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

''Doomsday'' is a gleefully derivative [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] sci-fi action movie, written and directed by Neil Marshall (director of ''Film/DogSoldiers'' and ''Film/TheDescent'') released in 2008.

In the present day, after an outbreak of [[ThePlague 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 [[MoralEventHorizon 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 [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 27 years later]], and that little girl has grown up to be [[ActionGirl Major Eden Sinclair]], [[EyepatchOfPower 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...
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: Marcus Kane has Cally, his own daughter, bound and branded with a hot iron upon her return to him.
* ActionGirl: Eden Sinclair. Kick-boxing, sharp-shooting, one-eyed badass.
* AlasPoorYorick: Done by Sol, who [[spoiler:reattaches Viper's head to her corpse and sits her in the passenger seat.]]
* TheAllegedCar: The Bentley, which by the end of the story has been through enough damage there is not a single non-bent or scratched surface on it. On the other hand, it's still running beautifully.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: This attitude got [[spoiler: Chandler]] killed in rather spectacularly stupid fashion. On the other hand, [[spoiler: Sterling does leave with Cally]].
* ApocalypseHow: [[ApocalypseHow/{{Class 0}} Class 0: Regional Catastrophe]]
* ApocalypticLog: Kane's log, detailing his frantic attempts to survive in a barricaded hospital as civilisation outside crumbles and burns.
* TheApunkalypse: After ThePlague, Scotland's walled off and everyone reverts to their tribal, punkish roots.
* AnArmAndALeg: Very brief, but still counts: [[spoiler: right before being decapitated, Viper lost her hand to Eden's blade]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Eden Sinclair.
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: Sinclair's team enter virus-infected Scotland through the rebuilt Hadrian Wall in a pair of sleek-looking APC said to be the last of their types.
* AxCrazy: Sol. First he beats you up for not talking to him, then he beats you up for talking to him... He gets even worse in the finale, where he spends most of the time screaming in fury.
* AnAxeToGrind
* BadBoss: Sol. He punches and knocks out cold one of his own men after [[spoiler: Eden and the remaining members of the group manage to escape via train]].
* BathingBeauty: An unnamed blonde chick in a bathtub that has a shotgun.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: After being quarantined and realising his fate is sealed, Prime Minister Harris shoots himself in the head]].
* BlackComedy: During the final showdown, a grieving Sol has had Viper's head reattached to her corpse and has her sitting in the passenger seat of his car. Said head later gets accidentally shot with an arrow by one of his {{mook}}s. Then, when Sol exits his still-moving car to have a shot at killing Sinclair, [[spoiler: the vehicle crashes... and Viper's head falls off.]]
** That poor rabbit that gets [[LudicrousGibs gibbed]] by a sentry machine gun.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Subverted -- Sergeant Norton is the ''last'' to die from the entire group]].
* BorrowedBiometricBypass: Goes a lot faster if you remember to bring along a very large axe. Whack!
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: A peculiar version involving a 30-year old car and mobile phone being broken out of storage and used to great effect. Meanwhile, the castle occupied by Kane ''was'' a museum, with all now the pieces being used for day-to-day life.
* CallBack: [[spoiler: "If you're hungry, try a piece of your friend."]]
* CameraAbuse: The lense is covered in blood and grime few times, but the cake is taken by [[spoiler: Sol's head hitting it after an explosion]].
* ChainsawGood: Seen briefly in Sol's cellblocks.
* ChasedByAngryNatives: Occur here, with the natives being {{Violent Glaswegian}}s.
* ChekhovsGun:
** The camera in the cybernetic eye is [[ChekhovsBoomerang used few times for different purposes]].
** The tracking device. [[spoiler: Rather than being used to call for help, Eden uses a wire from it to open her handcuffs]].
* ColdBloodedTorture: Sol inflicts some nasty, prolonged beatings upon Eden after capturing her. Later, [[AbusiveParents Kane has Cally tied up and branded with a hot iron]] for her perceived betrayal of him.
* CoolCar: Bentley Continental GT Speed. Even more cool because the stunt that it pulls at the end of its chase sequence (which is ramming right through a bus) was done for real ''and the car didn't even had a scratch afterwards''.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Eden's idea of escaping from overwhelming cannibals involves [[spoiler: getting everyone inside the unoperational elevator, shooting the rope and hoping the foam grenade will allow them to survive impact or at least detonate before they will hit basement]]. It's even gets lampshaded as such in-story.
-->Major, [[YoureInsane you are completely insane]]!
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dr. Talbot]] is graphically cooked alive by the cannibals.
* CultOfPersonality: Apparently [[spoiler: it must run in the family]], since both Kane and Sol indulge in it, styling themselves respectively as a king and cult/clan leader.
* DarkActionGirl: Viper. Tattooed machete-wielding cannibal babe.
* DesignatedGirlFight: The monent she's introduced, you know Viper will fight Eden. [[spoiler: She gets brutally killed in less than 20 seconds, barely being able to keep with the pace of Sinclair]].
* DisappearedDad: We know absolutely nothing about Mr. Sinclair.
* DodgeByBraking: Done ''both'' ways during the final chase
** Eden suddenly brakes, causing one of the baddies to shoot at Sol.
** Later, when one of the mooks tries to jump the Bentley, she accelerates, causing him to barely slide and hit the ground.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hatcher, after he's accidentally splashed with blood from a Reaper Virus victim.]]
* DualWielding: Viper starts her fight with Eden with two machetes. Which is convenient for Eden...
* DuctTapeForEverything: Blink and you miss it, but Eden fixed the broken side mirror of the Bentley with a copious amount of tape.
* {{Dystopia}}: Britain turned into a totalitarian hell-hole, with ongoing human trafficking.
* EdibleBludgeon: At one point, Sterling uses a still feathered ''pheasant'' to attack one of the cooks in the castle.
* EnemyRisingBehind: When Eden apparently finished her duel with the executioner, he starts to rise up from the ground. She serves him a quick OffhandBackhand with ''a hatchet'' to get him killed for good.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Sol is grief-stricken over [[spoiler: Viper's death]], and tries to exact revenge on Eden for it during the climax.
* EvilChancellor: Chancellor Canaris, who cheerfully plans to allow [[ThePlague the Reaper virus]] to ravage the general populace in order to reduce overpopulation.
* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: PlayedWith. [[spoiler: Kane is Sol's father, or so he claims]]. On the other hand, the cannibals and [=LARPers=] live completely separated from each other, but are both hell-bend on making Eden's life harder, without any suggestion both groups fight.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Well, except the Bentley. There's a Transit van that explodes after hitting a downed motorbike and a ''caravan'' that's engulfed in a ball of flame after being hit by a gimp-wielding tricycle.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Most of characters are not named in story. Meanwhile, the credits tend to give extras really colourful, but very easy to identify, names.
* EyepatchOfPower: Eden Sinclair, but only some of the time. The rest of the time, she's using a cybernetic eye to replace the one she lost.
* EyeScream: The film starts with Eden Sinclair, as a young girl, getting her eye shot out. Later, during the car fight, the now-adult Sinclair starts pushing her attacker's eye in to fight him off.
** After the opening raid, Sinclair is shown, in detail, re-inserting her cybernetic eye back into its socket.
* EyeSpy: A cybernetic version is used by Sinclair for covert ops [[spoiler: and nailing Canaris for attempted mass murder]].
* {{Fanservice}}: The first action sequence features a random nude woman. With a shotgun. Then about halfway through the film come the strippers, and for some reason all the punks have this strange aversion to being fully clothed in ''Scotland''...
** A possible case of Global Warming. The film does take place TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture...
* FauxActionGirl: Viper, who for all her looks and attitude, goes down pretty easy against Eden.
** Justified, as Eden is a trained and experienced soldier where as Viper would unlikely to have received any combat training worth mentioning and lets her fellow cannibals do the fighting.
* [[FiveManBand Four Man Band]]: Eden ({{The Hero}}ine), Norton (TheLancer and TheBigGuy), Stirling (TheSmartGuy) and Cally (TheChick).
* ForbiddenZone: Scotland.
* ForcefulKiss: Sol forces a kiss on Eden. [[ManBitesMan She bites him in response]].
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the underground bunker, just as one of the characters says "What were they keeping in here, the Lost Ark?", the camera shows a momentary flash of a wooden crate with a stencil that says "TOP SECRET -- ARMY INTEL 9906753 -- DO NOT OPEN", last seen in the closing shot of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''
* FullFrontalAssault: The woman in the bathtub opens fire while naked.
* GenreShift: The film is advertised as a serious "after the plague" story kind of in the same vein as ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', and plays it straight for about a half hour. Then we're off to over the top MadMax land with an overnight in LiveActionRolePlay castle.
** Subverted. There are scenes of the [[spoiler:Reaper Virus infecting London and riots going on. An infectee got Hatcher contaminated, hence the latter's suicide]].
* GenreThrowback: Marshall basically made this film to show off his love for dystopian science fiction movies from TheEighties.
* {{Gorn}}: It's a Neil Marshall film after all.
* GrossUpCloseUp: After [[spoiler:Talbot]] is [[CruelAndUnusualDeath cooked alive]] by the cannibals, there are several close-ups of his cooked flesh being sliced into.
* GunAccessories: Scopes, laser sights, suppressors, tactical lights... Goes a bit overboard with Norton's Vektor, as it carries ''two'' tactical lights.
* HaveANiceDeath: The movie's establishing raid sequence includes, among other things, Eden shooting a hot naked chick dead in her bathtub... THROUGH THE CERAMIC.
* HeroicSacrifice: One of the soldiers on board one of the last choppers leaving Scotland decided to stay, making room for young Eden ''and'' protecting the take-off of the machine from the infected running toward it.
* HollywoodSilencer: Refreshingly averted, especially given [[RuleOfCool the nature of the film]]. All the assault rifles are outfitted with suppressors, but they only slightly muffle the sound and reduce flash.
* {{Homage}}: To ''MadMax'', ''Film/TheWarriors'' and ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
** The song that plays after Sol has burned someone alive is remarkably similar to the ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' theme.
** There is also a bit of ''Film/ResidentEvil'' in there.
** Some of ''Film/DamnationAlley'' is in there too.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Sergeant Norton is as capable as Eden in combat. If not ''more''. He singlehandly [[spoiler: escaped from captivity, gained weapons back, fought his way through half of a castle full of enemies with a hatchet, and apparently he knows a thing or two about electronics]].
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Eden decides to stay in Scotland and is strongly implied to become the new leader of the cannibal gang.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The British government, sealing off Scotland when an extremely lethal virus with no cure or possible vaccine and leaving the entire population to die. They have no trouble with sealing off a portion of London where the disease was discovered and leaving millions to die.
* ImAHumanitarian: Sol's gang. Being Glaswegians, they ''deep-fat fry'' their victims first.
* TheImmune: A cure for the Reaper virus was never developed, there are just some Scots who were naturally immune to it.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: They are a prerequisite to pull of the crossbow shot required to kill [[spoiler:Read]]. It involved a moving vehicle, home-made crossbow and a relatively small smashed window. Somehow the bolt ended up directly in her neck.
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Subverted. When Sol starts to beat and threaten [[spoiler: Sinclair, she just passively [[NoSell takes it all]]. He only manages to get a reaction from her after mentioning Kane]].
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:Eden apparently takes over ruling the cannibal tribe after killing Sol.]]
* TheLancer: Sergeant Norton.
* LudicrousGibs: Seriously. Just about the only person who doesn't explode in a shower of blood when they die is [[spoiler:Norton]].
* MadScientist: Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as Dr. Marcus Kane. But then, with [[NameOfCain a name like Kane]], what do you expect? Also his son Sol, which is presumably short for SolomonKane.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Cally.
* MadeOfExplodium: Eden drives a Bentley clean through a bus. Which explodes. And then [[spoiler:Sol's]] severed head ''flies out of the explosion and hits the camera''.
* MadeOfIron: Sol takes just silly amount of punishment, including scrapping half of his body over asphalt road during a hot pursuit. [[spoiler: It takes explosion to finally kill him]].
* MissingMom: After the initial scene, Mrs. Sinclair disappears. [[spoiler:For good -- while the film toys for a while with the possibility of Eden meeting her mom as an adult, it never happens]].
* MoeGreeneSpecial: Young Eden. This is how and why she has an eyepatch and a cybernetic eye.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer lets on that this is an after-the-plague serious film. It only takes a half an hour of watching the film when you can check off every scene you saw in the trailer and things just get downright silly.
** See above for a subversion.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Lots, but the ultimate example is probably the cannibal punk Glaswegian strippers. Pole dancing to "Good Thing".
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Averted by Sol, who can't seem to let his go.
* NoNameGiven: A ''lot'' of characters remains nameless in-story. This even includes someone as iconic as Viper -- her name comes from the end credits.
* OffWithHisHead: Eden takes out [[spoiler: Viper]] this way. Later, [[spoiler:Sol loses his head during the final showdown.]]
* OneDimensionalThinking: While being chased by an entire bus full of cannibals, Sterling and Norton run in a straight path, rather than simply jumping over or sliding under a rail fence separating two roadways. The bus would either slow down or stop completely trying to follow them over the obstacle.
* OneManArmy: Both Sinclair and Norton come very close to this trope. Special mention should be given how they respectively handle [[spoiler:the elaborate car chase and breaking out from the castle dungeons]].
* ParentalSubstitute: Bill Nelson plays this role to Eden, being basically her entire family right now. It's never made clear how much this applies on a personal level, and how much it's purely professional.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Brief, but still. The auxiliary power only kicks in after Norton punches the console.
* ThePlague: The Reaper Virus.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In the CarChase at the end.
-->'''Sterling:''' You like pain?
-->'''Gimp:''' Yeeeah!
* PrecisionFStrike: Un-bloody-believable!
* TheQuietOne: Viper doesn't have a single word to speak. If not the fact she has two short grunts caused by pain, she would be outright TheVoiceless
* RareGuns: [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:Vektor-cr21-1.jpg Vektor CR-21]], a futuristically looking model of old-fashioned Galil assault rifle, is used as the main weapon by the group. They are further weighted down with all [[GunAccessories the shiny, tacticool toys]].
* RealityEnsues: Various fight scenes run on this. The cannibals that the team initially run into would in other movies overwhelm them easily. Here they're cut down in droves, and only their sheer numbers and the possibility of being surrounded causes the group to retreat. Sinclair's fights against Viper and the big knight in Kane's castle are also this, mainly because they're a cannibal and a medieval-style knight that have never been in a fight against a trained soldier in their lives and are beaten fairly easily by her. For obvious reasons, the film completely avoids FriendlyFireproof too.
* RuleOfCool: 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, MadeOfExplodium, nude chick with shotgun, exploding bunny, random gimp, the [[http://img22.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap5023426.png Gimpmobile!]], a severed head crashing into the camera, and the [[spoiler: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 [[CallBack "If you're hungry, try a piece of your friend"]].]] And just about everything else in between those moments.
* SanitySlippage: Marcus Kane underwent this, resulting in him becoming the insane tyrant he is.
* ScavengerWorld: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. The walled-off Scotland looks like something from a ''Mad Max'' sequel with no or few gunpowder weapons in use, very limited electricity and ''really'' ramshackle cars kitbashed together from old wrecks; the rest of Britain still bears a passing resemblance to what it's like today but seems to be turning slowly into this, as we see its authorities treat ''tanks'' as LostTechnology, which is justified as Britain has no trade with the rest of the world due to sealing Scotland off to die of the plague.
* SchizoTech: Knights in armour, longbows, steam trains, MadMax-inspired death machines, [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier 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.
* SentryGun: After a few years, these have replaced snipers stationed on the wall, and shoot at anything moving within their range.
* ShieldBash: Just as she's gaining upper hand in her duel, Eden suddenly catches a shield with her face from the executioner.
* ShoutOut: Enought to get [[ShoutOut/{{Doomsday}} their own page]]
* ShovelStrike: To knock out one of the motorbike mooks.
* SiblingYinYang: [[spoiler:Sol and Cally.]]
* TheSocialDarwinist: Kane comes off as one, with his firm belief in survival of the fittest.
* SoftGlass: Before they leave for Scotland, they are told [[DescriptionPorn 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. Low bidder?
* SoleSurvivingScientist:
** [[spoiler: Kane is the only virologist left in Scotland]].
** [[spoiler: Sterling turns into one after Talbot gets roasted into a dinner for angry cannibals]].
* SpikesOfVillainy: The cannibal tribe has this as part of their general aesthetic.
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The cannibal gang party before they feast is set to music of the Fine Young Cannibals.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:After getting his throat sliced, Chandler rather casually just throws a grenade between the legs of his killer]]
* TiredOfRunning: Verbatim by Sinclair, after being unable to escape a chase from truly persistent raiders.
-->'''Eden:'''I'm tired of running from these bastards.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler:Sol is eventually killed by dragging him for a while over an asphalt road, then powering through an exploding and burning bus -- he somehow explodes in the process and his head comes flying at the camera]].
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: Notable, since used toward a ''male''.
-->'''Sterling:''' Get off of her, you bitch!
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: 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."
* TooDumbToLive: 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.
* TrainEscape
* UnholyMatrimony: Sol and Viper.
* ViolentGlaswegian: An entire army of them.
* WaifFu: While Creator/RhonaMitra 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.
** [[JustifiedTrope Though it's considerably more realistically used than the norm]]: Mitra's character is a FragileSpeedster who dodges the attacks of bigger opponents, and uses weapons to even the score.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Sol.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Apparently, [[spoiler:killing Sol and bringing his head back is enough to get established as the new clan leader]].
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