So I picked up the Doom movie on Tuesday. I had yet to see it and I had heard that it wasn’t so great, but I still had to have it. I went in with low expectations of what I was going to see and was rather surprised that it didn’t suck that bad. I mean. I saw Blood Rayne so no movie can ever be that bad and I can only go up. And for the most part. Doom does this. It’s exactly what I thought it would be. The cheap action flick that it was meant to be.

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My biggest beef with the film is that they keep saying that “Hell will break loose” and stuff in the previews and yet..well. For those of us who played Doom we know that you basically get sent to Hell from a Mars research facility and you have to deal with the invasion. The movie makes no note of this, instead saying these creatures are men who have been transformed by a 24th Chromosome that turns them into monsters because they’re basically evil men. Good hearted/soul men will get super human powers instead. It was somewhat of a disappointing turn but oh well.

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Also an interesting note is their jump into the First Person perspective near the end of the movie. It was kind of neat to watch and a little stomach turning. He moves around in some ways that kind of throw you off. I think my main problem was a lack of a cross-hair. I couldn’t focus on a particular point and everything was moving and spinning. I didn’t get too nauseous but I could feel the beginnings of it if I watched any more. While it was a cool look into a new movie “filming” technique it was a bit rough in syncing up the monster reactions with the gun and camera movements. But whatever. All in all it wasn’t too bad.


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