October 22, 2005

DOOM - The Review

I just got home from the theater. And I have to say that I have some mixed feelings about DOOM. The action scenes were really good, and the first-person point-of-view section was well done... but I can't say that this was one of my favorite movies.

To begin with, it starts a little slow. Kind of like the video game in that respect. Then, you get to spend much of the first half of the movie playing the "who's going to die first" game. Or if you like - the "who's going to live to the end" or "how is each going to die" games.

I think part of the problem is that they tried to make the first half of the movie a horror movie. DOOM the game has lot's of horror in it, but it's primarily a game about a lone-man fighting against impossible odds. The movie eventually gets around to that, but it seemed to take a bit too long to do so.

About the first-person part. That was cool! It was a lot like watching a really good game of DOOM. I don't want to see a whole movie done that way, but as a way to do a fight scene/action sequence, it was great. Before the movie I was a little worried that this section of the movie (which was highly featured in all the pre-views) could be nausea inducing. But they did it well, and I suffered no ill effects.

All in all, I will say that if you liked DOOM the game, you will probably like DOOM the movie. It wasn't a waste of $8.50, but I probably won't be going back to see it again in the theater. Maybe if I have a coupon...

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Posted by GEBIV at October 22, 2005 10:07 PM | TrackBack

Sounds about like what I was expecting.

Definitely something I'll be seeing with my brother at some point.

Posted by: Harvey at October 23, 2005 12:56 AM
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