All you gamers who thought Doom was going to rock as a movie, I am sorry to report back that it was about as entertaining as anything with Paris Hilton in it (with exception to a grainy night vision movie she made). The plot was thinner than one of the Olsen twin’s and in true Olsen fashion the movie was also undeveloped. To put it simply without a bunch of metaphors this movie sucked. The only good part was when The Rock went nuts and started to kill anyone and everyone.
The director put in a “first person shooter” scene at the end for all the gamers who love Doom which was kind of cool for about a minute, but then just got old. Trust me when I say this movie isn’t even worth renting, but don’t worry all you gamers soon you can pick your copy out of the $5.50 bin at Wal-Mart.
Let me lay it all out for you so you can decide if you think this movie is worth watching, and if you do then please take this online sanity test, I bet you fail miserably (http://www.penddraig.co.uk/pen/tests/sanity.htm).
So this movie is of course based on the hit video game Doom, where Marines led by Sarge (The Rock) and John Grim (Karl Urban) are sent to a remote research facility on Mars because something has gone wrong and people are dying. The Marines come in to neutralize the situation. They soon find out that a portal to hell has been opened and they must fight for their lives and seal off the facility from Earth before it’s too late. That is the whole basis for the movie; I think the writers wrote this like you or I would write a college paper.
They waited until the night before it was due then rushed through it so they would have something to turn in. The first forty-five minutes you get to watch the characters wander around dark tunnels looking for anything to kill. Once they finally do start to find foes the camera work and dim lighting make it difficult to even know what is going on.
Another complaint is that this movie is a rip off of Aliens and every zombie movie you have ever seen. Parasites jump into human hosts, tell me that isn’t blatant plagiarism. There are also lots of blood hungry zombies that of course walk slow and have super strength because all zombies do.
I think that to much dialog and explanation about the virus made the movie to slow and dull for my tastes. The only good part was when Sarge goes nuts and starts to kill everyone, The Rock is awesome as a crazy, bad-ass, kill everyone Marine, go figure.
If you want to watch this movie go ahead and rent it and waste two hours of your time, I won’t stop you. But don’t whine when you see it and realize it’s a crap movie with horrible acting and 50% of the movie is just guys walking around bumping into stuff. I mean at least all the Doom fans can always say hey it was better than Gigli, Go Ben Affleck!