When the Reaper virus starts infecting people in Scotland, the British government decides to build a wall around the land and forget it ever existed, leaving the locals to die.
30 years later, the Reaper virus pops up its head again in downtown London, resulting in chaos and forcing the British government to look back at Scotland where apparently survivors of the epidemic are still running around. They decide to send in Eden Sinclair and a group of highly trained soldiers in order to bring back a cure, but that won’t be easy as the locals have regressed to cannibalistic punks and soldiers from the dark ages.
Sound and Vision:
If there’s one thing we can’t complain about it’s the image quality which is really good with plenty of detail and an almost total lack of compression errors or flaws.
The sound is equally good with an agressive track that nicely goes with the action and fits perfectly.
Neil Marshall is known for referincing to other classic movies. He’s shown that already in his previous work, Dog Soldiers and The Descent, and he’s not backing away from that now. Take Escape from New York, replace Snake Plissken by a combination of Alice from Resident Evil and Selene from Underworld, and add a sniff of Mad Max and you’ve got a pretty decent description of Doomsday. Unfortunately, the storyline is superficial, the characters lack depth, there’s little atmosphere and a ton of irritating inconsistencies as well as very unbelievable situations, which makes this movie fail.
If you’re looking for a no-brains-needed action movie and can handle a car that’s been standing in a container for 30 years but still looks brand new, gasoline being still available after the same time period eventhough there’s a quarantine present, and more stuff like that then you might enjoy Doomsday. The rest of the world should think twice before purchase.