Videogame-Based Movies You'd Like To See

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I feel as thou it's one of those things that if they did it with the tone the game has it would be campy and geared more to kids. The game might is not campy and geared more to kids but as a film it would be.
The Legend of Zelda is NOT geared towards kids? I'm certain Shigeru Miyamoto would take issue with that.

I seriously don't understand the line of thinking that says "for kids" = "campy & stupid"
 

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The Legend of Zelda is NOT geared towards kids? I'm certain Shigeru Miyamoto would take issue with that.

I seriously don't understand the line of thinking that says "for kids" = "campy & stupid"

I don't either. Games like Wario Ware Touched and Smooth Moves are more fun than any FPS games I've played.
 

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I don't either. Games like Wario Ware Touched and Smooth Moves are more fun than any FPS games I've played.

Even Star Wars Battlefront?
 

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I don't either.
You are one of the rare few on this board. Seriously, do we all need to have kids like E just to remember how important they are? We were all children once. Does saying "kids" = "stupid" mean we were all stupid once?

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The Legend of Zelda is NOT geared towards kids? I'm certain Shigeru Miyamoto would take issue with that.

I seriously don't understand the line of thinking that says "for kids" = "campy & stupid"

The game might is not campy and geared more to kids but as a film it would be.

I said the game is not.

and the reason is I'm not a kid there for 90% of kids things do not appeal to me.
 
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Exactly. I thought you said the game is NOT geared towards kids, when I'm pretty sure its creator would disagree with you.

It's for all ages. it even says so on the box. E FOR EVERYONE... and UC. I think the creators would say, "Wii would like everyone to enjoy this game."
 

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Exactly. I thought you said the game is NOT geared towards kids, when I'm pretty sure its creator would disagree with you.

the cartoony game cube one is the others are not imo
 

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the cartoony game cube one is the others are not imo
I love how cartoony = kiddy, and non-cartoony =/= kiddy.

My point is that I take issue with your simple-minded bifurcation of 'audience' between for kids and not for kids, as if no overlap exists between them, and the notion that somehow child-like = childish.

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I love how cartoony = kiddy, and non-cartoony =/= kiddy.

My point is that I take issue with your simple-minded bifurcation of 'audience' between for kids and not for kids, as if no overlap exists between them, and the notion that somehow child-like = childish.

no there is an over lap

E.g films : Barney = kids , Star wars = kids and teens and adults enjoy it. , Cruel Intentions = Teen , Saw = Adults

Games : Winnie the pooh game = kids , Mario party = kids and teens and adults , Grand theft Auto = Teens and adults.



You see the difference between "kiddy" and "everyone" is the difference between Barney and Star wars. Now I would never buy a barney dvd but i would star wars (and have)

Cartoony Does not = kids e.g everyone can enjoy The lion king but only kids would like Doria the explorer
 

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no there is an over lap

E.g films : Barney = kids , Star wars = kids and teens and adults enjoy it. , Cruel Intentions = Teen , Saw = Adults

Games : Winnie the pooh game = kids , Mario party = kids and teens and adults , Grand theft Auto = Teens and adults.



You see the difference between "kiddy" and "everyone" is the difference between Barney and Star wars. Now I would never buy a barney dvd but i would star wars (and have)

Cartoony Does not = kids e.g everyone can enjoy The lion king but only kids would like Doria the explorer
Alright. So how does the The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, et al become "kids only" because of its cel shaded-ness?
 

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Alright. So how does the The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, et al become "kids only" because of its cel shaded-ness?

Ironically It's my favourite Zelda but I see it as a kids game because

Because it had in there stuff like kicking chickens , Zelda looked stupid , the ending where
the characters are floating up in bubbles under the sea.
, Fish saying stuff like "SCHMAH!" , the original music tracks that were created for the game to me gave it a kids feeling , The controls were similar to other Zelda games but more simple so it was easyer for kids to play. There was no emotion in scenes and felt like I watching a kids cartoon , They stoy was so bad and simple it had to be aimed at kids , One of the new upgrades was making him spin but it was useless other than to make kids go "hehehehe he spins"


I'm not going to go anymore. It is cool if you like it I was just saying that the games besides this one are not kids games , This one is like a kids intro to the series.



My point was just I wanted a realistic but yet fantasy feel to the movie like LOTR or Narnia. I do not want it to be like a kids fantasy version. The movie should have the seriousness of Superman I+II and not the childs feel of Superpup (only used those an example)


they need to do it as the following in terms of priorities too (like all films should)

1st - the story (needs to be very good)

2nd - the director (should be a good director hopefully someone like Speilberg)

3rd - strong cast (people who can act and make you believe they are these impossible characters e.g Mark Hamill playing Luke Skywalker)

4th - music ( A good score. hopefully someone like John Williams)

5th - After everything like that is done THEN add the cgi to enhance the film not to be the film. a mistake so many films to day make. (unless film is all cgi then you need to make it the best and is more important than cgi in live action)
 

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Ironically It's my favourite Zelda but I see it as a kids game because

Because it had in there stuff like kicking chickens , Zelda looked stupid , the ending where
the characters are floating up in bubbles under the sea.
, Fish saying stuff like "SCHMAH!" , the original music tracks that were created for the game to me gave it a kids feeling , The controls were similar to other Zelda games but more simple so it was easyer for kids to play. There was no emotion in scenes and felt like I watching a kids cartoon , They stoy was so bad and simple it had to be aimed at kids , One of the new upgrades was making him spin but it was useless other than to make kids go "hehehehe he spins"


I'm not going to go anymore. It is cool if you like it I was just saying that the games besides this one are not kids games , This one is like a kids intro to the series.



My point was just I wanted a realistic but yet fantasy feel to the movie like LOTR or Narnia. I do not want it to be like a kids fantasy version. The movie should have the seriousness of Superman I+II and not the childs feel of Superpup (only used those an example)


they need to do it as the following in terms of priorities too (like all films should)

1st - the story (needs to be very good)

2nd - the director (should be a good director hopefully someone like Speilberg)

3rd - strong cast (people who can act and make you believe they are these impossible characters e.g Mark Hamill playing Luke Skywalker)

4th - music ( A good score. hopefully someone like John Williams)

5th - After everything like that is done THEN add the cgi to enhance the film not to be the film. a mistake so many films to day make. (unless film is all cgi then you need to make it the best and is more important than cgi in live action)
Forgoing the whole "kiddy games" argument (I've made my thoughts on that abundantly clear here), I'd like to point out that I never said anything about turning The Legend of Zelda into the Wiggles.

My main point was that recent movies like "Eragon" have proven that the same old LOTR rip-off fantasy **** are just unoriginal, boring, and unprofitable. In the wrong hands, LoZ will become a low-rate Narnia knock-off.

What I'd rather see is something stylistically akin to "Twilight Princess". Exotic environments, colorful costumes (Think of all those great, epic, Japanese martial art movies from the last few years, with the magnificently detailed sets and the costumes that are so colorful and bright that they make your eyes bleed), and an original, Japanese fairytale kind of feel to it.
 

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Gabriel Knight, based on the first game, definitely -- cast and details to follow, but it would most likely involve the (potentially insensitive) implication that Hurricane Katrina was an unintended consequence of voudoun being malpracticed in the city.
 

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I couldn't help it... I just HAD to dream-cast the Gabriel Knight movie.

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Gabriel Knight
Laid-back mystery author turned "Shadow Hunter". This one seemed obvious to me -- Jared Padalecki, who already plays a ghostbuster type on a regular basis, on Supernatural. He's got an easygoing charm but he toughens up convincingly, when the situation demands it, making him a (super)natural choice to play the eponymous protagonist.

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Grace Nakimura
Straight-laced, dependable assistant; the rational foil to Gabriel's more intuitive approach. I think Keiko Agena -- best known as intellectual cheerleader Laine Kim from Gilmore Girls -- would fit the role quite nicely.

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Malia Gedde
Sultry heiress with a dark secret; Gabriel's off-limits love interest. I'm going with Naomie Harris. She's usually cast as 'generic tough black chick' (28 Days Later, Miami Vice), but she's no stranger to occult roles either (she's the mystic warrior lady from Pirates of the Caribbean).

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Detective Mosely
Gabriel's competent but long-suffering liason in the New Orleans Police. Veteran character actor John Carroll Lynch (Fargo, Bubble Boy, Gothika) should fit the role just nicely.

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Dr. John
Duplicitous proprietor of a voodoo museum. The role calls for somebody who can act cordial, as diplocacy requires. But also remain ominous and menacing. My choice: Djimoun Hounsou (Amistad, The Island), everybody's favorite badass African.

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Wolfgang Ritter
Globe-trotting adventurer and bearer of much expository historical mumbo jumbo. Essentially a throwaway role. I choose Patrick Bauchau (the psychiatrist from The Secretary; Lodz from Carnivale).

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Gerde
I decided to take some liberties, and play her mostly for laughs, as the quirky, over-the-top but reliable grounds-keeper of the Ritter family's ancestral home. For this, I picked the charmingly kooky Nora Zehetner (channeling her flighty character from 50 Pills, as opposed to her more dramatic roles in Brick and Heroes)

The plot would be a relatively faithful adaptation of the events depicted in Sins Of The Fathers (the first game, obviously), with the only major difference being the acknowledgement of the partial destruction of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (since it had such a major effect on the American national psyche, it would be difficult to just ignore that it happened). For the most part, the characters will allude to "the storm" or "the hurricane", without ever mentioning it by name. And it will be hinted or implied several times that the storm may have been an unintended consquence of the mal-practice of voudoun rituals in New Orleans.

I would prefer original series creator Jane Jensen to adapt the screenplay. I'm still not 100% sure who I'd want to direct it (frankly, it's much easier to decide which film-makers I *don't* want to direct it -- with Stephen Sommers being on the top of the list). I'm thinking maybe Barry Sonnenfeld (Addams Family Values, Men In Black, Wild Wild West), but I think he might not be able to give it sufficient gravity; it might be too light-hearted for its own good.
 
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