#watched: DOOMSDAY (2008)


I've always felt 2008's "DOOMSDAY" was a tad underrated ... it was a swell molotov cocktail mashup of zombie virus and post-apocalypse genres, and a touch of medieval action, and a macabre dose of a “musical sequence” thrown in for good measure LOL

I somewhat box this film up alongside Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Deathrace” (2008), which starred Jason Statham, in a remake of 1975’s “Death Race 2000” - “sanitised” films remixed from the past, which alas may not hit the “original idea” sweet-spot folks might be looking for, but personally to me, was a fun, wild ride thru the various genres, providing an entertaining Sunday re-watch (3rd time on DVD too)!

Too bad the box office and critics did not agree … US$22,211,426 (worldwide) + £1,034,659 (United Kingdom) take-in versus £17 million budget (*oops*).

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WHAT-IS: Doomsday is a 2008 English-language science fiction action film written and directed by Neil Marshall. The film takes place in the future in Scotland, which has been quarantined because of a deadly virus. When the virus is found in London, political leaders send a team led by Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra) to Scotland to find a possible cure. Sinclair's team runs into two types of survivors: marauders and medieval knights. Doomsday was conceived by Marshall based on the idea of futuristic soldiers facing medieval knights. In producing the film, he drew inspiration from various movies, including Mad Max, Escape from New York and 28 Days Later." (Wiki)

Rhona Mitra never looked hawter and as dangerous, and R.I.P. BobHoskins.

Jonathan Leong (on my Facebook) called it a ”damn solid movie. underestimated it”, and JD Chua (also on my Facebook) mentioned it was a "Female Escape from New York", and I could not agree with that more! Maybe that's why I like it hahaha I adored John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York"

Feel free to leave your own impressions in the comments section, or on the Instagram snap featured above.

(I loved the wall surrounding the infected region, would be ssssooooo "relevant"
these days, in relation to President’s Donald Trump border walls LOL :p)

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