Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Cast: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei, Ben Daniels, Razaaq Adoti, Richard Brake, Al Weaver, Dexter Fletcher, The Rock
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
When a gateway is found it leads to instantaneous transportation from Earth to Mars. A team of scientists have discovered a pre-human civilization. However something has gone wrong, and an incident has occurred. Special forces troops are sent through the gateway to contain the situation and retrieve what data they can.
The film Doom is of course based on the computer game. The attempt to simulate the game on film using player POV being just one of the reasons why the film is awful. The bad acting, bad plot, bad soundtrack and bad effects are several more. Perhaps most disappointing is the soundtrack, which is actually done by Clint Mansell, who did such memorable work for Pi and Requiem For A Dream.
While the basic plot idea may be an SF classic, the story deteriorates into a basic shoot 'em up. Something that has been done better in any number of zombie films, or even fellow game adaptation Resident Evil.
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