The Five Worst Movies Based on Video Games
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Doom the game remains one of the most influential titles of all time for a multitude of reasons. Plot was not among those reasons, but Universal Pictures obviously thought plot isn't really all that important in film. "A game with a nameless main character is sure to make a great movie," the executives must have thought.
Like the game, the movie features gratuitous violence, dim lighting, jumpy pacing and something that only barely resembles a story. These things can work in video games. They don't work in film. A perfect example of this phenomenon is the first-person shooter sequence in the film. Because what's better than playing a video game? Watching someone play a video game, of course!