Doomsday 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… Doomsday 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… 2008-03-14 R PT109M Action/Adventure Mystery and Thriller Bob Hoskins Rhona Mitra Malcolm McDowell Rogue Pictures
Movie Review

Doomsday (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Rhona Mitra, Doomsday | DOOMSDAY Rhona Mitra in director Neil Marshall's disappointing follow-up to The Descent
Image credit: Jay Maidment
DOOMSDAY Rhona Mitra in director Neil Marshall's disappointing follow-up to The Descent
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 14, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 109 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Bob Hoskins and Rhona Mitra; 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 Mar 19, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints
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