So I grew up playing Doom and Wolfenstein on my brother's Super Nintendo, but I never really got to see the Doom movie because it came out when I was like 8. I heard it was pretty bad, but it was on Netflix so I gave it a watch.
The story follows a group of soldiers sent to a research outpost on Mars to maintain a quarantine and rescue some scientists. When they get there, they find that some of the scientists have started to mutate into strange creatures, which begin killing the soldiers one by one. The movie really isnt very good, but it's kind of fun. It came out in 2005, but it feels a lot like a 90's movie in that it's kind of campy and a little goofy. The CGI really isnt bad considering how old it is, and the cinematography was pretty fun too. The acting was good, I love Karl Urban in pretty much anything he's in, and The Rock did a pretty good job too, with this movie being early in his acting career. I guess the biggest thing that holds this movie back is that it's kind of boring for an action movie. There are moments that are pretty cool, the first person camera section was fun and the final fight at the end was pretty cool, but besides that, it's pretty much just a group of guys casually walking through hallways until someone dies, usually off screen. It's also really hard to see sometimes, theres hardly ever enough light in most scenes and that can be a little annoying to try and watch. Overall, the story doesnt matter and nothing really interesting happens, I got some fun out of it, I could totally see this movie being on in the background at a party or something, but I don't think I'll actively try to watch this movie again anytime soon.
Final grade: C-
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