Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film, loosely based on the Doom series of video games created by id Software. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and stars Karl Urban and Dwayne Johnson as Space Marines who have to figure out what went wrong with an outpost on Mars.After option deals with Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures expired, id Software signed a deal with Warner Bros. with the stipulation that the movie will be greenlit within 12 months. Warner Bros. lost the rights, which were subsequently given back to Universal Pictures who started production in 2004.In an interview with executive producer John Wells, he stated that a second film would be put into production if the first was a success at the box office. Ticket sales for the opening weekend totaled more than US$15.3 million, but promptly dropped to $4.2 million in its second weekend and the story for a sequel was never written.
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Ankle Drag: Duke is killed by an especially gruesome version of this.
BFG: Sarge liberates one from the armory. It's called "Bio Force Gun" there, but Sarge states its TRUE full name acquiring it ("Big... Fucking... Gun...").
Black and White Morality: Chromosome 24 seems to have this. It turns good people into supermen and bad people into monsters. Furthermore, the mutants choose who to infect based on this, preferring to infect bad people, to grow their numbers and not give their prey an advantage.
It's worth noting that Sarge was infected, but remained human/superhuman for an extended period of time. He only began turning during his final fight with Reaper, when he tried to impale Reaper through the mouth with a metal spike. It seems that Sarge's morality tipped to black during that moment, and Chromosome 24 shifted him from superhuman to monster.
Brick Joke: When Duke first encounters a nanowall, his response is: "No, I don't do nanowalls," but no explanation is given. A while later, when Carmack, who has mutated into an imp, attacks and gets caught in the nanowall Duke tells Sam: "That's why I don't do nanowalls."
Doomed by Canon: Fans of the game will have known what will happen to Pinky the moment they heard his nickname.
Dying Moment of Awesome: Destroyer doesn't survive his encounter with the Hell Knight, but he sure puts up one hell of a fight before succumbing.
Epic Fail: Mac spends the first half of the movie guarding the Ark. When he is finally called into the facility, his head is ripped off pretty much instantly. Not once did he fire his weapon, nor did he likely even see a demon.
Epic Flail: During his fight in the prison pit, Destroyer uses a computer monitor in this manner.
Fail O Sucky Name: Invoked by Samantha when she asks about her brothers' nickname 'Reaper'.
The Kid invokes this when he is assigned his nickname.
Does 'Goat' qualify?
Fake American: Karl Urban (Kiwi) and Rosamund Pike (British) as siblings John and Samantha Grimm.
First-Person Perspective: Perhaps the best scene in the movie involves Reaper slaughtering waves of zombies and demons in the games' first person perspective.
Heroic Sacrifice: Goat is killed by an Imp, and infected. He comes back to life early in his mutation. Realizing he is turning, he makes a sign of the cross, before smashing his head repeatedly against a bulletproof window, killing himself.
This is actually VERY interesting when you think about it. It's established that Chromosome 24 only infects 'bad' people. Why would it infect someone good and noble enough to kill himself before he can be used to harm others? He must have done some pretty bad stuff in his life to cancel THAT out.
Goat DID seriously imply he had done jail time in the past in a conversation early in the film.
Except that Sam's explanation of how Chromosome 24 works is that it reacts with genetic markers for evil behavior and only turns the people that have them into monsters. Goat could have had an innate genetic potential for evil, but not have acted on it. His extreme religiousness may have even been how he kept himself in check.
Mac may have been this, considering the demons killed him instead of infecting him.
Here's something that'll shatter your perception on everything: the demons not infect Portman.
Sam later proves that Portman has the right genetic sequence to be infected. The reason he doesn't get infected when the demon grabs him is because they are both killed by Sarge's BFG shot before it has time to infect him.
It Can Think: The infected seem to retain some cognitive functions. As the zombified Dr Olsen used a scalpel to attack Reaper and Goat Again later when the hell knight uses a chainsaw in its fight with Reaper.
One hellknight uses a bone-saw to break through the Ark vault walls and get to Earth.
Kill 'em All: Sarge orders this word-for-word as the fate of the surviving and definitely uninfected UAC personnel.
Pinky: "Aw, there's something behind me isn't there!?"
Rule of Cool / Rule of Scary: Despite the obvious need to safely contain Chromosome 24 experiments, one would think the UAC would come up with something a little more practical than a massive pit with electrified walls.
Especially considering, with how much that thing must have cost, they opted for a bare bulb hanging by its cord as the only source of light in the damn thing. I guess that's what happens when your contractor doesn't plan his budget beforehand.