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

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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:

$564,770 (Spain) (30 December 2005)

Gross:

$7,537,418 (Europe) (30 December 2005)
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Dwayne Johnson was offered the lead role of John Grimm but chose the role of Sarge because he thought it was more interesting. See more »

Goofs

No Marine would ever refer to a sergeant of any rank as simply "Sarge." This is only done in the Army and the Air Force. However, this could be because it is the Sergeant's "battlefield nickname", considering several other members of the squad are also called by nicknames. 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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SPOILER: When the end credits for the actors are shown, the survivors' names exit through doors. All other names (those who die) are blown up by the shooter in the FPS perspective. See more »

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Referenced in Master Monster Makers (2006) See more »

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You Know What You Are?
(Clint Mansell Remix)
Written by Trent Reznor
Performed by Nine Inch Nails
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Additional Production by Clint Mansell
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To Doom or not to DooM?
4 November 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Being a vivid DooM gamer from as early as circa 1993 and knowing that ID software was involved in this movie, I had high expectations.

But then the bad news started to appear... Rumours began emerging saying there would be no hell, no Mars and no teleports; all essential parts of the original games. "Ok, these are just rumours", I thought to myself, putting my faith in the games' development team, ID Software, which I thought would keep an eye on the production and keep it true to the games. Fortunately, later on it was confirmed that it would indeed be set on Mars and that kept my hopes up, even though they decided to go with B-rate actors.

After seeing the movie I felt disappointed, realizing ID Software had completely sold out itself. Nothing in this movie is worth the title "DooM", except for the props, the monsters and the weapons. The movie to me felt like a Resident Evil clone set on Mars and if you ask me this movie should have been titled "Resident Evil: In Mars... with Bigger Guns... and Bigger Monsters".

A major disappointment for me was that the producers decided to remove hell from the movie. The idea of the monsters originating from hell was an important aspect in the games. I'm guessing the producers decided to remove the hell part from the movie because of the large population of Christians in USA, thinking it would scare them away from the box office. Doing so, they completely betrayed the gamers, so their plan backfired badly.

Viruses, cheesy one-liners, untalented actors, and not staying true to the original games' themes compel me to give this movie 3 stars. One for the creative FPS scene, one for the monsters and one for the props.

If you ask me, this movie doesn't deserve to be called DooM!


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