UK / English
"No one gets out alive. "Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on a distant planet but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.
Not a masterpiece by any standards, but good enough for what it is!
There are certain genres that are despised no matter what. The genre of
movies based on video games is one of those and rightfully so. There
have been a large amount pretty awful video game adaptations of such
games as Wing Commander, Super Mario Bros., Tomb Raider, Street
Fighter, Double Dragon, and House of the Dead. There have been,
however, some decent adaptations like Mortal Kombat (the first film,
not the sequel) and the Resident Evil films. Now that I've viewed the
unrated version, DOOM can be added to that list. Although not nearly as
stylish and entertaining as Mortal Kombat or Resident Evil, DOOM may
not be the mind-blowing spectacle that fans of the video game were
hoping for, but at least it knows what it is: a fun ALIENS knock-off.
Unlike ALIENS, Doom lacks strong a strong story and well-developed
characters that the audience can cheer for. The characters here are
barely one dimensional. They are given essentially no motivation for
what they do and as a result, the movie suffers. Still, it's better
than one would expect thanks to some slick directing, a couple solid
action sequences, and The Rock. 7/10
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