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theunleashed64  +   1819d ago
hey! about doing me a favor and everyone else if you just change the name of the characters in the movie and the name of uncharted to something else that be great.
lociefer  +   1819d ago
n4g members feel uncharted film director dosent play games or gets them
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1819d ago
yet i bet he messes up the film.

he needs to go and play heavy rain
BakedGoods  +   1819d ago
I'm a big fan of the director, but Uncharted is literally 'uncharted' territory for him.

If you're not going to make a movie faithful to the series (fans and Naughty Dog included), then skip it.
captain-obvious  +   1819d ago
this movie is going to flop hard
PlayerX  +   1819d ago
Lol Like n4g matters.
shadow2797  +   1819d ago
Now he's just being stupid.

I could just as easily say that when you're watching a movie, you're just watching everything happen. You're not experiencing the events of the narrative from the first person, but from the third person. You have no control.

What Mr. Russell fails to understand is that videogames have the potential to be a storytelling medium far beyond any medium before it. In a lot of ways, the player becomes the character. The player becomes vested in the story and events, because in a way, it's actually happening to them.

We haven't quite pushed past the movie barrier yet, but one day videogames will be the best way to experience a story, no contest.

Oh, and arrogant much?:

"I personally think it’s really cool when you [...] get someone such as myself to make this picture. You can be guaranteed that it’s going to be real, it’s going to be raw, it’s going to be intense, it’s going to be original, and it’s going to be propulsive."
Soldierone  +   1819d ago
The more i hear from him, the more sad I get. This could of been such a great film and he is ruining it before it even gets out.

first he thinks there is a family in this game then he says this. no wonder kojima doesnt want hollywood touching MGS.
hay  +   1819d ago
I believe Mr Russel told us more about himself that he intented. It's obvious he doesn't know much about games, also it appears that he doesn't know the game at all, that's why film won't be faithful to the original but will end as an... "interpretation" of the action/adventure cinema respecting names, not the game itself.
Reibooi  +   1819d ago
I'm really sick of these retarded hollywood directors who make statements about gaming and gamers without having ever played a game in recent times. Just because you played Frogger or Pac Man back in the day doesn't mean you have a opinion on gaming today.

Gaming not emotional? Really? My ass. I have been saddened by many a game. Shadow of the Colossus moved me more then any movie as did Xenosaga Episode III. I cried my eyes out during the ending of Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core despite KNOWING before hand how it ended. Gaming is full with emotion. And for those who say that when someone says there is no emotion in gaming they are referring to game play and not cut scenes they are still wrong.

Again Crisis Core is a perfect example. In the last portion of the game you play Zack in a battle against 1000's of soldiers you cannot win and you will often hear of many people who refused to stop fighting because they knew what was coming. That's emotion DURING game play. It's not as common in gaming but it does happen.

As for Uncharted 2 it's a emotional roller coaster. You laugh at Drake when he is funny you feel for him when he is hurt and you really feel for Elena by the end when you are unsure of her fate after what happens. It was JUST as emotional if not more so then any movie with the same type of premise.(basically better then any adventure movie in recent memory)
CrIpPeN  +   1819d ago
Final Fantasy VII, IX and X are emotional rides.

I think it is terrible saying that games are not emotional.

maybe he have seen to much footage of shooters.
ShinFuYux  +   1819d ago
Excuse, does anyone know if there's a petition I can sign that says I wont watch this movie unless the director and story is changed. You see, when someone who says he's really not into video gaming his main idea about story should be "really intense family dynamics on a global stage" is utter bull.

Someone, PLEASE, PLEASE make a petition and so we can sign it and send it to sony and show them that their fanbase is WEEPING, CRYING with agony seeing how this franchise is going to be ruined.
-Alpha  +   1819d ago
Petitions wont work. Just ignore the damn movies. If you think this will suck wait until Shadow of the Colossus' movie :|
PixlSheX  +   1819d ago
True! I just finished Shadow of the Colossus last night and the ending was sooo sad. Games hardly make me cry, but this game had me crying like a little girl. Other than MGS4, FFX and this i can't think of any.
Jio  +   1819d ago
He obviously hasnt played many games
Cajun Chicken  +   1819d ago
This man hasn't even looked at the back of Uncharted's box.
life doomer  +   1819d ago
that doesn't explain how I almost cried at the end of metal gear solid 4, and I rarely get emotional for anything.
SSKILLZ  +   1819d ago
I'm with you bro, MGS4 ending = T_T
-Alpha  +   1819d ago
Games offer something movies can't: interactivity.

When done right, it allows players to get personally attached to characters' fates and stories in a way unique to the industry itself.

When I invested a good 2-3 weeks beating Shadow of the Colossus the character and story stayed with me throughout the game and well after.

Games don't primarily aim to draw emotion. There is diversity in games, like in movies, that are meant to play on many other factors: fun, happiness, enjoyment, social interactivity, competitiveness, sadness, fear, etc. These all invoke emotion.

A well told story in a game can and has been done and they've done it in unique ways that can't be mimicked without the use of a controller.
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SMW  +   1819d ago
Someone obviously hasn't played Heavy Rain eh....
fourtwenty2009  +   1819d ago
David O Russell: READ MY LIPS: I don't trust you.

Everyone else: Boycott this film. Play the games as they were intended.

The best way to voice your opinion is with your wallet. Make this movie a flop.
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Sarobi  +   1819d ago
And with that said, no one will see your movie. lol
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SuicideShaun  +   1819d ago
I agree somewhat. But he should just make the movie emotional and stop bitching about the game not being emotional. It doesn't need to be if we are killing things!
NJShadow  +   1819d ago
Hey David O' Russell, you suck!
RedPawn  +   1819d ago
Crisis Core would smack poo poo out your jawbone, and btw after any Mathew McConaughey I feel cheated of life, money, and dignity except Reign of Fire.
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radphil  +   1819d ago
"Uncharted Film Director Feels Games Aren't Emotional"

Tell that to the people that went through Aerith's death in FF7 first time around, or the microwave scene in MGS4, or near the end of HL:EP2(won't spoil that one), or some of the scenes and stories in Lost Odyssey.

Edit: I really think there's some sort of bot going around, cause I just posted this, and not even a min later i got a disagree. :p
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bjh089  +   1819d ago
naw games have plenty of emotion to em jus as much as movies do
the_kutaragi_baka  +   1819d ago
Uncharted Film Director Feels Games Aren't Emotional
this guy is crazy...

the ending of MGS4 put me to tears.

and the death of galuf of Final fantasy 5 :(
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GenoZStriker  +   1819d ago
I disagree. I cried every time toad told me that the princess was at another castle or when I shoot someone in black ops and they don't die because I was never aiming at them due to lag. Obviously games are emotional, this guy knows nothing.
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gman_297  +   1819d ago
Do you ever stop being utterly hilarious and awesome?
Lionalliance  +   1819d ago
Dead Island Trailer wants to speak with you....
Kakihara  +   1819d ago
Can you imagine a director of an adaptation from any other medium talking like this??

'Yeah, I didn't actually read the Lord of the rings. I'm just not into books but hey, my son read it and I sort of glanced at it over his shoulder so I'm sure I'll be able to make a pretty cool adaptation'
DFresh  +   1819d ago
Yet this asshole is going to be directing a movie to one of the greatest video game series of all time.
(Face Palm.)

People like this are the reason video games will never be successful on the big screen.


1.) You got directors/actors who don't even play the games to the product that their making.

2.) Disrespect video games and don't take it seriously.

3.) Don't follow the original story, characters, or dialogue.

4.) The original game creators aren't overseeing their creations being made into a movie.

5.) Live action video games movies always suck.
(I like the CG style for video game movies like Resident Evil: Degeneration and FFVII: Advent Children.)

6.) Original voice actors aren't present in the films.


Hell if these people would just play the fucking games they are directing they would realize they have everything in front of them to make their game movies already.
(Everything is already in place before you all you have to do is take everything from the game and just put it on the big screen. That's it. Your job would be so much easier.)

Just so many things wrong with this picture.

At this point I don't want video games turning into something for the big screen because if your not gonna take it seriously don't fucking bother.
(Guess who will be the people watching these films. The fans of those series. Fans like me will buy the movies, t-shirts, and the hats.)


Seriously it's ridiculous.
(This same things I mention above apply to all video games turning into movies by the way.)
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Scotty056  +   1819d ago
So there was no feeling for the end of Red Dead? Infamous? How about a few points in Killzone 2?
BlackBriar  +   1819d ago
Russell please take Marky Mark far far away from this movie! Please!!
MightyMatt101  +   1819d ago
I say all us N4G members get together and kill him. Then we can all have a yummy BBQ afterward like nothing ever happened :)
I'll bring the soda's and shotgun... Just let me know when we can kick this party off :)
smashman98  +   1819d ago
the quote in the headline is taken way out of context i for one want to see if a movie based on a video game can finally win an award
gman_297  +   1819d ago
Me: Hey, mom, I'm going out to kill David O' Russell (and Marky Mark if he fucks up another game-based movie)!

Mom: All by yourself?

Me: Nah, of course not. I have several million other Uncharted fans coming along, too!

Mom: Oh, well have fun! Oh, and we need dinner tonight, so bring his body home and put it in the fridge if it isn't too messy.
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floetry101  +   1819d ago
I honestly cannot wait, CANNOT WAIT, until this community sees how good the film turns out. Russell is one of the best directors in this current generation of filmmakers. There was NO BETTER CHOICE for this film.
gorebago  +   1819d ago
The video on youtube of lily tomlin freaking out on him is epic. I heart huckabees 8)
ZombieAssassin  +   1819d ago
I have to agree that he is a great director, but as far as keeping true to the game I doubt he'll even try. That said it could still be a great movie but I think most would prefer they just call it something else.
floetry101  +   1819d ago
@zombie, A fair assessment. If I had a preference, I wouldn't want it to be made into a film, period. It's evident that David O. Russell is making changes to the concept, you can take that either way with game adaptations, but I have full confidence in whatever Russell produces. I think in making Uncharted into a film, changes were neccessary to seperate it from the game franchise. Where this differs from Silent Hill or the Resident Evil films, is the fact that a true visionary is behind it. He might tweak it, yes, but it's for the best I think.
gorebago  +   1819d ago
Dude obviously hasn't played dead space 2 and enjoyed it's needle in the eye scene.
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ultramoot  +   1819d ago
From the top of my head, I can name a few that I've found to be quite touching -

Prince of Persia trilogy (So many to choose from)
Warcraft 3: RoC (The final scenes from the Human Campaign)
Call of Duty 4 (Middle & End of campaign scenes)
Dragon Age Origins (Human Warrior/Rogue storyline) a lot more that I can't quite recall right now.
Shadowstar  +   1819d ago
Is this an old quote? I thought they said that the whole "family dynamics" weirdness was a misquote, but there he is saying it again...

Anyways, I'm not sure Uncharted is really the best example of an emotional game. It's a lot of fun, gets the adrenaline pumping, all that, but really... it's emotional like the good Indiana Jones movies were emotional. There's some stuff there, but the real point is a great action movie with some archeological mystery.
bwazy  +   1819d ago
Games arn't emotional?


I cried at the end of Chrono Trigger, I cried when Aerith died in FFVII, and I sure as HELL felt a HUGE amount of emotion throughout the Uncharted series... I don't know why the game is even featured on the cover, its bloody brilliant.
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