You’ve probably – or hopefully – forgotten, but Doom Eternal isn’t the only new Doom release coming soon. There’s a new live-action movie, Doom: Annihilation, and it’s being released this coming Tuesday, October 1 – direct to DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital. The first reviews of the movie are now out, and as for the results – it would be staggeringly generous to say ‘mixed’.
The two main critical reviews out there are from Forbes and Blu-Ray.com, and of the two Forbes is by far the most generous. Forbes’ reviewer Alex Kane calls it “better than the last one,” as well as “good, trashy fun”. He adds that “the action’s slick, and the creature effects look impressive,” and is full of praise for the movie’s lead Amy Manson. He does, however, also call it “workmanlike, direct-to-video fluff” too.
Blu-Ray.com’s Martin Liebman, on the other hand, is far more brutal with his verdict. He calls it “a horribly dull action film,” “a slog of a movie,” and “nearly unwatchable genre fodder.” “Poor acting, a zero-sum script, unimaginative atmosphere, uninspired production design… the list goes on,” he continues. “Skip it.”