“Doomsday”: The end is nigh!


Last summer I made my first

trek to the San Diego Comic Con and oh, honey … the sights I done saw!

Liv Tyler speaking Elvish to appease a ballroom full of nerds … a

dude dressed like a 300 Spartan yet decidedly lacking a 300

Spartan’s body … miles and miles of crap that no one needs yet everyone

desperately wants … an amputee model all done up like Rose McGowan

in Planet Terror … and $5 pretzels. Yes, I said five-dollar

. What’s up with that, Comic Con? Do I not

hunger yet deserve affordable snacks? Am I made out of money?

What am I, Goldfinger? Do I smell like Elizabeth Taylor’s

White Diamonds? No, I assure you that I most certainly do not.

Although now that I think about

it, that might be lovely.

While everyone else at the

convention was drooling over the Iron Man trailer, I was drooling

(with anticipation, I swear) over the panel writer-director Neil

gave to talk about his upcoming “dark action thriller”

. Marshall, you see, is the man responsible for two

of my favorite horror films: the 2002 “army vs. werewolves” flick

Dog Soldiers
, and the 2006 “hot women go caving with disastrous

results” flick The Descent. Basically, I’d be willing

to give any film the guy does a shot; lucky for me, however, Doomsday

looks killer.

Marshall’s ode to postapocalyptic

movies like Escape From New York and The Road Warrior

has everything you could want in pure escapist entertainment: car chases,

weirdo eye makeup on crazy people, infections and quarantines, explosions,

mohawks, and a gun-totin’, sword-wieldin’, tank-top-wearin’ Rhona

Mitra. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and, uh … she

looks pretty damn fine.

Six months after I went goo-goo over the film and early clips in San Diego, the official trailer

has shown up online and I’m goo-goo

all over again. Check it out — everything you need to know about

the movie is crammed into two and a half minutes. If you’re as

geeky — no wait — I mean, if you’re as savvy as I am, you’ll

even spot MyAnna Buring, one of The Descent’s six chicks

with a pick.

Doomsday first look

(Watch it in high-def here)

All you really need to know about Doomsday, though, are two little

words: Rhona and Mitra.

Doomsday will be hitting

theaters on March 14. But as anxious as I am to see it, I’m

not sure if I’ll be able to. Comic Con is coming up soon, after

all, and I’d better start saving now if I plan on eating.

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