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    First Video Game Movie You Saw

    Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MilesTro, Feb 19, 2014.

    What's the first movie based on a video game, which you saw. Unfortunately the first adapted movie I saw was Super Mario Bros. When I heard about, I thought it would be like the Ninendo game with live actors. But it had nothing to do with the original game story. That movie disappointed my childhood.
     
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    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
     
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    Mortal Kombat was the first movie I saw based on a video game. It wasn't that bad when I was 10. Now I cringe at everything in those movies.
     
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    The Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie.
     
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    Mortal Kombat.

    My favorite is Hitman though :)
     
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    Pong. What a boring movie
     
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    They're doing another Hitman movie, did you know.

    Dare I say that I'm 'looking forward' to the Assassin's Creed movie, if it ever comes to fruition? Michael Fassbender isn't a terrible casting choice, and his acting is great. I'm almost certain they're going to screw it up, though. The free-running scenes will be choppy and too fast, and it will be loosely based on the first game and nothing more. Personally, I think they should take a slower approach, maybe making the first game a trilogy of movies, changing the ending quite a bit so the story can stand on its own. I'd love to see things like eagle vision and synchronization when her gets to the tops of towers. And, of course, the jumping into a pile of hay. ;)
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was tomb raider. Then Advent Children.
     
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    Yeah but isn't someone else playing agent 47? I really loved Timothy Olyphant. It's because of him that the movie is on my favorites list.
     
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    Yeah, it is someone else. To be honest, I barely remember the first movie. I'll have to watch it again.

    I don't think they should have changed the actor. It's not him that's doing anything wrong, it's the script, the other actors, and other such things. I do remember that his acting is fine. Bad move there by whoever's making the film.
     
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    Final Fantasy Advent Children, which (I must say) still ranks as one of the all time worst pieces of shit that I have ever seen.

    Then I think it would have been the Silent Hill film shortly after, which a friend of mine said was good. He was wrong, but to be fair to it, it was much better than Advent Children.

    After that I've pretty had a rock-bottom opinion of films made from video games. Most video games I find boring anyway, so I'm not really upset.
     
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    Mine was Street Fighter and oddly enough i still kinda like it, even though it is really, truly awful.
     
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    I'm really surprised no one else has mentioned Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. If memory serves, that was the same year as Tomb Raider. Was kind of a big deal at the time given that it was the first full length, computer generated animation featuring photo-realistic characters.

    As for Hitman, I enjoyed the film... thought Tim Olyphant was decent, but he wasn't Agent 47, not by a long shot.
     
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    That was actually a decent film and the cast was pretty A/B list. I loved Peri Gilpin's dryly sarcastic Jane. :) I have no clue how close any of the story line holds to the game (I don't game) but it was a very tight nod to green anime.
     
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    @Wreybies My memory is a little hazy but it bore little resemblence the only FF game I've played. That turn based combat system does my head in, so I only completed one—FF7.

    And btw... I do think you should get 'I don't game' printed on a T. It will save gamers from thinking your inner geek and theirs have something in common. ;)
     
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    Resident Evil, and at the time I didn't realize it was a video game based movie and hated it. Years later after learning of its origins, for some reason it was much more entertaining.

    My favorite of the lot is Doom. It's royally hated by most but the whole scene at the end filmed like my childhood FPS computer games totally roped me in.
     
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    The original Tron movie. :rolleyes: I'm old, I know.
     
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    Wait, I thought the movie came before the game? If not, I'm in that old boat with you
     
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    I honestly don't remember which came first. Did they make a movie based on Zork? :p
     
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    Well after some research I found out the movie and the game both same out in 1982. But! The movie is actually based on something else:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(franchise)
     
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    I hate how movies are being filmed in order to be easily made into video games with characters jumping between crushing blocks, or the laser walls in Episode I
     
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    Doom. Movie was alright actually but still meh.
     
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    At least a Mass Effect film never got off the ground.

    I can just see everyone who has ever played the game, thinking.: That's not my Commander Shepard. He/she's not even the same gender. ;)
     
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    A screenwriter tried to do write a Mass Effect film but it couldn't work because of the game's non-linear narrative.
     
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    Aye... It was in the works for years. They bandied about ideas of only incorporating certain elements of the canon, and I do believe it might have worked but for the fact that fans would have resisted whoever played Shep for the reasons in my last post. As well as the non-linear narrative but also the paragon/renegade element.

    Bit of a pity really. I'd have loved to see Vakarian and co in the flesh. Hell, they could have even given us a double bill featuring a short starring Blasto.
     

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