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Offline Demitri

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
Got to hold my hands up and admit that i liked the WC movie. Still trying to decide if Max Payne is worth going to see, tho loved both games.

Wouldn't mind seeing a movie based in the KOTOR universe, but trying to adapt either of the KOTOR games and shrink it down to 2 hrs would not been a fun task.
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
Wouldn't mind seeing a movie based in the KOTOR universe, but trying to adapt either of the KOTOR games and shrink it down to 2 hrs would not been a fun task.
Which is basically the heart of the problem. The movie makers can't make a movie out of the game, you've already played it and you know whats gonna happen. They have to make it out of its universe, and unless the universe is really fleshed out, its quite difficult to make a movie where the viewers, who are most likely the players, will not see what they want to see, i.e their PC kicking butt.

Although I have to admit, the Doom movie was good. I especially liked the FPS section.
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
Time.

How long did it take you to play through Bioshock? Wolfenstein (the original one)? Duke3D? Doom? And let's not even touch anything turn-based or RTS, which can last for days.

There's your answer. They don't compress.

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
They have to make it out of its universe, and unless the universe is really fleshed out, its quite difficult to make a movie where the viewers

IIRC, the Star Wars universe is REALLY fleshed out. And there's a second KOTOR game...

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
They have to make it out of its universe, and unless the universe is really fleshed out, its quite difficult to make a movie where the viewers

IIRC, the Star Wars universe is REALLY fleshed out. And there's a second KOTOR game...

      Star Wars wasn't based on a video game.

 

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      Star Wars wasn't based on a video game.
No, it isn't. If anything though, the Star Wars universe is an excellent setting for both games and movies, which is why its still relatively popular to this day.

I have an eye on the Bioshock movie. I don't have high hopes, but I do hope its at least good.
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
I disliked the FF movie. The story was silly. The WC movie had the same problem. Generic stuff.
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
I actually enjoyed the Hitman movie!  :nervous:(I even giggled a bit like a school girl when he crashed through that Russian hotel window and there was 2 teenage lads playing the original Hitman game!)
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
I disliked the FF movie. The story was silly.

Which of the many FF movies are you talking about?

 

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
Don't you dare knock Streetfighter mister orignal topic starter, Kylie/Cammy caused my first infusion of testosterone at the age of 10/11 with her leg/neck break move. It will always be epic, plus Raul Julia (RIP you legend) acted Bison brilliantly.



Also Wing Commander didn'ty suck :P




The rest are all crap though :nervous:

 

Offline Roanoke

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I didn't mind the WC film at all. Wasn't awesome but a solid sci-fi time killer.
Anime does tend to be much more sucessful, though I can't think of anyother than SF off-hand.

I think game based films suffer from the perpectual notion of games being for kids (boys, especially) which is why we get the likes of Doom.
Honestly though, Doom was probably the worst game to make a film from.

 

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
FS movie...that would rock...hard.
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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
If rock = suck. Yeah. Otherwise, nah. We don't want to spoil the franchise.

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
If rock = suck. Yeah. Otherwise, nah. We don't want to spoil the franchise.

What? How do you figure? FS has a interesting universe background.

you could make a great movie in thar!
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Two words: Wing Commander.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
An integral part of computer games is that they're games. They're interactive. A lot of the time the plot and structure of the way things happen are hinged on that, and a lot of times the game is only fun because you're shooting at ****. What fun would an Unreal Tournament movie be? Or what about a movie with one character, and no means of story-telling than the isolated 2 line conversation? They just don't go together.

EDIT: I think an FS2 movie could possibly work. It'd require a lot of creativity and extrapolation upon the writer's part, but if they managed to get it right, it'd be amazing.

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Keep the FreeSpace movie stuff to a minimum plox. It's all been said in Fs gen disc.
 

 

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You lot didn't like Mortal Kombat?

I wouldn't say it was a great movie but it was a lot of fun in a "turn off your brain and enjoy it" way.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Movie adaptations: why do they suck?
I liked Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa's performance. I mean, jeez, that guy was born as a movie bad guy. Always gives me the creeps to see him in a film/series.
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