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4.0 out of 5 stars Great transfer, Good fun, 31 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Reel Heroes: Doom [Blu-ray] [2005] (Blu-ray)
I bought this film on DVD years ago and watched it once; it was dark throughout much of the action scenes so it never looked as good as it should have done. Since it was on offer on Blu-Ray I took a chance and I'm glad to say this version of it has a much better picture: it's cleaned up really well, and you can see much more of what's going on. There is also some footage that is not in the DVD version.

The plot and dialogue are standard schlock-horror "let's throw a science fiction popcorn muncher together" material, but to be honest if I'm putting a movie like this in the drive, it means all I want is a couple of hours of brainless fun. And it's hell-beasts versus BFGs, so it basically delivers.

Don't expect a carefully and lovingly adapted version of the games, and you'll save yourself some disappointment. It's only tangentially related. The only complaint I'd have is that the writers introduce some very interesting concepts which they then do very little with, and the main plot seems to contradict itself a few times (everyone's in quarantine. So let's send them to Earth! No wait, they're in quarantine. Hold on, I forgot, we're still in jeopardy right? How about them, are they in jeopardy too? Okay we'd better send them to Earth. Oh no we sent them to Earth, we've put Earth in jeopardy! Are we still in quarantine? etc etc).
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