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I swear some times people these days are complete nitwits with the most
absurd expectations that are in fact incredibly low and very
"childlike". I heard over and over again just how BAD this movie was
and I'm glad I didn't let that give me tainted expectations going in.
It's like they expect some huge scenes of soap opera drama for movies
that should be carried by the action and characters who's dynamics are
established as the story carries out, not the first 20-30 minutes of
the movie and THEN all hell breaks loose. Action movies like that are
bland and put me to sleep. The dialog is almost always incredibly
boring but the kids seem to want their "celebs" to have excessive
camera time delivering boring and foolish lines with bad ass attitude.
"Hey we came to listen to and watch are favorite actor, not get wrapped
up in a movie!". I mean come on, that's little kid sh*t. People seem
more interested in the "celeb" than they do a quality movie. I guess in
this case it was a game more than a celebrity but likely some of both.
Sure, Dwayne's character could have used a little bit more character
development in the first 10-15 minutes of the film so his harshness
wouldn't have been so abrupt when he seemed to pull a 180 but other
than that minor fault, I don't think it was a weak script at all.
So what the hell were you kids expecting? EVERY monster from the game
to be incorporated? Were you expecting a storyline that followed a game
with an over the top script in comparison to the game's story line? I
think too many people wanted a drawn out plot with all sorts of drama
and resolutions as the story unfolded. It's a movie based on a game
where you kill everything with bad ass weapons. I mean wake up.
I think that is the case here. People play these video games and don't
have the insight to understand that bringing these games to the big
screen based solely on the games story lines is a tragedy waiting to
happen. Resident Evil 1 was forking AWESOME. Many kids hated it.
Resident Evil 2 was WEAK and far too much cheese. The kids loved it!
Seriously, the more over the top and childish the effects and
characters "abilities" are, the more this generation eats this crap up.
I hear some REALLY bad lines in movies and the kids will eat them up
like they are oh so empowering and moving. I personally find it to be a
tragedy that people's tastes are so underdeveloped, clouded with
unrealistic expectations and are just all around unsophisticated. I
also assumed this movie was setting up for a more involved plot and
story line if a sequel is to be made which I think should happen. It
wasn't the tightest script out there but it was still damn good.
I think gamers in general go into these video game movies with
unrealistic expectations and that sets them up for disappointment. This
movie didn't seem like the Doom games EXACTLY but it had their "feel".
I think they did a great job adapting it to the big screen in a way
that it wasn't overshadowed by the game but still captured many of it's
elements. Some will disagree but I think the industry has been gearing
the publics interest to actually have low expectations and they aren't
yet sharp enough to realize it. This movie ROCKED!
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