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toms
10-21-2005, 08:36 AM
Well, 1up has a review up and they REALLY dont like it. Gave it 2 out ot 10.
The release of Doom should be considered to be an act of entertainment terrorism towards not only to fans of this beloved franchise, but to anyone who considers themselves a fan of movies.
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3144946

IGn on the other hand think its "the best game to move adaption yet", though that still seems to only get it 3/5.
http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/658/658956p1.html

The mainstream press doesn't seem to like it much, as its only scoring 25% on Rottentomatoes...
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/doom/

Surprisingly a lot of them call it "dull". I was expecting it to be cliched and not have much of a plot, but i doubted it would be dull.

anyone seen it yet? I doubt it will be out over here for a while anyways...

jokemaster
10-21-2005, 08:44 AM
I'm gonna see it just out of curiousity. It comes out today, but I'll probably wait a few weeks.

Lynk Former
10-21-2005, 09:00 AM
I'm not gonna bother with it... and IGN better be sarcastic with that "the best game to move adaption yet" crap. :dozey:

jokemaster
10-21-2005, 09:07 AM
^Well, considering the quality of game adaptions up till now, that's probably neither sarcastic nor a compliment.

Lynk Former
10-21-2005, 09:09 AM
Do people still want a Halo movie btw?... XD

Sabretooth
10-21-2005, 09:21 AM
I so pity the makers of the original Doom: the game. A game that revolutionised the gaming industry is turned into a movie that nobody knows about...

Shame.

Katarn07
10-21-2005, 01:38 PM
I'll wait for it on DVD. I too am curious.

jon_hill987
10-21-2005, 02:17 PM
Yeah, I may rent it. or maybe wait 3 or 4 years for it to be on telly. and if you doubt it will be three years, the premier of spiderman was on the telly last sunday. it sucks not having sky, but when you have to pay for a tv licence anyway, I'm not paying even more for sky.

Lightsaberboy
10-21-2005, 03:17 PM
i wonder if the Rock will turn evil and into a human/tank hybrid like Sarge did in Doom 3....

Katarn07
10-21-2005, 03:23 PM
Hey, I read IGN's review and they (video game people) liked the FPS elements in it saying it was done well. And all these people in that Halo movie thread are all saying how dumb it is. Once again, as said by myself and others, I'd have to see it implemented in the movie to see how good/ bad it is.

jon_hill987
10-21-2005, 04:16 PM
i wonder if the Rock will turn evil and into a human/tank hybrid like Sarge did in Doom 3....

What if i want to play Doom 3? that was a spoiler you know!

Mike Windu
10-21-2005, 08:30 PM
It was cool. Good pointless action movie.

yes, Sarge does turn evil

Lots of unexpectedness. Some parts so ridiculous you have to laugh at it. Wasn't scary at all. But it was worth the 6 dollars imo.

TiE23
10-22-2005, 02:13 AM
Everyone cheered when it went into FPS mode, then I knew that 90% of the audience were fans. One of them had a DS, the first time I've ever seen one "in the wild".

Mike Windu
10-22-2005, 02:44 AM
I felt that the fps mode was rather tacked on. Wish they would use it more effectively. It was neat, but not too interesting to me.

Sabretooth
10-22-2005, 09:20 AM
The place where I'd say Doom failed was the storyline. Doom, as a game itself was devoid of storyline. It involved simply picking up a gun and killing the thousand enemies that try to kill you. That's okay if it's a game, but a movie needs a reason, a purpose. The filmmakers should have atleast tried Half-Life. It'd make a good action game. Of course, I still Deus Ex, if done well will make the best game-to-movie adaptation ever.

Lynk Former
10-22-2005, 10:54 AM
What about the books?

jon_hill987
10-22-2005, 01:58 PM
Deus Ex, if done well will make the best game-to-movie adaptation ever.

yay! Someone agrees with me!

Lynk Former
10-22-2005, 02:37 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/lynk/doom_book.jpg

XD oldskool

El Sitherino
10-22-2005, 03:22 PM
****in win for DOOM the book.

I haven't seen the movie yet, I'll probably check it out sometime.

ET Warrior
10-22-2005, 04:24 PM
I'd have to say this may have been the worst movie I've seen in a loooong time. I'll admit, I found it to be rather hilarious, in the "holy **** I can't believe it's this bad" kind of way.

I wouldn't recommend this movie to ANYONE.

Mike Windu
10-22-2005, 05:37 PM
It is my belief that when you go to see this movie you must suspend any sort of desire to see a good movie.

I knew it was bad. I enjoyed it because it was a pointless shooter to see with my friends. :p

El Sitherino
10-22-2005, 05:41 PM
I hear some people comparing it to your classic 80's action movie. Depending on where you stand, that can be awesome or sucktastic.

ET Warrior
10-22-2005, 06:02 PM
I expected bad movie, what I didn't get was action. There was really close to zero action. It was boring..."We are running the the sewers! Oh noes I forgot to load my gun run..I'm dead...****!"

TiE23
10-22-2005, 07:00 PM
I expected bad movie, what I didn't get was action. There was really close to zero action. It was boring..."We are running the the sewers! Oh noes I forgot to load my gun run..I'm dead...****!"
You saw it right? :confused:

toms
10-24-2005, 10:33 AM
You saw it right? :confused:

Well, as i said in the first post, a lot of the reviews call it "dull" or say it hasn't got much action... so i don't think ET is being too controversial.

Seems to me they should have incorporated quick bits of FPS viewpoints throughout, rather than saved it all up for a big long sequence at the end... but then i haven't got a chance to see it yet.

Still, i have something of a soft spot for movies that are so bad that they are funny... so maybe i'll try and watch it on cheap night when it comes out over here.

Box office analysts figure that lousy reviews for Doom -- even on several videogame websites -- are not likely to doom the movie's opening weekend. Most, in fact, expect fans of the game on which it is based to push it to the top of the box office with around $15-17 million -- not a lot for a film that reportedly cost some $80 million to make, but much better than what most other new releases have been earning of late.

Mike Windu
10-24-2005, 05:53 PM
The Rock is amusing with the outrageous amount of cursing that he does.

It's just so damn funny XD

IG-64
10-24-2005, 06:32 PM
http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/images/comics/ENG_20051024.jpg

:p

Kurgan
10-24-2005, 07:02 PM
Looks like, in the proud tradition of AvP, a crappy movie that is making tons of money. Go figure...

(On the TomatoMeter, it's only 1% different than that former horrible flick btw!)


What gets me is that the low expectations (?) and low standards of the average film goer will just encourage more of these kinds of crapfests to be churned out...

Lynk Former
10-24-2005, 09:27 PM
So seeing as I'm not gonna bother to see it at all, what's the "story" about anywayz? People have been saying that there is no "real story" to Doom, but there was and is and from what I hear the movie isn't it.

Mike Windu
10-24-2005, 10:09 PM
edit- spoilerz below

Scientists die.
Marines come in.
Eomer's sister on Mars.
Eomer bitchy cause parents dead on Mars.
Chromosome 24 being researched.
Marines shoot demon, marine gets bit.
turns into demon halfway, but kills himself.
asian guy dies.
omg government funded operations on criminals and they become monster demonz.
Demonz shoot slimeh tongues to pick violent people to infect.
BFG shot. Lawl the Rock wants to get out. Orders kill everything.
Shoots "the kid" in the neck for disobeying. kid dies on first mission.
White guy dies toilet. BFG shot.
Eomer gets pissy. Rock gets bit. Eomer goes FPS mode , finds sister, gets "chromosome 24" injected to become SOOPAR SAIYAN.
C24 picks good people to make SOOPAR SAIYAN n bad peepz to make DEMONZZRZ. Rock and Eomer fight. BFG shot. Melee. Eomer pulls trick, kills Rock.
TEH WORLD IS SAFE!

Kurgan
10-24-2005, 10:38 PM
The "story" in the game Doom (not Doom2, or Doom3) is as follows... it was simply a text file included with the game and later printed up in the manual that was distributed with it:

The story of Doom

You're a marine, one of Earth's toughest, hardened in combat and trained for action. Three years ago you assaulted a superior officer for ordering his soldiers to fire upon civilians. He and his body cast were shipped to Pearl Harbor, while you were transferred to Mars, home of the Union Aerospace Corporation.

The UAC is a multi-planetary conglomerate with radioactive waste facilities on Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. With no action for fifty million miles, your day consisted of suckin' dust and watchin' restricted flicks in the rec room.

For the last four years the military, UAC's biggest supplier, has used the remote facilities on Phobos and Deimos to conduct various secret projects, including research on inter-dimensional space travel. So far they have been able to open gateways between Phobos and Deimos, throwing a few gadgets into one and watching them come out the other. Recently however, the Gateways have grown dangerously unstable. Military "volunteers" entering them have either disappeared or been stricken with a strange form of insanitybabbling vulgarities, bludgeoning anything that breathes, and finally suffering an untimely death of full-body explosion. Matching heads with torsos to send home to the folks became a full-time job. Latest military reports state that the research is suffering a small set-back, but everything is under control.

A few hours ago, Mars received a garbled message from Phobos. "We require immediate military support. Something fraggin' evil is coming out of the Gateways! Computer systems have gone berserk!" The rest was incoherent. Soon afterwards, Deimos simply vanished from the sky. Since then, attempts to establish contact with either moon have been unsuccessful.

You and your buddies, the only combat troop for fifty million miles were sent up pronto to Phobos. You were ordered to secure the perimeter of the base while the rest of the team went inside. For several hours, your radio picked up the sounds of combat: guns firing, men yelling orders, screams, bones cracking, then finally, silence. Seems your buddies are dead.

It's up to you

Things aren't looking too good. You'll never navigate off the planet on your own. Plus, all the heavy weapons have been taken by the assault team leaving you with only a pistol. If only you could get your hands around a plasma rifle or even a shotgun you could take a few down on your way out. Whatever killed your buddies deserves a couple of pellets in the forehead. Securing your helmet, you exit the landing pod. Hopefully you can find more substantial firepower somewhere within the station.

As you walk through the main entrance of the base, you hear animal-like growls echoing throughout the distant corridors. They know you're here. There's no turning back now.

IIRC, the Doom books were considered of poor quality as well...

RpTheHotrod
10-24-2005, 10:42 PM
The reason Doom the movie was such a failure was because it had NOTHING to do with the Doom storyline. In Doom, it's a game about an invasion from hell...demons and all that. In the movie, there is no hell, no demons, or anything. It is just Resident Evil on Mars....another zombie film. According to the movie, everyone that is "bitten" by one of the "zombies" turns into a zombie, nothing more. Yes, that does include the demon-looking things from the game. The game = demons, the movie = mutated humans.

Kurgan
10-24-2005, 10:43 PM
Hooray for multiple posts! First the forums are slow as mollasses, now the double, triple and quadruple postings begin.

M-M-M-Monster Post! Anyway.. (cleans up mess)

Lynk Former
10-24-2005, 11:16 PM
The reason Doom the movie was such a failure was because it had NOTHING to do with the Doom storyline. In Doom, it's a game about an invasion from hell...demons and all that. In the movie, there is no hell, no demons, or anything. It is just Resident Evil on Mars....another zombie film. According to the movie, everyone that is "bitten" by one of the "zombies" turns into a zombie, nothing more. Yes, that does include the demon-looking things from the game. The game = demons, the movie = mutated humans.

Exactly right.

ET Warrior
10-25-2005, 12:27 AM
You saw it right? :confused:Indeed I did.

I saw a lot of potential in this movie, for a mindless action flick, but I guess they forgot the action.

The other thing that was sad was it seems that they actually THOUGHT they were smart.

and then trying to play off like those people were some elite group of marines? Half of them died without even firing a bullet.

We also had all the buildup around the BFG, and then it was fired THREE times, and we never actually see it kill ANYTHING. whoopdy-fricken-doo.

It wasn't just bad, it was boring.

Lynk Former
10-25-2005, 05:24 AM
wow, a mindless action movie that failed to deliver mindless action o.o

toms
10-25-2005, 09:20 AM
"DOOM the movie topped the box office receipts over the weekend - but it didn't do as well as expected. The movie, starring the Rock, pulled in just $15.4 million by Sunday night. Industry analysts were hoping for between $18 to $22 million. "

" (USA Today reported that 59 percent of those who bought tickets to the movie said they had played the game.) With its fan base sated, ticket sales for the film are expected to plunge next week."

Lynk Former
10-25-2005, 10:35 AM
XD poor bastards

Prime
10-25-2005, 01:27 PM
This thread makes me sad on so many levels...

El Sitherino
10-25-2005, 02:36 PM
Wow, so I saw it. And it blew.

Darth Groovy
10-26-2005, 01:01 AM
I hear some people comparing it to your classic 80's action movie. Depending on where you stand, that can be awesome or sucktastic.


Examples:

Predator= awsome Commando= sucktastic

Lynk Former
10-26-2005, 07:18 AM
You can't beat Predator when it comes to these kinds of movies.

toms
10-26-2005, 07:32 AM
Wow, so I saw it. And it blew.

remember to put you cerebellum back in afterwards... ;)

Kurgan
10-26-2005, 08:36 AM
Best game to movie adaptation yet?

How could it be better than MORTAL KOMBAT!?

toms
10-26-2005, 09:09 AM
Answer: it never will.

MORTAL KOMBAT!! Do dee do dee do dee do do dun!!

(best themetune evar!!)

El Sitherino
10-26-2005, 02:17 PM
Mortal Kombat will always be the best game to movie adaptation. Speaking of which, a new one is being made (movie).

Lady Jedi
10-26-2005, 09:29 PM
remember to put you cerebellum back in afterwards... ;)
Click. (http://tinyurl.com/dy6ch) :D

As for the movie: I wasn't planning on seeing it anyhow and the bad / horrible reviews only made that all the more true. :)

Lynk Former
10-26-2005, 09:36 PM
Click. (http://tinyurl.com/dy6ch) :D
XD too late, already posted by someone on the last page :p

Lady Jedi
10-26-2005, 09:38 PM
I was too lazy to read the first page. :p

Kurgan
10-27-2005, 12:17 AM
Mortal Kombat will always be the best game to movie adaptation. Speaking of which, a new one is being made (movie).


Ah, hmm. Well hopefully they learned their lesson after the horrible "Mortal Kombat Annihilation."

Your goal should never be to insert as many cheesy cameos of characters (most of which are just different colored ninjas anyway) into the game movie. This was a major problem with Street Fighter: The Movie. They included just about every character, making up silly stuff to try to force them into the plot somehow, and then gave them almost no screentime or ruined the characters. "Doctor Dhalsim"? Gimme a break!

And they gotta bring back Christopher Lambert to play Raiden. ;)

El Sitherino
10-27-2005, 12:28 AM
I think they're actually going about it seriously as a kung-fu movie rather than just a translation of a game.

Kurgan
10-27-2005, 12:33 AM
"serious"? You mean no over the top moves and outrageous gore (the hallmark of the series)?

Hmm...

MK itself is basically a parody of bad martial arts movies anyway. Anyway, I'm more old school... I wouldn't be able to identify the characters in the last two sequels probably.

Mike Windu
10-27-2005, 12:42 AM
Well, I liked Annihilation even though it was terrible. First time I saw it I was like 8 so give me a break. :p

Sub-Zero still pawnz :D Hopefully they will include him in the new movie.

And hopefully our favorite bicycle kicker isn't pushing up daisies in this movie.

Lightsaberboy
10-27-2005, 01:11 AM
annhilation was meh. They tried to cram too many characters in it just for the sake of having them.

also, nightwolf had the lamest line in the movie:

"Cool huh? It's my ANIMALITY!!"

sounded like he discovered some kind of new revolutionary sexual position.

Mike Windu
10-27-2005, 01:26 AM
I believe that would be called "bestiality." :p

toms
10-27-2005, 08:01 AM
Anihilation was compelling, in a weird way. But it was also awful. :D

The TV series looked fun in a cheesy anihilation kind of way, but i never watched it.

But i'd have to say the original was perfect in every possible way.

Kurgan
10-27-2005, 10:37 AM
Anihilation was compelling, in a weird way. But it was also awful. :D

The TV series looked fun in a cheesy anihilation kind of way, but i never watched it.

But i'd have to say the original was perfect in every possible way.

I wish they'd given Sonya some more muscle. She wasn't convincing as somebody who could snap a person's neck with her flab (no offense to the actress, she was plenty cute, just not convincing as somebody who could whoop a$$ in a fist fight).

Lynk Former
10-27-2005, 12:33 PM
IF she didn't have double d's and wasn't wearing a tight tank top and short shorts with no bra all the time then it's not as rediculous as it could've been.

Kurgan
10-27-2005, 01:47 PM
Isn't that how all martial arts fighters go into battle?


I mean the goal is to distract your opponent, not to actually physically defeat them! ;)

Lynk Former
10-27-2005, 05:47 PM
lol, yes and the role of a soldier is to laugh their opponent to death with slapstick comedy :D