Why the Mass Effect Movie Will Probably Suck

"Details on the upcom­ing Mass Effect film (I hes­i­tate to call it a “motion pic­ture event” as so many Hol­ly­wood types like to call their moviefilms) have begun pop­ping up of late (includ­ing our own arti­cle, some of which has been refuted by Leg­endary Pic­tures’ recent Q&A). Now there are cer­tain details that cer­tain sec­tions of the Mass Effect fan­base will not take kindly to; my pur­pose isn’t to point out those things. My mis­sion here is to point out why this film, even so early on, has a minute chance of being worth a damn."

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Wintersun6163217d ago (Edited 3217d ago )

Because most of the movies based on video games suck? There's been a couple of decent ones too (only RE comes to mind right now), but mostly they're garbage. I do hope this one will be good, but my expectations are not high, because I never have high hopes for a movie based on a video game.

B1663r3216d ago

I dunno, this movie about Tetris looks like it will be awsome!

Megaton3216d ago

There's no "probably" about it. It's gonna be horrible. Bank on it.

Combo3216d ago

There's pretty much no way Hollywood doesn't butcher it.

ninjahunter3216d ago

Get james cameron in here! Lol, only reason the alien series is alive.

TheDivine3216d ago

Just follow the first game, get someone like JJ Abrams to direct it, hire good actors and actresses and bam great movie. I want a female shephard because thats how i played and imo it adds to the story where the first human spectre is a woman but i can live with a dude i guess. Make it a good 2-2 and a half hours long and dont make it some pg family friendly crap, its a dark mature story. I dont know how hoolywood could F this up, everythings there already just put it on a screen.

WhiteLightning3216d ago (Edited 3216d ago )

Oh I know why because YET AGAIN there not following the source material. I'm pretty sure some clever clogs can mould the first ME into a solid story for a film. Hollywood have tried over and over again to stay away from the source material and it ALWAYS fails. Time to change tatics guys. I'm pretty sure gamers wouldn't mind sitting through a film where they'll probably know what's going to happen next because they've played the game rather then watching a crappy film adaptation.

...and where is Commander Shepard

Only one person can play that part.....Matthew Fox


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