Uncharted Film Director Feels Games Aren't Emotional

Uncharted the film has already been having a tough time pleasing fans, now the Director David O' Russell adds more fuel to his own fire.

"You guys are playing the game, and it’s about playing the game. It’s not about a narrative embracing you emotionally."

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theunleashed644488d ago

hey! about doing me a favor and everyone else if you just change the name of the characters in the movie and the name of uncharted to something else that be great.

lociefer4488d ago

n4g members feel uncharted film director dosent play games or gets them


yet i bet he messes up the film.

he needs to go and play heavy rain

BakedGoods4488d ago

I'm a big fan of the director, but Uncharted is literally 'uncharted' territory for him.

If you're not going to make a movie faithful to the series (fans and Naughty Dog included), then skip it.

captain-obvious4488d ago

this movie is going to flop hard

shadow27974488d ago

Now he's just being stupid.

I could just as easily say that when you're watching a movie, you're just watching everything happen. You're not experiencing the events of the narrative from the first person, but from the third person. You have no control.

What Mr. Russell fails to understand is that videogames have the potential to be a storytelling medium far beyond any medium before it. In a lot of ways, the player becomes the character. The player becomes vested in the story and events, because in a way, it's actually happening to them.

We haven't quite pushed past the movie barrier yet, but one day videogames will be the best way to experience a story, no contest.

Oh, and arrogant much?:

"I personally think it’s really cool when you [...] get someone such as myself to make this picture. You can be guaranteed that it’s going to be real, it’s going to be raw, it’s going to be intense, it’s going to be original, and it’s going to be propulsive."

Soldierone4488d ago

The more i hear from him, the more sad I get. This could of been such a great film and he is ruining it before it even gets out.

first he thinks there is a family in this game then he says this. no wonder kojima doesnt want hollywood touching MGS.

hay4488d ago

I believe Mr Russel told us more about himself that he intented. It's obvious he doesn't know much about games, also it appears that he doesn't know the game at all, that's why film won't be faithful to the original but will end as an... "interpretation" of the action/adventure cinema respecting names, not the game itself.

Reibooi4488d ago

I'm really sick of these retarded hollywood directors who make statements about gaming and gamers without having ever played a game in recent times. Just because you played Frogger or Pac Man back in the day doesn't mean you have a opinion on gaming today.

Gaming not emotional? Really? My ass. I have been saddened by many a game. Shadow of the Colossus moved me more then any movie as did Xenosaga Episode III. I cried my eyes out during the ending of Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core despite KNOWING before hand how it ended. Gaming is full with emotion. And for those who say that when someone says there is no emotion in gaming they are referring to game play and not cut scenes they are still wrong.

Again Crisis Core is a perfect example. In the last portion of the game you play Zack in a battle against 1000's of soldiers you cannot win and you will often hear of many people who refused to stop fighting because they knew what was coming. That's emotion DURING game play. It's not as common in gaming but it does happen.

As for Uncharted 2 it's a emotional roller coaster. You laugh at Drake when he is funny you feel for him when he is hurt and you really feel for Elena by the end when you are unsure of her fate after what happens. It was JUST as emotional if not more so then any movie with the same type of premise.(basically better then any adventure movie in recent memory)

CrIpPeN4488d ago

Final Fantasy VII, IX and X are emotional rides.

I think it is terrible saying that games are not emotional.

maybe he have seen to much footage of shooters.

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ShinFuYux4488d ago

Excuse, does anyone know if there's a petition I can sign that says I wont watch this movie unless the director and story is changed. You see, when someone who says he's really not into video gaming his main idea about story should be "really intense family dynamics on a global stage" is utter bull.

Someone, PLEASE, PLEASE make a petition and so we can sign it and send it to sony and show them that their fanbase is WEEPING, CRYING with agony seeing how this franchise is going to be ruined.

-Alpha4488d ago

Petitions wont work. Just ignore the damn movies. If you think this will suck wait until Shadow of the Colossus' movie :|

PixlSheX4488d ago

True! I just finished Shadow of the Colossus last night and the ending was sooo sad. Games hardly make me cry, but this game had me crying like a little girl. Other than MGS4, FFX and this i can't think of any.

Jio4488d ago

He obviously hasnt played many games

Cajun Chicken4488d ago

This man hasn't even looked at the back of Uncharted's box.

life doomer4488d ago

that doesn't explain how I almost cried at the end of metal gear solid 4, and I rarely get emotional for anything.

SSKILLZ4488d ago

I'm with you bro, MGS4 ending = T_T