Doomsday Reviews

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November 15, 2017
Doomsday does for the 1980s-style post-apocalypticism of Road Warrior what Grease did for the 1950s. It turns it into a kiddie musical. The difference is that people liked Grease.
July 1, 2013
...a Whitman's sampler of bizarre story ideas and visual gimmicks, congealing around a premise that is so straightforward that it affords them no groundwork for stability or realization.
March 29, 2010
As it slogs through one hectic yet mundane set pieces after another, the film slowly drowns in its own pool of clichs.
August 2, 2008
Doomsday might seem novel - if you've never seen "The Road Warrior," "Aliens," "Escape from New York" or any other post-apocalyptic flick before.
March 28, 2008
The only thing that saves Doomsday from complete disgrace is that it knows it's trash.
March 25, 2008
...just the umpteenth killer-virus movie of the last few years...
March 21, 2008
A series of loosely linked action scenes, Doomsday plays out more like a video game than a movie.
March 21, 2008
Delivers the exploitation goods and then some, but it's so utterly derivative it represents a depressing step backward for Marshall...
March 21, 2008
If Doomsday was designed to be trash cinema, the filmmakers achieved their goal and then some.
March 21, 2008
As the crowd screams and pounds their chests, the camera shows Eden's back. It's a grim resolution, even in the post-apocalypse.
March 19, 2008
[Director] Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he'd like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously.
March 18, 2008
With my apologies to Tina Turner, "Mad Max" gets a big dose of girl power, and the results aren't pretty.
March 18, 2008
I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.
March 18, 2008
(Neil) Marshall, once regarded as a filmmaker to watch, is inching precariously close to being one to forget.
March 17, 2008
If you can accept this farrago of nonsense, and enjoy simulated beheadings and lopped-off hands and massive spurts and splashes of blood, this may be the movie for you.
March 17, 2008
Much as one might admire the British health care system as presented in the documentary Sicko, even Michael Moore would have to admit they have a hard time over there coping with apocalyptic viruses.
March 17, 2008
Let's just say that I've built more climactic medieval battles with a set of Legos during my childhood.
March 16, 2008
Doomsday is frenetic, loud, wildly imprecise and so derivative that it doesn't so much seem to reference its antecedents as try on their famous images like a child playing dress-up. Homage without innovation isn't homage, it's karaoke.
March 16, 2008
Doomsday isn't quite memorable or enthralling enough.
March 16, 2008
The protag of this pastiche is modeled on Jovovich in Resident Evil, and one way to pass the time is to count the numerous actioners from which Marshall borrowed (lifted) ideas: Road Warrior, Escape from New York, 28 Days/Weeks Later.
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