Doctor Who Reviews
Doctor Who's classic run is the greatest thing that ever happened to TV. I love the writings of Robert Holmes and Malcolm Hulke, the character acting of Michael Wisher, Patrick Troughton, Nicholas Courtney etc. And Paul McGann is a fantastic actor. He's a perfect Doctor. The team behind this was awful though. Eric Roberts as the Master was awful, down there with Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor as all-time weakest villains. The writing discarded the point of Doctor Who. The direction lacked atmosphere, there was no wit in the script. This was a travesty, a series of cliches, horrid supports, and the only reason this gets a half star is because they succeeded at finding such a great lead.
But, in all things, everything else is fine. The special effects may not be that great but it is a TV movie, so we can forget about them. Overall, I felt that a lot of effort went into making this, and I was actually surprised by how far they came to making a further series of Doctor Who, even though that didn't actually happen until 2005.
Overall, even though this film didn't start anything new, it is a fun failed revamp to what Doctor Who could possibly be, and shows us exactly what Doctor Who is meant to be.