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Summary: Authorities brutally quarantine a country as it succumbs to fear and chaos when a virus strikes. The literal walling-off works for three decades until the dreaded Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means possible.
Go take a look at the movies this pays homage to and you'll find that they're built on atmosphere and tension, not action scenes. I really do appreciate the gesture but I'd appreciate a real movie more; you can't just build on other movies and expect your movie to be good because of it.
At certain points I felt angry at the people who made this, mostly for their lack of creativity and their assumption that I was stupid enough to swallow all this bullshit without raising an eyebrow. It first hit me when the APC's supposedly bullet-proof window was smashed by some asshole with a rock, and it was just compounded and compounded with every illogical scene. Ugh.
Gory violent post apocalyptic schlock that was done better by other films. There are shades of 28 days later, road warrior, and other films here that it liberally rips off but overall it's not completely terrible. The medieval armored soldiers living in a commune is pretty campy though.
Everything was thrown into Doomsday but the kitchen sink, unfortunately, it all does not necessarily go together well. That being said, this is a fun movie. Many reviewers have called it a rip-off, I like to think of it as an homage. Escape From NY, The Mad Max series, and even a bit of Conan at the end, it's all in here. Important to mention is Rhona Mitra, who plays one of the most bad ass female heroines I've ever seen. Loved the song choice at the end. Not a "must see", but watch it for fun.
A fine, rollicking action flick which blatantly and hilariously disregards any sense of logic and common sense in able to offer us bountiful laughs, sight gags and gore. Turn off your brain and have a good time, suckas.
[Unrated] - Promising premise about a virus-infected and physically quarantined Scotland, and the survivors going all MadMax and medieval on an incoming small group.
Unfortunately this rushes through with lazy storytelling and a few too many cheap action-scenes inbetween decent splatter and fun; overall this isn't a doomsday to remember.
*Preview*: #12#, exp-3*, popcorn, story, creator Marshall/1, R2.
Ok, I'm gonna be weird here and say I actually liked this movie. Don't get me wrong, I shouldn't - it's bad. It cribs from a dozen better movies, is dissapointing coming from Marshall, and is all around ridiculous and silly. BUT, the movies it rips off actually make it feel more like an homage than a plagiarism, and the mashup of them somehow works. I really liked how half the outcasts went Mad Max and the other half went King Arthur.Not a movie to take seriously, but fuck it, its kinda fun.
A film that tries to redefine the idea of post apocalyptic films never really settles in comfortably into a particular genre, and seemingly finds itself floating somewhere in movie space. It was one of those films that scored the "It's so bad, it's good" sympathy points, but certainly could have used better flow and a much more refined script.