The storyline for the game Doom is only there to give some justification of why you should run around and shoot zombies and monsters (as if you need a storyline to do that). So (luckily) I wasn’t expecting anything amazing from the movie.
I’m a big fan of “The Rock” (how can you not be – he’s the most electrifying man in sports entertainment) and I figured that if anyone could make this flick work, it’d be him. Unfortunately, even The Rock’s charisma didn’t make this movie particularly watchable.
As a side-note, I really don’t like bugs (which is one of the many reasons Kristy is good to have around the house because although she isn’t a huge fan of them either, at least she doesn’t jump-up on the couch and dance like a monkey till the bug threat is removed).
During my watching of Doom, I had to battle the biggest (and most resilient) cockroach I’ve ever seen (and maybe this could have effected my opinion of the movie). In the end, I removed the bug threat myself, but it took a lot of dancing, spraying and hitting with shoes.
Fortunately, once Doom and the cockroach were taken care of, I could enjoy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. At first I thought Robert Downey Jr’s narrating was going to get tiring, but as the movie progressed, it complimented the storyline quite nicely. The movie was reasonably quirky, very funny and had some of the best one-liners I’ve heard in a while. My favourite was:
Gay Perry: Look up idiot in the dictionary. You know what you’ll find?
Harry: A picture of me?
Gay Perry: No! The definition of idiot. Which you fucking are!
Anyways, I recommend seeing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang if you like quirky comedy / crime / action / mystery movies.