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Doomsday, a Great Action Flick

posted Aug 1, 2008, 6:35 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Aug 1, 2008, 11:15 PM ]


I tried watching the John Woo produced film, Blood Brothers, and couldn't bring myself to watching it. I started the film last night, and about 45 minutes into the film, it just felt too cliche (and boring) that I thought I could put it off until today.  I put the film in and tried again, wow, seriously wasn't paying attention to the movie at all. I suppose the film didn't grab my interest at all.

Instead, I'm re-watching Doomsday, a British film, I think.  The star of the film is a Kate Beckingsale-look-a-like, called Rhona Mitra, who was absolutely gorgeous in leather.  The futuristic film is about how they isolated Glasgow in a containment zone because of a Doomsday virus.  Since there are no law enforcements, etc., Glasgow suddenly turned to a Mad Max-type of world.

Mitra, as easy-on-the-eye (and I mean "eye") as she is, it's hard for me to believe this little girl can fight, but I think she manage to pull it off.  There are moments of disbelief, but you just have remember that it's just an outrageous movie.

There are extreme scenes of bloody gore (smash hands, exploding bunnies, gunshot to the head at extreme closeeup), which at time, looks incredibly cheesy, but it looks awesome just the same. 

There is a "Fine Young Cannibal" inside joke if you can bring yourself to watching at least the first act of the film....  You would think this film tries really hard to be "Mad Max" or "28 Weeks Later", but those are great films to try and emulate.  It just doesn't feel like an original film, but I reckon you would enjoy the film if, or if you have not, seen those other films.

I only rented the DVD, but would consider actually buying the bluray disc if prices were reasonable.