Doom – Filtered
Based on the video game with the same name, Doom is an action-packed sci-fi adventure film that is set at an archaeological research center on Mars. The film opens with an unexplained horrific attack at the research center that leaves a woman without an arm and others stunned to death. After all but a few members of the research team are reported missing, the Rapid Response Tactical Squad led by Reaper (Karl Urban) and Sarge (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) arrives to rescue survivors and research material. They discover that an evil life lurks within the presumed dead. While trying to rescue loved ones, a survivor named Samantha (Rosamud Pike) learns that her coworkers have been bitten by an alien, turning them against her and everyone else. Doom is sure to interest those who like the video game, but it may be senseless for those unfamiliar with the game.
Nothing can make “Doom” family friendly. The story follows a marine corps in the future which is given the task of securing an archaeological dig on Mars. The cast, including The Rock, do an excellent job of being psychotic and disgusting while upholding the banner of a military operation. Throughout the film disturbing, graphic, and unnecessary scenes of violence kept the clear play filter on its toes. The end sequence of the film would have had to be entirely excluded in order to preserve its sense of decency even if all of the graphic violence had been caught before it. The epitome of a non-family film, to the tune of slashers like “Friday the Thirteenth”