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Also discussed this episode: The Girl With All the Gifts (2016), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Handmaiden (2016), Assassin's Creed (2016), Excess Flesh (2015), Casting JonBenet (2017), Stroker Ace (1983), Colossal (2017
Cool!! I have been thinking I want to rewatch this movie for MONTHS! And now I'm motivated!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I haven't seen this film since I bought the DVD a long time ago. I actually really liked it when I saw it. I haven't revisited in a very long time so not sure how I would respond to it now. Regardless, "Death to Smoochy" was a good pick for discussion!Delete
Yea. Fingers crossed it still holds up!Delete
There are game franchises that I think actually COULD stand a chance to be made into good movies, but they would just end up being filled with poorly filmed action or bad dialogue.ReplyDelete
As something that COULD work, the Final Fantasy series comes to mind. There are a few of those games (particularly the 6th and 7th games) that I would think could be done well, but sadly the only thing we've gotten is Final Fantasy: The Spirts Within, which is not actually an adaptation of the story in any of the games in particular, but rather a poorly made amalgamation of select elements of the series. It could be done WAY better.
Otherwise, I'm still waiting for a Metroid movie. That could be badass if done right.
I'll go back into my gaming nerd hole now.
Hey, we have a Minecraft movie coming in a couple of years! That could be pretty good, if only because the game allows for nearly anything to happen. Kind of like the lego movie was allowed to make it's own story (not sure if that analogy works).Delete
Also, Rob McElhenney (creator/actor from Sunny in Philadelphia) is writing and first time directing, so I would like it to be a success, because I like him.
Ya'll are forgetting the "Rampage" movie! Giant monsters and The Rock?! That's the one right there, I'm telling you :) Seriously though, I hope it is!Delete
Both of those have potential. I have to wonder if there is enough in either to actually build a compelling story out of the world, but we'll see. Along the lines of what Paul said, a compelling story was successfully made from the concept of Legos, so it's not impossible.Delete
You give me a more boombastic Kong: Skull Island via Rampage and I'm happy. As long as giant monsters are fuckin' shit up though the whole movie, I don't need a story :)Delete
Soooo ... it sounds like everyone's implying that 1993's Super Mario Bros. did NOT crack the code.Delete
I have low hopes of seeing a good movie-based-on-video-game. Eventually there has to be one, but there's such a big difference between an entertainment where you control the outcome and feel emotion based on your ability to successfully advance through a game, and an entertainment where you rely on someone else to engage you and successfully advance you through their story.
It is a tough nut to crack given the differences between the experiences of the two mediums. But I just think a good story told faithfully and competently to the source material would go a long way (and no, I don't think Super Mario Bros. even came close, lol).Delete
Also, my apologies to Patrick and Rob that I have hijacked this comment section and turned it into a discussion about video game movies, haha. :)
"I have low hopes of seeing a good movie-based-on-video-game."Delete
Um, there was Wreck-it Ralph. I can't be the only one who really likes this film, surely.
Wreck-It Ralph was pretty good, but it wasn't an attempt at adapting a specific game franchise. It just used games for its premise and featured some character cameos. That's a bit different.Delete
Some of the Resident Evil films were okay, I thought.Delete
Having played through the first few Assassin's Creed games I can say that the story there is infinitely more baffling than what ended up in the movie to the point where as I understand it, later games just gave up on trying to do anything with it (the main arc had been "resolved" by that point).Delete
Good discussion. Bonkers little movie. It always just felt like a nasty, icky movie like a Ken Russell movie will sometimes make you feel.ReplyDelete
I'm still holding out for a Metal Gear Solid movie and think it could be pretty killer.
I could possibly dig a Metal Gear Solid movie.Delete
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I always think of Metal Gear Solid as Escape from New York the game. Not to say I don't think it could be kick ass on its own. There was some great visual stuff in Phantom Pain especially!Delete
Shenmue's cut scenes were edited into a feature and shown theatrically, so obvs that's the best one.Delete
Oh my god, you guys are witches (yes, witches). I was planning to watch that movie todayReplyDelete
One day Doug's gonna come home to find Rob eating his birthday cake, playing with a clone dog and showing off his SimPal Cindy.ReplyDelete
What ARE we doing here?ReplyDelete
The second you said "Stroker Ace" my mind immediately dredged up the Charlie Daniels theme song and that's going to be going through my head all day. Thanks a lot!ReplyDelete
I still think this movie is funny. It's just...amusing. Honestly I have the same reaction to it as I do to like...and I may regret saying this but here I go anyway...Coen brothers humor and The Muppets (who are like sacred to me). Regarding it's meaning, I'm kind of leaning toward maybe "it's not saying anything about anything." And my honest feeling about hot Catherine Keener's character getting with Sheldon.....GET IT, GIRL! Young Ed Norton was CUTE. And not gonna lie, I would be irresistibly curious about what it'd be like to sleep with Sheldon.ReplyDelete