DoomsdayDirector: Neil Marshall
Three decades after a major country is quarantined in hopes of containing a lethal and highly contagious virus nicknamed "Reaper," signs that the super-bug has resurfaced in a major city prompt desperate specialists to race back into the infected zone to find a cure in director Neil Marshall's (The Descent) miasmic speculative sci-fi thriller. Few could have foreseen the terror that the microorganism known as "Reaper" would unleash upon the unsuspecting population, and when terrified authorities quarantined the entire country in hopes of saving the human race, the streets immediately descended into chaos. Thirty years later, the inhabitants of planet Earth think that they've seen the last of the merciless killer disease, but they couldn't be more wrong. When "Reaper" reappears more powerful than ever in a major city, an elite group of professionals led by Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) are forced to travel back into the sealed-off country where the virus first broke out in order to create a cure and save humankind from certain doom. Now, as the rest of the world anxiously awaits word of their ultimate fate, Eden and her brave team are about to find out that there is indeed a hell, and they are about to journey directly into its black, envenomed heart. Also in the cast are Bob Hoskins and Malcolm McDowell, as well as a host of veterans from Marshall's past productions, including Sean Pertwee, MyAnna Buring, Craig Conway, and Nora-Jane Noone.
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- Universal Studios
- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Rhona Mitra||Eden Sinclair|
|Bob Hoskins||Bill Nelson|
|Adrian Lester||Seargent Norton|
|Alexander Siddig||John Hatcher|
|Jeff Abberley||Executive Producer|
|Tyler Bates||Score Composer|
|Julia Blackman||Executive Producer|
|Simon Bowles||Production Designer|
|Matthew Collinge||Sound/Sound Designer|
|David Doran||Art Director|
|Marc D. Evans||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson||Art Director|
|Paul Hyett||Makeup Special Effects|
|Trevor Macy||Executive Producer|
|Derek Mansvelt||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Peter Mcaleese||Executive Producer|
|John Norster||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Jack Ravenscroft||Asst. Director|
|John Trafford||Art Director|
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This flamboyant, over-the-top, violent thriller hearkens back to the day of Mad Max fame or infamy as an elite squad of professionals killers trample a disease-infected camp after a virus has been unleashed. Plenty of blood was spilled in this film, and it did not pretend to be gratuitousness.
I enjoyed this movie because it wasn't scary looking zombies chasing them (just scary looking punks). But I did think that it was a little far-fetched with the cars. I believe that after 25 years they would have used up the gas avaliable for them. The story had a great thing going for it, but I feel like it went in some odd directions that I didn't quite follow. Other than that I think the majority of people will like this.
It must be said the Doomsday would not exist were it not for three films that came before it: Escape From New York, The Road Warrior, and 28 Days Later. These are the obvious touchstones for this rock'em sock 'em, no holds barred orgy of blood, guts, and mayhem. And that's a beautiful thing! Marshall has once again created a totally entertaining gore soaked opera of violence and silliness that other directors haven't had the creativity or intestinal fortitude to produce. It's an insanely fun way to spend a friday night. And Craig Conway as Sol is possibly one of the best post- apcolyptic manics in film history!