Monday, February 13, 2006

Doom and Elizabethtown

Amybear and I rented these this weekend. We wanted ample movie supplies should we get snowed in (which we were.) Guess which one was her pick and which one was mine, I dare you.


Not bad for a movie based on a video game. It was similar in quality to the Resident Evil movies. Worth the rental, but nothing special.

My biggest criticism is that the movie disregarded too much of the game's content. The imps weren't throwing balls of eldritch fire. They were just nasty zombies and close combat monsters. The main plot was changed from "human experiments in teleportation open the gates of Hell" to "scientists make a big mistake in genetic engineering." The change didn't really work for me. I thought a movie with space marines facing off against demons would have been a lot cooler.

The first person sequence is pretty cool though.


Good movie. Very good movie. Excellent cast. Orlando Bloom, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Biels, Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst, etc., etc. There are a lot of other people you might recognize from TV and movies (like Bruce McGill and Judy Greer). Just go rent the darn thing.

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