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a halo movie would probably be able to pull that off



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Yeah, Mortal Kombat remains the only Videogame movie to really do it right.



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Mortal Kombat was nothing like the games story. The only thing that made MK good was great fight scenes, Christopher Lambert and Johnny Cage one liners.


Story/character wise it was nothing like the games.



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Paperdiego said:
tomb raider movies were awesome.. cant wait for the third
resident evil trilogy was pretty awesomce.. cant wait for the fourth.

and a zelda movie/trilogy ala lord of the rings, has potential but i doubt nintendo would ever let it come to the silver screen

 

same here



Tremble said:
I think that some VG based movies could turn good! PoP should be one of those, Jack gyllenhaal (or whatever is name is) is a good actor.

The second tomb raider movie, is not bad. It's not a master piece, but still an okay movie if you like lara croft.

All fighting VG based movies are terrible: Street fighter, mortal kombat, dead or alive: pure shit! Mario brothers too!

 

I do have hopes for PoP. I think it could be good if it's done right.

I know people who were obsessed with FF:AC....I'm not sure if that counts though.



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KylieDog said:
JaggedSac said:
KylieDog said:
The Dark Knight was terrible.


It was a guy in a Batman suit against a random psychopath calling himself The Joker.



However neither Batman nor the Joker managed to make an appearance.


As for games turned movies, the only one that stayed true to source and still ended up ok was Tomb Raider.

There have been a couple of enjoyable movies based on games but most stray from source heavily, examples Mortal Kombat, Doom or the Resident Evil movies.


It will be interesting to see how the Prince fo Persia movie turns out seeing as how the latest game bombed.

WTF!?!

Dark Knight was terrible, yet Tomb Raider, Doom, and Resident Evil were ok?  I would rather watch the directors shitting in a bucket for 2 hours than watch any of those 3 movies ever again.

 

I'm talking in terms of enjoyment/mass appeal at the box office.  I personally think the RE movies are complete crap.

 

There was nothing wrong with Tomb Raider.

So you thought that Tomb Raider, Doom and Resident Evil were more enjoyable than the Dark Knight and/or were more successful commercially?

Staying close to the source material isn't a qualifying trait for quality nor is it redeemable compensation.  Besides, there are so many different variations and iterations of Batman lore for there to be one 'definitive' version anyway.

You casually ignore all other facets involved in the production process which are inherent in defining quality.  From cinematography, acting, direction, music, effects and script the Dark Knight excels head and shoulders above your examples.  Even the catering was better in the Dark Knight.



The Dark Knight was a huge letdown for me. Talk about boring. Definitely one of the most overhyped films of recent memory.



Fumanchu said:

So you thought that Tomb Raider, Doom and Resident Evil were more enjoyable than the Dark Knight and/or were more successful commercially?

Staying close to the source material isn't a qualifying trait for quality nor is it redeemable compensation.  Besides, there are so many different variations and iterations of Batman lore for there to be one 'definitive' version anyway.

You casually ignore all other facets involved in the production process which are inherent in defining quality.  From cinematography, acting, direction, music, effects and script the Dark Knight excels head and shoulders above your examples.  Even the catering was better in the Dark Knight.

 

All these things a hundred movies already do, when I go to see a Batman movie I want to see a Batman movie, not a movie already done a hundred times, that happens to have Batman in it.



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Majin-Tenshinhan said:
frictionini said:
Majin-Tenshinhan said:
Spider-man is not one of the best movies of all time.

And as long as they keep ignoring the source material, no. If they start thinking "Hey, if we're going to make a movie based off of this, maybe we should actually make it atleast slightly similar to it" then yeah, maybe.

 

actually they based their movies on the ultimate marvel universe storyline, although not 100% of it.

 

 

 

Well, if that's the case, I have to say-- And I didn't think this was possible-- They're doing an even worse job at it.

 

There's no way the movies are based off of Ultimate when they're so different from them.

 

not to mention Ultimate sucked to begin with IMO...



 

Phoenix_Wiight said:
probaly not. there really havent been any movies based off of games in general, and there havent been any great movies based off games.

what do we have... resident evil... we're getting lost planet, there was supposed to be a halo movie like 100 years ago, max pain which i heard sucked, hitman which i heard sucked, doom which i never saw, uh...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_based_on_video_games

 

Hitman didn't suck at all.. it was actually a big surprise to find that it was pretty awesome... I just saw it recently, was holding out because i heard the same that you had.

 

Ther's also Dungeon Siege... lol.. by uwe boll XD and blood raven ... by uwe boll.....

Haven't seen dungeon siege but i heard it sucked ballz.



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