OK, where's Doomsday 2 ?
Argh! It seems to be my fate. When i really, REALLY,
love a film, preferrably a wild Sci-Fi action- or crime movie as Dredd
then they are huge flops when released initially - and there will be
NO sequels. Aaargh!
If Dredd for sure is not trashy but cinematographic genre perfection
Doomsday is a trashy and extremely entertaining delight and i think
i must've watched these 2 favourites at least 10-15 times, on DVD, Blu-ray
and on TV.
A whole world of cult film lovers wonder why there hasn't been any sequel
made to Dredd, based on the amazing british sci-fi comic 2000 AD
it's well suited to, like Marvel, to have several sequels (if not endless
one's as Marvel) at least a couple, and maybe even more well suited
have it's own TV series (Hey Netflix! Just handle over the money to
some talented British guys and call Karl Urban).
Regarding Neil Marshall's great Doomsday a sequel unfortunately looks
less likely as the film super flopped and was met with bewilderment
or even Hate (just read the cretins hate-mongering on IMDB and shudder).
BUT, we're a few who loves this crazy film, who get's it, the FUN,
Marshall's loving homage to some of his favourite films, Mad Max, Escape
from NY, Zombie films etc.
Doomsday just Rock & Roll and almost careens off the road and into
a wreck, but just almost. It's prime trash and with a tremendous pulse.
The film was made to get a sequel, the super great last scene builds
up to that. Just think about a Doomsday 2 with Rhona Mitra as major
Eden Sinclair leading the violent proned and cannibalistic youths of
Glasgow in a war against the revengeful Canaris troops. Orgasmic !
- The Ultimate Lara Croft
Aaaaaaaah...... Rhona Mitra, i'm speechless. First the
insanely gorgeous model for the early (and greatest) Tomb Raider PC
games and now an
epic performance as the harder than rock Major Eden Sinclair in Doomsday.
She's fantastic and dominates the movie, a female action hero in
the same league as any Sigourney Weaver (Alien) or Linda Hamilton (Terminator).
Yes, ha, ha, Doomsday can't be put in the same A League
as these 2 sci-fi classics but as a Trash B movie Masterpiece Doomsday
Rock's maybe even more, and Mitra's performance is Gold, if unsung.
Yes, i have a confession to make also. I was in love
with this gorgeous British-Indian actress and model even before watching
this film. Why?
No, no, you can laugh as much as you want, but i won't be ashamed. I'm
a fanatic fan of the computer game Tomb Raider and
i've played these
games many, many times. The hero of the games is the adventurer and
countess Lara Croft, the grave robber No.1, and the model who was used
in the 1990's for the animated Lara of the early and epic games and
for the promotion was .... Rhona Mitra (pic above).
OK, Angelina Jolie was perfectly OK too in the movies even though the
director was bad and they're quite boring. I 'm sure Rhona would've
been just as good as Angelina if not better, and i belong to those players
that prefer the games when Core made them. Much better and more
atmospherical than the games made by Crystal Dynamics.
Like 2 of my other favourite actresses, Olga Kurylenko and Mila Kunis,
i've only seen Mitra in 3 films: In the very trashy but somewhat fun
B movie Beowulf in 1998, in The Hollow Man in 2000 getting raped by
evil invisible Kevin Bacon, and then in Doomsday in 2008.
I have not seen her in the Underworld franchise series due to the explosion
of abominably bad CGI. Rhona Mitra was born in 1976.
Major Eden Sinclair in her Bentley
Scotland 2008 - the deadly Reaper virus has struck and
people die in millions. The north of Britain is sealed off with a huge
wall along the lines
of the old Roman wall of Hadrian, equipped with automatic weapons killing
everything alive advancing towards the wall.
25 years later satellites has shown pictures of people moving around
on the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh, survivors of the epidemic.
London is overcrowded and life is cheap, a hellhole and when the Reaper
virus returns and hits London the DDS - The Department for
Domestic Security, run by the delightfully slimy and nasty Canaris (a
GREAT David O'Hara) has a solution. If there are survivors up there,
then there must be a cure and a special unit under the command of Major
Eden Sinclair is sent into the forbidden zone looking for it.
They're searching for the scientist Dr. Marcus Kane
(Malcolm McDowell) at his latest known lab at a hospital in Glasgow,
but what they find
is the fact that Glasgow in the year 2033 is populated by a horde of
immune youngsters lead by Sol (Craig Conway) and his ultra-mean girlfriend
Viper (Lee-Anne Liebenberg). Very aggressive youths who has become Cannibals.
Lee-Anne Liebenberg as Viper
Rhona Mitra and David O'Hara are GREAT, Adrian Lester
as the Sergeant and Bob Hoskins as Eden's superior are good and the
for me unknown
Lee-Anne Liebenberg is very memorable in her smaller part - a South
African model, actress and celebrity.
And, let's just think about it, about the Sequel that never was ....
with Rhona Mitra again as Eden Sinclair and as the leader of the tribal
the fascist army of the evil Canaris. Drool. As someone said somewhere
- Doomsday, The Smartest Dumb Movie Ever Made.
Marshall started well with a fine trio of films, Dog Soldiers in 2002,
The Descent in 2005 and Doomsday in 2008. He followed the great Doomsday
the probably not so good Centurion in 2010, where Romans fights scottish
Picts (and has Olga Kurylenko in it) and after these 4 feature films
not made another film, only television work in series. Was it the poor
reception of Doomsday that ended his feature film making career?
The Wall? It's depressing and unpleasant to think about
it but some scientists with a hypothesis about the future of Man regards
is as plausible
when the much over-populated and polluted Earth is striking back on
us humans with enormous cataclysms, and with huge masses of refugees
in a desperate search for food and a place to live. These more prosperous
areas/countries may then close the borders, with a wall like in the
The Blu-ray is presented in widescreen 2.35:1 and with
a english DTS-HD master audio 5.1 with english subtitles. Extras: an
with director Neil Marshall and cast members, a booklet and a lot of
The old Swedish DVD was in ditto widescreen 2.35:1 with
an english audio 5.1 with swedish subs. Extra: Anatomy of Catastrophe:
Civilization on the
Brink (17 min), The Visual effects and Wizardry of Doomsday (8 min),
Devices of Death: Guns, gadgets and Vehicles of Destruction (20 minutes)