DVD Review: DOOMSDAY DEVICE

DOOMSDAY DEVICE (aka Pandora’s Box) was written and directed by Christian Sesma and stars Corin Nemec, Mike Hatton, Mary Christina Brown, Jessica Uberuaga, Jon Mack and Robert Carradine. The movie follows the story of several crooks who attempt to deliver the artifact to a criminal overlord, and the two FBI agents who must stop at nothing to contain the enormous power it holds.

Two FBI agents trying to arrest several crooks find an ancient Japanese artifact of enormous power. Now, they must stop the crooks from delivering the stone to the criminal mastermind, who is a rich businessman.

Doomsday Device centers around this box that contains an ancient artifact that has the power to create supernatural storms that can cause lots of damage. Simply put, if you open the box a destructive force is unleashed. There’s several villains who want to get their hands on the artifact, and some of them do at times, but it’s up to these these two FBI agents to stop them all before they destroy the world. One agent is by the book and the other one is more of a loose cannon. Sounds kinda familiar. Right? Anyway, through numerous attempts and back and forths the FBI agents are ultimately able to put a stop to the latest threat against mankind.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, more artwork and specs. The DVD disc is flat grey and features the movie logo. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Doomsday Device was an okay watch but nothing really special. I liked the concept about the ancient artifact because stuff like that always grabs my attention. The cast did a good job with their characters and Corin Nemec always delivers a fun role plus he’s become one of Syfy’s go-to actors for their original movies. Director Christian Sesma also did a good job with what he had to work with because movies like this aren’t given big budgets at all. I think the downfall for me were the bad special effects and we all know special effects can make or break a sci-fi movie like this. There’s a little action and some cheesy humor thrown in to help the flow some, but the movie is still at best, just an okay watch. Doomsday Device will be available on DVD on February 20th.

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 85 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish

Special Features: N/A

 

 

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