Apparently if you strip away the thin veneer of civilization, there is a rabid biker punk in all of us. Doomsday takes place some 25 years in the future, after Scotland has been quarantined because of a killer virus. Left to fend for themselves, the survivors have made it a priority – as they have in so many post-apocalyptic action flicks – to store up provisions of mascara and hair dye.
Written and directed by Neil Marshall, whose The Descent was an equally gory but far more psychologically aware genre picture, Doomsday stars Rhona Mitra as the leader of a British team sent into Scotland to find a cure for the virus. Mitra does her best version of the Milla Jovovich-Kate Beckinsale action babe, which mainly means she doesn’t smile much.