Doom

Doom

3.8 9
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Cast: Andrzej Bartkowiak, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Razaaq Adoti

     
 

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One of the most popular and influential video games ever makes its way to the big screen in this sci-fi thriller. A coalition of Earth's scientific and military interests have established a research colony called Olduvai on the planet Mars, but one day all communication from the outpost stops and no one can tell what has happened -- though the final messages suggest

Overview

One of the most popular and influential video games ever makes its way to the big screen in this sci-fi thriller. A coalition of Earth's scientific and military interests have established a research colony called Olduvai on the planet Mars, but one day all communication from the outpost stops and no one can tell what has happened -- though the final messages suggest it's not good. Believing foul play may have overtaken Olduvai's crew, the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, a team of specially trained military personnel, are deployed to investigate the situation and, if necessary, eliminate the invaders. But Sarge (Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock) and Reaper (Karl Urban), leaders of the RRTS team, soon discover the situation is far more grim than they could have imagined. An experiment on Olduvai has very literally opened a portal to Hades, and a variety of savage and demonic creatures have overtaken the colony. Now the RRTS must seal off Olduvai, close off any access to Earth, and exterminate the satanic beasts before they can kill again. Doom also stars Rosamund Pike (as Dr. Grimm), Dexter Fletcher, Ben Daniels, and Deobia Oparei.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
While far from prize-winning material, the big-screen adaptation of Doom remains a breezy time at the movies that captures the feel of the game but adds little to the franchise's legacy. Taking its cues literally from Doom 3, the movie meticulously translates the game's sounds, images, and even first-person perspective shots into easy-to-stomach celluloid schlock for the masses. Sadly, apart from aesthetics, there's not much more that connects the game and the film. They're both fun rides that wear their inspirations on their sleeve, just as any comparisons to Aliens becomes a no-brainer when one stops and thinks about the source material. As it stands, the movie gives the audience just enough action to chew on without pandering to the audacious special effects that have hampered other video-game adaptations. While the plot is fairly brainless, there's just enough bullet-ridden action and blood-soaked gore to vaguely bring to mind the big-muscle intensity and horror elements that have made the game successful. However, those looking for the ultimate translation will most likely be disappointed with this modestly budgeted production. It certainly tries and is aided by The Rock's never-ending charisma, but the Doom film isn't the end-all-be-all movie that it should be. Fans of the third game have overwhelmingly stated their distaste for the adaptation, which could have been averted if the filmmakers would have only embraced the hellish monstrosities instead of focusing more on half-baked zombie adversaries. Separated from it's source material, though, the film remains a dumb and fun action ride, and sometimes that goes a long way for like-minded audiences looking for a good time.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2009
UPC:
0025195055574
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
21,362

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Karl Urban John Grimm
Rosamund Pike Samantha Grimm
Razaaq Adoti Duke
Rock Sarge
Deobia Oparei Destroyer
Ben Daniels Goat
Richard Brake Portman
Al Weaver The Kid
Dexter Fletcher Pinky
Brian Steele Heil Knight
Yao Chin Mac
Robert Russell Doctor Carmack
Daniel York Lieutenant Huengs
Ian Hughes Sanford Crosby
Sara Houghton Doctor Jenna Willits
Petr Hnetkovsky Doctor Olsen
Jaroslav Psenicka Doctor Thurman
Marek Motlicek Doctor Clay
Doug Jones Doctor Carmac,Imp,Sewer Imp

Technical Credits
Andrzej Bartkowiak Director
John Bailie Camera Operator
Terry Bamber Asst. Director,Production Manager
Nancy Bishop Casting
Christine Blundell Makeup
Lorenzo Di Bonaventura Producer
Derek Brechin Editor
Chris Bundell Makeup
Dave Callaham Original Story,Screenwriter
Patrick Clayton Asst. Director
Geoff Dibben Asst. Director
Double Negative Ltd. Animator
Robert Dufek Sound Mixer
Jakub Dvorsky Camera Operator
Flash Barrandov Special Effects Special Effects
John Evans Special Effects Supervisor
Petr Forejt Sound Mixer
George Gibbs Special Effects Supervisor
Terry Glass Special Effects Supervisor
Petr Hartl Asst. Director
Klara Holubová Art Director
Stuart Howell Camera Operator
Jana Hrbkova Production Manager
Julie Hutchinson Casting
Jina Jay Casting
Paul Kirby Art Director
Clint Mansell Score Composer
Dominic Masters Art Director
Nuria Mbomio Makeup
David Minkowski Co-producer
Henning Molfenter Associate Producer
Tony Pierce-Roberts Cinematographer
Carlo Poggioli Costumes/Costume Designer
Thierry Potok Associate Producer
Ervin Sanders Camera Operator
John D. Schofield Executive Producer
Stephen Scott Production Designer
Ondrej Sláma Production Manager
Stan Winston Studio Makeup Special Effects
Matthew Stillman Co-producer
Wesley Strick Screenwriter
Misa Strnadova Asst. Director
Hana Surkalova Makeup
Katka Vavrova Makeup
Lesa Warrener Makeup
John Wells Producer
Kit West Special Effects Supervisor
Honza Zazvorka Art Director

Scene Index

Basic training; Rock information; Master monster makers; First-person shooter sequence; Doom nation; Game on!

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Doom 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This one was okay. Not that bad, but not that good either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie is a great movie. It has a ritch stroyline though I dont recomend ie to hardcore gamers of Doom 3, cuase it doesnt exactly follow the games storyline, though the storyline on the movie pulls together itself, but you realy need to listen. The first person shooter scene is one of the best things I've seen in the past movies. The movie has some pretty gory and scary stuff, but way different than Doom 3.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Acting for the most part was not that great in this film but as for the monsters it does not dissapoint. It had a storyline that was easy to fallow, lots of action, and the best first person shooter action sequence i have ever seen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
it was a good movie one of the Rocks best
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, I really don't know what to say about Doom other than it was a boring ride. Identical monsters attack everyone and the rock turns into a stupid looking evil monster. Not much there. I almost fell asleep and I loved the games. I really can't believe anyone would rate this even 3 stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Now I know what you're thinking. How could a movie about zombies and other monstrosities be funny. At first glance, Doom is just another stupid video game adaptation. However, it becomes the funniest movie of the year when you start to see the comedy at every turn. You do have to heckle the movie for it to be funny, but once you start there is no stopping. Except for the first-person scene, which was amazing, Doom is a ridiculous film that will make you laugh as hard as you did when you saw Dumb and Dumber or Happy Gilmore.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it was a cool movie they left it hanging I hope that they make another one.
Namea More than 1 year ago
If you're a stickler for the movie being exactly like the game, stop now because Doom isn't. The movie varies from the game in quite a few key elements actually, but if taken on its own, they actually enrich the plot. The Rock actually shines in this kind of movie, proving that Wrestling and Acting may truly be overlapping arts, and his portrayal of a character who walks the grey lines of morality and ethics is actually quite good. The other characters and supporting cast,(especially Karl Urban) Make this movie a great one to watch in groups, comparing who is most like whom. Don't expect all of the characters to live to the end however, this isn't that kind of movie. Definately a great watch for action fans with an amusing 1st person shooter sequence that will pull game fans in and make this a favourite. Fun for sci-fi fans, but not nessecerily for someone who is looking for an emotionally intricate plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago