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Title: Game Movies
Post by: Armakuni on October 13, 2006, 11:55:33 am
Okay!
So what do you think is the best/worst game movie ever?
Uwe Boll is certainly the worst director, but after seeing the DOA:Dead or Alive movie it really got me thinking. Alone in the dark, bloodrayne and house of the dead all suck BADLY but serisously DOA might just be worse, it has the worst damn actors ever. DOA makes street fighter and Mortal kombat look good  :o OK, its worse than Boll movies, but it has the potential to be one.

Check it out
Worth the laughs
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lexx on October 19, 2006, 04:41:11 pm
Out of curiosity, have you ever seen any Uwe Boll films? Everyone says they're crap but I've yet to meet anyone who claims to have seen one..

Not suggesting they're any good.. but just asking. :P

And Mortal Kombat was good!
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lysix on October 19, 2006, 05:04:47 pm
Final Fantasy: Spirits Within was one of the biggest animated financial fuckups in history. And for good reason.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: RT200 on October 19, 2006, 05:09:15 pm
Agree with Lexx - Mortal Kombat rulez!!!

P.S. Mortal Kombat II - sucks.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 19, 2006, 07:03:38 pm
P.S. Mortal Kombat II - sucks.

Not nearly as much as Mortal Kombat 3 - Conquest.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lexx on October 19, 2006, 07:21:44 pm
Er, wasn't that a TV series, rather than a film?

The actual Mortal Kombat 3, Devastation, looks like it might turn out to be kinda.. good. Lambert as Raiden! If it's ever made.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Xhu on October 19, 2006, 08:31:34 pm
Spirits Within wasn't *that* bad. Nothing to do with the games, but as a standalone film, I quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 19, 2006, 08:33:31 pm
Spirits Within wasn't *that* bad. Nothing to do with the games, but as a standalone film, I quite enjoyed it.

It was okay, I agree it wasn't horrible. I didn't go out and buy it or anything though.

On the other hand, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children was amazing and I would recommend anyone to purchase it. Worth every penny and then some.

Without thinking too hard, I would say FF7: Advent Children is the best movie based on a game thus far as its the only one I can think of that I saw not once, twice, or even three times, but many times because I enjoyed it so much as a movie.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on October 19, 2006, 11:33:09 pm
On the contrary, I'd say that while Spirits Within had something like a "story," even if it was unimaginative, the only thing Advent Children had going for it was the animation and the '7.' I generally defer to the overwhelming intelligence of foreigners over Americans, but at least we wouldn't continue a part of a series as its own series while retaining the number. Final Fantasy 7 has been like 5 different things by now. It's a series, not a multidimensional array!

Anyway, there wasn't any story to speak of except "Hey remember all those characters from that game everyone liked? Watch them work together in supranatural to the point of banality to defeat a boring evil!" Nothing made sense, presumably because they were all worried about how to make Cloud's polygon hair from the game into something looking vaguely like it could exist in the real world (and i'm sure it only took him 3 hours a day to get it like that).
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 19, 2006, 11:45:36 pm
On the contrary, I'd say that while Spirits Within had something like a "story," even if it was unimaginative, the only thing Advent Children had going for it was the animation and the '7.' I generally defer to the overwhelming intelligence of foreigners over Americans, but at least we wouldn't continue a part of a series as its own series while retaining the number. Final Fantasy 7 has been like 5 different things by now. It's a series, not a multidimensional array!

Anyway, there wasn't any story to speak of except "Hey remember all those characters from that game everyone liked? Watch them work together in supranatural to the point of banality to defeat a boring evil!" Nothing made sense, presumably because they were all worried about how to make Cloud's polygon hair from the game into something looking vaguely like it could exist in the real world (and i'm sure it only took him 3 hours a day to get it like that).

I actually understood the story. But then again, I beat the game a few times. I admit, I did touch up on my Final Fantasy 7 history prior to watching the movie. If you remember the entire story from front to end, it made total sense to me; which is a first in the final fantasy genre.

I honestly don't care for the game anymore. I dont think it was even remotely close to being the best Final Fantasy in the series. I do however appreciate it's story and all the Final Fantasy 7 related things have stayed true to the entire time-line and story as far as I can tell. :P

Honestly though, I don't really play Final Fantasy games anymore. The older NES/SNES ones were by far the best in my opinion. I just don't keep up with them anymore. I only watched the movie because the trailers I saw made it look interesting and the reviews I read made it sound like it blew Spirits Within out of the water. So I decided to brush up on the story and give it a whirl. I'm NOT a final fantasy advocate, so don't think my impression of the movie has squat to do with the fact its a Final Fantasy 7 game. It's not. :P

I did enjoy the movie. But I admit, half the fun is being dazzled by all the pretty shit. :)
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: L'homme magique on October 20, 2006, 02:56:21 am
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Out of curiosity, have you ever seen any Uwe Boll films? Everyone says they're crap but I've yet to meet anyone who claims to have seen one..
I've seen Alone in the Dark. It made me cry.

Super Mario Bros. kicked ass, so did Mortal Kombat.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: cloudstrifex on October 20, 2006, 05:01:09 am
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Out of curiosity, have you ever seen any Uwe Boll films? Everyone says they're crap but I've yet to meet anyone who claims to have seen one..
I've seen Alone in the Dark. It made me cry.

Super Mario Bros. kicked ass, so did Mortal Kombat.

Super Mario was awesome, although I haven't seen it in forever. I need to DL it soon. :) Anyway worst movies? Hmm Tomb Raider? Idk if it was mentioned but I heard it was pretty shitty. (Never saw it myself though)
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Armakuni on October 20, 2006, 09:50:16 am
How dare you?! I went through hell when i saw Alone in the dark and bloodrayne, and now you question me if i have seen them!?  ???
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lexx on October 20, 2006, 11:53:30 am
I liked Tomb Raider.. *shunned*
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Trezker on October 20, 2006, 12:31:39 pm
Tomb raider was sort of like an ordinary action movie.

Doom rocked.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 20, 2006, 01:26:37 pm
Doom rocked.

Doom had "The Rock" in it. Hence; it sucked.

Also, it tried too hard to be "gritty"
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 20, 2006, 02:09:28 pm
Doom rocked.

Doom had "The Rock" in it. Hence; it sucked.

Also, it tried too hard to be "gritty"

Most importantly, Doom did, for some wierd reason ditch the whole "über cool demons from hell come up and wreak total havoc" idea for a sucky "genetic experiments go wrong to make mad mutants". It also sucked because of the insanely long buildup to a generally bland climax. The first person sequence is the only thing worth seeing the movie for, and it's only a few minutes, and I bet that sequence has been cut out and put up on YouTube for everyone to watch.
Good thing I bought my copy from a guy's trunk in China.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 20, 2006, 03:18:55 pm
Doom rocked.

Doom had "The Rock" in it. Hence; it sucked.

Also, it tried too hard to be "gritty"

Most importantly, Doom did, for some wierd reason ditch the whole "über cool demons from hell come up and wreak total havoc" idea for a sucky "genetic experiments go wrong to make mad mutants". It also sucked because of the insanely long buildup to a generally bland climax. The first person sequence is the only thing worth seeing the movie for, and it's only a few minutes, and I bet that sequence has been cut out and put up on YouTube for everyone to watch.
Good thing I bought my copy from a guy's trunk in China.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zypcbfcy8-8
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Outboundlight on October 21, 2006, 07:32:24 pm
I remember when they firs announced the Doom movie and it was like...


"So yeah... there's no demons. And it isn't on Mars."

umm that means it's kind of not really a doom movie.

"Fine then it's on mars."
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Gyokuro on October 23, 2006, 02:08:48 pm
Resident Evil movies are ok.
Other game movies I've seen haven't been that good.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Asor on October 23, 2006, 04:42:11 pm
Tomb raider was sort of like an ordinary action movie.

Doom rocked.
Yeah, the things the movie shared with the game was a) bewbs(not much of that), b) same-ish hair style, c) name
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 23, 2006, 09:13:23 pm
Tomb raider was sort of like an ordinary action movie.

Doom rocked.
Yeah, the things the movie shared with the game was a) bewbs(not much of that), b) same-ish hair style, c) name

Buh.. buh... bu....t.... Angelina Jolieee :}~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *drool*
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 23, 2006, 10:22:29 pm
Cant help but wonder if the Metroid movie will ever see the light of day. Certainly has potential to be an interesting movie.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 24, 2006, 12:21:54 am
Cant help but wonder if the Metroid movie will ever see the light of day. Certainly has potential to be an interesting movie.

Mmmmm. Samus.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Outboundlight on October 24, 2006, 03:31:01 am
Also, for the record, the Doom movie pretty much sucked. It was just a bad rip off of Aliens for the most part.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Einkoro on October 24, 2006, 09:31:08 am
With a Command & Conquer book in the works, I wouldn't be surprised to see a movie. They always said they would like to do one. I'm sure they could butcher that really good.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 25, 2006, 12:25:10 am
Why make a Command & Conquer movie when the games themselves are just like movies? You can't make movies more awesome than th CnC cinematics.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on October 25, 2006, 01:37:28 am
Yeah... i mean, the background story is pretty good but the point of RTS is that YOU make the story... I guess that doesn't stop some people but most movies tend to be about FPSs or RPGs where there is a story that one or a few characters have to fit in to. As opposed to say, Brad Pitt yelling at his harvesters to gather more Tiberium for several hours, then building a bunch of walls and turrets. and then some factories so he can build the superweapon. and then slaughters the enemy in the last 5 minutes from afar and cleans up with cheap expendable ground troops.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lysix on October 25, 2006, 02:45:50 am
Yeah... i mean, the background story is pretty good but the point of RTS is that YOU make the story... I guess that doesn't stop some people but most movies tend to be about FPSs or RPGs where there is a story that one or a few characters have to fit in to. As opposed to say, Brad Pitt yelling at his harvesters to gather more Tiberium for several hours, then building a bunch of walls and turrets. and then some factories so he can build the superweapon. and then slaughters the enemy in the last 5 minutes from afar and cleans up with cheap expendable ground troops.

"Meanwhile, at the enemys base"
"LOLHAX0R" *enters cheats and nukes the rest of the cast*"
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 25, 2006, 04:02:01 am
YOU make the story

In Soviet Russia, story makes YOU!
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Armakuni on October 25, 2006, 10:36:04 am
You heard about the Halo movie? Peter Jackson is doing it...
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 25, 2006, 03:03:41 pm
The Halo movie is gonna be silly and suck. Peter Jackson always finds a way to make movies silly and sucking, he is too prone to excess to make a good movie director (sure, he did good in Braindead, but that movie is all about excess). Maybe he could be better at making games (which he's just gotten into), but he sucks at making movies.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lysix on October 25, 2006, 03:08:54 pm
The Halo movie is gonna be silly and suck. Peter Jackson always finds a way to make movies silly and sucking, he is too prone to excess to make a good movie director (sure, he did good in Braindead, but that movie is all about excess). Maybe he could be better at making games (which he's just gotten into), but he sucks at making movies.

Save for the fact he turned an awesome book into an awesome set of films? Yeah ok.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 25, 2006, 03:19:18 pm
The Halo movie is gonna be silly and suck. Peter Jackson always finds a way to make movies silly and sucking, he is too prone to excess to make a good movie director (sure, he did good in Braindead, but that movie is all about excess). Maybe he could be better at making games (which he's just gotten into), but he sucks at making movies.

Save for the fact he turned an awesome book into an awesome set of films? Yeah ok.

Not in my opinion. First film was great, second was OK, third one was a major screwup.
For example: It's mankind's final hour. They must fight back a seemingly invincible horde of enemies of all that is good. Nobody can help them, they mus do this alone, or perish under the might of the Enemy and the world with them, or so it seems until a green goo comes over and kills all the enemies for them.

Plus, looking at interviews with other people working on the films, it seems that one of the major things that they had to do was holding Jackson back from completely splatterizing the entire film.

The only thing I can credit him for is that he is the only director mad enough to think he can pull off a LotR movie (or set of movies).


Oh, and King Kong sucked big time.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lysix on October 25, 2006, 03:38:22 pm
You can't expect a miracle from him. He spent a great deal of time converting a motherload of a story into script and then into a moving image. I think what he did was amazing, and enjoyed each film. Sure, some nice parts of the books were left out, but you can't include everything.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Kobi on October 25, 2006, 03:42:29 pm
The Halo movie is gonna be silly and suck. Peter Jackson always finds a way to make movies silly and sucking, he is too prone to excess to make a good movie director (sure, he did good in Braindead, but that movie is all about excess). Maybe he could be better at making games (which he's just gotten into), but he sucks at making movies.

Save for the fact he turned an awesome book into an awesome set of films? Yeah ok.

Not in my opinion. First film was great, second was OK, third one was a major screwup.
For example: It's mankind's final hour. They must fight back a seemingly invincible horde of enemies of all that is good. Nobody can help them, they mus do this alone, or perish under the might of the Enemy and the world with them, or so it seems until a green goo comes over and kills all the enemies for them.

Plus, looking at interviews with other people working on the films, it seems that one of the major things that they had to do was holding Jackson back from completely splatterizing the entire film.

The only thing I can credit him for is that he is the only director mad enough to think he can pull off a LotR movie (or set of movies).


Oh, and King Kong sucked big time.

I wonder what kind of movie would satisfy you hehe. LOTR are great movies but they have their flaws as all films do. Compare the LOTR trillogy to the newer STAR WARS trillogy and you'll see whats crap.
About game movies I can seriously say that I have not seen any Uwe Boll movie, not even a rubbish screener of his newer films since everyone say's they are so horrible. The only game movie I like is the first Tomb Raider film. I think it rocked. It was entertaining enough.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 25, 2006, 04:03:00 pm
Thats all nice but... Peter Jackson is only producing the Halo movie, not directing it.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 25, 2006, 09:06:30 pm
Thats all nice but... Peter Jackson is only producing the Halo movie, not directing it.

He still sucks...
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 25, 2006, 09:17:08 pm
Didnt you guys hear? The Halo movie was cancelled..
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on October 25, 2006, 10:05:23 pm
Thats all nice but... Peter Jackson is only producing the Halo movie, not directing it.

And Tim Burton only produced the Nightmare Before Christmas...

Hooray cancellation!
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 25, 2006, 10:36:51 pm
Not cancelled. Just that the production companies abandoned the project. MS still want it made, and are now looking for new partners. Think it was some quarrel about percentages. 
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Jack Lupino on October 25, 2006, 10:59:33 pm
Yeah, bungie doesn't cancel it.

Says on their website =]
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 26, 2006, 02:50:06 pm
Ah, well it was cancelled for a few days there.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: evilcandybag on October 26, 2006, 05:12:01 pm
Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?


The one who gets the quote wins!
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 26, 2006, 10:03:10 pm
Theyre supposedly already talking to different companies. All is well on the Halo movie front.

It seems like a conflict of interest is what I got out of it. The companies wanted to raise profits, the parties involved in the movie wanted to focus on putting out a good product.

I'm glad theyre more willing to risk not releasing it than releasing a trash film. Now is NOT the time to put a bad mark on the halo franchise anyway.

It's too valuable. I'm glad they treat the name with respect. I haven't seen a single Halo related major product I thought lacked a standard of quality. Even the graphic novel was top-marks in my opinion. The books as well.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Fallout on October 26, 2006, 10:36:02 pm
Well, they were wrong then, weren't they?


The one who gets the quote wins!

Young Frankenstein?

ididntgooglehonestly.
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Lysix on October 26, 2006, 10:37:39 pm
Theyre supposedly already talking to different companies. All is well on the Halo movie front.

It seems like a conflict of interest is what I got out of it. The companies wanted to raise profits, the parties involved in the movie wanted to focus on putting out a good product.

I'm glad theyre more willing to risk not releasing it than releasing a trash film.

Stopped reading there because Halo is, surprisingly, trash.  ;D
Title: Re: Game Movies
Post by: Drakonis on October 26, 2006, 11:48:54 pm
Theyre supposedly already talking to different companies. All is well on the Halo movie front.

It seems like a conflict of interest is what I got out of it. The companies wanted to raise profits, the parties involved in the movie wanted to focus on putting out a good product.

I'm glad theyre more willing to risk not releasing it than releasing a trash film.

Stopped reading there because Halo is, surprisingly, trash.  ;D

Meh, I enjoy Halo. And the novels.