Pssst, want to check out Doomsday in our new look?
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Who cares about the plot when you have deadly viruses, cannibalistic punks, raves, evil corporations, medieval knights, high speed car chases and removable cybernetic eyes all in one movie...
Doomsday sure wants to be 2008's answer to Mad Max or Escape from New York, but to make that kind of loopy postapocalyptic stuff work, it needs to be fun. And it's not particularly fun. The year is 2035 and Scotland has been quarantined since 2008 because of a deadly disease. The survivors have since banded into either road warriors or Medieval knights (I kid you not), and one-dimensional badass Rhona Mitra must go there with a team of mostly idiots/cannon fodder to find the cure before a resurging virus decimates London. SHOULD be fairly fun, but the action is sadly edited within an inch past its life (3-4 messy cuts per second), there's little that hasn't been done better and funnier in 80s flicks, and the ultra violent gore is too disgusting for a real laugh. The whole thing is smothered in noisy music. So while I did like the ending (essentially everything after the action ends), I can't possibly recommend it.
Everything Planet Terror was attempting to be but was too tongue-in-cheek to pull off successfully; a genuine update of mid-budget 80's exploitation flicks. With a score like this one, an eye-patched main hero, mohawked motorcycle gangs, and side characters named Miller and Carpenter, I don't think there can be any misinterpreting this movie's intentions.
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