As chief Doom appreciator right here on RPS, I really feel it’s my unhappy however solemn obligation to tell you all that the brand new Doom film Brock warned us about last year continues to be coming. This one is direct-to-video, coming from director Tony Giglio. Doom: Annihilation is due out this autumn, and for what it’s price, they do discuss (briefly) a few portal to hell within the trailer, giving it a small benefit over the confused theme of the unique movie. Still, the trailer doesn’t fill me with hope – goofy monster make-up, very plastic weapons and odd colored lighting give this one a distinctly low cost, bland look. Give it a peek for your self under.
It all appears a bit like cutscenes from a late ’90s FMV game. Not inherently a foul factor, and would possibly make for a dumb popcorn-filled night, however the trailer simply feels far too clear. When you’ve solely bought a restricted funds, a number of re-usable chunks of set dressing and a B-list forged, accepted knowledge is to take notes from Troma: If you may’t wow audiences with artistry, see simply what number of gallons of faux gibs you may unfold round. This movie is coming to us from Universal 1440, the outfit chargeable for the likes of undesirable sequels like Jarhead 3: The Siege and Tremors 5. Oh pricey.
Trailer hosted by Bloody Disgusting on YouTube.
Let us not neglect, then, the handful of excellent issues that the unique Doom film (starring The Rock because the unhealthy man) introduced us – it wasn’t solely terrible:
- As daft because the Bio Force Gun title was, the BFG design was fairly cool, and it was ultimately recreated to be used in Doom mods, and maybe impressed the sleeker, extra angled design of the 2016 Doom tackle the gun.
- The first-person scene wasn’t wholly garbage. It additionally had an important little bit of cheesy action movie music accompanying it, which I solely just lately realised was used because the opening stage theme in Brutal Doom‘s ‘Extermination Day’ marketing campaign.
- The movie often used monster fashions direct from Doom 3, which barely undermined its personal plot level about them being genetic mutants and never demons, however no matter, it was good to see one thing from Doom in there.
Doom: Annihilation debuts this autumn, direct-to-video (and presumably streaming). Fingers crossed that the vastly extra entertaining-looking game Doom: Eternal beats it to the punch, additionally due out later this yr.