ANNOUNCEMENT: Sign-In with Facebook is currently unavailable. Please use your HSX username to login. Sorry about the inconvenience.

HSX Forums: Movies Board






*correction* A video game has never been SUCCESSFUL because of the story. They live and die by gameplay. {nm}

Posted by: tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:08 in response to tawdryhepburn's post No one has EVER bought a video game for the story. It can...

V: David O. Russell leaves 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'   medusa on May 26, 13:01

I think that's good news for fans! {nm}   Antibody on May 26, 13:14

His fans or the game's fans? Because this would have been the first time a real auteur took a shot at a video game film.   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 13:19

An auteur who sounded like he had never even played the game before. {nm}   CS on May 26, 13:20

Game's fans. His ideas had nothing to do with the actual game. {nm}   Antibody on May 26, 13:22

And this is a problem because...?   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 15:33

Because if you bastardize the film beyond reconition, you will lose the built in fanbase. {nm}   Antibody on May 26, 15:37

Because Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Of Human Bondage, The Iron Giant, Frankenstein and countless other book-to-films all sucked, right?   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:04

Yes, there are probably many book adaptations that sucked as that succeeded, so what. {nm}   Antibody on May 26, 17:24

Those were all book adaptations that were NOTHING like the novel. Hell, Of Human Bondage is litterally just one chapter of the book.   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:31

Was there a fanbase for that? The videogame movies that've suceeded are those that its fans considered respectful   Antibody on May 26, 17:53

Resident Evil is NOTHING like the games. And I didn't say that SMB was good. I said it was one of the best video game adaptations.   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 18:49

But the Uncharted games are more cinematically inclined than most games, whose popularlity stemmed in large part from characters and story.   Paul2k on May 26, 15:38

No one has EVER bought a video game for the story. It can be a bonus, but it is NEVER the deciding factor.    tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:07

*correction* A video game has never been SUCCESSFUL because of the story. They live and die by gameplay. {nm}   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:08

I agree, gameply absolutely trumps story/character in determining a successful (critical and commercial) game. But, story/character can aid    Paul2k on May 26, 17:19

Eh, fair enough. But Uncharted could never turn a profit by appealing to the game's fans.   tawdryhepburn on May 26, 17:30

I wonder if Mark Wahlberg will also leave the project. Alot of fans wanted to see Nathan Fillion. {nm}   Nightfury82 on May 26, 13:33





Post a Reply

To post to the forums you must first login!

Cantor Exchange
James McAvoy (JMCAV) 20000 53.94 (-0.26)         Yucatan (YUCAT) 99999 21.91 (+3.29)         Addison Timlin (ATIML) 20000 8.06 (+0.08)         Chappie (CHAPI) 70 43.07 (-0.26)         Simon Pegg (SPEGG) 20000 117.55 (+5.78)         Simon Pegg (SPEGG) 20000 117.55 (+5.78)         Ving Rhames (VRHAM) 20000 9.39 (0.00)         Cake (CAKE) 280 3.53 (-0.12)         Pacific Rim 2 (PACR2) 4190 42.57 (+1.41)         Ving Rhames (VRHAM) 20000 9.39 (0.00)         Richard Ayoade (RAYOA) 20000 20.28 (+3.29)         Pee-Wee Herman: The Movie (PWHER) 100000 1.58 (+1.45)         Richard Ayoade (RAYOA) 20000 20.28 (+3.29)         Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (KGSTP) 25000 5.00 (0.00)         Maggie Q (MQUIG) 20000 39.48 (+0.24)         Barbie (BARBI) 450 2.34 (+0.02)         Zoe Kravitz (ZKRAV) 20000 61.07 (+0.53)         Mamma Mia 2 (MAMI2) 100000 0.50 (+0.44)         Nick Frost (NFROS) 20000 77.72 (+0.39)         Don Cheadle (DCHEA) 20000 91.92 (+0.20)         The Book of Life (BOLIF) 25000 43.77 (-1.29)         Nick Frost (NFROS) 20000 77.72 (+0.39)         Noah Taylor (NTAYL) 20000 58.43 (-0.80)         Melissa McCarthy (MMCCA) 5 100.04 (+0.62)         Lucy Liu (LLIU) 20000 48.37 (-0.26)         Chris Noth (CNOTH) 20000 29.34 (-0.08)         Nate Parker (NAPAR) 20000 22.02 (-0.08)         Alexandra Daddario (ADADD) 100 45.42 (+0.14)         Birdman (BIRDM) 50000 24.44 (-2.39)         Mark Strong (MSTRO) 20000 35.99 (+0.32)         Suicide Squad (SUICD) 60000 112.74 (+4.64)         Bill Murray (BMURR) 5 41.07 (+0.26)         Paul Thomas Anderson (PTAND) 20000 17.30 (+0.04)         Alexandra Daddario (ADADD) 100 45.42 (+0.14)         Beyond the Lights (BLACB) 30240 25.96 (+0.28)         Marton Csokas (MCSOK) 20000 86.13 (+3.45)         Jordana Brewster (JBREW) 20000 101.11 (+0.28)         Marton Csokas (MCSOK) 20000 86.13 (+3.45)         Barry Levinson (BLEVI) 20000 19.73 (+0.13)         Tom Hardy (THARD) 1000 69.45 (+0.14)         FOX: Gotham (GOTHAM) 90 21.10 (-0.29)         Molly Shannon (MSHAN) 20000 59.99 (-0.14)         Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet (KGSTP) 100000 5.00 (0.00)         Skylar Astin (SKAST) 20000 19.07 (+0.04)         Molly Shannon (MSHAN) 20000 59.99 (-0.14)         Francis Lawrence (FLAWR) 20000 150.13 (+0.85)         Kevin Spacey (KSPAC) 500 30.70 (+0.24)         St. Vincent (SVDVN) 120 24.73 (-0.85)         Neill Blomkamp (NBLOM) 20000 52.15 (+0.13)         John C. Reilly (JCREI) 20000 87.77 (+0.40)