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JCC Matt Damon in Elysium

Discussion in 'Community' started by Eeth-my-Koth, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    A hardcore fan base of millions may disagree with you. Regardless, it's for the best. As Internets said, video game movies suck. It's a Postulate and Law.
     
  2. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Moreover, I hope this movie makes a killing, and then they greenlight a Ringworld movie because it gets pitched as "Elysium with a bigger torus."
     
  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    the resident evil movies are terribly awesome. wait, scratch that. they're awesomely terrible. regardless, they're entertaining.
     
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  4. Asterix_of_Gaul

    Asterix_of_Gaul Jedi Master star 5

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    Until it's not. The moment "video game" movies stop being "video game" movies is the moment they will have a chance at being awesome. The same went for "comic book" movies.
     
  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I take back what I said earlier ever so slightly. The Silent Hill movie was extremely faithful to its source material, and the production values and set designs were something out of one of David Lynch's or Herzog's nightmares.

    It's also one of the few movies where Sean Bean doesn't die some horrible death.
     
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  6. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm one of the fans. I would pay to see a Halo movie. But chances are very good that I would regret it afterwards.
     
  7. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I'd go see a Halo movie. The lore of that Universe is cool.
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    This. The Nolan Batmovies by and large succeeded because Nolan didn't treat them like 'comic book' movies. (especially The Dark Knight)
     
  9. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Some comic books are too farfetched to not treat in a stylized way, though. The Punisher works easily. Ghost Rider, no.
     
  10. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    Fair enough. Utter Disappointment is a very real risk we'd face with such a project because so many things can (and most likely will) go wrong if the project isn't treated with care or respect for the lore.
     
  11. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Bring on the Flood. I want some Flood action
     
  12. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    If by cool you mean bland, uninteresting recycled nonsense, then yeah it's pretty cool.

    Video game movies are bad for a reason: the source material. In general, video games have pretty horrible writing. Their writers are, on the whole, "bad".

    there's not some bizarre curse to video game movies; they're just not good stories, usually.
     
  13. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It's an idiot with a gun shooting stuff. What is there to "see?"
     
  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Peter Jackson was going to produce, Blomkamp was going to direct. Anyone can stumble, but i doubt the combo of thse two would have made a bad Halo film. Bland/uninteresting..uh..yeah you probably looked at the wrong wiki, looked through the wrong book(s), or did neither but vomited out 2 cents anyway.
     
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  15. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Trite, uninspired military sci-fi. Insectoid enemies, super soldiers, lost Elder Aliens...

    It might host an interesting storyline or two, I won't deny that, but the setting itself is the sci-fi equivalent of fantasy's "magic world with elves and dwarves". It won't make a Halo movie interesting just by itself.
     
  16. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    That's par for the course for some people here. ;)
     
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  17. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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  18. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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  19. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    A Halo movie would make trillions and trillions of dollars if it had lots and lots of 'splosions.
     
  20. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    This. Halo is basically the Star Wars of video games.
     
  21. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Meh. I'd say Mass Effect would be the SW of video games or it's just a blatantly and shamelessly obvious SW rip-off.
     
  22. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    In what way does mass effect rip off Star Wars?
     
  23. Asterix_of_Gaul

    Asterix_of_Gaul Jedi Master star 5

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  24. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Mass Effect is a clone of their very own KOTOR games. You have a fighter class, a wizard class, a thief class, biotic powers are a substitute for The Force, and you even have a scale for doing good and evil and everything in between.
     
  25. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    I think Star Wars video games are the Star Wars of video games.