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Posted 2/21/08

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Most games that are made into movies usually turn out terrible. Take for example Street Fighter... that movie failed so bad.


That's because the people who make these movies do one two things:

1. They pick a game with minimal amount of plot. If your source have a thin plot, it might be a good game (Street Fighter, Mario) but a good movie it will not make. This also means that they'll have to make up some of their own added plot and this never goes well with the fans. Which leads to the next one:
2. They try to make their own plotline or added new ones. Final Fantasy has potential for a good movie, but instead we have Spirits Within, a movie that has nothing to do with any of the games. Same with the Doom movie, instead of creatures from Hell, we get some weird science experiment.

If the producers can avoid these two, then they have the potential to make a good video game movie. Hell, I'm all for a Metal Gear Solid movie, cause it has a pretty good story already. Just use the story from the game and make a movie from there.
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sigma_draconis wrote:


fatebreaker wrote:

Most games that are made into movies usually turn out terrible. Take for example Street Fighter... that movie failed so bad.


That's because the people who make these movies do one two things:

1. They pick a game with minimal amount of plot. If your source have a thin plot, it might be a good game (Street Fighter, Mario) but a good movie it will not make. This also means that they'll have to make up some of their own added plot and this never goes well with the fans. Which leads to the next one:
2. They try to make their own plotline or added new ones. Final Fantasy has potential for a good movie, but instead we have Spirits Within, a movie that has nothing to do with any of the games. Same with the Doom movie, instead of creatures from Hell, we get some weird science experiment.

If the producers can avoid these two, then they have the potential to make a good video game movie. Hell, I'm all for a Metal Gear Solid movie, cause it has a pretty good story already. Just use the story from the game and make a movie from there.


I agree will all that you said, but rarely does that happen. I can't even remember seeing a movie being based off a game actually being watchable. There was gonna be a Soul Calibur movie, but it seems it was scrapped. Wonder how that would have turned out. <<;
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Kingdom Hearts!!!! XD
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fatebreaker wrote:


sigma_draconis wrote:


fatebreaker wrote:

Most games that are made into movies usually turn out terrible. Take for example Street Fighter... that movie failed so bad.


That's because the people who make these movies do one two things:

1. They pick a game with minimal amount of plot. If your source have a thin plot, it might be a good game (Street Fighter, Mario) but a good movie it will not make. This also means that they'll have to make up some of their own added plot and this never goes well with the fans. Which leads to the next one:
2. They try to make their own plotline or added new ones. Final Fantasy has potential for a good movie, but instead we have Spirits Within, a movie that has nothing to do with any of the games. Same with the Doom movie, instead of creatures from Hell, we get some weird science experiment.

If the producers can avoid these two, then they have the potential to make a good video game movie. Hell, I'm all for a Metal Gear Solid movie, cause it has a pretty good story already. Just use the story from the game and make a movie from there.


I agree will all that you said, but rarely does that happen. I can't even remember seeing a movie being based off a game actually being watchable. There was gonna be a Soul Calibur movie, but it seems it was scrapped. Wonder how that would have turned out. <<;


Silent Hill comes to mind as a "watchable" movie. Nothing even remotely Oscar-worthy mind you, but at least competent enough for you to spend money on. It keeps, or at least try the feel of the games, unlike the Resident Evil movies which went the way of extreme action instead of survival horror (and also suffers from the creators trying to put in their own crappy plot). And I do remember that Soul Calibur movie plan, though it's not a big loss that it was scrapped. Soul Calibur's plot might have been best among the fighting games, but still not enough to make a movie.
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Games turned into movies suck. Especially if Americans made it. Look what they did to Resident Evil, and now their planning to ruin my favorite video game, Castlevania. Dammit. If they would like games turn into movies, the creator of the series should be the one to direct and if possible CG would do much better.
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sigma_draconis wrote:


fatebreaker wrote:


sigma_draconis wrote:


fatebreaker wrote:

Most games that are made into movies usually turn out terrible. Take for example Street Fighter... that movie failed so bad.


That's because the people who make these movies do one two things:

1. They pick a game with minimal amount of plot. If your source have a thin plot, it might be a good game (Street Fighter, Mario) but a good movie it will not make. This also means that they'll have to make up some of their own added plot and this never goes well with the fans. Which leads to the next one:
2. They try to make their own plotline or added new ones. Final Fantasy has potential for a good movie, but instead we have Spirits Within, a movie that has nothing to do with any of the games. Same with the Doom movie, instead of creatures from Hell, we get some weird science experiment.

If the producers can avoid these two, then they have the potential to make a good video game movie. Hell, I'm all for a Metal Gear Solid movie, cause it has a pretty good story already. Just use the story from the game and make a movie from there.


I agree will all that you said, but rarely does that happen. I can't even remember seeing a movie being based off a game actually being watchable. There was gonna be a Soul Calibur movie, but it seems it was scrapped. Wonder how that would have turned out. <<;


Silent Hill comes to mind as a "watchable" movie. Nothing even remotely Oscar-worthy mind you, but at least competent enough for you to spend money on. It keeps, or at least try the feel of the games, unlike the Resident Evil movies which went the way of extreme action instead of survival horror (and also suffers from the creators trying to put in their own crappy plot). And I do remember that Soul Calibur movie plan, though it's not a big loss that it was scrapped. Soul Calibur's plot might have been best among the fighting games, but still not enough to make a movie.


What about the opposite? Movies that are made into video games? Though the only one that comes to mind is Goldeneye, I'm sure there are other good ones. I'm guessing the transition from movie into video game is a lot easier than a game into a movie.
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What about the opposite? Movies that are made into video games? Though the only one that comes to mind is Goldeneye, I'm sure there are other good ones. I'm guessing the transition from movie into video game is a lot easier than a game into a movie.


It's not as easy as you might think. Most movie-based video games have been mediocre at best (with Spiderman 2, Batman Begins being one of the more decent ones). This is due to the fact that most of these games are rushed to meet the premier date of the movies and act as a cash-in to the movie instead of trying to give the game more time to develop. This results in an unfinished, unpolished and sometimes very buggy game. Also games that are based around a movie seems to not have a general idea of what kind of game it wants to be, so it tries too much to put in many gameplay elements from different genres and results in a big mess with each gameplay aspect being again, underdeveloped (see Golden Compass the game).
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It's pretty amazing how crappy a lot of videogame movies are...

The live action Street Fighter, Super Mario Bros., Mortal Kombat(s) are pretty funny if you watch them in present time.

Unfortunately, the newer ones aren't doing much better...

Resident Evil movies... I was so disappointed. I'm a HUGE RE fan and after seeing the movies, it's like wtf. I understand they are suppose to be "B" movies, but dude, it still sucked, lol. I just wish they wouldn't have made the "real" RE characters so damned weak compared to "Alice." Alice just reminds me of like Alexia from Code Veronica, but oh well.

Silent Hill was indeed watchable. It's probably one of the few out there that will ever be decent D:

The Tomb Raider movies weren't that bad considering all the Tomb Raider games had a different area to explore and Lara Croft was always looking for some sort of artifact in them... so I think they are up there with Silent Hill.


What about the opposite? Movies that are made into video games? Though the only one that comes to mind is Goldeneye, I'm sure there are other good ones. I'm guessing the transition from movie into video game is a lot easier than a game into a movie.


Man, I liked that game! Makes me want to play N64 and cause some damage XD
Posted 2/29/08
Almost all games turned into movies suck.. But I still watch them.. I don't know why but I still watch..

~SaMMie-CHaN~
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