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Doomsday (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 March 2008 (USA)
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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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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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The End Is Nigh. 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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,926,565 (USA) (14 March 2008)

Gross:

£944,521 (UK) (23 May 2008)
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MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, and Craig Conway all worked together previously in The Descent (2005) See more »

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While a well-maintained lift would not fall even with the cables cut, due to the use of the Otis elevator brake after 20 years of disuse and poor maintenance, it is quite possible the brake is inoperative. See more »

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[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 Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Spellbound
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Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It had potential...but sadly it's just a shitty action movie
13 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Such a pity really, started out interesting but it quickly turned in a total shitfest. Full of clichés, illogical directions, over the top nonsensical action scenes, lousy characters, annoying, ...

Really it angers me how a good idea is turned in to such a cringing and facepalming orgy.

It is slightly better than Terminator 4, but considering how bad T4 was don't get your hopes up. The only way this movie could have worked is if it was released in 1980 and even then it would make you squeak in pain.

If you like this genre i do recommend seeing it, maybe it will excite you a few times, but mostly to see how a good movie doesn't look like.


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