Jay Maidment
Gregory Kirschling
March 19, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Doomsday

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
109 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/14/08
performer
Bob Hoskins, Rhona Mitra, Malcolm McDowell
director
Neil Marshall
distributor
Rogue Pictures
author
Neil Marshall
genre
ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

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

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