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Monday, October 24, 2005

Doom Movie Reviews

A quick breeze with technorati's movie list shows that most people are still talking about Serenity and what a few bloggers thought of the Doom movie.

I saw the Doom movie this afternoon and I have to give it seven thumbs up. Lots of shooting and very little plot -- just the way I like it. It was the best movie I've seen today and the best videogame movie ever
-- Bryan Mitchell-Young's Popular Culture

Which is why the long awaited Universal film is such a dissapointment. Why? Because the script by David Callaham and Wesley Strick can't even stick with the few elements of id's game. The movie doesn't have one person fighting the monsters but a whole team of space Marines. The film doesn't depict the hordes of enemies that the game sometimes has but just a few (although there is one scene near the end with a bunch of human zombies charging at the main characters). Most importantly there is no interdimensional portal where the nasties are coming from. Instead its the humans on the planet Mars that have tapped into the genetic code and created the monsters from themselves.

So does the movie stand up on its own on its own terms? Sadly, no.
-- Gamecloud's John "JCal" Callaham

If I wanted zombies in space I'd ask George A. Romero to make a Planet of the Dead.
-- film-otaku

My original prediction - it would suck balls - was an understatement. It sucked monkey balls.
-- Cheese Wheel

Last night, we watched Doom. It was quite ok.
-- Riding the Mellow

It’s a single-player storyline with plenty of shooting to conceal the fact this is indeed a corridor crawl of the worst type. As if Doom 3 was not boring and repetitive enough, we are now treated to its “cinematic” version.

Finally, Ctrl+Alt+Del has teh funny on it.

It's got a 20% Tomato Rating at the time of this writing. Course, it also topped the box office. However, since it took $70 million to make it, it's got a long way to making a profit.

1 comment:

Winkyboy said...

I saw it yesterday. To those undecided, wavering, or whatnot: Just go see it and don't complain if it just isn't exactly the way you imagine it should be.

Take the movie for what it is, a script BASED on the game Doom. It has Mars, and it has the "Demons". It has only a ton of action and commentary that those who hate videogames are going to be quoting for YEARS to come.

Overall, it's a good movie. It's a great videogame movie, although that must be taken in context since by comparison it should be a BREEZE to make good videogame movies. So enjoy.

(P.S. yes, I have criticisms, such as "There should have been more demons" but really, I did NOT want a 2-hour video of someone else playing Doom, and that is not what I saw.)