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Doomsday

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Rhona Mitra, Doomsday
Jay Maidment

Doomsday

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/14/08
performer:
Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell
director:
Neil Marshall
distributor:
Rogue Pictures
author:
8734
genre:
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

In 2006, director Neil Marshall scored with The Descent, a fast, jolty cave-zombie freakfest. So why’s he following it up with this sci-fi action trash? Doomsday sends Rhona Mitra’s one-eyed woman-warrior into quarantined Scotland to find survivors of an old plague, and Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he’d like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously. His zest for repeatedly chopping off heads and hands is kinda funny, though. C

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