Submitted by Pozzle 1557d ago | opinion piece

We Can Fix It: Video Game Movies

Because Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil are NOT the best we can do. (Culture, Fallout 3, Mortal Kombat, PC, PS2, PS3, Psychonauts, Resident Evil, Saints Row, Silent Hill 2, Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

The Meerkat  +   1557d ago
Sucker Punch was the best video game movie even made.

....what do you mean there is no Sucker Punch game?
KingPin  +   1557d ago
No, you cannot fix it. games and movies, while they have similar qualities, its the method in which the story is told that differs. thats what sets them apart between games and interactive movies.

see, if u take mortal kombat or any fighting game, the conclusion is the same. all the characters killed the same final boss for different reasons. hence making a movie, this cannot be possible.

same with other games, watching it in a movie is predictable. keep in mind, if anyone played infamous, in a movie that final turn in the plot would have been seen coming from a mile away. thus making the plot lame.

another reason why they cannot fix this is that movie produces like to include their own ideas into the project. creating love stories in the plot. why they do this, who knows. but it doesnt work and so kills the characters we all know from the game in a sense.
Sugreev2001  +   1557d ago
Video game movies are no different from comic book movies decades ago.Once directors who started giving importance and respect to the medium,we started seeing good movies based off comic books.Video games are no different.You are a small-minded fool if you really think that every video game has a generic cliche story,because there are tons of games with astonishingly good storytelling.

People like Guillermo Del Toro,the director behind movies like Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy,is one of the few acclaimed directors on the planet who has given due respect to the industry in various interviews.Someone like him directing a video game movie would be something pathbreaking.Like comic book movies,certain liberties can be taken with the story (but not too much) to make the movie approachable with movie goers worldwide.
zerocrossing  +   1557d ago
Just once I'd like to see a game plot actually be used in the movie version, just once!

RE, Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia, DoA, Tekken, House of the Dead, granted some of these movies where better than the others but none of them actually stuck to a plot from the games! Why? Surely the directors must know that the games are liked because of the characters and plots, so why change them beyond recognition just to ruin them for the fans.
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Pozzle  +   1557d ago
The Mortal Kombat movie is the only one I can think of that follows the story of the game.

....until they screwed it up with that godawful sequel. :(
zerocrossing  +   1557d ago
Yeah, the Mortal Kombat movie was great! But that sequel, what were they thinking?. :(
Pozzle  +   1557d ago
I still can't get over the giant hamster ball scene in the sequel. Why the hell would they need to use GIANT MOTHERFUCKING HAMSTER BALLS as a mode of transport? RAIDEN CAN TELEPORT FFS!

After that scene, it all went downhill from there :(
zerocrossing  +   1557d ago
I know right? I mean last I checked instant telaportation was way quicker than running in GIANT HAMSTER BALLS! The final fight though, when they turned into monsters, WTF was that about? O.o It just came out of nowhere.
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Pozzle  +   1557d ago
Lol, I completely forgot about the final fight. You're right! There was absolutely no lead-up to it. All of a sudden they turned into animals with absolutely no explanation, then like half a minute later they turned back into humans. So random.

It was so ridiculous, I was half expecting the words "ANIMALITY" to pop up on screen.

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