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Has the potential to be quite good I reckon. Probably going to end up being complete rubbish though. Such is the way of the world.

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Has the potential to be quite good I reckon. Probably going to end up being complete rubbish though. Such is the way of the world.

 

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I'm trying to recall if anyone has yet filmed a computer game adaptation that was good. I can't think of one at the moment. It must be a task which is fairly difficult, probably mostly due to the pretty uninspired narratives and characters that most video games have.

 

Its actually kind of funny that this is happening: video games developers spend most of their time ripping off movies for narrative and story, now movies are adapting what was already ripped off from them previously. How odd. >_<

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Verbinski is a bit of a hack, who has never made a smart movie in his life, and Bioshock isn't really going to work as a popcorn distraction type of movie.

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Well as far as source material goes Bioshcok has to be richer than Doom.

 

I did enjoy the first 2 Resident Evil movies to some degree. They were still pretty bad though. The third one was just boring. I stopped watching halfway through the film after spending 5 dollars on the ppv.

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I'm trying to recall if anyone has yet filmed a computer game adaptation that was good. I can't think of one at the moment. It must be a task which is fairly difficult, probably mostly due to the pretty uninspired narratives and characters that most video games have.

 

I think it has more to do with the people making the movie. I wouldn't think it's anymore difficult than making any other kind of movie. People who make (bad) video game movies, would still make bad movies if they weren't making video game movies.

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That's a good point, pixies. A good director and/or screenwriter could probably turn even poor source material into a decent flick if they had enough freedom to operate.

 

Benchley's original novel for Jaws was pretty poor but Spielberg and Gottleib found all the right parts to put on the screen and dropped the crap.

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It also probably doesn't help that the more (bad) video game movies being made, the less likely it is that anyone good will want to take a chance and have their name attached to a video game movie.

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Benchley's original novel for Jaws was pretty poor but Spielberg and Gottleib found all the right parts to put on the screen and dropped the crap.

 

 

While it was not the worst book I've ever read is was not that great either, and, yeah, the novel was nothing compared to the the movie. :no:

 

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Gore Verbinski made the Pirates moves, which I enjoyed, and also the Ring adaptation, which I also liked. Yeah, it's probably going to be a pop movie with only the semblance of depth, but that pretty much describes Bioshock anyhow. So long as he can provide good visuals and hit the right emotional spots, I think it could be fun.

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I can picture Bioshock being filmed in the same way 300 was, huge use of green screens

If not that, a lot of computer effects placed on sets in editing.

 

Even though I don't find it necessary to make a game based on Bioshock, I'd gladly go see it, for curiosities, sake.

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I thought of a couple decent game-to-movie adaptations.

 

Tron - I'm pretty sure it's loosely based on the game.

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - I know it gets trashed by some folks, but I really enjoyed it.

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I thought of a couple decent game-to-movie adaptations.

 

Tron - I'm pretty sure it's loosely based on the game.

 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within - I know it gets trashed by some folks, but I really enjoyed it.

 

Tron wasn't based on a game.

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Huh...so I guess it's just a movie in a video game world?

 

Well then, The Last Starfighter also featured a video game. Maybe they just need more movies with games in the plot, rather than based on a specific game.

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So are they going to just re-tell Bioshock?

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There are pleanty of watchable movies based on games, but no good movies, but even the watchable ones are usually crap. Some could perhaps be considered good B movies heh, but for the most part they suck.

 

For me personally games based on movies for the most part tend to suck, and movies based on games tend to suck. A general rule, with the odd exception.

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