LA Times Says, Games Don't Work as Movies

Kotaku reports: "For a long time, comic books didn't work as movies. They do now, sorta. But currently, games really don't work as movies. Like at all. Los Angeles Times goes through movie making rules that emerged last year. One of them involves games".

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pwnsause3774d ago

well, wait till Metal Gear Solid Becomes a movie, then we'll see. as long as its not made by shoddy Directors.

ravinash3774d ago

It would have to be a long movie to fit all the plot in.

Iron Man 23774d ago

A movie based on the MGS games would be more than welcomed by me;)

marinelife93774d ago

That's because Uwe Boll directed most of them.

INehalemEXI3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Games work as movies when they are done by the right people with the right budget.

Silent Hill, Resident Evil Trilogy, Doom , FF7AC, All good IMO.

Books to movies to games works best though. Since it follows the natural evolution of media.

Skerj3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

If they would stop getting directors with little to no knowledge of the source material to shoehorn some standard Hollywood drivel into the game universe, then maybe it'd work out more now wouldn't it? So far the two standouts from this assertion remain the first Mortal Kombat movie and Silent Hill (Advent Children doesn't count).

Mind you I didn't care too much for Silent Hill when I first saw it, but after viewing it a few more times it grew on me. Gans studied the source material and while he veered off course a little (if you wanted to stick solely to the story of the first game), they told a Silent Hill story. Having Akira Yamaoka on board probably helped with that as well. In fact over time I was glad they didn't stick completely to the story of the first game, I would have known the ending.

Maybe more game designers/writers/producers should contribute to the scripts and oversee the film production of game to movie conversions. It seems when it's done that way, it works out best.

003774d ago

work if there not made by uwe boll.

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