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Opinion: Why Hollywood Doesn't Have To Make Game Movies Suck

In this new opinion piece, Justin Marks, the film and game writer who penned the currently filming Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li movie, as well as drafts of Voltron and He-Man films, steps up to discuss the relationship between games and movies - referencing films from his own to Halo.

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niall773422d ago

film makers are getting there revenge

Silellak3422d ago (Edited 3422d ago )

I lost faith when they screwed up the Wing Commander movie.

I mean, it had everything going for it. The game itself has a cinematic, epic story with plenty of action. The CREATOR of the game was directly involved. And yet, we ended up with one of the worst sci-fi films of the 90's.

Then came Doom. The game has a one line plot synopsis: "Teleportation experiments on Mars accidentally open a portal to Hell."

What do we get in the movie? No teleportation experiments. No Hell. Almost no MARS.

Come ON. Why is it so hard for Hollywood to get this right?

fenderputty3422d ago (Edited 3422d ago )

turning them into movies quite often too. Mass production and mass appeal (Blockbuster) does not always translate into quality.

With video games, they feel they can get away with it. People will buy the damn game based off of the name alone.

davez823422d ago

yes game movies have to be bad cause they only have like 2 months to make the game.