Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Written by: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Tony Giglio
Producer: Jeffery Beach, Phillip J. Roth, et. al.
Screenwriter: Tony Giglio
Date Released: October 1, 2019
Amy Manson aka as Amy Mason as Lt. Joan Dark
Agleya Gumnerova as Young Joan
Dominic Mafham as Dr. Malcolm Betruger
Luke Allen-Gale as Dr. Bennett Stone
James Weber Brown as Cptn. Hector Savage
Clayton Adams as Pvt. Steven Winslow
Nina Bergman as Pvt. Carley Corbin
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Doom: Annihilation (2019) opens when a military member is recruited to go through a portal which will teleport the volunteer frin Earth to a place called Phobos. But while going through the portal, he turns in a monster. However, Dr. Betruger, who is eager to continue his research, volunteers himself to go through the portal once more. Upon doing so, the station loses power. When a group of marines are sent to Phobos on security detail along with a scientist, they must deal with a bigger and darker issue.
There are some blood and gore scenes. For example, some scenes include decapitated bodies and blood written on the walls. Most of the film is focused on the action scenes and as such, there are very few scary and eerie scenes.
The Grave Review
As an action/horror film, plot is often overshadowed by the visuals. The plot of Doom: Annihilation (2019) is very linear and follows a group of marines who fight off monsters. However, there are some aspects which undermine the premise. For example, the characters in the story were not well developed nor did the film spend the time to add any backstories. From a general standpoint, the acting was poor and was often difficult to believe that the protagonists were actually marines.
The environments are well-done. The backdrops of the scenes are very futuristic and similar to the environments in the original Doom games. However, the monsters looked subpar and comical. They reminded me of gushers and then it made me crave candy.
What was nice is that the game also made use of using various weapons to kill the enemies such as chainsaws or plasma guns, similar to what a player would pick up during the game.
Unfortunately, the film felt flat and tiresome despite all the environmental and CGI work that was placed in the film.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Doom: Annihilation (2019), two graves out of five graves.
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