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Doomsday


None March 20th, 2008

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Reviewer's grade: B-

 

It's 2035 and a virus that turns people into pustule-covered ground chuck "” or ground bob or ground louise "” is spreading throughout London so Brit Army Major Sinclair (Rhona Mitra, "Shooter"), with a small team of expendable bit players, is sent by copper Bob Hoskins ("Hollywoodland")  into Glasgow to find a cure.

 

I'm leaving stuff out, but it makes sense in the movie. In Scotland, Sinclair finds two gone-to-seed groups of people"”one that has seen "Escape From New York"  too many times and one that has gone all medieval and is led by Malcolm McDowell ("Halloween").

 

Writer/director Neil Marshall follows up his well-received "babes in caves" thriller "The Descent" with this derivative hodge-podge of post apocalypse sci fi actioners. It's loud and violent and goofy and violent and amusing and violent. If you like car chases and explosions and a heaping helping of ultraviolence, you'll probably have a good time. If, however, the last movie you enjoyed was "Mona Lisa Smile," stay far away. R

 

"”Doug Bentin

 
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