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
Reaper repeatedly addresses Sarge as "Sir." Sarge, like all the marines, is an enlisted man. Enlisted personnel are NEVER addressed as "Sir" in any branch of the U.S. armed forces (and most Western militaries, also). Also, at least once he refers to himself as the squad's "commanding officer," which is a specific term referring to an officer in command of a much larger entity, usually no smaller than a battalion, squadron, or ship. (This concept is rarely used correctly in movies and on TV; it's often incorrectly employed as a military-sounding term for anyone who is senior to another military member.) As the senior marine in the squad, his title would be "squad leader." See more »
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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In the opening Universal logo, the Earth is replaced with the planet Mars. See more »
The unrated version of Doom contains scenes not in the original film, including:
Portland and The Kid finding Dr. Tallman in a locker room
Sarge briefing the team on the helicopter
Kid shooting steaming pipes
What happens to Pinky's legs
An extended version of the first-person shooter scene
Sam and Duke in the Med Lab
Portland reloading his gun in the restroom In addition, the unrated version also contains two extra bonus features:
a look at how the first-person shooter scene was created and the scene itself
some hints and tips for beginners on the Doom 3 game.
Not a masterpiece by any standards, but good enough for what it is!
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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