Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Doom (2005)


Director: Andrzel Bartkowiak
Starring: Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Deobia Oparei, Razaaq Adoti, Richard Brake, Al Weaver, Dexter Flectcher, Brian Steele, Ben Daniels, Yao Chin, Robert Russell

On research facility on Mars all communication is lost and a level five quarantine has been put into action. A highly trained military tactical squad are the only ones allowed in and loaded with every weapon they can carry they enter to neutralise the problem

The Military squad lead by Sarge (Dwayne Johnson) includes Destroyer (Deobia Oparei), Duke (Razaaq Adoli), The Kid (Al Weaver), Pinky (Dexter Fletcher), Goat (Ben Daniels), Mac (Yao Chin), Corporal Dean Portman (Richard Brake) and John Grimm (Karl Urban). John has a sister Samantha Grimm (Rosamund Pike) who works at the facility.

Upon entering the facility The squad locates Samantha and has to help get vital research out and locate the missing Docters. Travelling down dark narrow corridors the marines now have to put all the training into effect fighting an enemy they have never encounter before they are trapped on Mars.

Based on the video game Doom this film tries to capture the cramped environment you encounter while playing the game, It does have one gun like cam angle which is just like the game but the rest is very much just your normal creature feature atmosphere. Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson perform what would expect of wannabe action stars but poor dialogue makes their characters very wooden.

Some of the special effects created are highlights including a nano byte wall and the portal to and from Mars and Earth. I would say it is worth a watch to fans of sci-fi like horror but don't expect to get too scared and the fans of the game will be disappointed as this is on video game to film poorer performances

My rating a 6/10

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