[Review] DOOM Annihilation

 

With a new game approaching, I suppose it’s a good time to reboot the DOOM film. Well, let’s talk about that. First off, I want to give this film it’s due for doing as much as it could to reference little details in the game series. Video Game movies have had lousy reputation veering away the source, and to this day, there are not many movies that get a pass in that category. writing an essay for universityВ womens viagra for sale uk write my essay online uk la dolce viagra https://soils.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/index.php?apr=how-to-write-a-conclusion-to-an-essay viagra triangle westlake ohio pay someone to write paper how to write a research paper thesis statement from thesis to book jackson go research paper topics business red viagra china https://chanelmovingforward.com/stories/fashion-related-essay-topics/51/ zovirax for shingles viagra cannada https://artsgarage.org/blog/writing-service-contract-template/83/ source site professional writing services naples fl https://www.myrml.org/outreach/thesis-link/42/ follow site typical viagra dosage cheap viagra online uk go https://pittsburghgreenstory.com/newyork/thesis-physical-activity/15/ http://www.conn29th.org/university/essay-enhancer.htm how to write a how to articleВ viagra vergleich test how to write a narrative essay on my first day at school efek samping viagra usa https://soils.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/index.php?apr=graduate-paper ebay viagra for sale go to link Silent Hill and Resident Evil are good examples of bad adaptations. While this movie fell flat overall, as a big fan of DOOM, I liked seeing the key cards, perfect sets, and fresh costume design.

The first flaw die-hard fans will gripe about is there is no sign of DOOMGUY in this movie, so shut those hopes down immediately. Instead, our roll of bad ass is taken by Joan Dark, played by Amy Manson, a character that is original to the film. She doesn’t quite fit the role but was not terrible by any means.

The rest of cast had a good look and performance, but were left with little to do aside from dying. I feel like there were a lot of missed opportunities with weapons from the game, but we do get a chainsaw and a BFG9000 that looks like a cosplay prop made of plastic. This movie pulls from the lore of DOOM3 but changes a lot of things and ends up turning in to a mix of Resident Evil and Event Horizon. Enemy types are kept to a minimum and the only one that comes close to the games are the Imps. its a new design, but its a good design and they even throw fireballs.

This Film had a lot of potential and had me in the first half, but when the pace changes and characters start to go is when it really starts to unwind. Mix that with a quick lackluster ending and you have quite the disappointment. The budget was pretty tight and you can easily notice by off-screen deaths and special effects, but as I mentioned before there are some good costume designs and a few good practical effects. Overall I give this film a 5/10. It’s not quite theatrical quality but not far and there are some fun Easter eggs for fans of the game series that I won’t spoil here. I really wish there was more time spent in Hell, but at least we make it there this time.

DOOM Annihilation was released straight to video and streaming on Oct 1st, 2019 in the US and world-wide on Jan 1st, 2020 Written and Directed by Tony Giglio. starring Dominic Mafham, Luke Allen-Gale. Now it is time to prepare for the new game coming March 20th, 2020 DOOM Eternal, and if 2016’s DOOM is a glimpse of what’s to come, this should be one Hell of a ride.

 

Posted by Kyle Crawford

Horror Writer and Gorehound

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