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So just take it for what it is: commodity entertainment, a bit bloodier than some but not off the charts, and where people keep their clothes on. Some days, I just want an adventure flick with nothing much to think about, except maybe how good Maj. Sinclair looks in that tight outfit. If that's what you're after, then "mission accomplished."
I mean in what other movie do you have a gleaming black Bently Coupe being chased by a rag tag band of evil punks in the cars from The Road Warrior all set to Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Two Tribes. Great.
Americans have not taken to Doomsday for some reason, maybe the audiences where expecting something serious and in the vein of Marshall's last film, The Descent, but Europeans who appreciate that Neil Marshall's tongue is firmly planted in his cheek are lapping it up. Enjoy
Aside from my opinion of the movie itself, this is a shining example of what blu-ray should be! The picture is consistently sharp, colors are vivid, and I did not see a SINGLE artifact or bit of digital noise. The audio is perfect - one of the better examples of dynamic surround sound I have experienced. And no matter how loud the background sound is, the speech is perfectly balanced. The only area lacking are the extras - they are ok, but it doesn't really matter when the picture and sound are this great.
This level of quality is what I expect from blu-ray. If you are looking for a disc to show off your tv and system, this is it. Kudos to Universal for setting the standard.
Doomsday isn't going to win any awards and it's not better than The Descent or Dog Soldiers, but if you like your movies with plenty of action and gore, check it out and prepare to have a blast.
3 and 1/2 out of 5 stars
The same can be said for this film.
As our own civilization comes closer and closer to crumbling in a dozen different ways, dystopian science fiction flourishes both in print and in films. DOOMSDAY is one of the handsomer and more thought-provoking entries in recent years. It has a skillful cast, excellent production values, and a gripping central story. (Bob Hoskins, Alexander Siddig, and Malcolm McDowell are the main supports; Rhona Mitra is the main star.)
Yes, we older folks have seen much of it elsewhere, especially in huge chunks of the MAD MAX/ROAD WARRIOR films (including DOOMSDAY's "remake" of the David-vs.-Goliath battle where "two go in--one comes out")--but perhaps each generation needs to have the vital wake-up calls remade just for them.
And yet, while we watch any film or read any story, a part of our mind often is doing a quality assessment of it--including how plausible its various characters and scenes and bits of dialogue are AND how consistently these unfold. Sad to say, this is where DOOMSDAY stumbles for me. After a fine set-up of a plague in Scotland, the cruel way a quarantine is established, and a later outbreak of the same plague in London, the heroine (played in wonderful kickass fashion by Rhona Mitra) is sent into Scotland to try to find a cure. BAM!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gruesome, yes, but a fine example of what can happen if the world would end. Not for those with weak stomachs. Besides, it has Rhonda Mitra.Published 1 month ago by R.J.
Doomsday will have a very familiar feel to it. Why shouldn't it? You'll be listing of the various films this reminds you of as you watch it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by By CJs Pirate
A phenomenal post-apocalyptic modern epic, but YOU MUST SEE THE UNRATED version! It's so gory and fun, such a cheesy great film, all post-nuke film lovers should own this blu-ray,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by freebella
Great action flick! This movie is everything that I want out of a post-apocalyptic action thriller. Within the first 5 minutes they shoot a (cgi) bunny with an automatic weapon and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Lang
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