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Video games to movies = extremely sketchy track record.

proof:

Tomb Raider - Great eye candy. Zero IQ. I don't care if it's got one of the guys from Red Dwarf in it and so what if it grossed $160 million? It's still pretty brain dead.

Super Mario Bros. - Proof that studio execs that did insane amounts of cocaine had brain damage.

Final Fantasy - Really had nothing at all to do with the video game. Movie looked great, but had absolutely no soul.

Double Dragon - Whatdafuck?

Street Fighter: The Movie - Jean Claude Van Damme. What else needs to be said? Poor Raul Julia goes out on a really sour note.

Mortal Kombat - A game about kicking the shit out of each other really doesn't make for a great plot. About as much fun as being poked in the eye.

Wing Commander - Wrong on so many levels. Everyone I know went to see this because it had the Star Wars Episode 1 trailer.

This might prove to be different, as this kinda has a bit of a plot. I'm waiting for an adaptation of Max Payne or Metal Gear Solid (which is being considered).

Also being looked at as being turned into film or is currently in production:

Alice (Wes Craven is involved in it, but I don't think as a director. Wes Craven's production record is nowhere near as good as his direction record. Who knows...)

Duke Nukem - Rights are being fought over this, and it looks like Joel Silver (who produced amoung many films, The Matrix and Fair Game - the best and the worst of the action spectrum) is going to get to make it.

Silent Hill - No word on who might direct it, but it's being talked about quite seriously and has popped up several times - looks like they actually get around to making it.

I don't know. The trailer looks great, but that just says to me the marketing branch did their job well.

Questions that make me skeptical:

Milla Jovovich in the lead?
Michelle Rodriguez (who although was very good in Girlfight, sucked ass in The Fast and The Furious)?
Paul Anderson directing (he did Mortal Kombat and Event Horizon. I think he's a great visual director, but he should really read scripts before he goes ahead with a movie)?

Conclusion:

Doesn't bode well with me

From the Ministry of the track record says it all

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 

ADT

TRIBE Member
^^^^ coming from the guy who thought Lord of the Rings would not be a success..



haha,, had to say it dude


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Kalemic

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Ohhhhh


I got all excited that the trailer was available, then I watched it...

I LOVE the Resident Evil games but this movie looks hell of a lot like X-Men in style. I mean if you can tell that it looks cheesy from a short trailer, then I'm somewhat afraid of what the movie will be like.

Hopefully I will be pleasently surprised but I get the feeling the movie will suck. They should totally have played up more of the scary, dirty, dark aspect then the "lets blow the fuck out of monsters and zombies with cool high tech toys."
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by el presidente Highsteppa:
Final Fantasy - Really had nothing at all to do with the video game. Movie looked great, but had absolutely no soul.

Prime Minister Highsteppa
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please expand on this if you dont mind, without relying on the cliche bad review phrases tagged ato this release.

p[l]a+0 &lt;--felt the movie was good and human actors are not needed for some "soul"
 
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Eclectic

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Plato:
please expand on this if you dont mind, without relying on the cliche bad review phrases tagged ato this release.

p[l]a+0 &lt;--felt the movie was good and human actors are not needed for some "soul"

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I can give you my opinion on that....cause I feel the same way.


1. First we barely get a glimps at any background story of the characters, so we don't really empathise(sp?) with their current struggle.

2. James Woods character was not shown to be evil enough. Usually you see the bad guy do a couple bad things to show off his intentions (unless he's the "suprise" evil guy)

3. Would have been better to show the lead character finding more than one "essence" before figuring out the whole mystery.


Just some quick points.....

The movie was so-so in my books. To put it in the FF perspective, it felt like loading a save file near the end of the game and playing it out without ever playing before.


Just seemed hurried to me.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
^^ah, good points, hadnt thought about that.

but the "no soul" argument has always seemed like an easy route out of doing an actual critique on it.

but thats just me.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ADT:
^^^^ coming from the guy who thought Lord of the Rings would not be a success..



haha,, had to say it dude


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I also said Tomb Raider looked dumb, and I got that.

From the Ministry of I accept my error. Batting 50/50.

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 
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