Doomsday

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  1. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I saw Doomsday today. This is one of the funniest movies of the year. It's like one of those weird dreams you have, where things that don't connect to one another somehow do. Or maybe 4 different writers had 4 different short films, got together, and made one long movie of the 4.

    Here's my plot synopsis...spoilers ahead: 30 years ago, a plague struck northern Scotland. So, they walled the city off before the plague could escape. One of the last people to escape was a little girl missing one eye. In present day, that girl is now a major in the British Defense forces. When the plague breaks out again in London, our heroine is selected to go to Glasgow, where people have been seen surviving thanks to satellite photos, to rescue the doctor who was last working on a cure, and apparently succeeded. So, she and the team go to Glasgow, where they are set upon by cannibal punk rockers. After most of her teammates are killed (and being offered a serving of the BBQed guy), she escapes with another prisoner, who turns out to be sister of the leader of the cannibal punks. It further turns out that her dad is the doctor she's been looking for. So, they go off to find daddy. They get to the forest near papa's lair, when they are captured by knights on horseback. Turns out daddy has set himself up as king of the castle. Our heroine is then forced to do gladiator-style combat, escapes the castle, and goes back to the woods. In a secret passage, she discovers an array of government supplies, including a muscle car (surprisingly in perfect working order, despite 30 years of sitting in a crate in an underground tunnel). She decides to drive to her contact point, but is beset once again by the cannibal punk rockers- this time in their own motorcycles, cars, and buses. She manages to kill most of them in a violent car chase, turn over the doc's daughter and her one remaining teammate to the British government officials, sends a video exposing said officials' corruption, and goes back to Glasgow to be the new leader of the cannibal punk rockers.

    I wish I could write crap like that and get paid for it.
     
  2. smkspy

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    Sounds mildly amusing kinda like a female Mad Max.
     
  3. rattrap007

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    I'll wait for the DVD and inevitable Rifftrax..
     
  4. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Yeah, thats what I think of when I see the trailers on tv: a Mad Max ripoff
     
  5. jdre_124

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    I don't know but the lead chick is hot.
     
  6. Ogami Daigoro

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    If it wasn't for the director's previous two movies (Dog Soldiers and The Descent), I probably would have skipped it. But though I would consider it on the whole a bad movie, it was entertaining. You definitely couldn't predict what would happen next while watching it. And some decent action, though edited MTV style where you can't see too much.
     
  7. seeker311

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    Yeah I get the Madmax/Escape from Newyork rip off feel.
     
  8. Spoiler

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    I saw it yesterday and thought it was pretty good.

    When I first saw the previews my friends and I mentioned it was the cheap version of Kate Beckinsale. She looks like her but obviously isn't.

    It was quite an interesting movie in my eyes. Yes, it did have quite a mad max feel to it, and Escape from... but you know what, oh well.
     
  9. Boardwise

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    Glasgow as a apocalyptic city?
    Boy, bet they didn't need any set dressing for that.
     
  10. Liege Prime

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    This was the most rediculous, intense movie I've seen in years, and echoes action movies of the 80's. I recommend it even for it's impossible scenarios if you in any way like action. Although Rhona Mitra just shows up and does what she's told, and does no actual acting.
     
  11. The_Bardock

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    It was good if all you want is abit of action. Story/acting is kind of.... there...
     
  12. Hoolagrin

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    I felt it had a 28 days later + Road Warrior + "the one scene in Braveheart where the Scottish are mooning the English" feel to it. Rhona Mitra is eye candy, but damn, she had nice arms (and other stuff)! Very believable as an action star. A good flick to watch and zone out.
     
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    for some reason i keep thinking that chick played valentine in res evil 2
     

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