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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.
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.
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?
A mixture of elements from all film genres is thrown into Doomsday, a gory and overly violent post apocalyptic sci-fi homage. It respectfully borrows and divides its plotline from Mad Max and Escape from New York. This intelligent mash-up of films combines to make a fun, bloody, illogical, shameless and nonsensical laughfest of a film. Just turn your brain off and enjoy it as it is.
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 shameless rip-off of equal parts The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, and (so I'm told) Excalibur that ultimately works so long as you're down for some relatively mindless entertainment. I suppose if you're going to rip off other films, you should probably pick great ones; this film is a great, fun example of that mash-up mindset.