Yami from Twinfinite writes: "Here’s why I think video games shouldn’t have movies made after them."
video games movies shouldn't have movies and miss out on my " lara croft tomb raider movies HELL NOOO" but more seriously i think if it helps the game and they actually bring in strong writers and actors i dont see why not as it builds on the story
Because that's not the case nearly 100% of the time. I honestly never saw a movie adaptation of a great video game that could keep up with the quality of the game. And in most cases (especially when Uwe Boll is involved) It doesn't even have much to do with the original story or characters.
You don't have to make a movie any more. Look at this: http://www.neogaf.com/forum... After Naughty Dog mentioned no one had found their secrets buried around the web people started digging. Unbelievable tech.
@morganfell: Unless I see high quality footage of ingame material I wouldn't make such a statement although i do agree that we don't need video game movies. The quality is so bad you can't even tell if it's supposed to look good. It's hard to be impressed by 320p videos no matter how good the source material looks.
Whether they are comics, games, manga etc. I'd always would want to see a real live action movie just to see how awesome it would be, but the problem is that its hard to do so most of them fail and end up being terrible...
Lies. Once 'Tetris:The Movie' is a thing, I can die happy.
Only game adaptation to film that I really really liked and thought was true to the game was the first Silent Hill movie.
The first Mortal Kombat movie was pretty good, and was fairly true to the games.
I concur that movie was awesome!!! gosh takes me back to being a carefree 15yr old. I thought the hitman movie was ok but no really anything like the game though
I'm iffy on the silent hill movie as a whole, but it was a gorgeous movie to look at. It also was successful in filling the viewer with a sense of dread...many movies try and fail... This one delivered. Those air sirens were creepy - ya knew something bad was coming. Lastly the special fx were great. Pyramidhead skinning that girl was just.....just....
I think making movies out of games is fine but.... I wish they would not have live action movies of games. In games CGI cutscenes are usually pretty amazing and i think they would make excellent movies! Take Diablo 3, its cutscenes are gorgeous! I would love so see more CGI videogame movies. Kinda like that final fantasy movie they came out with a while back.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within was extremely expensive to make and is largely regarded as the biggest video game movie failure ever.
My Grandad took me to see Spirits Within at the cinema...we were the only two people there! The CGI was fantastic and still looks amazing to this day but my god the film was awful and definitely wasn't Final Fantasy!
While i agree Spirits Within wasnt a great film, i do like the fact that they used CGI to make it. I think if done right, GCI could make some really cool game movies.
video games movies tell another story, its less time consuming and you reach another media :p i liked dead space's animated movies.. they were cool, they have me something to enjoy, to just sit and engulf myself in (my two cents :p)
Because video game stories are no where near as impressive or well done as film stories, no to mention that video game dialogue usually is restricted to subtlety telling the player/character to complete something very specific to complete a arbitrary task which half the time adds nothing to the overall plot. which doesn't translate to film which isn't an interactive medium for storytelling. Not to mention that we praise certain games for their storytelling that wouldn't be good films at all since they violate so many rules of storytelling, like Metal Gear Solid, which would get laughed out of any film school in the U.S. with it's extremely long monologues, expositional dialogue, and generally unrealistic human behavior. Video game storytelling is still in it's infancy and until we learn to EMBRACE that instead of poorly imitating film the better the stories in our video games will become, I for one definitely enjoy when games embrace the fact that they are games and don't sacrifice gameplay and interaction to be "cinematic."
I don't think they should be made RIGHT NOW because the average HARDCORE gamer is in their 20's still. Yes there are some older than that, but my opinion is you don't get a huge fanbase above 35. That being said, who makes the decisions on these movies? Older people that don't play video games. So what do they do? They play the game really quickly to "study" it, then take out what they think are key components and make a movie. Thus the adaptation sucks.
In the short term I disagree. Movies about games spread IP awareness to non-gamers, drawing more people into the hobby and allowing for it to move further into the "socially acceptable" mainstream. In the long term I agree somewhat for direct remakes as there is simply no need to remake a cinematic game into a movie. However, film has plenty of supplementary potential for video games. Movies/TV series could sandwich between a game and its sequel, provide backstory or explore adventures of side characters.
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