Saturday, May 17, 2008

there are not enough movies about punk rock cannibalism

I finally got around to watching Doomsday, and I think Heroine Content sums up my reaction to the film better than I ever could:

"First of all, I wish to reassure everyone. If you ever get quarantined in Scotland during an outbreak of a terrifying virus, THERE WILL BE ENOUGH MANIC PANIC HAIR DYE FOR EVERYONE. You will not have to live without that purple mohawk just because the government has left you behind concrete walls to die. Someone in Scotland has also apparently been stockpiling tattoo guns and ink, fishnets, axes, and Adam Ant CDs, so you should be well prepared to make a go of it as part of a cannibalistic tribe whose leader has a fondness for stage shows."

Director and screenwriter Neil Marshall gave us the critically-acclaimed film The Descent, one of the best horror movies of the last decade. Doomsday, on the other hand, was not even screened for critics. The film is unapologetically ridiculous, combining elements of Mad Max, 28 Days Later, and the Medieval Times fight scene in The Cable Guy. The gore is hysterical, if you can stomach it (spoiler: the bunny explodes!). Doomsday is not a good movie, but it is an enjoyable one. Plus, Malcom McDowell!

1 comment:

Skye said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed Doomsday! And thanks for the link.

-Skye
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