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Most Big Hollywood blockbuster would rather chose to do something safe like a standard scifi horror flick than something like what you said. How would modern audience identify with a man who is the bogeyman for the demon,the tale they told the children to make them behave,the monster hide under every demon baby bed?
In a competent production it could work if our POV character observes the one dimensional death machine and has to work to a common goal. Admittedly thatís taking some cues from Goblin Slayer and how the priestess interacts with the titular Slayer, but itís still a more interesting dynamic than bog standard horror.
Iíve just had a thought this probably wonít blow your mind since its incredibly obvious anyways. Tell the film in the first person (the whole thing not just the last 10 minutes) and have the doomsayer be a silent protagonist. That last bit might seem like a bad idea but hear me out. One really excellent aspect of the new games is how much of the characterization of the doomsayer they are able to get across without words. The two best examples of this are the scene in 2016 where Samuel Hayden introduces himself and the scene from the eternal teaser
That's what people were saying about making it like Hardcore Henry.
Actually, he's the guy you send to kill the fucking boogeyman, according to the movie.
John Wick VS Michael Myers, go!
In first person would be glorious. I never watched Hardcore Henry but I did saw trailers back then and liked it. Should get to watching it these days...
DOOM 2016 already has very expressive animations for The Doom Slayer. They could go hogwild with glory kills after glory kills.
Seriously, just go to youtube and type "doom 2016 all glory kills" and work from there (or... play the damn game. And while you're at it pay attention to the codex too!)
As for gender or not, I don't care who Doom Slayer is as long as it sticks to them being an immortal one-army badass fuckbliterating demons on a daily basis.
I'd take Phobos from Quake 3 as the mc!
Another thing: I'm tired of these boneheads comparing Doomguy to Alex Jones or wanting Alex Jones to play Doomguy. Here's a thing: one fights actual threats, other peddles in imaginary bullshit. It's that simple.
Edited by Dhiruxide on Mar 13th 2019 at 11:40:34 AM
...why would anyone want Alex Jones to play Doomguy? Or compare him to Doomguy at all? That's not even about him being an insane conspiracy theorist, he's not an actor, not a soldier, and has absolutely nothing to do with the character. I mean, even if you think "Alex Jones is good and Doomguy is good," that still doesn't lead to "Alex Jones should play Doomguy."
I have no idea. I stumbled on some (thankfully not all) reddit posts and youtube comments (again, not healthy for your mind despite wanting to satisfy my morbid curiosity. It's like energy drink addiction I have) wanting or comparing Doomguy to Alex Jones.
And then I decided to google (I always forget I can do that) it now. This came up for my first result
That was stupid as hell itself. To elaborate someone spliced Alex's quotes about hell and demons onto Doomguy and is spouting them off to peeps in the base, trying to sound badass and intimidating. Same goes for second, except he's saying it to the demons themselves. Not best description but I don't want to dignify it.
Edited by Dhiruxide on Mar 13th 2019 at 1:13:08 PM
Just a quick warning thats a Sargon video. There's nothing really political about it just an amusing video but I know a lot of people here don't like Sargon very much and would prefer to keep him out of their recommended feed so heads up
Edited by Invincibleasshole on Mar 13th 2019 at 6:02:12 AM
...sargon. Aw shit, I'm sorry, I was too focused on video itself to bother seeing who made it.
Thanks a fucking lot Sargon. Thank you for associating Alex Jones with Doomguy.
Double post but here's something I've been thinking about:
What if they attempted to make an adaptation of Tom Hall's DOOM Bible? I think it would've been nice. Maybe not the best story, or most original but something to service the fans with a "what if?" story. There's already plenty of material to work with, since Tom Hall's DOOM was supposed to be more character/story driven while having plenty of gory action.
Even if it is a low-budget short film, I'd definitely love that. Not sure if Tom Hall himself would...
I know the reason the first Doom movie put a larger emphasis on the horror elements was because they were taking inspiration mostly from Doom 3, which plays those elements up more than the previous installments. It also makes it the most far-removed from the rest of the franchise in terms of tone and style.
At the very least, this film seems to be going with demons as the main threat instead of escaped lab mutants. So it's got that going for it at least. Maybe.
Edited by chasemaddigan on Mar 15th 2019 at 7:36:37 AM
Wait, this can't be real right?
How on Earth is that a Doom movie?
This looks like a bad B-Movie and makes Dwayne Johnson's Doom look better!
Why is it so hard to make a movie about a cool badass who fight the demons of Hell? But instead we get some generic marine wannabes fighting mutant humans.
As real as it can get Mr Terrorist and worse it's straight-to-video too.
People are assuming it's an ashcan copy so Universal can keep hogging the rights for next decade and a half.
Hello! Necroing this thread but...
So I found out there's a new teaser and it's true, there are really demons this time around! All in questionable CGI quality but hey there's demons! Actual demons from Hell!
...not a very high bar to reach, for a DOOM movie as well. They aped designs from Doom 2016 as well, look at those imps (I think they're imps).
I might see it? It can't be that awful.
Part of me hopes that they do an FPS view sequence like the other Doom movie did. That was one of the few good parts of the movie IMHO.
And while we're at it, treat us to some decent glory kill ripping and tearing. Someone on this elite marine team should be capable of doing that... I hope.
Gotta add the summary:
Joan Dark? They trying to go with Jeanne D archetype or what?
Oof, some of the effects do look rough. But on the other hand, there are some good-looking shots, like that horde of demons, or whatever seemed to be powering itself up (or being incinerated) partway through it.
As to a first-person sequence, I did spot a clip that seemed to be something like this, complete with a HUD (starting just before 0:06, I believe)—although whether that's an action-sequence (as in the previous movie) or something else is unclear.
This still looks awful, but it gets the plot. Yay?
On the other hand, no Rock.
Edit - Also, that one shot looks lifted from Alien≥.
Edited by Beatman1 on Aug 15th 2019 at 11:35:58 AM
So the reviews are out and... they're not so favorable. Expected as much, it's just a shame they couldn't had tried a little bit more. There's some decent stuff from what I heard but if you have any intention of watching it, treat it as a low-budget Sy Fy-like movie.
And they even showed a tag for Doomguy in the movie, who is dead also. The photo of him looks bad, like they took a photo of someone in the office and slapped it in.
I stand by what I said the movie being inconsequential. By the time November 22 rolls out, most people will have forgotten it exists. Maybe it'll be remembered for good riffing on and all that stuff?
I ain't bumping this thread but if anyone reads through it and wants to reply, have you watched it? What are your thoughts?
Edited by Dhiruxide on Oct 1st 2019 at 12:05:42 PM
That Blazkowitz nametag wasn't supposed to be Doomguy. I'm not sure why the hell people assume it is aside from some vague Word of God.
We should make a separate page about this movie and give it tropes.
As far as I can see, the reviews are rather mixed (on the Russian Doom forum at least). Broken Base at its' finest.
And You Thought It Would Fail solely because of the shitty first trailer and a tweet.
EDIT: Alright, I've watched this movie just now and I think it's... Pretty decent! Aside from some shitty CGI (especially when the heroine finds herself in Hell) and controversy after the first teaser, it was pretty entertaining to watch.
Given that monsters are FINALLY demons (with no virus bullshit involved) and that the movie has a shitload of easter eggs to the original games (like coloured keycards for example), this can be seen an improvement over 2005 movie... In some aspects at least.
Personally, I think that this movie is pretty nice for Doom fans, but everyone has their taste.
Edited by DukeNukem4ever on Oct 6th 2019 at 11:06:42 AM
Saw it. Basically a ripoff of Alien, like do people even try anymore?
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