4 Reasons Why Tetris: The Movie Could be Amazing

Mike from Twinfinite writes, "At first I was skeptical, but I’ve become fully convinced that Tetris: The Movie could be truly amazing for a number of reasons."

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jambola1510d ago

Am i the only one who would really like to see this?

DarkOcelet1510d ago

All i want is Liam Neeson to be in the movie :) .

KentBlake1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Yeah, because when games have options like BioShock and Mass Effect, the best way is to choose a game about falling blocks.

The Tetris movie is the stupidest idea ever.

Could it be great? Of course, but the only way it can be great is not being about Tetris at all. If you create a whole world and backstory for it to create a good movie, it's not about Tetris anymore. Catch-22 stuff, you know.

ChronoJoe1510d ago

But have you considered that perhaps it's that freedom that lends itself to potential to make a good movie? Movies of Mass Effect and BioShock would be constrained to fan expectations based on the franchise in its video game form, which in turn both constrain and often under deliver.

KentBlake1510d ago

Then why call it Tetris?

I'm definitely not one of those guys who think every adaptation must be completely faithful to the original, but Tetris is...nothing...for movies. There's nothing to adapt. They'll just create something out of nowhere and call it Tetris.

Mass Effect could be the new Star Wars. They didn't even need to use Shepard. They could create original stories in that universe for decades, and in various forms of media.

BioShock is the same...."there's always a man and a lighthouse". That premise could be the origin of so many interesting things.

Assassin's Creed too...

But Tetris? It's just a bunch of colored blocks falling down forever.

SteamPowered1510d ago

Hollywood always uses too much "freedom" in movie adaptations. That's why video game movies never work. Mortal kombat to super Mario bros all had TERRIBLE movies. Why? Because Hollywood strayed too far from the original material. I would rather Hollywood actually stick to the original vision and give us a quality video game movie. With assassins creed, WoW, and now this Tetris movie coming up, I can't see Hollywood being able to stop itself from butchering these franchises.

ChronoJoe1510d ago

They stray from the original material because generally it just wouldn't work as a movie adaptation. Not everything transitions from movie to film well.

As an example, the Persona 4 anime follows the game to a tee and in turn it's actually rather boring as an anime adaptation. It's not terrible by any means, but more of a service to the fans of the game over anything else.

I don't think that games like Mass Effect would transition very well to cinema if they followed the source material directly. Mass Effect for instance is about choice and consequence (ending aside) and aspect of iteration and in turn, narrative story telling wouldn't transition to film. As a result much of what made the impact of the games narrative so heavy would have been lost.

KakashiHotake1510d ago

The concept of tetris alone is really a good fit for a movie. Even though the gamer is one of the oldest it is still very playable even today, infact i have it on my phone right now. Tetris is all about trying to make the pieces fit together and sometimes you get pieces that don't fit and then have to react quickly which is a lot like real life. So i'm definitely interested.

Perjoss1510d ago

Whichever direction they decide to go with I just hope it all falls into place.

KakashiHotake1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

That right there is the whole concept of Tetris; Try to make everything fall into place.

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