Thank the star-gods that CGI effects have improved since 1984's The Last Starfighter. Just check out this climactic scene, where our trailer-park video-game champ finally uses his skillz in the space battle you've waited the whole movie for. It looks like an unfinished version of modern CGI effects. Starfighter also takes the "young hero rejects call to adventure" cliche way too far.
When the pasty-faced Lance Guest finds out that his favorite game is based on reality, he's annoyed instead of thrilled. He keeps trying to ditch his awesome space-hero destiny right until the final reel. And the scene where he finds out about the horrible mass-murder of his fellow starfighters is played for laughs. Doom looks like a masterpiece in comparison to this video-game flick.