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How Could I Forget DOOM?

Over the winter break, Starz was having a free preview of their channel. We had the chance to watch Ash vs. Evil Dead—which got me hooked and I want to see more—and they were showing Doom, which is an awesome movie.

This film first came out in 2005, and I remember going to see it with my mom. We’re both huge fans of The Rock, but I was surprised she wanted to go because it’s a horror film. She actually saw it before I went, then went again with me. There’s a part in the middle of the film where it basically becomes the first-person video game, and she thought that was kind of weird, but I thought it was amazing.  I never played the video game, but I knew about it.

 I absolutely love this film. It’s got a lot of great action, explosions, eye candy, and creatures—including zombies. I own this film on DVD, but I haven’t watched it in a while. Seeing it on Starz brought back such enjoyment.

As I was watching it, I couldn’t believe I didn’t include it in my Undead Obsessed book. It would have been perfect for the zombies from space section. I mean, it has zombies from space! And the portrayal of science is pretty stereotypical, but there’s also the twist. Perhaps if I ever do a version 2 of the book I’ll make sure it’s included. OR, if I’m so inclined, maybe I’ll write an article.

It made me so happy to rewatch this film. I want to watch it again with the boys, but it’s still a bit scary for them—they have to be a little older. I’m looking forward to the day when we can enjoy Doom together.

Have any of you seen this movie? What did you think about it?