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but you might know him better as The Rock, and now that he
has secured the name from the wrestling folks, I suppose
I'll just start calling him The Rock now, and for this one,
and with all due respect to the rest of the actors, itís
really all about The Rock, and if I had made the movie, he
would have been, pretty much, the only actor.
||For goodness sake,
leave them at home.
||For goodness sake,
leave her at home.
||It might have
added a star if Rosamund got naked.
||I will say the
violence was pretty gratuitous.
||It was supposed to
be scary, but it wasn't.
||Only when there
weren't supposed to be any.
||Rosamund did look
good as it didn't look like she was wearing a bra and it was
a little cold on the set at times.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
I couldnít believe I was laughing, but there I was,
watching "Doom," and rather than being held spellbound,
rather than sitting on the edge of my seat afraid of what
was around the corner, I was just laughing. It wasnít that
the movie was a comedy, but it all just kind of piled on
every clichť about an action movie that the movie just
became funny for me. And that is not what I wanted.
A Movie Review
Pretty much the movie starts trying to follow the video game
story of "Doom," namely there has been some kind of incident
at a science lab on Mars. Enter who are supposed to be our
heroes, namely Sarge (The Rock), Reaper (Karl Urban),
Destroyer (DeObia Oparei), Goat (Ben Daniels), Duke (Raz
Adoti), Portman (Richard Brake), and The Kid (Al Weaver).
There is also a good scientist-doctor, whoís good-looking,
too, along for the ride, namely Samantha Grimm (Rosamund
Pike). Their mission: To save the trapped scientists,
retrieve any scientific data, and rid the facility of the
menace that is terrorizing it. But what is terrorizing the
facility? Like the game, it seems there has been some weird
sciencing going on over on Mars, and now there are these
mutants hell bent on infecting or killing anything that
isnít a mutant. So, our bunch of warriors quickly find out
that itís not a disgruntled employee wreaking havoc, and
eventually the good doctor fills who is left in what might be going on
after Sarge loses most of his crew. Now itís up to Sarge and
the few men left, along with the doctor, to save the day.
And then, just when you thought the movie was pretty stupid
to begin with up to this point, it takes a horrible turn,
which, I wonít really ruin for you if you see the film, but
all I could think at the climactic battle was how dumb The
Rock looked as a giant scorpion in
"The Mummy Returns," and
how dorky he seemed in this ending, which is too bad because
other than his role in "The Mummy Returns," Iíve been
enjoying his career.
Anyway, there was a pretty cool scene, kind of an homage
to the video game, as for a couple of minute the action is
in the first person shooter mode, but unlike when I was
playing the game, this didnít scare me at all.
Look, I loved the video game. It was creepy, there were
times when it actually scared me, but it took the player to
levels that were really supernatural, and sadly, the movie
didnít do any of this for me, and in all honesty, I donít
think it could. For the movie, I suppose, they had to have
some sort of storyline, when, for the most part, although
"Doom" the game does have a story, it really is just about
shooting things and finding things and ways to continue to
the next level.
They did do a nice job recreating the look of the video
game, but thatís not enough, and really, for the game,
snappy dialogue really wasn't necessary. For the movie, the dialogue
is pretty much useless also, mostly because it is so bad.
I wanted this movie to be good, but as I sat through it,
I realized it had no chance. Some video games have a chance
to be made into movies, games more like the Tomb Raider
series, but the only way "Doom" would have worked, at least
for me, is if they pretty much just followed a walk-thru of
the game, let it be one dude like the game, in this case
Sarge, having to kill
lots of mutants and find clues along the way, sometimes
finding a doctor who might give him some help, but this movie
lost it in trying to be, well, a movie, instead of a video
For "Doom," itís 1 star out of 5. Iím so disappointed.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!