Doom: So, did Ebert like it? Not so much.
The movie has been “inspired by” the famous video game. No, I haven’t played it, and I never will, but I know how it feels not to play it, because I’ve seen the movie. “Doom” is like some kid came over and is using your computer and won’t let you play.
[…] Despite all of her chromosome counting, Dr. Grimm says at another point, “Ten percent of the human genome has not yet been mapped. Some say it’s the soul.” Whoa! The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, something you would think a scientist like Dr. Grimm should know.
[…] Toward the end of the movie, there is a lengthy point-of-view shot looking forward over the barrel of a large weapon as it tracks the corridors of the research station. Monsters jump out from behind things and are blasted to death, in a sequence that abandons all attempts at character and dialogue and uncannily resembles a video game.
USAToday damned it with faint praise.
[…] it’s surprising The Rock’s latest is as bearable as it is.