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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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Paul Hyett ...
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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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14 March 2008 (USA)  »

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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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The character of Canaris was probably named after the German spy master during WW2. While most of his duties were in line with Offical Nazi party line. He was known to run some operations for his own purposes. See more »

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In the top secret satellite photos we see only few lonely people but when the crew arrives at the city they encounter hordes and hordes of "punks". However, the satellite photos are said to be from 3 years previous, the gangs may not have been as prominent as they are at the time period in the film. See more »

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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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References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Spellbound
Written by Steven Severin, Siouxsie Sioux,
Budgie and John McGeoch
Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Masterpiece! Fans rejoice!
15 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a fan of action, horror, and the 1980s, this is the film to watch.

If you don't enjoy those things, stop reading. This is for the true believers.

Doomsday is a love letter to 70's and 80's classics like Mad Max and Escape From New York. It's pretty reminiscent of Grindhouse: Planet Terror, so if you enjoyed that modern cult classic, you could get some kicks out of this one too.

Rhona Mitra sizzles as the stoic feminine warrior. She kicks ass, she's looks good. Bob Hoskins gives the movie heart with his fatherly performance, granted he gets less screen time than he deserves. Malcolm McDowell is as entertaining as always, he brings some class to the occasion. But enough about the cast, how about the mayhem? Yes, this film has it all. Crazy punks, medieval gladiators, and modern futuristic soldiers. It's got tons of inventive kills and bloody gore to spare.

The soundtrack featuring 80's style heavy synth, grandiose opera, and 1980's hits such as "Good Thing". There's plenty of enjoyable, cheesy yet clever dialogue.

What more do you need? Action/Horror fans, check out this fun gorefest. Enjoy.


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