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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Winning One for the Gibber...



Hollywood's insane tendency to turn video games into motion pictures strikes yet again with Doom: The Movie.

As a general rule, movies based on video games suck. Super Mario Bros. is probably the worst of the lot but even some of the better ones, such as Final Fantasy, just seem to come up short.

Note, though, I said as a general rule. I can cut Street Fighter some slack for the late Raul Julia's superb scenery chewing, and Tomb Raider probably holds top honours for Angelina Jolie's....um...Angelina Jolie (and the reasonably passable attempt at a plot).

But Doom? Nah.