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Doomsday trailer out!

Which is your favourite?

Dog Soldiers57%[ 8 ]
The Descent14%[ 2 ]
They're both great!7%[ 1 ]
I've not seen them and should be punished21%[ 3 ]
I don't like either of them...0%[ 0 ]

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 3:59pm

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Simon K Jones

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The trailer for Doomsday, the new film from cult British director Neil Marshall, is now available over at Yahoo. Following on from the classic Dog Soldiers and the pretty-damn-good The Descent, Doomsday would seem to be something of a departure for Marshall, showing a much grander scale than his usually tightly focused movies.

While we're big fans of his work, we can't help but think that Doomsday looks like a bit of a muddle. It looks like Mad Max meets 28 Days Later, with an extra portion of Escape from New York. All cult favourites, of course, but will they blend together successfully? Let us know what you think!
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 4:21pm

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The trailer doesn't do much for me really. Not enough to go see the film. There seems to be an overload of zombie-end-of-the-world movies out lately and unfortunately, that's not my genre really.

And Malcolm McDowell looks shockingly old...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 4:26pm

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My main problem is the annoying number of lame one-liners in the trailer. They might work in context, but in trailers they almost never do - unless said by an established god, like Arnie, or Stallone, or Snipes etc.

For a random woman to be saying one-liners, when she probably should either be professional or just plain scared, seems a bit strange.

Hopefully it's just a bad trailer - it seems strange for Marshall to suddenly go do such a huge film unless he had good reason. Hopefully the full thing has a bit more of a unique character.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 4:34pm

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It looks like a cross between mad max, land of the dead and escape from LA
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 4:34pm

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That looks a little too ridiculous and a little too derivative for my liking.

Consider the following: You and thousands of others have been locked away from the rest of the world in Scotland for 20 years. Do you:

a) piece together a semblance of law and order
b) continue as best you can, probably erecting shanty towns
c) tattoo my face, pierce everything, don spikey shoulder pads, solve my grievances in a deathmatch style arena and strategically place burning objects every 10 metres.

?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 4:35pm

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Don't forget, it's Scotland.

Actually, apparently it's walled off due to some 'reaper' virus, so presumably that's what's made people go loopy?