Omega Doom falls on the occasionally interesting side. The plot has been stolen from Akira Kurosawas Yojimbo (1961), which concerns a swordsman who arrives in a small town and plays two criminal gangs off against each other. Pyun has intriguingly updated the story to the B science-fiction movie post-holocaust action playground with warring factions of androids replacing the factions of the original. (Yojimbo was notedly also remade by Walter Hill and updated and played out amongst mobsters in the Prohibition Era in Last Man Standing (1996) the same year as this came out). On the minus side, there is the usual share of Pyun-esque silliness Pyuns androids are rarely ever more than standard action characters with occasional bits of circuitry showing Omega Doom features daft ideas like a bartender running a bar for androids. Much is made of Rutger Hauers titular android being the first to adopt human characteristics due to a stray shot wiping his programming but the script either never explains the reason for the human-like behaviour of the other androids in the film or distinguishes Hauers actions from them sufficiently to make any sense of this point.
The budget appears cramped all of the action is confined to a single ruined city block and neither warring faction appears to have any more than three warriors apiece. Omega Doom is also low key for an Albert Pyun film when it comes to the action and is lacking in his usual extended kickboxing scenes. However, if one can put aside the relative silliness, Pyun occasionally achieves an effective atmosphere of hard-bitten cynicism that raises Omega Doom slightly above the average run of the mill B science-fiction/action film.
Albert Pyuns other films are: The Sword and the Sorceror (1982), Radioactive Dreams (1986), Vicious Lips/Pleasure Planet (1987), Alien from L.A. (1988), the uncredited Journey to the Center of the Earth (1988), Cyborg (1989), Deceit (1989), Captain America (1990), Dollman (1990), Brain Smasher: A Love Story (1993), Knights (1993), Nemesis (1993), Arcade (1994), Heatseeker (1995), Hong Kong 1997 (1994), Nemesis 2: Nebula (1995), Nemesis 3: Timelapse (1995), Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996), Nemesis 4: Death Angel (1996), Postmortem (1997), Ticker (2001), Infection (2005), Cool Air (2006), Bulletface (2007), Left for Dead (2007), Tales of an Ancient Empire (2010), The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper (2014) and Interstellar Civil War (2017).
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