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Discussion for the direct-to-video film adaptation of you know what to be released in the fall. Trailer here.
Note that this film is a Continuity Reboot, and has no connections to the other movie with Dwayne Johnson.
That being said....ugh. You know a movie's bad when the word "Annihilation" is in the subtitle, for obvious reasons.
Edited by Mario1995 on Mar 11th 2019 at 5:12:50 AM
There better at least demons from Hell and big fucking guns
I still think it will be an inconsequential movie. With DOOM Eternal looking to be releasing somewhere late this year, most people will forget about it. Then again the movie is gonna be released later this year so... yeah.
I'm still neutral about it but wow, the internet went berserk. We have the usual people complaining about the female MC (played by Amy Manson). Though there's other stuff, like why isn't it solely about Doomguy/Doom Slayer slaying demons and that stuff. I do not necessarily mind what they're trying to do but... yeah.
I wish the teaser showed more of hell, more of demons. It would've been nice if they closed it with a cybie growling and pointing its arm cannon at the screen. Kinda like a callback to the reboot teaser from e3 2014
Edited by Dhiruxide on Mar 11th 2019 at 10:22:25 AM
I think it's because the trolls are pissed over not tanking Captain Marvel at the box office and decided to find another convenient target.
Even without the trolls, though, the movie still looks horrendous. It doesn't even qualify as So Bad, It's Good, which may explain why it's going DTV. It's just bad.
Edited by Mario1995 on Mar 11th 2019 at 5:23:41 AM
I just checked the twitter and https://twitter.com/DOOM/status/1105216174973960192
Yep, id software ain't involved. So either they bugged Bethesda about this or Universal still retains the rights from 2005.
Yep, just an Ashcan Copy.
Yeah, look, 'trolls' or not, this is a stinker. You have a lore as interesting as Doom's and this is what you come up with?
Edited by edvedd on Mar 11th 2019 at 7:01:25 AM
It boggles the mind how something like this gets greenlit when they know it's not going to be what the fans want. At best it just looks like a Sy Fy Channel-esque B-Movie.
Thing is, Doom (in its most popular incarnations) is about pure balls-to-the-wall action. You CAN make a fun (and even funny) B-style action movie with that lore running through the background. But it needs a relatively high budget to make the creatures and effects pop, as well as some reverence for the source material.
The trouble with the first Doom movie and this one is that they're trying to go more for a horror feel, and while that isn't un-doable, that's not what the majority of Doom is about.
Edited by edvedd on Mar 11th 2019 at 7:15:12 AM
Hardcore Henry proved that a 90-min long action-fest can be done and will find its fans.
Rip And Tear!
"Rip and tear, until it is done."
I mean, that's your mission statement for a movie. Rip and tear the monsters until the movie ends. It's the one film that could get away with being kind of stupid like that.
Edited by edvedd on Mar 11th 2019 at 8:12:25 AM
Honestly, the violence of Reboot Doom Slayer with the insanity of the comic version of Doom Guy would be utterly hilarious to watch on its own.
This almost feels like a fan project. And not one of the good ones.
A Hardcore Henry-style movie could be great. Shameless action, and the first-person perspective could cut down on the budget a bit since the camera doesn't have to linger on the monsters for too long. But you'd need someone who really knows what they're doing, and this film... does not seem to.
I don't even have time to form an opinion on Doomgirl one way or another, because the much larger problem is that they're apparently doing a team. The earlier movie made the same mistake (among many others). Doom is about one guy ripping and tearing through hordes of demons. That's it, end of story, sit back and watch the action. That's what made DOOM (2016) perfect. It's one of the big mistakes a lot of video game movies make, now that I think about it.
I hope when someone of something try to tell Doomguy about his mission, he punch that peron of thing. I will he hilarious and a good character moment.
Well I don't disagree with what anyone says here even tho I'm like eh towards the upcoming movie.
What would be nice is an animated prequel movie or something. Didn't Castlevania get a well-received Netflix animated series? Imagine that for Doom.
I'd love an animated prequel detailing the downfall of Argent D'nur and events leading up to it (but with DOOM Eternal having plans for post-release singleplayer content, there's a chance they will make such thing for the game already)
Prepearing for a surprise reboot of the 2005 film, praying for a fan film MST Snark Bait marathon.
On another hand, part of me wonders if DoomGirl is just a false narrative to string along SJWs and keep them sated until release.
See, I figured a female protagonist could work...if she was the POV character alongside Doomguy. Especially violent force of nature 2016 ďdone with your shit, thereís demons here and they arenít deadĒ Doomguy. A female space marine surviving around and teaming up with that could be interesting, just to show how completely and utterly terrifying Doom is when you donít have all the guns to shoot demons.
What also baffles me, thinking more about it (and remembering, kinda lacking hindsight from time to time) is the aesthetic.
Okay so it's low-budget, straight-to-dvd but couldn't they had at least tried to make the environment shown a bit in teaser something out of the DOOM reboot?
I mean, the marines look something present day instead of this https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/843715475924865750/FF0E2868094894CB1F167B225F09A327703F2A3F/ (those are the unpossessed marine models from doom 2016)
Edited by Dhiruxide on Mar 12th 2019 at 3:57:25 PM
Yeeaaaah no Iím not excited for this at all
So how much do you wanna bet that this movie will come with some cosmetic DLC for Eternal
Nothing, because the makers of the game have nothing to do with this.
I can't get over the "DIE! DIE! DIE!" line.
I almost pissed myself laughing after hearing that.
no cosmetic DLC whatsoever but Take That! most likely, directed not only at the movie but Universal as well.
Edit: I still wonder what do they hope to accomplish with this. If the rights expire then... who cares? I mean what does Universal gain out of this? There isn't some rival studio/company that badly wants the license. This seems to be done out of spite. (okay I'm not so neutral anymore)
And it will be still inconsequential, because DOOM Eternal is coming and they can't do shit about it. This movie won't tank the DOOM brand, except making 100% sure NOBODY wants an actual live-action DOOM movie anymore and making people turn to other supplemental materials like books, comic books, animated series, etc.
And... the games themselves. DOOM modding community won't go away anytime soon.
Or maybe it's like this: do they want, since the movie was pushed back to fall this year (and I assume Eternal will be released at similar time), do they want to piggy off Eternal's success or what?
Maybe I got it all wrong. I don't mind hearing explanations to learn more why things are and stuff
Edited by Dhiruxide on Mar 12th 2019 at 12:58:46 PM
If I was a betting man Iíd say this is some kind of tax write off crap
Anyways, once again Annihilation is approaching the series from the wrong angle. It seems to want to depict Doom as a horror movie which is true from a Certain Point of View. If youíve read the comments on any piece of the doom soundtrack youíve probably seen this meme: In Dark Souls youíre trapped in a room with demons in Doom the demons are trapped in a room with you. Doom is a horror movie from the perspective of the monster.
Edited by Invincibleasshole on Mar 13th 2019 at 7:45:37 AM
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