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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'').

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:

* 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.]]
* 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.
* 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...
* AnAxeToGrind
* {{Badass}}: Aside from [[ActionGirl Eden]], there's [[TheLancer Sergeant Norton]], a quietly competent professional... who fist-fights his way through an entire castle full of armed {{mooks}}, punching faces and snapping necks. Then shoots the last man, just to show he could.
* BathingBeauty: some unnamed blonde chick in a bathtub that has a shot gun.
* 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.
* CaliforniaDoubling: South Africa for Scotland.
* CallBack: [[spoiler: "If you're hungry, try a piece of your friend."]]
* ChainsawGood: Seen briefly in Sol's cellblocks.
* ChasedByAngryNatives: Occur here, with the natives being {{Violent Glaswegian}}s.
* CoolCar: Bentley Continental GT Speed
* DarkActionGirl: Viper. Tattooed machete-wielding cannibal babe.
* 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...
* {{Dystopia}}: Totalitarian Britain, ''tanks'' are almost LostTechnology...
* EvilChancellor: Chancellor Canaris, who cheerfully plans to allow [[ThePlague the Reaper virus]] to ravage the general populace in order to reduce overpopulation.
* 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.
* EyepatchOfPower: Eden Sinclair, but only some of the time.
* EyeScream: The film starts with a small girl getting her eye shot out. Later, during the car fight, the now-adult girl starts pushing her attacker's eye in to fight him off.
* 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''...
** Well, maybe that's global warming for you. It does take place in 2030-something...
* FauxActionGirl: Viper, who for all her looks and attitude, goes down pretty easy against Eden.
** Justified, as Eden is a trained and expierenced 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.
* FreezeFrameBonus[=/=]ShoutOut: 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}}
* HaveANiceDeath: The movie's establishing raid sequence includes, among other things, Eden shooting a hot naked chick dead in her bathtub...THROUGH THE CERAMIC.
* {{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.
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Eden]]
* 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's just a lot of Scotsmen who were naturally immune to it.
* 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 a severed head ''flies out of the explosion and hits the camera''.
* 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.
* OffWithHisHead
* ThePlague: The Reaper Virus.
* PreMortemOneLiner: In the CarChase at the end.
-->'''Sinclair:''' You like pain?
-->'''Gimp:''' Yeeeah!
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* ShovelStrike
* 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?
* SpikesOfVillainy
* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The cannibal gang party before they feast is set to music of the Fine Young Cannibals.
* 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.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Sol.
* YoureInsane
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