.DOOM the movie.

First of all, let's visit a little history of DOOM.
The idea of Doom started in September of 1992, right after Spear of Destiny was shipped. John Carmack, who came up with the name 'Doom' started making the engine while the rest of id worked on Spear of Destiny, which was later used instead for Shadowcaster. This engine was basically his initial research into coming up with the DOOM engine. Said Carmack. The game was originally the game for the Aliens movie but that idea was scraped at the last minute because id wanted total creative control. Carmack said that instead of aliens we should use hellspawn.
OK, now that we know DOOM originated from a game, let us look at the movie.

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Space Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy... or so they think.

first of all, the movie starts with a history of the portal into MARS, located somewhere in Earth, it is able to bring humans or objects instantly to a location in MARS. kind of like a hyper leap or something along the line.

Then it goes on to an introduction of all hell broke loose in MARS. i was like WTF? but it was ok. GORY and nice!

After that we were introduced to the main character, THE ROCK from the WWE fame. From there onwards things were a bit slow. The setting was dark and there was shooting everywhere. I literally mean it!

The plot is lousy. They could have done a better plot with the extra chromose gene thing but no, they decided that it just stops there and it just sucks. I mean, chromoses which can choose between evil and good? Come, on, give me a fucking break! who the fuck thought of such a lousy plot?

The subplot was another good addition. The one about the Grimm's parents. However, they did not fully play the part here. It was left again, hanging.

The ROCK serves as a good addition but his attitude could've turned the show better. He used to be those shitty kinda 'don't give a fuck guy'. especially in WWE. but now, he's kinda tough but no sarcastic or spouting witty remarks anymore. I would love to see him go all one on one with some of the aliens. Then there'd be maybe someone to lay the SMACKDOWN on these mother fucking aliens.

The main character is Karl Urban who plays Reaper. He's good but nothing fantastic. Just good.

The chick was nice though!

Anyway, I could only recommend this movie to hardcore FPS (first person shooter) gamers. There was this one scene where they used the FPS view to portray it. It was definitely exciting if you're an FPS gamer but those who get dizzy playing it might find it a bit hard to focus. I was a bit fucked up by it although I was an avid CS gamer.

Anyway, there are a lot of game details that were incorporated but never explained. I especially liked one of the characters , "Pinky" in his hellspawn form. Looks damn cool and very similar to one of the monster in the movie.

In the middle there were some good plot twists like how the fuck did it actually happen?!

Anyway, if you play DOOM and would like to see it on the big screen and relive your old DOOM FPS days, go get it at the cinema, if you're a lover for GORY and BLOODY movies, go get it. If not, just get the VCD.

overall rate : 4/10

My next target is either GOAL or 40 year old virgin. :) I need the uncensored one..... :)

October 23, 2005


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