Hardcore Gamer: Some games have more potential for interesting movies than others, but The Last of Us has very little, and a movie that simply re-tells the story could only ever be worse than the game.
they are only doing movie because they know audience like watching this kind of stuff. If don't want to hold a controller, then just watch the movie.
90% of the story was in the gameplay. If you think about it, there wasnt much "story." The only sections with significant plot were the beginning, David, and the very very end. The reason why we like TLOU is not the story, but the character interaction, development, and brilliant dialogue. It's pretty hard to make a movie that compresses 12 hours of character development and dialogue into 2 hours.
I disagree. Just because the game was cinematic doesn't mean it shouldn't be adapted to a film. Not everybody plays video games, but everybody deserves to experience the story.
Then it might as well be some other movie. Part of what made the game experience awesome was feeling the emotion behind every punch you through as Joel because you as the gamer had to make sure they survived. And I know you can simply re-spawn but its all about the immersion, (I might get immersed more than the average gamer lol). It just wont be the same imo. Hey they can try but I don't feel its necessary.
last of us pretty much is a movie...either it will just be a repeat of the same exact story as the game...or the story will most likely disappoint all the gamers.
A movie doesn't seem like a bad thing in this case because I feel like the game's story would lend it self well to a movie.. only problem is it would end up being <maybe> 3 Hours if that and have to really condense the story... maybe some kind of mini-series would work better...
my opinion is that a VG-based movie is not for the gamer, which is why VG-based movies tend to be very different from the source material, and often tend to be bad... Mortal Kombat is still undisputed in this regard as it regarded its source material with respect. if Sony manages to handle its source materials with respect, they should have no problem adapting their properties for movie goers... a TLoU movie wouldn't need a big SFX budget, just good screenwriters and appropriate actors (ms. Paige is not applicable)...
In a dark souls 2 vidoc one of the dev said...."Games should be Games and stop being movies"... The Last of us is an example of a game not being a game and more of a movie. Making a movie about last of us is pretty weird...specially since it was already inspired by a Novel and the movie "The Road". Novels> Movies> Video games
The problem is gaming adaption in movies tend to suck at times only few were good. At-least the movie has the actual people who did the game on the project. Lots of time Hollywood hires idiot people to act and write the movie who never play the game before or never heard of it at all.
Let them make it,enjoy it,disect it,critisise it,immortalise it,whatever is required to appease it.
I expect the film adaptation to simply be a very compressed version of the game. A mix of the really good and the not so interesting sequence from the game for sure will be adapted and maybe some newly formed ideas to integrate with some back stories/histories ( about the Cordyceps fungus ) will also be written in. For me as long as it is faithfully done with good direction/ decent actors, I think it will attract a lot of audience from the gaming community as well as from outside.
THe reason why we don't need the movie is because it can NEVER tell a story or have character integration as effective as TLOU. The fact that it has gameplay and lets you interact and control the character, it amplifys the connection you have with the characters, story and the world. When a story or character integration is done right, TLOU is a perfect example, no Movie can improve on this. When done right, just like the TLOU, a video game can be a much more effective and powerful way to tell a story. Does that mean the movie will necessarily suck? No and I would still go and see it, but we don't need it after experiencing the epic story/integration and journey between Joel & Ellie, nothing, no movie can top what the actual videogame delivered.
Sony needs to focus on games, not movies. Ratchet and clank, heavenly Sword, Last of Us, and Uncharted. None of which have new game titles announced. While movies are fun, we need games!!!
I'm looking forward to the movie! I'm a 31 y/o thats been gaming since I was a kid. My niece, whom is just starting to get into games is playing this game with me now. When I told her the movie was confirmed she was thrilled. I didn't share with her that nearly all game-to-movie adaptations have been terrible but that's for another day...
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