Doomsday – Movie Review

The movie itself begins with a voiceover which narrates the following lines – “Like so many epidemics before, the loss of so many lives began with a single microscopic organism. It’s human nature to seek even the smallest comfort in reason, or logic for events as catastrophic as these. But a virus doesn’t choose a time or place. It doesn’t hate or even care. It just happens.” Interesting lines, huh, and well if they don’t immediately get you hooked to the movie, nothing will.

Doomsday deals with the events that occur around 20 odd years after a deadly virus affects Scotland which leads it to be completely quarantined off from the rest of the world with 30 ft high steeled guarded walls. Major Eden Sinclair, one of the survivors of the Scotland virus, is sent back into Glasgow to find Dr Kane, a medical researcher who was known to be working on a cure to the virus when the quarantine happened. Whether Major Sinclair succeeds in her mission forms the rest of the plot of the movie.

What follows is one helluva roller-coaster ride involving cannibalistic survivors, an entire fort of unaffected people who live in a fort much like medieval times with knights, gladiators, et al, edge-of-the-seat car chase sequences, and a screenplay which is hotter than a pancake right off the hot plate. 

While the movie and the script in itself is nothing great or out of the ordinary, what makes Doomsday a watch are two things – one the screenplay which is so fast paced that not one frame or screen in the movie is left wasted, and two, the action sequences which are filmed in a reasonably believable manner, given the circumstances that the story is filmed in.

All in all, Doomsday is a movie which blockbuster fans, and horror movie fans would enjoy. Action lovers would also get quite a kick out of watching this movie.


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