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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.
A rollicking good time that cribs heavily from a number of films -- the plot structure is a straight remake of Escape From NY, with elements of Aliens, 28 Days Later, The Road Warrior, and even a little bit of Fellowship and Excalibur thrown in. The good news is it feels more like a loving homage than just blatantly derivative, and all the influences come together to form something new entirely: a pure adrenaline adventure that's funny as hell.
With the exception of the great car chase at the end, Marshall's follow-up to "The Descent" is a huge disappointment. Rhona Mitra is awful as an action heroine, her fight scenes are badly edited and the story is just a rehash of over a dozen good movies...trust me you'll notice immediately from which movie Marshall stole.
Mix of "Escape from New York" with dash of "Mad Max" and some "Resident Evil". Oh, and it goes medieval too. Sounds like someones wet dream, but doesn't even qualify to be 'so bad it's good'. But I guess it could work with lots of booze and a good mood.
See this, Mr Tarantino, is how to make a homage that doesn't bore the pants off people. Willfully silly and I like it for that. Extra marks for driving a Bentley through a bus and doing the Michael Bay shot at the same time.
A collection of random, yet pointless, action set-pieces thrown together without the glue of a plot to tie it all together. A film riddled with so much implausibility and so many illogical points that your head may explode if you try to make sense of it. Imagine if Mad Max 3 and Escape from New York had a bastard child with none of its parents' good traits but all of the bad... and then some. Avoid at all costs.
Didn't have high expectations but they were still all crushed. I've never seen such boring action. The movie is set in the future, so why the hell did they have knights, that's right, like 13th century type knights. Such an unintentionally funny movie. Grade: F
So someone came up with a plot for an FPS video game and made it into a two hour movie. It's like a nerd-gasm of cliches; so in the end the only thing that really makes it watchable is to see how many more high school nerd interests they can fit into a movie. We have everything from zombies, to Mad Max, to medieval knights, to car chases. McDowell, however, is as usual stupendous. What the hell is he doing in this movie?
I've never really been keen on Neil Marshall's movies, but Doomsday is probably my least favourite yet. It tries to be brainlessly gory and enjoyable, but for me it never pulled this off. The gore is for the mostpart not really entertaining at all, the action is stupendous and the whole movie is generally quite tasteless. The obvious divide between the cultures of the tribes was interesting for a while but there are loads on inconsistencies and puzzlements over the car chase scenes. Not great.