If there's one aspect that I truly want to avoid, is a live-action movie based on video game. They are usually suck, and when I was watching this movie, boy, I wasn't surprised at all. I mean, I'm fine with the whole live-action movie based on comic, cartoon or even remake -- because most of them have characters, personalities and even storylines. Writers can tweak them a bit and make it either good or even bad. But video games basically, well...already doomed. Blah structure of storylines, dissapointing special effects, the whole chemistry aspect within characters, etc. Nuh-uh. This movie is just bad.
This movie is based on a computer game with the same name; Doom -- which I had delighted time playing it years ago. The basic plot basically that a small group of space marines go to investigate a science facility in Mars, and they find horrifying mutated zombie creatures. They have to do battle with the creatures until a few of them survive and escape alive. The marines is lead by Sarge (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) who barks the order in every chance. One of the marines named Reaper (Karl Urban) and he has to rescue his sister, Samantha (Rosamund Pike) the Mars scientist.
I knew the original story is about a bunch of rescue mission gone wrong in Mars. In Doom video game, the Mars scientist accidently opened a gate of hell thus all the creatures are running loose. But this movie is nothing but a replica of Resident Evil and Aliens. Nothing original here, folks. The producers decided to remove hell from the movie. The idea of the monsters originating from hell was an important aspect in the games. When they just threw it outta the window, it was a bad idea. I immediately knew who the bad guy is, the hero, the damsell, and so on. It's a mindless loud action movie. It's not even scary. The video game was scary, I stopped playing it. My nerve couldn't take it. When I was watching this movie with my friend, I fell asleep. Oh, I heard all the loud gun noises but most of time I didn't care. The only thing I like was the chemistry between Karl Urban and Rosamund Pike. It's a shame they are playing twins sibling, 'cause I thought they are hot together in that movie.
One thing made me laughing out loud was when the movie changed into a game-mode. I thought I was playing the video game, but it was funny as hell to see hundreds of people staring into a screen pretending to playing a computer game. Everyone else were so serious during that scene, I was the only one who chuckled. Viruses, cheesy one-liners, gross CGI and not staying true to the original games' themes compel me to give this movie the whole, "Nice try. But no, thanks."
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