martes, 1 de enero de 2013

E --- Doomsday

Calificación : 6.0/10
Clasificación : Accion | Sci-Fi
Duración : 105 Min

Director : Neil Marshall
Escritor : Neil Marshall

Actores Principales : Rhona Mitra, Bob Hoskins y Alexander Siddig
IMDB : Doomsday(2008)

In 2008, the Reaper virus infects Scotland, so the country is walled off by the British government. A Scottish woman begs retreating soldiers to take her injured little girl with them. Her daughter has an eye injury but is healthy otherwise. The mother (Emma Cleasby) gives her daughter (Christine Tomlinson) an envelope just as the soldiers' helicopter lifts off.

The quarantine is deemed a success, with the remaining Scottish population and the virus apparently dying off, and the British Government is considering taking off the wall, but still, they reschedule it until the last infected person is dead.

In 2035, the virus now reappears in London, killing several people across town. Prime Minister Hatcher (Alexander Siddig) and his righthand man Canaris (David O'Hara) share with domestic security chief Bill Nelson (Bob Hoskins) news of survivors in Scotland, and they believe a cure may exist. They order him to send a team into Scotland to find medical researcher Dr. Kane (Malcolm McDowell), who was working on a cure when Scotland was quarantined. Nelson chooses Major Eden Sinclair (Rhona Mitra), the little girl from Scotland now grown up, to lead the team. She has a cybernetic eye that can be removed and used remotely for weapon aiming and video playback.

North of the wall, while searching for any survivors, Sinclair and her team are ambushed by a cannibalistic punk gang. Some team members are killed, while Sinclair and Dr Talbot (Sean Pertwee) are captured. Sergeant Norton (Adrian Lester) and Dr Stirling (Darren Morfitt) manage to escape the attack. Sinclair is interrogated and tortured by the gang's leader, Sol (Craig Conway). Dr Talbot is barbecued alive and eaten by the cannibalistic gang. During the "feast", Sinclair escapes from her cell and discovers Kane's daughter, Cally (MyAnna Buring), in the next cell. Freed by Sinclair, Cally leads her to a waiting train manned by her friend Joshua (Martin Compston), while Norton and Stirling meet up with them while they escape.

They take the train into the mountains and take a shortcut through a hidden underground military facility, to the castle where Kane and his followers live. They are surrounded by Kane's medieval soldiers, Joshua is killed, and everyone else surrenders. Kane tells Sinclair that the survivors are naturally immune and that he has been warring with Sol, who is actually his son. There is no cure. Sinclair defeats Kane's executioner, Telamon (Henie Bosman), in an open arena and her teammates help her escape. They retreat to the underground facility and find a Bentley in storage to drive back to the quarantine wall and home, although Norton is killed covering their escape.

In London, political leaders plan to seal off the "hot spot" where the virus is spreading. Canaris convinces Hatcher to let the infected die off before sharing any cure found by Sinclair's team. That way the population would be controllable if there is a future infection. Although the government leaders are isolated, an infected man gets past security and infects Hatcher. Knowing that he has no future, Hatcher commits suicide and Canaris takes over as Acting Prime Minister.

In Scotland, Sinclair, Cally, and Stirling are in a high speed car chase with Sol's gang. Sol attempts to hijack the Bentley, but while he is clinging to the roof Sinclair ploughs the car through a bus, decapitating him. Using a satellite phone, Sinclair calls in a government gunship and hands over the cure: Cally, whose immune blood can be replicated into a vaccine. Canaris, who came with the gunship, shares his plan to withhold the cure for political reasons and invites Sinclair back to London.

She chooses to stay and goes to find her old home, using the address on the old envelope her mother had left her. Nelson meets her there since she gave him the envelope before she left. Sinclair shows Nelson the video of her conversation with Canaris, recorded with her cybernetic eye. Nelson takes it back to London and has it aired, exposing Canaris' plan to hold back the cure. Sinclair returns to the location where she and her team were first attacked by Sol's gang and holds up Sol's severed head. She is cheered as their new leader.

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