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Badha1rday

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#1 10 years ago

An Epic win if this happened. Get a good director, a good cast, and shazam! Instant classic.

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#2 10 years ago

No. Just... no. After the Hitman movie, i've stopped believing that movies on games are a good idea.




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#3 10 years ago

This game actually had a great storyline.




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#4 10 years ago
BadHairDay;4584584This game actually had a great storyline.

Great games do not equal great movie platforms. I'd possibly like to see a Half Life movie some day...




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#5 10 years ago
Serio;4584575No. Just... no. After the Hitman movie, i've stopped believing that movies on games are a good idea.

I actually watched a few "Making Of" vids in the extras on the DVD....... Oh boy, did I laugh like a hyena on nitrous!!!!

"A Director who knows and cares for the Hitman franchise".... He did? Ah, so that's why all of a sudden he's become part of some offshoot of the Christian religion that assassinates people they don't like!

Funny thing is, the only religious connection was in Hitman2, and even then it was only because he was living in a church with the permission of the Priest there.

The problem with making a game into a film, is that the people making the film seem to think they know better..... When clearly they don't.

Disregarding any Uwe Boll films from a game (since he's by far the worst example), and looking at some other game to film adaptations, the plots of the films bare little resemblance to the plots of the games themselves.

Doom: Well, Doom pretty much became Resident Evil in the future, with a few minor things from Doom3 thrown in. Instead of scientists messing with teleportation and dimensional travel, and opening a gateway to Hell by mistake, we now have a virus that mutates people into super soldiers or monsters, and can reanimate the dead. What was wrong with fighting the legions of Hell? C'mon, it would have made for some entertainment, and it could have been more like Aliens than "future-y zombie blasting"!

Resident Evil: The first Resident Evil was acceptable enough, given the differences between the film and game, and was enjoyable, despite the rather crappy looking zombie-dogs.:lol: They stuck to the basics for the most part, but crammed some of Res2 into it, but can be forgiven for that. The sequel became more about cramming as much of the other games into it as possible, as well as introducing characters from the games in a very piss-poor fashion. Haven't seen Extinction yet, so I'm not commenting on it.

Wing Commander: I loved the WingCo series, absolutely every game. Then the movie came out a few years ago. For the most part, they did a good job. Except for suddenly changing a few characters, changing the Kilrathi into furless giant Cats, and introducing a civil war that hadn't taken place, so that the main character (Christopher Blair, played by Freddie Prinz Jnr) could have some miraculous ability that could help save the Earth...... Enjoyable, but still lacking since they crammed it all into a relatively short film. (Not even two-hours long.)

Max Payne: From the looks of the trailers, it appears that there's more of a religious signifigance than there was in the game. Yippee.:rolleyes: Also, that one of those who murdered his wife and child managed to escape and that Max works on Cold Cases to find the missing man. For fuck's sake, what was wrong with the plot of the game itself????? Nothing was wrong! If anything, it would make an ideal film. At least better than what the trailers are showing! Of course, I haven't seen it yet, so I don't know whether or not it's going to be a pile of shit, or a decent film. I must confess to being pesimistic, and am expecting the former.

I don't even want to imagine the hassles involved with a Mass Effect film. Especially not after the crap surrounding a Halo movie. Heck, Halo's story is the kind of "space opera" that deserves to be made into a film..... but only so long as they stick to the plot of the game itself.

I'd say the same for a Mass Effect film, and any future game to film adaptations. Stop getting people who think they know better, and stick with the game's plot!




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#6 10 years ago

BadHairDay;4584584This game actually had a great storyline.[/quote] Which is why it shouldn't be ruined by a movie. [quote=Fyurii;4585080] "A Director who knows and cares for the Hitman franchise".... He did? Ah, so that's why all of a sudden he's become part of some offshoot of the Christian religion that assassinates people they don't like!

Resident Evil: The first Resident Evil was acceptable enough, given the differences between the film and game, and was enjoyable, despite the rather crappy looking zombie-dogs.:lol: They stuck to the basics for the most part, but crammed some of Res2 into it, but can be forgiven for that. The sequel became more about cramming as much of the other games into it as possible, as well as introducing characters from the games in a very piss-poor fashion. Haven't seen Extinction yet, so I'm not commenting on it.

Heck, Halo's story is the kind of "space opera" that deserves to be made into a film..... but only so long as they stick to the plot of the game itself.

1) Indeed. The reason 47 is "religious" in the games is because he tries to be more Human. Or tries to find some kind of redemption.

2) I quite liked it actually. It had quite a share of inconsistencies, but aside from that, it was good fun. Extinction is quite "meh" really. It does have alot more Zombie-Birds, but most of the areas are just deserts.

3) Halo would only work because of it's linear gameplay.