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DoomsdayIn 2006, director Neil Marshall scored with The Descent, a fast, jolty cave-zombie freakfest. So why's he following it up with this sci-fi action...DoomsdayAction/Adventure, Mystery and ThrillerPT109MRIn 2006, director Neil Marshall scored with The Descent, a fast, jolty cave-zombie freakfest. So why's he following it up with this sci-fi action...2008-03-19Malcolm McDowellRogue Pictures
Rhona Mitra, Doomsday

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Doomsday

Genre: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell; Director: Neil Marshall; Author: Neil Marshall; Release Date Wide: 03/14/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 109; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Rogue Pictures

In 2006, director Neil Marshall scored with The Descent, a fast, jolty cave-zombie freakfest. So why’s he following it up with this sci-fi action trash? Doomsday sends Rhona Mitra’s one-eyed woman-warrior into quarantined Scotland to find survivors of an old plague, and Marshall cribs whole sections from other movies (Aliens and The Road Warrior, most blatantly) so baldly that you have to wonder how he’d like it if someone ripped off The Descent this egregiously. His zest for repeatedly chopping off heads and hands is kinda funny, though. C

Originally posted March 19 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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