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Doom (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  21 October 2005 (USA)
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Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

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Storyline

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think. Written by El_Ucca@hotmail.com

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No one gets out alive. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doom: La puerta del infierno  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,488,870 (USA) (21 October 2005)

Gross:

$7,537,418 (Europe) (30 December 2005)
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Trivia

The first person shooter (FPS) sequence took about 14 days to shoot. See more »

Goofs

When Reaper, Sarge and Sam are watching the video file from UAC's human subject test, the time-code on the screen first starts out at 2:23. After a quick shot of all 3 actors, the timer then reads 2:33, then 2:34. It then instantly switches to 3:24 without any apparent fast forwarding of the video. After another quick shot of Sarge, the timer then starts at 2:27. See more »

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[first lines]
Samantha Grimm: [narrating] In the year 2026 archaeologists working in the Nevada desert discovered a portal to an ancient city on Mars. They call this portal the Ark. Twenty years later, we're still struggling to understand why it was built and what happened to the civilization that built it.
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The closing credits begin with a first-person-shooter point of view, leading on a mission and shooting the various credits that appear. See more »

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References The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) See more »

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Struggle
Written by Scott Thomas
Performed by Ringside
Courtesy of Flawless/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a masterpiece by any standards, but good enough for what it is!
28 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

There are certain genres that are despised no matter what. The genre of movies based on video games is one of those and rightfully so. There have been a large amount pretty awful video game adaptations of such games as Wing Commander, Super Mario Bros., Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Double Dragon, and House of the Dead. There have been, however, some decent adaptations like Mortal Kombat (the first film, not the sequel) and the Resident Evil films. Now that I've viewed the unrated version, DOOM can be added to that list. Although not nearly as stylish and entertaining as Mortal Kombat or Resident Evil, DOOM may not be the mind-blowing spectacle that fans of the video game were hoping for, but at least it knows what it is: a fun ALIENS knock-off. Unlike ALIENS, Doom lacks a strong story and well-developed characters that the audience can cheer for. The characters here are barely one dimensional. They are given essentially no motivation for what they do and as a result, the movie suffers. Still, it's better than one would expect thanks to some slick directing, a couple solid action sequences, and The Rock. 7/10


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