|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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Pure cheese!By a customer from England , 05 Dec 2008If you want a fun brainless movie with a half-arsed plot and silly sci-fi effects this is the one for you.
This is not really anything to do with the game 'Doom' and it doesn't make up for that by being a good quality action movie in its own right. In many ways it feels like a low budget movie with high budget effects.
Nevertheless as unchallenging popcorn-fodder it's oddly satisfying.
doomBy a customer from Felixstowe , 01 Dec 2008A lot of action in this i thought it was really good .
What Is This?!?!?!?By a customer from Hitchin, England , 27 Oct 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis has nothing to do with the game. There is no part of this film that even resembles what the games are about. Stick to the game ideas and don't make up your own. Overall a bad film with bad acting and bad CGI. I knew it would be bad when the Rock was in it. A rubbish actor with an almost plastic face. I was glad when he died. Don't bother wasting 2 hours of your life.
DoomBy a customer from Ashbourne , 25 Oct 2008I was a bit sceptical when it arrived but I enjoyed the scares. but unblivable but plausible exciting couple of hrs
A half decent start descends into absolute dross.By Alexioni (9 reviews) from Worcester , 01 Sep 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWell, I wasn't expecting much from Doom, I was more so thinking it would be a typical bad video game to film translation. But, to my surprise the first hour was fairly suspenseul and the action was well handled.
However, as soon as characters start dying, the film just gets plain bad. Two main characters are killed within 10 seconds of each other and there is no emotion at all, some bits are just plain idiotic, I didn't even know the name of the last surviving marine, the first person bit was terrible, just like watching someone else play a video game, dull and unexiting, the fight at the end was just moronic and didn't work, all the deaths seemed to be hands grabbing people...
I just didn't like it. Fans of the game will likely enjoy it though and if you weant a big dumb action movie this is a good choice.
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