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There is definitely action, but weak story

posted by ronacap (SAN MARCOS, CA) May 19, 2006

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There was a lot of hype before this movie came out. I have to say that the production crew was thinking really hard to make the game turn into a movie with a good story. Unfortunately, I have to say the story was really weak and short. The whole movie was just like playing the game, point and shoot at anything coming at your face.

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Above Average

One of the better Video Game Adaptations to Date.

posted by Gareth (MARICOPA, AZ) Apr 24, 2006

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Member since Apr 2006

In a remote section of Mars, something has gone horribly wrong for the scientists of the Union Aerospace Corporation's research facility. Scientists run screaming for their lives from a deadly threat. Trapped on a barren world against forces unknown, the call goes out for an elite team of specialists to contain the situation, and neutralize the threat at any cost. In the new game to film adaptation “Doom” which is based on the phenomenally popular game series of the same name, International Action Star The Rock stars as Sarge, a by the book, no nonsense leader Of a rapid response team who have been tasked with quelling the situation on Mars. His #2 is John (Reaper) Grimm (Karl Urban), the son of two scientists who were killed years earlier in a move that drove John from the Red Planet and into the corps. Unsure about where his head is Sarge suggests John take leave and skip the mission less he provide an unstable factor. Driven by his concern for his sister on the planet, and his devotion to duty, John accompanies his team to Mars via a teleportation device know as the Arc.

In no time the team has arrived and begun sweeping the affected areas of the base, and working to ensure that nothing can return to Earth without permission. As the team surveys the dark and isolated lab areas, John is also reunited with his sister Sam (Rosamund Pike), which brings up the memories of their dead parents and repressed hostility over his departure and emotional distance. Of course this is a movie based on monsters and violence, so in no time, there are some strange things lurking in the darkened corridors of the lab and the team finds themselves locked in a series of deadly confrontations against enemies of unimaginable horror.

In short order the team is picked off by the deadly opposition which causes strain amongst the survivors, as it becomes clear that the work being conducted at the base was far from the simple excavations that they had been claiming for years.

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