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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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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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Mankind has an expiration date 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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$10,955,425 (USA) (4 April 2008)
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Scottish Screen contributed 300,000 pounds towards the film's budget. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Canaris' helicopter lands on the road you can see from the tail number ZS-HTN that the machine is South African. While who knows what manufacturer the British would be using in 2035 and given the civil breakdown, it would be unlikely to have a South African registration number. 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 The Warriors (1979) See more »

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Good Thing
Written by Roland Gift and David Steele
Performed by Fine Young Cannibals
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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