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As this is both our Spootober episode and an episode which covers the 2005 action horror movie Doom, this episode contains discussions of things, and words, which are not safe for work or the ears of the innocent.
do check that out, if you want to hear the boys talking smack about an Uwe Boll movie
we decided to change up the format of our “goes to the movies” episodes. Instead of working through the plot, we decided that it would be much more fun to focus on a handful of scenes from the movie. This serves the double purpose of:
Simplifying our episodes, and getting to the gags quicker
Not having to discuss the plot - the one thing we’re not here for
Basic Info on the Movie
Jay dropped some key facts on this movie before we could get to our discussion on it:
This is a movie that was released in 2005.
It had a budget of 60-70 million dollars, but only took 58 million dollars at the box office. So it was kind of a flop, but not as much as Final Fantasy: The Sprits Within.
Although it’s based on Doom, I feel like it’s more based on Doom 3 due to the design of the BFG and the dark corridors.
Squidge started the conversation off with a very relevant question:
But why did they make Doom into a stealth movie?
And he’s not wrong, a large part of the first hour of the movie is mostly the Marines stalking about in the darkness.
This is just Doom, but set in the Red Dwarf universe
… another thing that everyone agreed with, too.
Then Jay dropped the ultimate piece of trivia for this movie:
Apparently, Rosamund Pike turned down the role of Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to be in this movie
Was that a misstep? Well, Lulu thought so:
Fool! She would have been fantastic as Rita Skeeter
And the big twist
if you want to call it that
that “The Rock” didn’t play the good guy in the movie was a breath of fresh air.
They actually hint at it early on in the movie, too. So if you’re not just turning your brain off and watching along, there are hints to pick up on.
And thank goodness that ol' Rocky Maivia had started taking acting lessons after this movie, otherwise he may not have made it in Hollywood
He was doing a lot of "smell the fart acting", too
Then again, there are a lot of bad actors who are incredibly highly paid by Hollywood.
The Scenes We Want To Highlight
Lulu’s description for her chosen scene was amazing:
Kissing guns is macho; macho gun pointing is macho
And it’s easy to see why she described it like that:
and half a second later:
And a question raised about a certain scene when the Marines first enter the lab complex and are checking the air content:
Would that scene have been better with Buzz Lightyear doing his "I can’t breathe" bit from Toy Story?
As far as the hosts were concerned, it would have been a much better scene with Buzz struggling for air for no reason. Gotta love that scenery chewing.
And now discussion of this movie would be complete without talking about the first-person shooter scene. If you’ve never seen it, we mean this scene:
Seriously, how fantastic was this scene. Ok, it was mostly men in rubber suits jumping out at the “player”, one at a time. But it has the feeling of the Doom titles, for sure. And in the words of RazörFist (aka The Ragaholic), it quite literally was:
Shooting. Demons. On Mars. While heavy metal blares over top.
A scene which takes place entirely in the first-person and has “Reaper” make his way through the labs, taking on zombies, demons, and a newly turned Pinkie on his search for his sister. This whole thing is just shy of 5 minutes of what it’s like to play a Doom game.
Someone deserved a high five and a raise for that [scene]
And the “big fat tacos” song that Lulu is referring to is:
How Would We Rate It?
We don’t usually rate games or movies, in fact we have never done that. And this was a conscious decision that we made early in the life of the site.
But we needed to figure out a way to tell you all whether we think you should watch this movie or not. Normally we would rely on three ratings across three categories, which are: