Let’s get the obvious out of the way first: Yes, “Doomed” is a fitting title for Pattinson’s upcoming film. It’s about a man who, after being left at the altar, tracks down his ex-fiancée and brings her to justice. As if that wasn’t enough to whet your appetite for the movie, the plot also features a cannibalistic tiger and a love affair with a black woman. If that doesn’t sell you on the film, I don’t know what will.
It’s Going To Be Great To Watch
So, you want to know more about “Doomed,” don’t you? Well, let’s start with the good news: It’s going to be great to watch! Based on the first trailer that dropped earlier this year, the film looks absolutely incredible. The acting is great, the locations are gorgeous, and the editing is top-notch. I can only assume that the film will take advantage of the beauty of nature, particularly the forests of India, which is where the story takes place. The film will also feature a number of large animals, so if that scares you, then perhaps it’s time to rethink your approach to animal rights.
No More RomCom Clichés
Another thing that makes “Doomed” so interesting is that it’s a departure from the romcom clichés that have plagued the genre in the past. Usually, the plot will star two people who end up falling in love despite the odds and the people around them who try to sabotage their relationship. In “Doomed,” the situation is reversed: It’s the people around the protagonist that don’t want him to find and expose their crimes, and it’s the lovebirds that are on the run from an obsessed stalker. That kind of twist makes for an interesting dynamic, even if it doesn’t exactly fit perfectly into the romcom mold.
It’s An Aging Genre We’re Seeing A Revival Of
The third positive takeaway from “Doomed” is that it’s an increasingly mature genre that is seeing a revival of popularity among movie-goers. According to a recent study by The NPD group, people aged between 18 and 24 are the prime audience for romantic comedies, and the genre has seen the biggest year-to-year increase in popularity among this demographic.
The trend towards older audiences is something that movie-goers have been noticing for a while now, and it doesn’t appear to be going away. According to Richard Berens, NPD’s director of industry analysis, the audiences for romantic comedies are now leaning heavily towards the 18-24 age range, with 47% of movie-goers between that age group going to see a romcom compared to 38% who are aged between 25 and 34. “It’s the millennials and Gen-Z demo that are driving this trend,” he said. “They are less likely to see romantic comedies than any other generation.”
So, if you’re one of the 47% who are looking for a romantic comedy this coming winter holiday, then you should know precisely what brand to avoid and what brand to go for. The wrong kind of romcom could end up being very dangerous to your heart.
It’s Time To Rewrite The Rules
“Doomed” might not be the best romantic comedy ever made, but it’s certainly the greatest romcom to hit theaters in a long time. That’s because it breaks with the tired old clichés that have haunted the genre for so long. The fact that it’s a reversal of these clichés makes it a refreshing change and makes for an interesting watch. It will undoubtedly be a contender for best picture at the upcoming Oscars, and it’s definitely worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan of the romance genre.