|Doomsdayer (1999) is a
zero budget James Bond type film that is mostly explosions, stunts and
hand-to-hand fighting, with little plot and even less character
|Both women (names in aqua)
show buns, part of a breast, and Jago shows what could be
full frontal or some skin colored panty
| The bad guy is going
to use some magic machine to make all nuclear reactors melt down, so
he can save the world by killing most of the population and letting
those remaining start over with great hindsight. Our hero (Joe Lara),
of course, is to stop them. Along the way, he meets up with old flame January
Isaacs (IMDB calls her Sarah Gomez, which she used briefly at
the start of her career, and has no idea who January Isaacs is, even
though they list her), and is then taken in tow by Alexa
Jago, who turns out to be a spy.
||The film is mostly technically
competent, and January Isaacs is fiery and exotic with some acting
ability, but, with this plot and budget, they never had a
Scoop's notes: I
haven't seen it, but it stars Udo Kier and Brigitte Nielsen. Pretty
much says it all.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C-.
If you are a total action
addict, you might enjoy this.
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