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Games that could make good Movies


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Every time I hear "movie" and "based on video game IP", I always conjure up the name Uwe Boll...

:Cant's shuddering icon:

Seriously, though, I think he did Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon Siege, and Something of the Dead, didn't he? I saw Dungeon Siege, like I said. I know it was low budget, but it wasn't really that bad all things considered. That is to say, I figured it would be pretty bad and it was, but it wasn't absolutely completely horrible. I kept watching it while I did other stuff. There are some movies so bad I literally can't have them in the same room even if I'm not paying attention.

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Every time I hear "movie" and "based on video game IP", I always conjure up the name Uwe Boll...

:Cant's shuddering icon:

Seriously, though, I think he did Dungeons and Dragons, Dungeon Siege, and Something of the Dead, didn't he? I saw Dungeon Siege, like I said. I know it was low budget, but it wasn't really that bad all things considered. That is to say, I figured it would be pretty bad and it was, but it wasn't absolutely completely horrible. I kept watching it while I did other stuff. There are some movies so bad I literally can't have them in the same room even if I'm not paying attention.

I sat through the entirety of Bloodrayne (because the only other thing on the stupid hotel TV was porn). He seriously managed to make an entire movie with a scantily clad Kristanna Loken that wasn't worth watching. *That* takes a special talent ;)

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Well, Bloodrayne had Michelle Rodriguez too. I don't know how he did it, but somehow Boll managed to churn out three more Bloodrayne movies. I saw Bloodrayne 2, and it's one of the worst movies I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot of B-grade trash).

Anyway, don't miss the awesome sequel to In the name of the King: Dungeon Siege, In the name of the King 2: Two Worlds.

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I bought the Street Fighter movie on Blu-ray earlier this year, it's a guilty pleasure. :teehee:

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Max Payne's actually watchable, though.

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I bought the Street Fighter movie on Blu-ray earlier this year, it's a guilty pleasure. :teehee:

Yeah, I've got both Tomb Raider movies on DVD. I used to be a Tomb Raider fan, although that's a thing of the past.

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The Resident Evil movies are popcorn fun, well 1,2 &4. 3 was just, well.....

Mind you I'm a zombie nut.

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Since there are Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive and Tekken movies, there should also be Soul Calibur movies. And Ninja Gaiden.

Edited by virumor, 02 April 2012 - 04:35 AM.


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And the Mortal Kombat live action series.

I also remember the Mario Bros. and Double Dragons (No BattleToads) movies.

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The Dig.

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Pokemon - To be honest with you, this movie can really only go two ways, really good or really ****ty. First you've got to introduce people to Pokemon and explain why there are dog animals but no such thing as dogs, then you can get to one ten year old kid who never needs to poo or sleep travelling through the world of Jhoto or whatever it is now fighting Team Rocket. Or you can get a teenager who rides a bike and is looking to prove himself dominant while all the same time shedding his arrogant attitude.

Isn't Pokemon originally a manga series ?

Nope, it was a video game.

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Indeed. It was a Spielberg idea anyway, no?

Or a Psychonauts animated movie maybe... wonder how the zany levels would translate.

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I think I would enjoy a Bioshock movie as long as they stay true to the game. Because as soon as I catch the whiff of Dr. Tenenbaum becoming the romantic interest I'm rioting

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Since there are Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter, Dead or Alive and Tekken movies, there should also be Soul Calibur movies. And Ninja Gaiden.


Soul Calibur has been in development hell for some time. Sammo Hung was originally scheduled to direct it back in 2001. The rights eventually ended with another company which has so far not managed to do anything with them (thankfully as I seem to recall their take on the series was horrible).

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Ah yes, I forgot about BioShock:

Here's how you make it good though and it has to be either horror, slasher or thriller because happy-go-lucky Disney Persia is not going to work - The guy wakes up in a crash in a city, he doesn't find out its underwater, but as he goes through, he starts to learn strange things and is forced to kill a rich billionaire he recognized from some tv ad or bull**** like that and is confronted by that main bad guy at the end who reveals everything. Though like Pokemon this would have to be done really well because it would only go one of two ways.

A Prince of Persia Remake: Start over again, a new concept of the Sands of Time. Instead, the Prince is an arrogant pauper who ends up wooing the princess in guise of a wealthy prince. This ends up getting him bound up in a plot to overthrow the king and him in the center of it.

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That is absolute nonsense. The most impactful part of Bioshock is the 'difference between a slave and a man' cutscene. Remember, the player doesn't actually win Bioshock. That rich billionaire could have killed him, but did not. After that, finding out the identity of the real main bad guy gives the PC a real motive for payback. I agree that Bioshock would make for a great movie, but not because of the genral backstory or gameplay. If anything, Ryan makes the story for that game. ...And it would be even better if the writer doesn't fall into a 'Ryan is evil because he's a greedy rich bastard.' Ryan is a flawed character, but his goals are noble. Give him real arguments, not the fluff movies usually put in the mouths of rich people. What I like about Bioshock is, if you actually pay attention to it, the devs say 'a pox on all your houses.' They don't back the rich capitalist or the revolutionary socialist or even the greedy opportunistic bad guy. They pretty much say they all suck.

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half life 1 and 2 could make an epic pair of movies, but hollywood doesn't have the balls to do them right.
same could be said for bioshock.

A well directed and edited film can tell a gripping story without any dialogue.

Edited by entrerix, 03 April 2012 - 03:19 PM.


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Sam and Max Hit the Road... That would be the best movie ever :D

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Heavy Rain. It is 99% already a movie.




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