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03/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Doom" by Yojimbo

A unit of crack marines are sent to investigate a security breach on a Martian research base to find it infested with bloodthirsty monsters. The original Doom game was a straight shoot-em up and it evolved over the years into atmospheric survival horror; the film falling somewhere between the two stools. In fact the story and atmosphere of the game is rather more interesting and suspenseful than the ham-fisted gung-ho nonsense you have here. The characters are all obnoxious meatheads with big guns, the production value TV standard and the script frankly inept. Some of the action sequences are competently staged and the first person section at least shows some attempt at invention when it came to translating the concept to film, but even at its best it's little more than a weak rip off of ...

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05/16/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Awful + Insulting Mess

Maybe I wouldn’t hate it so much if it didn’t carry the title DooM, but something tells me it would still be a subpar action flick with a vague story and one-dimensional characters. Being it does carry the title DooM this movie will forever piss me off for ruining and heavily disregarding the game for which it is based.

The plot of the game is a rather simple one. A government organization begins experimenting with opening portals and gateways and inadvertently open a portal to Hell. From there hoards of Demons scourge the Mars base and it is left to an uncanny soldier to fight them back. The story elements of this used in the film? It’s on Mars and there are some soldiers who have arrived to look into a few unfortunate mishaps.

The star if this film is ‘The Rock’. You would think ...

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Alan @ Transbuddha
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12/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Duum

Doom isn’t just dumb; it marvels and basks in its own stupidity. If Doom was a person it would be Ashlee Simpson. If you enjoy sitting on a stranger’s couch watching people you don’t know play a boring, pointless, and poorly thought out video game well Hollywood has just cornered the market! The plot of the game, er..movie, involves an unexplained Martian magical loogey portal (kinda’ like that thing that shoots Tim Allen around in Galaxy Quest) and a Mars space station complete with airducts and sewers, a team of roughnecks led by a professional wrestler (making his second appearance on the list), and a team of scientists playing god with Martian DNA they got from…oh somewhere near the perfectly functioning loogey machine all nice and preserved after thousands of years, and a bunch of...

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