Hey, remember that Doom (2005) movie that starred The Rock. The one that was inspired (and I use that term loosely) from the mega hit video game franchise of the same name. You know, the one that had very little to do with the game, a bunch a hootenanny about genetics and a plot that Lloyd Kaufman would have tossed in the trash? Yeah well, this is your cousin Marvin talking, you know that new video game/movie you’ve been looking for? Well watch this!
Before you get too excited, NO, there is not new Doom movie… but they’re should be, and it should look a like this! In celebration/promotion of the newly updated DOOM video game coming out in May, director Jospeh Kosinski has delivered an outstanding cinematic live-action trailer for the latest franchise installment. It manages to do in one minute, what the entire 2005 Doom couldn’t do an entire 2 hour movie (except for the FPS scene, that was dope).
Yeah, I know what you’re saying – So CGI means live-action these days? Master Chief, is that you? It’s true, the above video was rendered almost entirely in video effects, and the lead guy does look awfully like Halo’s Master Chief. But that song (This is the type of music we need in the game, none of that dubstep crap)…. those legions of demons… the running and fighting like hell? You gotta be the human version of Grumpy Cat to not feel just a little excited/pumped for the new video game.
For those thinking someone should just hand Kasinski a blank check and say “Go, go make a full length Doom movie”, I feel yeah. That guy is no stranger to making exciting cinematic video game trailers. You might say he has a knack for it; you can see some of his prior work (below) in Halo 3 and Gears of War trailers.
He’s cinematic yes, and boy, can he cut a trailer. But consider for a moment, this is the same guy that game us TRON Legacy. Yep, you hear that – it’s the collective sound of everyone going “ehhhhhh… uhhhh”. He suffers the same syndrome Zack Snyder suffers from: spectacle over substance. He’d give us a really good looking Doom movie, that’s for sure. A particularly good movie on the other hand, well I’ll just refer you to that earlier collective sound.
OK, enough about Doom movie talk (woulda, coulda, shoulda). Let’s not forget there’s a new video coming out, and it looks siiiiiiiiick.
For the few that don’t have the new video game reserved already, the new DOOM video game is basically a reboot of the franchise, and it’s bringing many of the signature monsters back for the most advanced version of the game yet on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
DOOM is, essentially, relevant again. Yay!
DOOM is available on May 13th.