Monday, November 7, 2016

Doom (2005)

Doom is one of my guilty pleasures. I know it is bad but it is entertaining for the most of the time. It is action horror in style of Aliens and Predator without being as good. When I think why it is bad I can only think two main reasons of which second relates the first one. The Rock was miscast. Another thing was the ending. It didn't work because The Rock was miscast.

You would think The Rock is perfect for action roles. Most of the time he is. This time he played dead serious character. It just didn't work when you expected him to do something funny. Be more like he is in everything else. In the end he is supposed to be more serious and darker but it just doesn't work. Usually he is best part of the movie but this time he is the worst. I think he and Karl Urban should have changed the roles. Karl Urban could have been good also in The Rock's role. The Rock would have been better in Karl Urban's role where he could have added more humor. Or then chemistry between characters wouldn't have worked. Now The Rock felt miscast.

I am not completely sure is The Rock was the only problem in the ending. Ending changes the tone. I understand why minutes long FPS scene was there. Doom introduced FPS genre to the world. But the tone changes when it starts and never really gets back to what it was before.

Movie changed Hell theme to science experiment gone wrong and took dark look from Doom 3. Most of the time it is more of a horror than action. Ending is closer to original game than anything before. I just happen to like what happened before more.

Doom is bad movie with continuity errors and general stupidity. It doesn't have charismatic characters. Soundtrack is good. Other than that I have hard time finding reasons why I like it so much I get back to it every now and then. I just find it entertaining for one reason or another.

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