|Formats:||15 DVD, 18 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels, Dhobi Oparei|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Apr 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Not What It Could've beenBy katanaman from Cheshire , 09 Apr 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This film could've worked so much better if they'd stuck to the idea of the games.
A typical thing to say as a fan of the games, I know.
The film starts quite well, with quite a good cast really, and with a few subtle references to the games eg, the coloured doors. However, when the film is half way through, and the plot has been explained. That's when it goes downhill. As it turns out, all the monsters are actually mutations due to a bad reaction to a genetic experiment.
Sound like Resident Evil at all?
The monsters resemble those of Doom 3 in looks only, they can't throw any fireballs though. I would have thought they film makers would have stuck to the idea that they were an invasion force from Hell, which would have been better. The part where all types of chaos breaks out only happens in the form of a first person (complete with the hovering gun from the games) for about 15 mins.
I my mind, that doesn't seem to do the Doom name justice.
If you're curious, and after a film where you can pretty much take your brain out and put it on one side for an hour and a half, then this is it. That's only my oppinion though, and so I leave you to decide on it.
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AverageBy dumbolives (269 reviews) from Shetland , 13 Jul 2009because I didn't watch it so I have nothing to say about it!
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TerribleBy a customer from Northern Ireland , 10 Jul 2009OMG thought the game was brilliant but this is a total let down for the game. Acting! What acting - too cheesy!
WWE Ledgend 'The ...By Paul Guichard from Southend On Sea , 29 Jun 2009WWE Ledgend 'The Rock,' stars in this space epic, which reminded me of 'Aliens' in a big way. I still enjoyed it big time, well worth waiting for and watching.
It's pretty much what you'd expect, from watching the trailer.By GrowlyCubNZ (3 reviews) from London , 05 Jun 2009I don't really know anything about the computer game on which this movie was based, so I came to it as just another action/sci-fi/horror movie. And that's pretty much all it is.
A cross between Alien and a zombie movie, the film never lifts itself out of the low grade end of it's genre. A sequence towards the end of the film mimics a first person shooter computer game and I wondered what the point of making the film really was.
The only genuinely interesting bit of plot, dealing with the alien's genetics and history, never really gets explored and the relationship between Rosamund Pike and Karl Urban's characters is likewise left under-developed and seems thrown in as some feeble attempt at drama.
Macho men with guns, nervous young new recruit, tough muscle-bound actor playing the Sargeant (The Rock hired for his body rather than acting ability clearly) vs flesh-eating mutant humans, aliens infecting people all with thrash metal guitar music in the background... we've seen it all before and done better, but if that's your cup of tea and your willing to switch your brain off, then it's one way to let an hour and a quarter of your life pass by.
Not good...............By a customer from Dereham , 19 May 2009Not good at all............