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Posted By: Life_Matrix

Posted On: May 12, 2005
Views: 1741
I Disagree With These Sentiments...

No offense intended, but I actually enjoyed the Mario Brothers movie... seriously! Sure, sure, it took HUGE creative licenses and it did not resemble the games accurately. It was not very realistic, but it's impossible to portray the Mario universe realistically. I can see how Mario fans might be upset. But I thought it had great humor, action and even had a bit of romance. I mean, who could NOT love that scene in the elevator where Luigi got all those pea-brained Kupas to sing and dance while they quietly escaped?!

As for Resident Evil... NO THANK YOU! I can't say any more because I did not and will not watch it. Personally, I think horror films are disgusting and quite disturbing.

How about the Street Fighter movie? Well, I think it had it's moments, both good points and bad. Some parts of it were QUITE cheesy. And, I found their version of the origin of some of the characters to not only be inaccurate, but quite disappointing. What ruined it for me, however, was the prolific use of rap music...

The Tomb Raider movies? I thought they were pretty awesome! The special effects were breathtaking! The actors did a great job and showed a lot of emotion. Laura Croft herself was very well portrayed. LOTS OF COOL ACTION! Very nice endings and plot twists, too. About my only complaint would be that the occultism and symbology (and violence) was a bit too deep - definitely not a movie for kids!

Technically speaking, the Dungeons and Dragons motion picture was based on a dice-and-paper game and not a video game, although there have been quite a few D&D electronic games. Again, this movie had awesome special effects and a decent story plot. It had some interesting choices for the cast and I thought they performed well enough. However, because this movie diverged so COMPLETELY from the Dragonlance universe, I had a hard time enjoying it. (In D&D, nearly all Dragons are supposed to be highly intelligent, talking beings, not mindless animals!!)

The Wing Commander movie? Decent special effects. Not on par with, say, Star Wars, but adequate for a sci-fi space action/adventure. What disturbed me was that the nearly hairless Kilrathi looked too much like Kingons, instead of the FURRY warrior-cats they are supposed to be. The acting was pretty good, all things considered. However, again, I was somewhat disappointed in how the producers took too much creative license. To me, it did not quite resemble the Wing Commander universe as I imagined it... Had a nice ending, though.

The Final Fantasy movie? Technically, it does not qualify because it was not directly based on any of the games by that name. However, I give that movie two thumbs up! It has to be the most breathtaking computer generated movie I've seen yet! Parts were almost indistinguishable from live action! It had a really gripping and moving story plot, as well. I was very impressed and, honestly, I can not think of a single flaw...


Posted By: HonorableFoolOfHonor

Posted On: Jan 3, 2004
Views: 1956
Plumbers!

alot i have seen were really bad but the mario brothers movie takes the cake (mmmmm cake) just horrible


Posted By: Kero Hazel

Posted On: Jan 2, 2004
Views: 1969
But without the robots...

Oh man, the SMB movie was great! Absolutely hilarious. It only sucked if you took the movie seriously. It's just like MST3K.


Posted By: Dark Sand

Posted On: Dec 30, 2003
Views: 850
Remember Resident Evil?

I actually think that resident evil was probably the best execution of a movie based on a video game. Sure, it wasn't the greatest thing ever, but if you compare it to the other great "classics" of horror survival cinema (such as "Night of the Living Dead 4") then it's actually one of the best, if not the best movie in that genre ever made.... Sad isn't it.


Still I found it was a decent movie, although I’m still baffled as to why they would put Argon Gas (good for putting out fires in computer mainframes) in the office complex and water sprinklers (good for putting out fires anywhere where you don’t have multi million dollar electronics) in the labs with all the computers. Actually, that’s not true, I’m sure they did it just to get the main female character’s clothes wet, I’m just wondering if the architect really thought that far ahead :P


Posted By: Vintage

Posted On: Dec 30, 2003
Views: 678
Video Game Movies

I believe that if a movie is to be attempted, there must first be a solid fan base. I thought the idea for the "FF: Spirits..." was great...bad execution. You can't change anything in the movie that is based upon the game or else everyone is going to say it sucks. I think that a movie should only be made if there is more than 1 sequel for the game. I also think that the movie should be an EPIC like the LOTR movies. It's gotta be huge and involved and it's got to have all of the elements of the game. I really think that someone should try to produce a Legend of Zelda movie, but it would have to be like a trilogy or 6 part thing or something. I don't know, just a thought. Or maybe a Dragon Warrior film or something.


Posted By: Diesel

Posted On: Dec 29, 2003
Views: 691
Hrmm

Was I the only one who like the SMB movie? lol

Id say Double Dragon was my biggest disappointment. Mortal Kombat was ok I guess. Street Fighter blew. FF: Spirts sucked because there was no esper calls, no sword wielding, and no random encounters.


Posted By: Snake Eyez

Posted On: Dec 29, 2003
Views: 626
video game movies

I dunno, some suck and some are pretty good. I STILL can't get over the tremendous disappointment that was the Super Mario Bros. movie, but I liked FF-Spirits Within a lot. I think that was because the same people that helped make the Final Fantasy games also helped with the movie, whereas that wasn't the case for Mario Bros.


Posted By: Lunatic_Panzer

Posted On: Dec 28, 2003
Views: 632
It could be done...

I don't know why, but whenever a genre is changed, the end result usually sucks. Not always, though. I enjoyed the .hack games, anime, and manga. But I don't know if that counts, since all three are based on a game anyway (^_^).


Posted By: RPG Knight

Posted On: Dec 28, 2003
Views: 652
Usually...

But it really matters about what the game was and how they made it into a movie. So far, most games to movies have turned out poor, but, say, Final Fantasy, I liked (although it wasn't quite a game to movie because it shared no plot with the other games). However, making games into movies is difficult because you have to compensate for lost game elements from not being able to play it, and the plot in video games is better structured toward (surprise!) video games, so a game to movie requires a lot of new changes, and hopefully it won't have lost all of its goodness. Movies into games, I think, is a bit easier, but still challenging to get right.