget ones with alot of violence.. enjoy
½ November 20, 2014
Awesome movie. Gore, blood, action, and heads flying galore. This movie pays tribute to 80s post-apocalyptic films such as Escape from New York and Road Warrior. It knows what it is and doesn't take itself too seriously.
½ October 5, 2014
The British Mad Max!
½ September 27, 2014
A movie with some identity issues but overall enjoyable.
September 26, 2014
It's an ultra violent imitation, but one so fast paced and filled with carnage that those seeking high octane thrills may find pleasures.
½ September 8, 2014
Você vê que o filme tenta ser bem produzido, mas não dá, a história é bem fraca e a direção é péssima...
½ September 6, 2014
What begins as a decent enough concept - a lethal virus decimates the Scottish population, forcing the government to close its borders - descends fairly rapidly into a pointless exercise in style over content.

The film has a somewhat promising beginning, with its chilling shots of the deserted streets of Scotland, and its representation of a government unwilling to help those in need. It also creates a disturbing portrayal of the remaining population, showing their descent from humanity into barbarity, murder and cannibalism. However, director Neil Marshall injudiciously pushes these elements of the plot to one side, making room for a monotonous string of car chases and battle sequences, hindered further by Marshall's poor dialogue read by a collection of flimsy actors, save for Bob Hoskins and Craig Conway who give fine performances.

One should not dismiss the film entirely, as the plot is interesting, and there is a handful of scenes that make the film interesting. It's just a shame that Marshall allowed his Hollywood action-flick notions to get the better of him, resulting in a film that fails to accommodate its great potential.
½ September 5, 2014
The film is about 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. This movie is crazy, over the top, out of it's mind crazy. The action was shot well in some scenes and are main hero of the film was bad-ass.
August 15, 2014
Akin to the psycho crazy films of the early 80's.
July 31, 2014
This was a pathetic rip off of Escape From NY, Road Warrior and, apparently 28 Days Later (I'll go BARELY on that last one). Two wasted hours if you ask me.
July 24, 2014
Interesting how it starts out as a documentary. Reminds me of the madmax movies. Rhona plays a badass girl like Kate Beckinsale does in the Underworld movies. Has some high-paced action which helps.
July 23, 2014
Too much profanity, otherwise pretty much action and hints of intelligence were packed into this film
½ June 7, 2014
fun guilty pleasure.... throwback to 80s sci fi and 70s grind house....
½ May 20, 2014
An interesting premise but too much action and not enough of anything else to keep my attention.
May 2, 2014
Featuring one of the sexiest and coolest female leads in years, Doomsday looks good, plays out fast and wild with brilliantly bloody violence and an engaging story. It's a virus outbreak movie, yet confined in one location after borders separate uninfected areas, much like 28 Weeks Later but Doomsday does more than enough to stand out and go somewhere unique.

When I say it ventures into something unique, it's the genre mixing that Director Neil Marshall indulges in, which at first viewing divided me, but after my second viewing I realised it's a benefit, throwing in themes of futuristic action, horror, historical epic and survival movie. It's as if Marshall wanted to include everything at once and the end result is marvellous. The action is blistering and exciting, the attack on the convoy in the abandoned town is eerie and absolutely insane, attackers coming from every angle, the camerawork here captures every bit of madness. The battle with Eden and the armoured guy captured the total hotness of Rhona Mitra, who plays the hero here with smarts and wit, she is made to look like a true fighter and every single camera shot of her is sexy, like Beckinsale in Total Recall.

But, with a few British movies in recent memory there's always some aspect that tries to go American and it doesn't work well and that is the Prime Minister scenes, there's an overly dramatic tone and a lot of cheesy one liners, the soundtrack played here is too pumped and fast compared to the dialogue driven scenes, I smirked a few times as it was rather amusing, but still the rest of the movie is spectacular. I bought it out of the blue and it thrilled me from start to finish with it's all out carnage and brutal fight scenes, and I'll mention again the authority on screen by the lovely Rhona Mitra.

It's an 18 for a reason, blood spills in the gallons, injuries are displayed full on and the deaths are spectacularly violent, and it's expected seeing as Marshall directed horror masterpiece "The Descent". Some will find it's genre mashing distracting, but the tone isn't affected and it's a hell of a ride, that car chase at the end tops it all off!
April 28, 2014
So-so sci-fi-action-adventure movie.

Kind of Max Max meets 28 Days Later (with a bit of Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" video mixed in). Had a lot of potential, and was quite interesting and intense for the first half or so. However, became a fairly stock-standard action-adventure movie from a point.

Reasonably good action sequences.

Rhona Mitra puts in a decent performance in the lead role. (And looks very good doing so...). Other performances are nothing to write home about. Malcolm MacDowell and Bob Hoskins don't have much screen time and are only there to give the movie credibility. Hammiest performance goes to Craig Conway as Sol, the leader of the bad guys.
½ April 24, 2014
Apocalypse Back to Prehistoric Age
April 19, 2014
Terrible cinematography/editing during fight sequences. They cut so fast and frequently to so many dizzying angles that the intent of sped up choas is lost to confusion and a headache. Otherwise, not bad...and yeah, a madmax ripoff, but still fun.
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