Soldiers (The Rock, Karl Urban) use heavy firepower to battle mutants at a high-tech research facility on Mars.
" It's surprising The Rock's latest is as bearable as it is. "
" There's never a dull moment in this surprisingly clever imagining of one of the most popular video games of all time, especially considering that the murderous mayhem and extreme bloodletting that are its hallmarks remain intact. "
" There's so little to go wrong that those who like their entertainment mindless and violent will find little fault. "
" Videogame geeks and LAN-party enthusiasts everywhere, prepare to meet your Doom -- because it's really not all that bad. "
" ... shows less human dimension than the new Wallace and Gromit movie. "
" [A] dark, violent, nerve-wracking, trigger-giddy waste of time. "
" Another sorry chapter in Hollywood's infatuation with video games, Doom is basically a deadly dull rehash of Resident Evil, which in turn was a third-generation clone of Aliens. "
" Doom has some good jolts and action sequences, and never takes itself too seriously. However, watching the squad roaming around the dark corridors and sewer system of the research station starts to get repetitive. "
" Doom is like some kid came over and is using your computer and won't let you play. "
" If gaming is about playing, why would a gamer want to watch movies like this? "
" In this formulaic, claustrophobic shoot'em-up, based on a video game, soldiers quell a mutant uprising on Mars. "
" It takes someone who has actually played the game to explain what a colossally bad idea the Doom movie -- and most films that use video games as source material -- was from the start. "
" Not only do we rarely get to participate in the fun -- fun being the chance to watch demon guts splattered across the walls -- but there's barely any to be found. "
" The only downside is that you can't use cheat codes to reach the end of the movie. "
" The only way this movie becomes any fun is when it stops impersonating a game and simply becomes one. "
" The performances are awful, the action sequences are impossible to follow, the violence is gratuitous, the lighting is bad and I have my doubts that catering truck was even up to snuff on this project. "
" This isn't worth turning off the PlayStation to go see. "
" This movie proves that the best place to enjoy a video game is in your living room with a cordless precision controller iron-gripped in your sweaty hands. "
" When the video game-to-movie thing becomes this literal, it only makes you wonder why anyone would want to see a big-screen Doom at all. "
" Yes, Doom is a bad movie but you already knew that. "
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