Saturday, August 27, 2005
Ok, when they first announced the Doom movie, staring The Rock, I was pretty non plussed. I mean, we all know how great the Street Fighter movie was, or Mario Brothers. Of course, there have been some half-decent video game films. I enjoyed Resident Evil, and Mortal Kombat wasn't completely unwatchable. But as a general rule: Video Game Movies Sucketh. However, there is a new trailer for the Doom movie at Yahoo! Movies. After watching it, I'm actually a little bit interested now from zero interest before watching it. Some things that I think made it stand out were excellent special effects, cool looking weapons, and best of all, a really cool looking first person camera mode for part of the film. The FP camera really made it feel like Doom. Hopefully in the full movie they pour on the gore, which was suspiciously absent from the trailer, but IMHO an absolute requirement for a good Doom movie.