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She's a horrifying savage who wants to eat me, and yet I can't stop staring at her belly.

"They started this fire. They can burn in it!"
Dr. Marcus Kane

Doomsday is a gleefully derivative post-apocalyptic sci-fi action movie, written and directed by Neil Marshall (director of Dog Soldiers and The Descent).

In the present day, after an outbreak of deadly killer face-rot in Glasgow, Scotland as a whole is walled off and the general population left to... well... rot. The rest of the world thinks this is going a little too far, and respond by turning their backs on Britain as whole. On the last helicopter out of Scotland is a little girl who's just taken a bullet to the face, given to the custody of soldiers by her desperate mother...

Fast forward to 27 years later, and that little girl has grown up to be Major Eden Sinclair, eyepatch-wearing badass cop. Which is fortunate, because the Reaper Virus has arrived in London, and the evil government is ready to send a team of soldiers north of the border in the hope of finding a cure. Eden has 46 hours to get to Glasgow, find the man who was working on a cure before the wall went up, and save the day.

Too bad the surviving population of Scotland are not feeling particularly fond of the nation that abandoned them...

Contains examples of:


 Sinclair: You like pain?

Gimp: Yeeeah!

  • Rule of Cool: Cyber-eyed badass, foam grenades, "Good Thing", cannibal BBQ, medieval castle in the future, random Bentley having a car chase with punk-built mutant cars and then the punks climb on the Bentley and fight while everyone's still driving, Made of Explodium, nude chick with shotgun, exploding bunny, random gimp, the Gimpmobile!, a severed head crashing into the camera, and the cyber-eyed badass going back to Glasgow and becoming the cannibal punk's leader by tossing their former leader's aforementioned severed head in front of them and telling them "If you're hungry, try a piece of your friend". And just about everything else in between those moments.
  • Schizo-Tech: Knights in armour, longbows, steam trains, Mad Max-inspired death machines, APCs, video camera glass eyes, sword fights...
    • One group of survivors intentionally threw out all modern tech, and the other group doesn't have the means to reproduce the now-broken technology.
    • According to the director, this was the inspiration for the movie. He got a picture in his head of a medieval knight attacking a futuristic agent with gun and tried to figure out how to work that scene into a movie.
  • Shovel Strike
  • Soft Glass: Before they leave for Scotland, they are told how tough and state of the art their armored vehicle is. Once in Scotland, it doesn't take very long for a punk to break through the windshield as if it's a car window.
  • Spikes of Villainy
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: The cannibal gang party before they feast is set to music of the Fine Young Cannibals.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Eden, unarmed and unarmoured, is shoved into an arena and finds herself facing a heavily armed seven-foot monster in full plate armour. Her reaction? A quiet, deadpan, "bollocks."
  • Too Dumb to Live: One of the soldiers, while sitting inside his heavily armored APC, sees a female "survivor" outside and leaves to go rescue her, despite Eden warning him several times not to. The survivor turns out to be an infected punk, who promptly sneaks behind him and slits his throat when he isn't looking.
  • Train Escape
  • Unholy Matrimony: Sol and Viper.
  • Violent Glaswegian: An entire army of them.
  • Waif Fu: While Rhona Mitra is not exactly a waif, she pummels her way through a lot of much larger opponents throughout the film, including a seven-foot killer in full plate armour.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Sol.
  • You're Insane!