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Doomsday (2008)

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A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

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Storyline

A lethal virus spreads throughout Scotland, 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 London. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into Scotland 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. Written by Nicolettea

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virus | cure | wall | scotland | quarantine | See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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14 March 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£311,383 (UK) (9 May 2008)

Gross:

£944,521 (UK) (23 May 2008)
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Trivia

Despite having many dangerous choreographed stunts, only two went wrong. A motorcycle rider was dragged when he meant to roll safely aside. He was not injured. Another was the man whom Sol punches in the face on the train platform; on a second take of the scene, the stuntman's nose was broken. See more »

Goofs

The steam engine, the boxcar and the carriages in background are South African. As British steam trains ran on Anthracite Coal, they have small fireboxes, unlike this South African one. Other than the Orient Express, no British train has carriages have steps as British stations all have platforms. The carriages are also still in South African livery. Similarly, boxcars have a narrow axle base, unlike these long, South African boxcars. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kane: 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.
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Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog Eat Dog
Written by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni
Performed by Adam and the Ants
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
by arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Doomsday
14 April 2008 | by (Detroit) – See all my reviews

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.


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