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Doom (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2005)

A movie directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

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Better then what I was expecting too see.

  • Apr 17, 2006
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I, unlike other people, did not find this movie to be a disappointment. I never got to see this movie in the theater and recently got a chance to see the uncut edition. Honestly my very first impression of the movie was "this is cool". Honestly if this movie would have been called "UAC Marines", "Viral Apocalypse" or something else random, this movie would have done A LOT better. It was actually really good for a sci-fi movie. Much in the vein of Resident Evil meets Mission to Mars. The thing that really made this movie not a movie about DOOM however was the lack of cohesive elements to the game story. In the game it's all about hell and demons and weird psycho doctors wanting to be more psycho. The movie focuses on an ancient race designing a machine called the ARC; this machine makes direct transport to mars possible. There seems to be a problem on mars and the UAC Marines are sent in to investigate. The next about an hour and forty five minutes is all about trying to figure out what happened and destroy the threat if any. It's your very standard sci-fi story but it achieves what it's meant to do. Entertain you for a moment.

The movies main downfall is it is only LOOSELY based around the game that everyone wanted to see on film. However to appease the fan boys (girls?) out there DOOM does have a very unique experience visually in the form of a (about 5-10 minute) segment where the camera is completely shot in first person perspective. Which having never seen this EVER done in a film was really neat. A bit out of place where they chose to do it in my opinion but good nonetheless.

Overall don't judge this movie till you see it because it is a lot better then people rate it unless your looking to find something that's a 100% identical too its source material (Doom 3) then I'd advise you to not watch this film because some of it has been completely rewritten from its original context hence no hell. Other than that it's a lot better then what I was expecting too see

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Grab your BFG and get ready to kick some Martian-demon butt inDoom, another entry in the increasingly crowded videogame-to-movie genre. The Rock plays Sarge, the commander of a squad of Marines sent to investigate a disturbance at a scientific research facility on Mars. Among the squad is John Grimm (Karl Urban, who played Eomer inThe Lord of the Rings), who turns out to have had a previous relationship with Samantha (Rosamund Pike,Die Another Day), the scientist who's accompanying the Marines in order to retrieve some vital data from the facility. Based on id Software's legendary first-person shooter,Doomtries its best to look like a game, with dark, angled corridors, ferocious creatures appearing out of nowhere, and a variety of lethal weapons that will, like the aforementioned BFG, warm the cockles of a gamer's heart. There's also one memorable sequence that actually turns the movie into a first-person shooter; the good news is that in the context of the whole film, it's not quite as goofy as it might have been. And that's not a bad frame of reference for the film in general. Considering the game-to-movie field includes such duds asWing Commander, if you go intoDoomwith low expectations, you'll probably find it a surprisingly respectable horror/sci-fi thriller in theResident Evilvein (including its somewhat obligatory subplot of corporate wrongdoing). Also in its favor is that it's unabashedly R-rated, for the extreme gore that is a ...
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Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Screen Writer: Wesley Strick, Dave Callaham
DVD Release Date: February 7, 2006
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
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