Not The Doom Movie.

I’ve done my time in the first person trenches, from Single player Wolfenstein, all the way to Halflife and its expansion packs along with a diversion into multi-player Jedi Knight 2 (If you played online I probably kicked your arse :)) and the early Doom games hold a warm place in my nostalgia but lets face it, a Doom movie was always going to be bad.

The script writer, David Callahan, has made a couple of comments online, the full Doom Screenwriters open letter is available but I quite like the Penny Arcade Doom Movie Strip which summarises the article quite nicely.

Now lets take my favourite two comments out of context:
1: Because let’s be honest here: as far as a completely immersive and cinematic experience, we were never going to top Doom 3 anyway, and we all knew that.

2: I don’t enjoy watching a bunch of strangers bastardize my baby any more than you do, but really none of us can do anything about it at this point,

It might just be my interpretation but that makes two things spring to mind, firstly the games a better investment and secondly that it’ll be shite and he knows it. Oh well, considering all the changes they’ve made it’s not like it’s actually Doom the movie after all. Final thoughts? Please don’t watch it, let the thing flop.