A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.
Computer gamers get your freak on. Doom explodes on the silver screen. In 2026, there is a frantic call for help from a research station in the Nevada desert on Mars. Something has gone wrong...communications have faded to white noise. A special team of mercenary Marines led by 'The Sarge'(The Rock)and John Grimm(Karl Urban), armed to the hilt, get the mission to quarantine the research station and adjoining archaeological dig. Found alive is Grimm's sister Samantha(Rosamund Pike), a researcher trying to download important info before it gets destroyed. Lurking in the dank and dark are huge creatures killing at will. After losing most of the team, the heavy artillery is brought out and DNA is splattered in every possible direction.
Special effects are great. Uncensored gore, raw and stomach turning is riveting. Rapid and abundant gunfire from awesome weaponry is highly effective. Also in the cast: Ben Daniels, Richard Brake, Robert Russell, Razaaq Adoti and Yao Chin.
Reviewed by nodlimax6 / 10
This is one of my guilty pleasures
Would I call Doom a good movie? Not really. Do I still enjoy it? Yes!
For me the interaction between the actors is working pretty well and the movie delivers something resembling the game Doom in terms of scenario. We have some of the monsters that can be found in the game even though they're not really demons but something else.
In addition the action scenes are pretty entertaining and especially the first person shooter style scene is very well done.
Does the movie still have problems? Definitely. The characters themselves are rather stupid in their behavior and overall pretty flat. The story writing as well is not great.
Still watching Karl Urban and The Rock going at each other is pretty fun.
Reviewed by SnoopyStyle4 / 10
action without interest
A research facility on Mars is placed under quarantine following a distress call from Dr. Todd Carmack. Space marines led by Asher "Sarge" Mahonin (Dwayne Johnson) are sent on a search-and-destroy mission tasked to recover USC property. Staff Sergeant John "Reaper" Grimm (Karl Urban) joins his sister Dr. Samantha Grimm (Rosamund Pike) to salvage her work. Sarge leads a group to the weapons lab. Samantha had reopened the dig that cost their parents' lives.
It's an action movie without a compelling plot or interesting characters. It takes a bit too long to get to the action. The opening scenes could have been a great horror sequence. The first person shooter scene is interesting but limited. The lighting is also too dark. The all black combat gear probably added to the darkness. This movie could be a good horror or a good action thriller. It's neither.