We finally got our first look at the upcoming DOOM: Annihilation movie and it’s… well I think it’s trying to… yeah.
For starters, the footage shown looks like when a porn director one day decided to make a video game film. It’s porn quality production value instantly leaves a bad… taste in your mouth (pun intended). On top of that, the set design and costumes look like a group of friends are getting ready for a Doom-style paintball session.
Sure, the quick glimpse of a demon we get didn’t look terrible, but prosthetic work will only carry this film so far. And the weapons we get to see… maybe this is all alpha footage before all the post-process work goes into it, but wow, they just look clunky and extremely toy-like.
Throwing the “DIE! DIE! DIE!” quote in there wasn’t the greatest call. I mean, sure, it’s taken out of context, but this isn’t a tagline that’s ever going to catch on. Feel free to check out all the C-quality action yourself if you like by watching the 30-second teaser below. Viewer beware though, it’s 30 seconds of your life you won’t ever get back.
DOOM: Annihilation launches straight to DVD sometime this year.