You've ignored this film. It will no longer appear as a recommendation. View ignored films.
You've decided to remember Doomsday for later. You can see all your remembered films here.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Apparently you can't leave the Scots alone for 30 years without them reverting to the Dark Ages. The beginning is very promising but as soon as the action starts everything goes to shit and the movie becomes an awkward mishmash of various movies. It's a shame since the premise is great and one that I often think about when watching mediocre apocalypse/zombie movies.
Look, I like postapokalyptic nonsense as much as the next man, but while I can easily turn my blind eye to the similarities with Escape From New York, the 1980s Trauma-styled punk-cannibals were a bit much to take in. That said, it wasn't until the heroine found herself in a jousting contest, with ACTUAL MEDEVIL KNIGHTS (and an angry Malcolm McDowell), that I finally facepalm'ed so hard that I lost conscience...
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.
Utter B-movie junk, but superbly enjoyable B-movie junk. I am recommending this, but don't watch it expecting some huge level of quality. If you don't like goofy b-movies you're not going to like this--Rhona Mitra looks fantastic the whole time, though.