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‘Doom’: The doom of the Rock’s action career and video game adaptations in general

11 January 2015 9:30 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Doom

Written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick

Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

Czech Republic, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, 2005

In 2013, The Rock was named the highest grossing actor of the year with his films pulling in a combined $1.3 billion. Things were not always this great for The Rock though. When he first started out his initial run of action movies in search of action stardom, he didn’t have much luck. The Rundown and Walking Tall, while perfectly fine action films on their own, both underperformed at the box office. Then came Doom, which was either going to be his third strike or his home run. It ended up being the former, causing two things to happen – The Rock’s action career disintegrated for 6 more years, and the belief that video game adaptations are unsuccessful was bolstered.

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