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Doom
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Laura Holstein
John D. Schofield
Jeremy Steckler
John Wells (Executive Producer)
id Software
Written by Dave Callaham
Wesley Strick
Starring Karl Urban
The Rock
Ben Daniels
Rosamund Pike
Yao Chin
Music by Clint Mansell
Cinematography Tony Pierce-Roberts
Editing by Derek Brechin
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United States October 21, 2005
Flag of the United Kingdom December 2, 2005
Running time 105 min.
Country Czech Republic
Germany
UK
USA
Language English
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Doom is a 2005 science fiction horror film adaptation of the popular Doom series of video games created by Id Software. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and was released in the United States on October 21, 2005 and in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2005. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 406 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (512 × 755 pixel, file size: 76 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Better quality poster of the Doom movie This image is of a film poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned... Andrzej Bartkowiak (Born 1950 in Lodz, Poland) is a Polish cinematographer, director and actor. ... Lorenzo di Bonaventura (1957) is an American producer. ... John Wells is a theater and television producer and writer. ... id Software (IPA: officially, though originally ) is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. ... Wesley Strick is an American screenwriter. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[3] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Ben Daniels (born June 10, 1964) is a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award winning British actor. ... Pike is the only child of Caroline and Julian Pike, both musical performers. ... Clint Mansell (born Clinton Darryl Mansell, 7 January 1963, in Coventry, England) is a Golden Globe nominated musician and composer. ... Tony Pierce-Roberts is a Director of Photography born in Birkenhead, England. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... “Horror Movie” redirects here. ... This article is about the game. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... id Software (IPA: officially, though originally ) is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. ... Andrzej Bartkowiak (Born 1950 in Lodz, Poland) is a Polish cinematographer, director and actor. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 7, 2006, Doom was released for the Unrated DVD version. The unrated DVD has a running time of 1 hour 53 minutes, which suggests that 15 minutes of footage were removed for the rated release. is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A film based on the games had been widely expected since the first game's original release in 1993. In 1994 or 1995, Id Software sold Doom rights to two filming studios, reportedly Universal Pictures and Columbia Pictures, but the rights expired apparently due to a lack of timely production. For the next few years the project, ironically, lingered in development hell. In 2002, it was reported that Warner Brothers acquired live action film rights to Doom from Id Software. Sometime in 2003, Warner Brothers lost the rights and they were subsequently given to Universal Pictures, who moved into production in 2004. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Development hell is media-industry jargon for a film, television screenplay or computer game[1] (or sometimes just a concept or idea) getting stuck in development and never going into production. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Warner Bros. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a 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 15.3 million USD, but promptly dropped down to approximately $4.2 million, which mystified Universal executives.[citation needed] John Wells may be: John Wells (rower) who competed for the Independent Rowing Club (USA) in Rowing at the 1904 Summer Olympics John Wells (1936 — 1998) British satirist. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... “USD” redirects here. ...


The basic plot of Doom is quite similar to Aliens in that a small group of space marines go to investigate a deserted research facility on another planet, and do battle with vicious creatures until only a few are left who must fight to escape alive. The original game DOOM however was itself influenced by the movie Aliens, which is one of the reasons for the thematic similarity. Aliens is a 1986 science fiction movie directed by James Cameron and starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton and Paul Reiser. ... This article is about the concept. ... In telecommunication, the term facility has the following meanings: 1. ...


The film has been rated R in the United States by the MPAA for strong violence/gore and language. The MPAA film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a movies suitability for certain audiences. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Contents

Plot overview

The film begins on Mars in 2046, in a research facility at a location known as Olduvai where scientists are running for their lives. One by one, they are grabbed and pulled into the darkness by some unseen monster, screaming in terror. Eventually, all but a Dr. Carmack are killed. As the doctor sends an SOS rescue signal, the "thing" breaks through the door, growls and stares at the doctor, and the scene fades out. Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... 2046 (MMXLVI) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Olduvai Gorge is a 30 mile long, steep-sided ravine, part of the Great Rift Valley which stretches along eastern Africa. ...


On Earth, a team of elite special ops Marines has their leave interrupted by Sarge (The Rock), who has received a call from Olduvai. As the men suit up, Sarge pulls aside one of his men, John "Reaper" Grimm (Karl Urban), and asks him not to go because his sister is on the station. Reaper suits up anyway, and their team is deployed to Mars via a teleportation device called the Ark, located in Nevada. The Ark was discovered in 2026, and for twenty years scientists have been trying to discover who built it, and why. Upon arriving at the Mars research facility of the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), they meet a victim of the Ark travel, Pinky (Dexter Fletcher), who had his legs severed by the Ark during an early attempt to use it. They meet up with Dr. Samantha Grimm (Rosamund Pike), Reaper's sister, who explains the situation. Official Name USMC Force Reconnaissance Force Recon Marines Branch United States Marine Corps Command Structure MARFORPAC; MEF I, III; MEU(SOC) 11, 13, 15, 31 MARFORLANT, MEF II; MEU(SOC) 22, 24, 26 MARFORRES, Reserves Description MEU(SOC) Deep Recon Capability, Special Operations Capability Readiness Any shore in the world... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[3] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ... Dexter Fletcher on the set of GamesMaster, of which he hosted only one series. ... Pike is the only child of Caroline and Julian Pike, both musical performers. ...

"Reaper" on the left and "Goat" shown on the right.

Their mission is simple: eliminate the threat, secure the facility, and retrieve UAC property. They set off and quickly locate Dr. Carmack, who is disturbed to the point of tearing off his own ear. They return him to the lab, and Dr. Grimm tries to sedate him. John converses with his sister and learns that they have discovered humanoid remains on Mars that contain a 24th chromosome that made the creatures superhuman, invulnerable to disease and with the ability to regenerate quickly. Meanwhile, the Marines continue to explore the facility, encountering strange creatures intent on killing them. One of the creatures, an Imp, succeeds in slaying one of the Marines, but is promptly killed and brought to Dr. Grimm. From blood samples taken from two hostile creatures, it is determined that their genetic makeup has been altered by the addition of the 24th chromosome; however, the injected chromosome seems to "choose" whether or not the result causes the person to be superhuman or a monster, using what Dr. Grimm believes to be the unmapped 10% of the human genome, and latching onto what could be a gene that predestines people to be evil. Consequently, the chromosome is classified as an infection, which is later spread by the projectile tongues of those infected. Image File history File links Ben_daniels_1. ... Image File history File links Ben_daniels_1. ... Figure 1: A representation of a condensed eukaryotic chromosome, as seen during cell division. ... An imp is a mythological being similar to a fairy, frequently described in folklore and superstition. ... A graphical representation of the normal human karyotype. ... An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species. ...


Through multiple attacks by the imps, the squad is reduced to just Sarge, Reaper, The Kid (Al Weaver), Duke (Razaaq Adoti) and Dr. Grimm. They realize that despite their best efforts, a larger monster called "The Baron" (presumed to be the original infection) has escaped to Earth through the Ark. Before leaving, Sarge takes the Bio Force Gun (BFG9000 of Doom fame), humorously dubbing it the "Big Fucking Gun". Alex Al Weaver (born 1981) is a British actor and a professional air pianist. ... The BFG9000 is a fictional futuristic weapon found in the computer game series Doom: Doom, Doom 2, Ultimate Doom, Final Doom, Doom 3, its expansion, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and Doom RPG. The BFG9000 is a huge, solid metal gun that fires balls of green plasma. ...


On Earth, the group finds the UAC facility full of bodies. Sarge orders that everyone breathing must be killed to prevent the infection from spreading. The Kid finds a group of living, non-infected humans and reports this to Sarge. He argues that the order should be rescinded ("Go to hell"), but Sarge responds by saying that violating the CO's order is punishable by death and shoots The Kid for insubordination. The group continues through the facility until Duke is killed during a major assault by zombies. In addition to Duke's death, and Sarge being dragged away by the zombies, Reaper is hit by a ricocheting bullet. Consequently, to save his life, Dr. Grimm injects Reaper with Chromosome 24. Rather than becoming one of the monsters, Repear is endowed with superhuman strength and speed, as well as near instantaneous healing ability.


Following Reaper's change, the movie takes on its first-person shooter perspective, reminiscent of Doom 3. In a span of a few minutes, Reaper slays an array of monsters, including the Baron, several imps, a fair amount of zombies, and Pinky (who has appropriately mutated into a Pinky Demon). This article is about video games. ... Doom 3 is a science fiction horror first-person shooter computer game. ... The following is a list of enemies in Doom 3 and its expansion pack, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil. ...


Switching back to a standard camera angle, Reaper emerges at the exit of the facility. Bodies are scattered everywhere, and a blue burning hole in the wall, the mark of a BFG blast, is still settling. Near this hole, Reaper encounters Sarge and an unconscious Dr. Grimm lying on the floor. Reaper asks Sarge what happened to the non-infected survivors, to which he replies that he took care of it: he has killed them. Reaper then notices the same injury on Sarge that Dr. Carmack had before he turned into an Imp. After Dr. Grimm escapes to safety, the two Marines face off, Reaper having exhausted most of his current clip and Sarge similarly limited to a single BFG round. After ineffectively using this ammunition, the two engage in hand-to-hand combat, which favors Sarge. Sarge's transformation begins to manifest during the battle, making him that much stronger. Reaper prevails by throwing Sarge into the Ark, followed by a grenade. The Ark locks down after this, preventing further travel and appearing to seal the fate of both Sarge and the UAC Mars facility. Reaper then retrieves Dr. Grimm, who is just visibly conscious but unable to stand or walk, and holds her in his arms as he uses the elevator to return to the Earth's surface.


Cast

Marines

The main marine castFrom left to right: The Kid, Duke, Destroyer, Portman, Sarge, Reaper, Mac, Goat
The main marine cast
From left to right: The Kid, Duke, Destroyer, Portman, Sarge, Reaper, Mac, Goat

Karl Urban as John "Reaper" Grimm/Doomguy : The protagonist of the film. He joined the military after the death of his parents on Mars during his childhood. He was the only survivor of the Marine squad alongside his sister, Samantha. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ... The Doom Marine battles a horde of demons, as seen on the cover of the Doom 1 game box The Doomguy, also known as Doom Dude, or The Marine, is the protagonist of the Doom series of computer and video games created by id Software. ...


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Sergeant "Sarge" Mahonin: The squad leader. Sarge is a professional marine who appears to have a good relationship with the men in his squad. However his blind belief in following UAC orders causes him to commit war crimes (i.e. killing The Kid, civilians) and is killed by Reaper after being infected with the virus. Dwayne Douglas Johnson[3] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...


Raz Adoti as Gregory "Duke" McGreevy : A smart-aleck who ends up hitting on Samantha, who seems to mildly return his interest. He is pulled through a grate and killed by an Imp.


Deobia Oparei as Gannon "Destroyer" Roark: The squad's stoic heavy weapons specialist. He is killed by a transformed Stahl, but manages to beat the creature pretty badly.


Yao Chin as Katsuhiko Kumanosuke "Mac" Takahashi: Enigmatic, mostly silent, this baseball-loving marine is left behind to defend the Ark. He is decapitated by a Hell Knight. This article is about the sport. ...


Al Weaver as "The Kid" Dantalian: The newest member of the squad, The Kid is green and inexperienced, much to Sarge's chagrin. He is killed by Sarge for disobeying orders. Alex Al Weaver (born 1981) is a British actor and a professional air pianist. ...


Richard Brake as Corporal Dean Portman: A somewhat depraved and lecherous member of the squad. He is beaten to death by a Hell Knight. This article should appear in one or more categories. ...


Ben Daniels as Eric "Goat" Fantom: A quiet, extremely religious man who cuts himself whenever he uses God's name in vain. It was hinted that he served time in prison. He is the first marine killed, when he becomes infected, and proceeds to commit suicide by beating his head repeatedly against the glass. Ben Daniels (born June 10, 1964) is a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award winning British actor. ... Self-harm (SH) is deliberate injury to ones own body. ...


Civilians

Dr. Samantha Grimm

Rosamund Pike as Dr. Samantha Grimm: A scientist on Mars, and John Grimm's sister (Older by two minutes). Conducting archaeological research on the Martian civilization, she is assigned by UAC to accompany the marines and retrieve Dr. Carmack's research data. She is the only surviving civilian. Image File history File links Sam_Grimm. ... Image File history File links Sam_Grimm. ... Pike is the only child of Caroline and Julian Pike, both musical performers. ...


Dexter Fletcher as Marcus "Pinky" Pinzerowski : A nervous technician on Mars assigned to coordinate the squad's communications. Pinky has no lower body and is attached to a cybernetic wheel-chair, due to a teleportation accident while using the Ark (Reaper tells the Kid "He went to one galaxy, his ass went to another"). He is named for the Pinky Demon from the Doom games, which he eventually becomes near the end of the film (the transformation is not seen, but the results are). Reaper kills him by blowing his brains out. Dexter Fletcher on the set of GamesMaster, of which he hosted only one series. ... The Pinky Demon (or just Demon) is a well known monster enemy found in all incarnations of the Doom video game series. ...


Robert Russell as Dr. Carmack: The base's chief scientist, Carmack's unethical experimentations in genetic engineering ultimately lead to the death of everyone on Mars. The demon attack leaves him catatonic, and he ultimately transforms into a monster. He is an obvious reference to the co-founder of id Software and lead programmer of the Doom games, John Carmack. He is later killed by Sarge. id Software (IPA: officially, though originally ) is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. ... John D. Carmack II (born August 20, 1970) is a widely recognized figure in the video game industry. ...


Vladislav Dyntera as Dr. Willits: Another scientist who ultimately ends up altered and killed. His name is a reference to Tim Willits, one of the owners of id Software and its current lead designer. Tim Willits by his workstation Tim Willits is the lead designer at the game developer id Software. ...


Daniel York as Lt. Huengs: The leader of all security forces on Mars. His fate is not seen, although it can be assumed he is dead.


Sara Houghton as Dr. Jenna Willits: Dr. Willits' wife, she first takes a blood sample from Carmack and is the first one to see that his blood was different. She was killed by Sarge along with the other civilians found by the Kid.


Brian Steele as Hell Knight (Baron of Hell)/Curtis Stahl: A psychopathic mass murderer slated for death row. Dr. Carmack somehow got access to him to test the new 24th Chromosome on. He transforms the majority of the civilians before being killed by Reaper.


Ian Hughes as Sanford Crosby, UAC's public relations representative who briefs Sarge on their situation.


Production

The film's producer, John Wells, admitted in an interview that "many" video game movie adaptations had "sucked." He revealed that the crew was able to get "a lot of financial support from Universal" and that it wasn't "done on the cheap." Wells also revealed that the Doom movie would have a sequence shot in a first-person perspective because "Doom without that would be a miscarriage of justice!"


Wells also revealed that "we were all very concerned that we make sure that it was exactly the kind of experience that we [the crew] remembered so fondly from the game: turning the lights off at midnight, cranking it up and scaring the hell out of yourself!"


Wells further stated that there is a balance between CGI and prosthetics in the Doom movie, and he, for the first time as a producer, admitted that "we didn't wanna rely on the CGI. Those effects still haven't quite got to the level where you fully believe it - certainly not for long periods of time," and that the crew used Stan Winston's Creature Shop and that his work is only "enhanced with CGI." He also admitted that "if you rely too much on CGI it can look cheesy: it doesn't quite work. It'll get there, but it's not there yet." Wells also stated that the crew insisted that the Doom movie be made into an R-rated movie and that he didn't "think it was possible to do a PG-13 version — and that's been the mistake made by a couple of other computer game movies," and that "a lot of studios that didn't want to do it. But we made a conscious decision that we'd prefer not to make it any other way." Computer-generated imagery (commonly abbreviated as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ... Stan Winston (born April 7, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia), is an Academy Award winning special effects and makeup artist, and film director. ...


Wells also revealed that if this first Doom film is successful, a second one could be made, and he revealed that "we certainly have some ideas for the next one, if there is gonna be one. We'll have to wait and see: the audience will have to tell us..."


One of the most noteworthy aspects of the film is a short sequence near the end of the film where the camera follows the progress of Grimm from a first-person perspective in homage to the original game. In the words of Karl Urban, the actor who plays Reaper: Karl-Heinz Urban (born June 7, 1972) is a New Zealand actor. ...

"In some ways, it makes cinematic history in that, for the first time, the audience becomes the hero of the film."
"When we go into FPS, the audience is doing the rampage, the audience is doing the work and that is so cool. It’s insane!"[1]

Production history

  • November 27, 2003, Computer Gaming World printed an article on their website regarding the Doom movie. It states that Warner Brothers is indeed working on the Doom movie and has placed it on the fast track. A revised script was submitted to id Software and approved; John Wells (producer of ER) and Lorenzo Bonaventura (who introduced The Matrix to Warner Brothers) have signed on to work on the Doom movie. Concept art and storyboards have been drawn by Federico D'Alessandro, who has worked on various movies, music videos, and video game covers and advertisements.
  • May 15, 2004, the Associated Press (AP) released a news article regarding video game to movie adaptations that can be found here: Hollywood Interest in Video Games Grows that mentions the Doom movie. Here's an excerpt that mentions the Doom movie: "Soon, more blockbuster game franchises, such as Halo and Doom, are expected to become the basis of movies."
The Doom movie logo.
  • June 2, 2004, Variety reported that Warner Brothers has lost the rights to Doom and Universal Studios has acquired rights to Doom and Variety confirms that Doom will be based on Doom 3.
  • June 4, 2004, IMDb Pro reported that Warner Brothers has lost the rights to the Doom movie and that Universal Studios has picked up the rights also that Enda McCallion has been signed on as the director.
  • August 9, 2004, A Doom 3 article in an issue of Time Magazine mentions that Universal is set to film the Doom movie in Prague in the winter of 2004-2005.
  • August 15, 2004, The Hollywood Reporter reported that John Wells Productions is currently in pre-production for the Doom movie.
  • August 18, 2004, a website, Box Office Prophets, made the Doom movie project their movie of the day and they list the release date for the Doom movie, August 5, 2005. The article also confirms that Universal has Doom on a production schedule of Winter 2004-2005 in Prague's Barrandov Studios. The article can be found here: Doom. The planned release date was mentioned as August 5, 2005.
  • August 10, 2004, The Hollywood Reporter released an article that mentioned release dates for 8 movies and the third movie listed was the Doom movie. It states that Doom will have a wide release on August 5, 2005.
  • September 15, 2004, major news has been revealed by both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter on the Doom movie. Karl Urban has been cast for the Doom movie as the star, John Grimm, a leader of a special ops team. It has been revealed that he will dealing not only with alien demons but also the organization known as the United Aerospace Corp. that is responsible for the death of his parents. It has also been revealed that Enda McCallion has dropped out of the project and Polish director Andrzej Bartkowiak has signed on to be the director. It has also been revealed that production will start in Mid-October with an August 5, 2005 release date. Also noted is that Universal Pictures is talking to The Rock regarding a role in the Doom movie.
  • September 22, 2004, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Universal Pictures has cast Rosamund Pike opposite of Karl Urban as a scientist named Samantha.[2]

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Reception

Doom has received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes exhibiting a freshness rating of 20% (17% from 'Cream of the Crop' critics) for the film.[3] The Internet Movie Database currently shows the film with a weighed average score of 5.2 out of 10.[4] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


Most fans agree that the subplot featuring human genome testing and zombie type humans was well beyond the original story; in the game series, a portal opened to hell which brought the creatures through and this was completely ignored. Fans were also disappointed by the fact that many of the popular monsters from the game (like the Cyberdemon or Cacodemon) were omitted. By far the most notable disappointment came in the form of the Rock's evil turn at the end which threw most fans off. It should be noted that the Rock had actually stated in many interviews that his final form was going to be something very frightening and far beyond what the fans had come to expect in terms of a movie monster, but as indicated by the movie, this was not so.


On the other hand, fans praised the use of live action monsters rather than CGI which was kept to a minimum. Stan Winston's Studios provided the costumes for the monsters which made the interactions between the actors seem far more realistic and believable. Fans were also happy due to the fact many of the architecture and locations were exact replicas straight from the game, as ID Software had provided the original blue prints for them. The level of violence was also well received. Since the Doom games are targeted towards the older audience, the film itself kept a very dark brutal atmosphere.


Despite critics, its been hugely popular with the audience, many thousands preordered the DVD of Doom months before its release, and it's been said that a sequel is now on the horizon due to popular demand from its fans.


According to the box office, the film made $86 million [European Box Office totals were not calculated properly in the first estimate] as a total for both overseas and North American release. This newer information along with the film's very successful DVD sales suggests that the Doom movie was not in fact a financial failure as many critics have made it out to be.


Awards and nominations

2005 Golden Raspberry Awards, one nomination: Razzie Award The Raspberry Awards or Razzies, first awarded in 1981, were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to counterpoint the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ...


List of weapons in Doom (film)

Many of the weapons in the movie Doom are inspired by actual weapons used by military forces around the world. A majority of the firearms used in Doom are actual firearms, but modified to an extent to have a more unfamiliar, unique, or futuristic look. Other firearms in Doom such as the pistols are left unmodified and keep their original look.


Major Weapons

Assault Rifle

  • The assault rifle used by Reaper, Portman, and Duke is based on the standard G36 assault rifle, and is equipped with a type of red dot sight. While a majority of G36 rifles use a folding stock, the rifle used in Doom has a V-Stock, a modification that adds a solid telescopic stock in place of the skeleton stock. Due to its large magazine capacity and rate of fire, the weapon is effective against the zombies and imps, but isn't nearly as efficient against the Hell Knights.

The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ... H&K G36 The Heckler und Koch Gewehr Model 36 (company designation G36, Bundeswehr designation ) is a modular weapon system designed in West Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. ... A Norwegian soldier holding an MP5 with an Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sight. ... A folding stock is a weapon stock that folds. ... Telescope can refer to: In astronomy and in general: An optical tool. ...

Light Submachine Gun

  • The light submachine gun used by the Kid is based on a MP-5. This weapon appears to have a higher magazine capacity than the real gun. It also seems to have a slower rate of fire than the assault rifle. It is used when the Kid is startled by a falling pipe, and later when he was shooting at Dr. Carmack. It is also used by the Kid against the imp that was violently shaking Portman upside down before Sarge destroys it with the BFG 9000 that he commandeers.

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Sarge's Gun

  • Sarge's gun has many characteristics of a heavy assault rifle. It works in essentially the same way as the assault rifle used by other members of the team. The stock on this rifle resembles the same type of stocks on M4 Carbine assault rifles.

The AK-47 is the worlds most common assault rifle. ...

Goat's Gun

  • Goat's gun is a pump-action shotgun loaded with slugs. A miniature scope is affixed to the rail of the gun. It is only used in one scene: when Reaper and Portman encounter an infected Doctor Olsen.

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Destroyer's Gun

  • Destroyer's gun is a three-barreled minigun in the movie modeled after the Vulcan. The weapon is fed ammunition from a backpack. This weapon is more commonly called a Gatling gun or Chain gun as it was named so in the game. It is a World War II M1919 with an external motor powering the rotating action that makes it appear to be a MiniGun.

A helicopter-mounted minigun operating during the Vietnam War The Minigun is a multibarreled machine gun with a high rate of fire (several thousand rounds per minute), employing Gatling-style rotating barrels and employing an external power source. ... Unmounted M61 Vulcan The 20 mm M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style gun with an extremely high rate of fire. ... Boxes of ammunition clog a warehouse in Baghdad Ammunition is a generic military term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ... A backpack A backpack is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on ones back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders (called shoulder straps) and below the armpits. ... Browning Model 1919 Type Machine Gun Nationality U.S. Era WWII - Korea Platform Individual Target personnel and materiel History Date of design 1919 Production period 1919 - 1945 Service duration 1919 - 1980s Operators U.S. and Allies War service WWII - Korea Specifications Type Calibre . ...

Mac's Gun

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A grenade launcher is weapon that fires or launches a grenade to longer distances than a soldier could throw by hand. ...

BFG 9000

  • The BFG9000, or "Bio Force Gun," which is humorously referred to as "Big Fucking Gun" by Sarge (a reference to terminology Doom players have used for years), is the most destructive hand-held weapon used in the movie. The projectile consists of a superheated ball of plasma, melting anything in the blast radius. The plasma can burn through several metres of solid rock and will continue to slowly burn away at the target for several seconds.

The BFG9000 is a fictional futuristic weapon found in the computer game series Doom: Doom, Doom 2, Ultimate Doom, Final Doom, Doom 3, its expansion, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and Doom RPG. The BFG9000 is a huge, solid metal gun that fires balls of green plasma. ... For other uses, see Plasma. ...

Weapon used only to a minor extent

Pistol

  • A pistol is used three times: Once while Duke fires at an Imp, again when Sarge kills Dr. Carmack, and once again when Sarge shoots a dead civilian in the forehead right after returning to earth to eliminate any and all other hostile forces at the UAC establishment. The pistols used are a Beretta 92FS and a Desert Eagle, respectively. Pinky and Sam are also equipped with USP's, but neither used them on screen if at all.

A Browning 9 millimeter Hi-Power Ordnance pistol of the French Navy, 19th century, using a Percussion cap mechanism Derringers were small and easily hidden. ... The Beretta 92SB-F, Beretta 92FS, Beretta 92G, Beretta 92FS Inox, and Beretta 96 are semi-automatic pistols, locked-breech delayed recoil operated, double/single action pistols, chambered for the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge (92 series) and the . ... The Desert Eagle is a large calibre gas-operated semi-automatic pistol manufactured in Israel by IMI (Israel Military Industries) for Magnum Research, Inc. ... The Heckler & Koch USP (Universale Selbstladepistole, or Universal Self-loading Pistol) is a semi-automatic pistol designed by the German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch. ...

Chainsaw

  • A chainsaw is used by a Hell Knight to cut through the Ark Door (this creature is apparently an exception to the animalistic state infected humans seem to revert to after becoming Imps). Reaper later takes it and uses it to fight Pinky when he becomes a zombie.

For other uses, see Chainsaw (disambiguation). ...

Land Mine

  • A land mine is used by Reaper on the Hell Knight. The mine attaches to a surface with some form of adhesive, and is equipped with a 10-second detonation timer.

“Minefield” redirects here. ... For the band, see Adhesive (band). ...

P90

  • A P90 is seen on the movie poster, yet the weapon is neither used nor seen in the movie.

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ST Grenade

  • An ST grenade is used once, and appears to have an effect similar to that of a projectile from the BFG.

The BFG9000 is a fictional futuristic weapon found in the computer game series Doom: Doom, Doom 2, Ultimate Doom, Final Doom, Doom 3, its expansion, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and Doom RPG. The BFG9000 is a huge, solid metal gun that fires balls of green plasma. ...

Knife

  • A knife is used twice: First one is used by Goat when he cuts a cross in his arm after saying "God damn it" after accidentally bumping a small barrel like object containing liquid down a flight of stairs. Apparently Goat cuts a cross in his arm every time he takes God's name in vain as indicated by other scars of self mutilation on his arm, and Goat's brief explanation to a confused Reaper who observes the act. The second time the knife is used is by Destroyer in the pit fight scene as he battles a Hell Knight.

Trivia

  • In the scene where Reaper is fighting Sarge, a remix of the music heard in the first level of Doom is played.
  • One of the civilian's names, Dr. Carmack, is the same as John Carmack, who created the game Doom. Another, Dr. Willits, is a reference to Tim Willits, Lead Game Designer & also one of the current owners of iD Software.
  • When Sarge orders his men to kill the civilians they refuse. In the original Doom video-game, Doomguy ends up on Phobos because he refuses to assault civilians under the orders of his commanding officer.

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See Also

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References

  1. ^ Interview with Karl Urban. Empire Online. Retrieved on February 25, 2007.
  2. ^ 'Doom's' day for Pike with Universal Pics. Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Doom reviews. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on February 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Doom at IMDB. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on February 24, 2007.

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