“Doom: The Movie” Review

By Deane Barker on October 21, 2005

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.

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Comments

  1. OH MY GOD. the reviewer of this movie is terrible….dahhhhh it has a view from behind the gun. its called First person view idiot. And any fan of gaming especially doom would love it fool. get another job, coz you suck at this one

  2. Why review a movie when it is based on a game that you have not even played? This movie is every doom fan’s dream come true!

  3. are u joking? this movie sucks, doesnt even resemble doom, the FPS part is so cheese ridden i almost died from laughter! what a joke of a movie!

  4. I Agree, this movie is a joke! Uwe Boll did the whole FPS Cut Scene in Island of the Dead and was skewered for it (rightfully so) but now the Director of Doom is going to get away with it? I don’t think so, I don’t pay good money to watch somebody play a video game through a 10 minute segment of the movie! Of course the Video Game thing wouldn’t be so bad if it hadn’t been the most action in the movie!

    Face it, Doom Sucks!

  5. Yea, well I played the game – grew up on Doom, Doom II, Wolf, Heretic, Quake. And the movie plain sucks. Idsoftware sucks and I have yet to see anything revolutionary or cutting edge about what they are doing. Far Cry had vehicles way before Quake, now they introduce tanks in the game and think they are the pioneers of first person shooter games.

    UbiSoft, The CryEngine, FarCry is much better and frankly I am sick of watching this company make money from the same recycled game every freakin’ year or two. Gimme a break the only think that’s different is the graphics looks better.

    So to sum it up, I can take a picture of a piece of shit in high resolution and it might look better than the 2 megapixel picture I took 2 years ago. But it’s still shit. haha.

  6. Pete your an idiot as well Id Software are the pioneers of First Person Shooters. Wolfelstein, Doom, Quake all made FPS what it is today. of course they’re gonna put vehicles in their games now that they can. Far Cry is a very good game but come on dude do you really think that tanks and cars would have been able to have gone into classic doom back in the mid 90’s??? And Quake was a revolutionary step in gaming becuase it was the first to take advantage of graphic excelleration cards never used in games before. who’s idea and game was it??? Id Software. and so when Far Cry 2 comes out are you going to think that that is old and recycled. shut up you brainless shit before i slap you back to fuck town

  7. First, why don’t you learn how to spell. You can’t even spell acceleratoin let alone talk about it loser. Sounds like you play way too many games and probably didn’t finish school and that’s why you can’t spell. My point is that the far-cry engine is far more sophisticated.

    I wasn’t talking about putting tanks in a game from the 90’s – I can tell you are young because you have totally missed the mature point of it.

    I am talking about now you mindless prick, the fact that far-cry has tanks and vehicles now and the fact that idsoftware didn’t have them first. If they are so cutting edge. Look at the sophistication of the distances in the far cry game. That’s all I am saying. So take a swift lick of my balls loser.

  8. FOR SURE GIIIIIIIRRRRL…ITS A FUCKING GOOD MOVIE!!!!!!! SUCK MY DICK ARSE FEINDS OF THE WORLD COZ DOOM JUST SLAPPED YO BLACK ASS BACK TO FUCK TOWN

  9. The movie sucked because the screen play didn’t resemble the game story at all. This is just another example of what happens when you give the talentless Hollywood morons a good story. They take the setting and names and insert one of their cookie cutter story lines and idiotic situations. I bet Star Ship Troopers was a good story once before the Hollywood inner circle got a hold of it.

    HOLLYWOOD SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. how bout the movie sucked bc they didn’t explain if dr grimm had been infected or not. at then end when she is laying on the ground and tries to crawl away from the rock, you see what looks like a mark on her neck. plus, when she was in the lab with duke, the imp shot its tounge at her and duke, but when duke dies they didnt try to infect him, so the guy in the wall was aiming at her. but rather than explain what reaper was going to do with his infected sister, they just show them going to the surface. the 24th chromosome makes you strong but it also makes you smart, so shouldn’t he have noticed the gash on her neck?

  11. how bout the movie sucked bc they didn’t explain if dr grimm had been infected or not. at then end when she is laying on the ground and tries to crawl away from the rock, you see what looks like a mark on her neck. plus, when she was in the lab with duke, the imp shot its tounge at her and duke, but when duke dies they didnt try to infect him, so the guy in the wall was aiming at her. but rather than explain what reaper was going to do with his infected sister, they just show them going to the surface. the 24th chromosome makes you strong but it also makes you smart, so shouldn’t he have noticed the gash on her neck?

  12. Sigh This movie sucked, plain and simple, it does not even stand a candle to the games. The Doom 3 game sucked compared to Doom 2. Doom 3 essentially took Doom 2, and threw the playability out the window, they scrapped everything that made it what it is. I could go out and buy Doom 3 right now, I could play it online, why don’t I? Because of the simple fact that I could take my Doom 2 game, go download some custom maps, and play a 32 player DM or co-op. But this is about the movie so I digress, the movie’s story line sucked, it contained only 3 enemies, and it would have been much more suited to follow the Doom book series, rather than the game. Instead of following a character who doesn’t have a name until the third rendition, it should follow the path of Taggart. Put simply the FPS scene was a fill, and absolutely nothing like the games. When I entered the theatre, I wanted to see something that resembled my favourite game, not a Halo and Resident Evil cross-breed. Finally, Pete, as for the word, if you are going to correct him on his spelling, its acceleration. And also, drop your steriotypes. I am 14, but at least I can address this post with respect, while still speaking my thoughts. Do try and do the same, thank you.

  13. why dont you just SHUT UP before before i drill my elbow through your skull Mataro. your’re a moron because the movie didnt even follow the doom 3 game. Here’s the low down for you fat cunt loosers out there mastebating over a jar of mayonaise. Doom3 game is based on scientists opening a portal into another dimention where deamons lerch and want to do nothing but destroy . there is only one character being you . Doom movie is a whole shit load of bad muda’s leaded by the blackest gansta of all time the rock, who are sent to mars because of killings and weird things happening below the surface. they discover that scientists were experimenting with dna or some shit from an alien species long gone and it turns people of pure soal into the raddest tough guys of all time. if your soal is evil it transforms you into an evil creature will only death on its mind. so there you go cunt it wasnt based on the fucking game. And doom2 being better than doom3 is almost as rediculus as your age. go back to school freak and learn a thing or 2. your shit just got faced

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