Doomsday, the post-apocalyptic non-stop action extravaganza, is the cinematic equivalent to a soda-fountain ‘Suicide.’ You know, when you were 10 and you filled your cup with a bit from each of the soda jets on the soda machine? (We called them ‘Suicides’- I’m sure there were other names for them as well).
Well, instead of Wild Cherry Pepsi and Dad’s Root Beer, the Doomsday cup is filled with 28 Days Later, Escape from New York, Aliens, Predator, I Am Legend, The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Excalibur, and Gladiator.
The good news is that I like most of these movies, so I was pretty forgiving of Doomsday. It is truly something to behold; there is not one single original idea in the whole movie. Except one nice touch: the Mohawked Cannibal Punk Nihilists(who are the bad guys) actually listen to Fine Young Cannibals. And I believe I caught some Frankie Goes to Hollywood on the soundtrack as well, and not even “Relax.” No, there is a car chase set to “Two Tribes,” a lesser known FGTH pseudo-hit. Remember the video? Reagan and Gorbachev boxing? Allegory to the Cold War? No?
Anyway, take a look at the list of movies above. Are you fan? Then you just might be Doomsday‘s audience.
You know, I’m not sure anyone over 10 could truly love this movie- it is simply too retarded.
Now that I think about it, the perfect audience for this movie is a group of 10 year olds watching this, after midnight, at a sleepover. While drinking ‘Suicides.’