DoomsdayMarch 14, 2008
A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 6.0/10 (41,719 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig
A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare.
Young Eden Sinclair
Hot Dog Victim
DDS Assault Trooper
The End Is Nigh.
Release Date: 14 March 2008
Filming Locations: Blackness Castle, Blackness, Falkirk, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,926,565
(16 March 2008)
(6 April 2008)
Did You Know?
The PM's name John Hatcher may be a nod to two of Britain's former Prime Ministers John Major and Margaret Thatcher.
When Eden Sinclair's partner gets his head shot off at the Docks the head is very clearly a dummy.
Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It's human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn't choose a time or place. It doesn't hate or even care. It just happens.
If you enjoyed 28 Days Later, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and
Gladiator, this might be the film for you. Writer and Director Neil
Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) an obvious student of genre
movies, has managed to smoothly craft together a cinematic
Frankenstein's monster of sci-fi action clichés. Gratuitous blood
geysers? Check. Insane, post-apocalyptic punks? Check. Buff, beautiful,
uber-bad-ass heroine that can kill without a moment's hesitation but
still possesses superior morals to those that command her? Check.
Ego-maniacal bad guy played by Malcolm McDowell? Check. Ticking clock
to doomsday? Check.
Marshall has skillfully engineered what is truly an homage to the genre
movie and an action buffet for moviegoers with appropriate kitsch and
over-the-topness without lowering himself to the realm of spoof.
If you're looking for high cinema don't look here, but if you're
looking for excitement, humor and an overall really good time, Doomsday
will certainly fit the bill.