Doom It's pretty clear by now that characters in sci-fi movies have never seen a sci-fi movie. Otherwise, tomorrowland marines like Sarge (The Rock, finally giving… Doom It's pretty clear by now that characters in sci-fi movies have never seen a sci-fi movie. Otherwise, tomorrowland marines like Sarge (The Rock, finally giving… 2005-10-21 R PT100M Action/Adventure Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Karl Urban Rosamund Pike Universal
Movie Review

Doom (2005)

MPAA Rating: R
Doom, Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson | DOOM'S DAY When videogame aliens need killing, get a piece of The Rock
Image credit: DOOM: Keith Hamshere
DOOM'S DAY When videogame aliens need killing, get a piece of The Rock
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2005; Rated: R; Length: 100 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson and Karl Urban; Distributor: Universal

It's pretty clear by now that characters in sci-fi movies have never seen a sci-fi movie. Otherwise, tomorrowland marines like Sarge (The Rock, finally giving that eyebrow thing a rest), Reaper (The Lord of the Rings' Karl Urban), and the rest of their rescue squad would know that those suddenly dead scientists on the Martian archaeological outpost — you know, the ones who experimented with chromosomes they found just lying around — surely hatched something evil. Still, by hewing close to James Cameron's Aliens playbook, Doom manages to escape the game-to-movie curse that afflicted Resident Evil, House of the Dead, and, well, every other movie based on a game. And unless you've been keeping tabs on how The Rock's career choices mirror Ah-nuld's, there's a nifty reversal at the end that you won't see coming.

Originally posted Oct 19, 2005 Published in issue #847 Oct 28, 2005 Order article reprints
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