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.


Andrzej Bartkowiak


Dave Callaham (screenplay) (as David Callaham), Wesley Strick (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... John Grimm
Rosamund Pike ... Samantha Grimm
Deobia Oparei ... Destroyer (as DeObia Oparei)
Ben Daniels ... Goat
Razaaq Adoti ... Duke (as Raz Adoti)
Richard Brake ... Portman
Al Weaver ... The Kid
Dexter Fletcher ... Pinky
Brian Steele ... Hell Knight
Dwayne Johnson ... Sarge (as The Rock)
Yao Chin Yao Chin ... Mac
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Dr. Carmack
Daniel York ... Lt. Huengs
Ian Hughes Ian Hughes ... Sanford Crosby
Sara Houghton Sara Houghton ... Dr. Jenna Willits


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

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Creature performer Brian Steele (aka CreatureBoy) shouldered the Baron outfit. SWS crew wanted to keep the whole Baron suit very mobile with strong and organic movement. Although there were lots of muscles on the suit, it was lightweight so that when he moved, there was articulation, it didn't just move like a big, thick foam jacket. The structure underneath responded to Brian's movements and gave him the freedom and mobility necessary to express the character through choreography and performance. Different heads were made for the character and each head served a different purpose. One head was treated and prepared so it could be lit on fire; another head was sculpted with an after-burned look complete with burnt and peeling skin. One of the heads had a jaw-and-lip mechanism on it allowing for closeups of the mandible. A last "hero" head that had a little bit of everything, including servo-controlled mechanisms, eyebrows that could be very expressive and a squinting motion around the eyes. Even the lips peeled back providing a chilling smile. Though there were plans in place to augment the head with a CGI version in post, the animatronic head ended up working so well that no digital replacement was necessary. See more »


When Samantha is doing an autopsy on a creature and the light flickers you can see a hand on the light as the camera zooms out from a close up of the creature. It turns the light off and then disappears. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

In the opening Universal logo, the Earth is replaced with the planet Mars. See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
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Written by Scott Thomas
Performed by Ringside
Courtesy of Flawless/Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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good enough to be a fun movie, but not enough justice to the game.
23 October 2005 | by SnakeEclipseSee all my reviews

OK, where must I begin. I might as well point out the bad things first in respect to the game. Now, what the hell was with the whole 24th chromosome thing? Makes sense to me, yes. However, what the hell happened to, well, HELL? These monsters in the movie were respectable enough to relate to the imps and hell knights in the game, but WHERE THE HELL ARE THE FIRE AND PLAMSA BALLS?! Where are the flying lost souls? Where are the CACODEMONS? where's the F**kin demon lord and spider demon for crying out loud. Maybe I'm being a little vain and asking for too much, but the monsters in the game were different breeds, and all came from hell, not mutated. The whole plot was actually somewhat too similar to Resident Evil. It p*s*e* me off. They completely abandoned all that the game was based on plot wise.

Now, as for the characters, I'm glad that they made it a team effort in this, and the characters were funny at times, but they seemed so underdone, except for of course, Reaper and Sarge, even Rosamund Pike couldn't add to anything in the film. I know I'm being picky, but blood and guts game? One man fighting to stop hell (or team effort)? Hello?

The good things were that they stayed on Mars, they had the BFG in it, but it was so underused. I think the highlight of it was the first person thing, which I feel quite gypped on because of the short amount of time that we see it. I feel like they just put it in there for the game fans so they'd have their glory, and I am a die hard doom fan, but i feel somewhat insulted by it. They have had plenty of technology available to them to make this so much better, but they didn't use what they could've had available to them. Maybe if ID worked with them on it, it wouldn't have been such a disappointment, but this was just insulting to us gamers once again. however, a SMALL improvement when it comes to other VG movies. The action was however enjoyable, and the fight at the end made it fun, but I almost felt like Rock had to do it to show off that he still has his smack-down glory. Oh well, lets see if they don't butcher Halo. (God Forbid)


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21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,488,870, 23 October 2005

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