Doom (Unrated Extended Edition) (Bilingual)
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A frantic call for help from a remote research station on Mars sends a team of mercenary Marines into action. Led by The Rock and Karl Urban, they descend into the Olduvai Research Station, where they find a legion of nightmarish creatures, lurking in the darkness, killing at will. Once there, the Marines must use an arsenal of firepower to carry out their mission: nothing gets out alive. Based on the hugely popular video game, Doom is an explosive action-packed thrill ride!
Grab your BFG and get ready to kick some Martian-demon butt in Doom, another entry in the increasingly crowded videogame-to-movie genre. The Rock plays Sarge, the commander of a squad of Marines sent to investigate a disturbance at a scientific research facility on Mars. Among the squad is John Grimm (Karl Urban, who played Eomer in The Lord of the Rings), who turns out to have had a previous relationship with Samantha (Rosamund Pike, Die Another Day), the scientist who's accompanying the Marines in order to retrieve some vital data from the facility. Based on id Software's legendary first-person shooter, Doom tries its best to look like a game, with dark, angled corridors, ferocious creatures appearing out of nowhere, and a variety of lethal weapons that will, like the aforementioned BFG, warm the cockles of a gamer's heart. There's also one memorable sequence that actually turns the movie into a first-person shooter; the good news is that in the context of the whole film, it's not quite as goofy as it might have been. And that's not a bad frame of reference for the film in general. Considering the game-to-movie field includes such duds as Wing Commander, if you go into Doom with low expectations, you'll probably find it a surprisingly respectable horror/sci-fi thriller in the Resident Evil vein (including its somewhat obligatory subplot of corporate wrongdoing). Also in its favor is that it's unabashedly R-rated, for the extreme gore that is a trademark of the game. After all, the purpose of the movie is to pack scares and thrills into a setting that gamers will quickly recognize. In that sense, it qualifies as a success. --David Horiuchi
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Humans arriving on Mars have discovered an archeological site that is astounding. As part of the site there is a travel device that allows humans and material to be transported almost instantaneously and both ways between a site on Earth and a location near the archeological dig. This is important for it means that there is the potential for things on Mars to be transported back to Earth.
There is a major corporate scientific research facility that is part of the overall Mars colony and there is a major breach of quarantine, with very brutal creatures now roaming the facility. They are humans that have been infected and they become powerful and extremely violent, killing all humans that they come in contact with. A small band of Marines armed with powerful weapons led by The Rock and Karl Urban are dispatched to deal with the threat and make sure that the contagion is unable to make the journey to Earth.
The movie starts out with a degree of suspense as the situation is slowly explained to the viewer via the explanations given to the Marines. The facility is owned by a corporation and the people there have explicit instructions to preserve all the data and share as little as possible with the Marines. The sister of the Karl Urban character is one of the primary scientists on the facility and there is some emotional tension between them.
The action is dynamic, suspenseful and brutal, the formerly human creatures are mindless and powerful killers, one step removed from the Marines that are mindful, powerful killers.Read more ›
And yet, even I know what that the movie "Doom" doesn't have a lot in common with its source material. But even taken on its own, this movie is kind of a mess -- Karl Urban is one of the few bright spots in an ugly, dragging story that seems to be taking cues from "Resident Evil." By the time it grinds to its predictable ending, you'll wish someone would pick up the BFG and shoot the camera.
When a research facility on Mars suddenly goes quiet, a squad of space marines are sent in, led by Sarge (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). The goal is to neutralize the threat and allow Dr. Samantha Grimm (Rosamund Pike) to recover the genetic data the scientists left behind -- which doesn't sit well with her brother John aka "Reaper" (Karl Urban) who happens to be on the team.
But things go dramatically wrong right away -- the scientists have gone mad, mutated and/or transformed into grotesque creatures. And in true horror movie style, they immediately begin picking off the marines one by one. As Samantha tries to unravel the secret of the extra chromosomes that caused this disaster, Reaper finds that the biggest threat may be from his own team.
Andrzej Bartkowiak is one of those directors who just does everything wrong whenever somebody lets him sit in a director's chair -- and he has a special talent for ruining preexisting franchises. Right from the beginning, "Doom" is depressingly mediocre, with a lurching, sludgy pace that tries to use jump scares and graphic gore to distract you.Read more ›
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Had to watch this a couple of times to get what was actually going on but it is not too bad a film for this type. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lynda Coffey
This movie could have been so much better if they just stuck to the original DOOM Game formula. The special effects were great and the HD DVD picture quality is superb along with... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2011 by NT
Dwayne Johnson(The Rock) and Karl Urban star in a movie adaption of the ultra popular video game of the same name;and surprisingly it works very well. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2009 by Robert Badgley
just finished watching doom starring The Rock.i really enjoyed it.it
was fast paced for the most part.most of the characters were
likable,with a couple exceptions. Read more
I must say that I wasn't at all impressed with this movie. I know Doom Fans are not going to agree but when going into a film that is based on a game, you have to forget that the... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2006 by Josh Rawlings
This movie was based off of Doom 3. When you watch it, you'll notice some similarities. I've played the game and it's great, but the movie unfortunatly doesn't live up to the... Read morePublished on April 3 2006 by scott
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