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Postby Brick Side » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:37 pm

Temjin wrote:I liked the movie, even if most people who told me about it said it sucked. I know Agent 47 isn't some John Woo-inspired bass ass - but given the situation he was put in in the film, his actions were called for. The games don't let you get that aggressive, but lets' think about it - the movie obviously was trying to cater to fans and non-fans alike.

Besides - the Game's 47 was british; the Movie's 47 sounded american. Though let's be honest - Timothy Olphant is a kick-ass actor.

BTW, what are your thoughts on Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li?


I know nothing about it to be honest with you. I would imagine anything is an improvement over the original Street Fighter movie.
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Postby Temjin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:44 am

Here's a summary of it:
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is an upcoming film based on the Street Fighter series of video games. It follows the quest of Street Fighter character Chun-Li, who will be portrayed by Smallville star Kristin Kreuk. The film co-stars Neal McDonough as M. Bison, Chris Klein as Charlie, Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog, and Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo as Vega. Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen but has been replaced by Robin Shou.

The film is scheduled for release in 2009.



I'm guessing it's based on the Alpha storyline Chun Li, since Kristin is a pretty small girl.....BTW, thi is supposed to be an origin story and not a full-fledged Street Fighter movie....which can be good or bad, depending on who's behind it.
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Postby ultrazilla2000 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:51 pm

I love the Resident Evil movies for what they were...and am a huge fan of the Silent Hill movie even though the dialogue was god awful. The visuals rocked though! I also really enjoy the first Mortal Kombat movie, but that's probably it. The new Max Payne looks interesting though...
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Postby Temjin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:02 am

Mark Wahlberg looks like he could dish it out....hopefully it's the role that makes people forget he was in "The Happening". It actually looks good, although I don't remember when in the games he actually fought with dark angels...hmmmm.....

Silent HIll 2 is silently beginning to roll soon(I think November, for release next year) and is actually rumored to revolve around a father looking for his daughter in Silent Hill, after she writes him a letter....years after she disappeared. Creepy.

........and (as soon as I can find that link), RE4 looks to be a HIGH possibility now, esp. when SONY and CAPCOM are actually going to get in on the live action business...and good/bad news - it's a reboot, 'cause rumor has it this time around, it's based on Outbreak.

Another rumor suggests it's a movie about the mansion incident.....could this be the "big surprise" CAPCOM had in mind for the anniversary?

Let's hope Degeneration does something to shake SONY's wallet loose and allow this one to get made, hopefully with someone who's heart is into the franchise; a real fan.
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:39 am

Well this is already a movie, but a game is being made from it. I saw that they were making Heat based on the Pacino/DeNiro film from 13 years ago... bad-ass movie. I highly recommend it!
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Postby Temjin » Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:58 am

HEAT: the game?

When did this come up? 1st I've heard of it......and yes, it was a kic-ass movie.

BTW, Lionsgate/Dreamworks acquired the rights to Clock Tower a while back and are now making it a movie. They've actually already cast the female lead.....will she be able to point n' click her way out of the evil scissorman's clutches? Only time will tell.... 8-) :shock:
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:10 am

I was looking up Pacino on IMDB because I wanted to see what that new movie with him and DeNiro was called, and there it was... he was listed as playing his character from Heat again in the video game coming out in 2009.
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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:45 pm

So after watching the trailer and seeing some TV spots for Max Payne I asked my self: "I don't recall there being supernatural elements in the game?" where they there?

As for RE4 live action awhile back on Kotaku they had an interview with Paul WS Anderson and he mentioned he was in talks with Sony to do a fourth film and that it'd be a direct sequel to Extinction using the Alice Army. I'll dig up the link and post it later.
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:41 pm

Man, it has been awhile... but uh, I guess the flash backs could almost be super natural? I mean there was that part with the blood maze.
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Postby Temjin » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:27 pm

I dunno, but I'm getting the gist that this topic should be moved to the Sci Fi/Fantasy movie forum......anyone else agree?


BTW, Pics are up for the Tekken movie on Youtube, and it certainly looks like they're legit. They already have the Tekken arena from T4, and the Mishima Zaibatsu building(now renamed to the Tekken building) sets built. They're definitely using the Dark Ressurection/ Tekken 3 storyline fusion, though.

Also, KoF: The King of Fighters is currently shooting in Vancouver....hopefully it draws from the main series and not all "Maximum Impact"......my main concern, thoguh, comes from the fact that it feels like it's a small scale production. They have Rugal(Ray Park!) which automatically tells me it's the main storyline. I hope this one's done by-the-book, considering SF is taking an internal storyline route.

Last but not least, what did you guys think of the "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li" trailer?

It's interesting how everyone's all "mafia" now, rather than militia, but I can see why....though it's still rather wierd to see Bison in a business suit. Hopefully, this one's set before the Alpha series, before Bison even becomes the ruthless dictator we all know and love...:P
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Postby Dr Kain » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:41 am

The only thing tha tlooks cool in the SF movie is Vega.
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Postby Temjin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:59 am

At least she learns the Kikou-Ken from Gen....Hopefully the Lightning Kick and the Spinning Bird Kick are in there somewhere.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:20 pm

Mortal Kombat was good

that's about it

Resident Evil wasnt bad and I enjoyed DOOM even though it WAS bad as well as the first Tomb Raider but that's it...
video game movies tend to use characters and theme rather than stories all too often
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Postby Dr Kain » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:07 pm

Temjin wrote:At least she learns the Kikou-Ken from Gen....Hopefully the Lightning Kick and the Spinning Bird Kick are in there somewhere.


Who is Gen?
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Postby Temjin » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:34 pm

Dr Kain wrote:
Temjin wrote:At least she learns the Kikou-Ken from Gen....Hopefully the Lightning Kick and the Spinning Bird Kick are in there somewhere.


Who is Gen?


Gen is the old dude in the purple suit from the alpha series. Based on the comics, Gen teaches Chun Li how to fight, in order to avenge her family. She uses his techniques to use the Kikou-ken, or Spirit Blast, to fight Bison.
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Postby Brick Side » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:03 pm

Gen was in Street Fighter 1, too.

HBO has been showing the Wizard all month. God, what a terrible movie. Probably one of the worst ever, but I watch it to see the games, damn it! And Lucas is probably the best villain of all time.

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Postby Dr Kain » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:15 am

Wizard?

As for Gen, I have no interest in the Alpha series, which is why I never heard of him then.
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Postby Danno » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:03 pm

#1 FF: Advent Children
#2 Street Fighter: The Anime movie.
#3 Mortal Kombat

Resident Evil is entertaining for a bit and I like looking at Mila Jovovich, but other than that they never really did anything for me.

I will say that DOOM pisses me off. The only thing I liked about it was the first person shooter sequence.

I guess I had a DOOM movie in my head that was totally awesome.

Starring Bruce Willis. Using more of the settings in the original games and covering the walls with the anti-holy/satanic imagery. Making the place very terrifying to be in. Emphasis on shooting up monsters and having them explode in gory detail. Oh and this exact track would be in the movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQs48dvebck

Oh well. When in doubt, just put a cwazy action sequences in a movie involving kung-fu and surround it was rock music and you have a video game movie.
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Postby Temjin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:28 pm

I agree with you there....DOOM didn't feel a thing like the original...then again, it didn't feel like the game it was based on either, DOOM 3.

Either game would've made an awesome by-the-book adaptation, even though I understand the toning down of the anti-religious stuff....Hollywood execs go into a frenzy because of those things.

Now, keep Bruce Willis, add Samuel L. Jackson and John Malkovich(as the evil doctor) and make a fusion of the original DOOM and DOOM 3, and you have one heck of a joyride. Fill it with plenty of firefights, professional rock remixes of the level tracks, and close-to-original-designs of the monsters....

I'd leave it up to the designers to say how they want the "hell" reveal to go down....


Either way, it'd still be better than the DOOM we got.....Though I'll agree, it was a fun movie.

I wonder how a Quake movie and an Unreal movie would go?

They'd be similar(marines go to another dimension, populated by hostile medieval-looking aliens(Unreal) or medieval...err, umm....hostiles(Quake)) but end up totally different.

Unreal Tournament would have to do with the virtual "sport" of Cyber-fragging, and how it begins to go wrong when the similations turn out to be real and the otherworldly combatants begin to pick off the honest humanoid cybernauts.
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Postby Dr Kain » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:26 am

Being someone who had Super Doom kill FPS until the 360 came out, I enjoyed the movie on everything except the generic, "we used gene splicing and..." crap. I am so sick of the genetics plot that every freaking movie is now using when it comes to monsters and such. Why can't they just be there just because they are there? Why does there have to be a reason for it? Why can't something just kill just to kill?
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Postby Temjin » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:31 am

That's the problem: people want substance nowadays. It can kill a movie, or make it(like The Dark Knight).

Back in the 80s and the early 90s, you could get away with the whole "We just got here and found it like this" formula. Now people and studios want origins, so unfortunately, adaptations get origin stories tacked on "just-because".

BTW, Variety recently published what I've been saying all along: SONY's developing a Shadow of the Colossus movie. Hopefully Studio Canal and WETA are still involved. Sure, they'd add a lot of stuff, and maybe a sidekick for Wander, but the battles would be EPIC.
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Postby Danno » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:51 pm

I actually got pretty jacked about the Halo movie. (bringing up weta reminded me of this) Too bad Microsoft (Insert Movie Studio) Bungie and Peter Jackson couldn't drop the money issue. That was the reason for it being canceled right?

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I just saw on IMDB that it isn't dead. My bad.
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Postby Dr Kain » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:14 pm

BTW, I had a guy at work who downloaded THe Legend of Chun-Li make me a copy of the movie, and well, I want him to pay me for my asking him to make me a copy of the movie. Yes, it was that bad. I'd rather watch the original SF movie 5 times in a row before I watch this again. Vega wasn't even in the movie for more than a minute.
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Postby Brick Side » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:21 pm

That's why you download the movie :lol:

Street Fighter movies aren't all that bad. The first animated one is pretty good.
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