Well I managed to see it just once while I was staying at my fathers place, I thought it was okay but it could've been much better, the fps scene was okay but nothing new ever done in a movie as I remember one of the old black and white Alfred Hitchcock (I think it was him) movies did first person, the only real problem was that it was more like Doom 3 but much lesser feeling in a sense.
40oz said: Why did the Doom Movie only have that brief five-minute first person scene, when they could have done something like this that would have been a hundred times cooler?
Because it's a gimmicky storytelling device. Honestly, it gets disorienting and a lot of people have a negative reaction to FPS-cam like that. Negative as in they get physical discomfort in someway (usually headaches). Honestly, the FPS scene in the Doom movie was boring as hell anyways. I wouldn't want more of that.
Honestly, 90 minutes of first person angles would not only be disorienting, but you'd miss out on a lot of cool set design, establishing shots, close ups, exteriors, etc. Doom the film should have been a throwback to 80s and 90s action/sci-fi/horror movies, like The Fly, Total Recall, Aliens, Event Horizon, Starship Troopers and Robocop. Those movies typically favored brutal humor, practical special effects, intense violence, strong orchestral scores and traditional camera angles that really gave you a good idea of the surrounding environment. If Doom ever gets a reboot, it would work best as a tribute to these classics and others. Event Horizon in particular has been mentioned repeatedly on here for its atmosphere and intentional vagueness concerning the ship's apparent sentience.
I really liked the Doom movie... I've seen it several times; I thought it was a great, B-style sci-fi movie. I also enjoyed that Karl Urban's primary motivation was saving his sister, and not something more trite, like saving his girlfriend (*yawn*). Dwayne Johnson is also entertaining as fuck in it (as he usually is), and the supporting cast was unique and interesting.
But I routinely enjoy bad or weird movies. Really, I just have a lot of respect for the creative process, even when it's somewhat misguided. It's a Hell of a lot better than I could write.
schwerpunk said: I routinely enjoy bad or weird movies.
So do I. But Doom wasn't even a "so bad it's good" sort of experience. Had it been filmed on a budget of fifty dollars and featured the hammiest Z-grade actors out there, it might have fallen into that category and been more enjoyable as a result.
Why am I getting so uptight about a crappy sci-fi action movie that came out 8 years ago? I should go outside and play.
That was pretty awesome. I think they could've gotten some hella-good action scenes in the Doom Movie if they had multiple cutscenes that did this but an entire movie would make me leave probably halfway through.
Reminds me of a music video I saw a couple of years ago (and I'm wondering why I didn't post it here)
The Doom movie was pretty bad, but I have to admit, I actually liked the Rock's role in it. The plot was pretty far from the video game. I dislike how they refereed to the imps as aliens, and not demons.
Kontra Kommando said: The Doom movie was pretty bad, but I have to admit, I actually liked the Rock's role in it. The plot was pretty far from the video game. I dislike how they refereed to the imps as aliens, and not demons.
That stuck in my craw as well (also, the fact the movie was set on Mars itself). But then I got to thinking, if demons from Hell ever did attack an Earth facility wouldn't we also label them as aliens? I mean, the alternative is almost unthinkable.
schwerpunk said: That stuck in my craw as well (also, the fact the movie was set on Mars itself). But then I got to thinking, if demons from Hell ever did attack an Earth facility wouldn't we also label them as aliens? I mean, the alternative is almost unthinkable.