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Some comic book movies are up with some of the best movies of all time, including Batman Begins, Spiderman, and The Dark Knight. The best videogame movie to ever come out so far is Resident Evil (in my opinion). Can a movie off of a videogame ever be awesome and if yes, when?



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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



Comic book movies are all shit imo. It's nothing more than mainstream entertainment with little brains for the middle/lower class audiences.



It'll be a long time. First they have to think of it as more than an easy way to cash in on an existing IP, then they have to find one that is transferable. Comics are already in story format, games are there mostly to be interacted with. Unless the subject is something like MGS where story is king, it can't happen, and even then the talents involved need to understand both the original subject matter and film. When the mainstays of the industry are as old as the Batmans and Spidermans of the world, then it may happen.



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drboot said:
Comic book movies are all shit imo. It's nothing more than mainstream entertainment with little brains for the middle/lower class audiences.

 

V for Vendetta?



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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.



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Silent Hill is pretty good. same writer as Pulp Fiction



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wii fit the movie. although it has poor speical effects it allows for a whole new level of viewe immersion as motion sensing cameras detect the movements of the audience which can completely change the plot.

itll have bigger legs than sex in the city



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Hey, Mortal Kombat (the first one) rocked hard!

In all seriousness, what someone needs to do to make a good movie is take the plot of a well-storied, interesting series and transform it into a script that maintains the main themes but it more suited for a movie. Mortal Kombat is really the only movie I can think of that did this well.



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