Tekken : why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

ie. this one, DOA, streetfighter/chunli, etc.

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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

Due to the filmmakers/studios having no respect for these IPs.

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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

Cause people take them way too serious. From the producers to the audience.


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Like, with jet packs.

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They try to appeal to non-fans of the games, as well as the fans. They can't have it both ways.

The very few times that a movie based on a game didn't suck was that Resident Evil movie with Claire and Leon, and that FF7 movie. But they botched the dub for Advent Children up so bad, as well as the subtitles that the official release is unwatchable. :(

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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

I agree, they should stop trying to appeal to the non-fans when it's based on something that already has a fan base. The Scott Pilgrim movie seemed to do it right to me, it was obvious that the movie was made for the fans and geeks. If you didn't get it then that movie wasn't for you.


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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

because they are live action. and most people just WANT them to be live action for some reason

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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

I love how you group doa and chun li into the same category... It's like comparing Charlie's angels and sucker punch one is meant to be mainly silly action and the other is more serious and dark. Tekken was great, the heroes journey in a futuristic setting and some great choreography, acting and visual design. It's the best video game movie adaptation, an 8/10 in my books.

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It's the best video game movie adaptation, an 8/10 in my books.


Barely.
Stealing names from the game doesn't make this film an adaptation.


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why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much? Think man. You have to somehow make a full movie from a frigging video game! A writers nightmare.
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Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

VG-turned-movies "suck" because people want direct live action copies of VGs. But writers/directors never do that.

I'm not a VG geek so most movies are ok to me. Including this one.

Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

Because fanboys compare it directly to a video game rather than watching it just as a movie on its own.

Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

In most cases, writers seem as though they don't even care about the source they are writing from, and feel as though the appeal of "this character" in the video game could be included here just to get non-fans attention. For example, DOA: -People immediately identify Kasumi, Ayane, and Hayabusa when it comes to this series. I guess Christie counts too.
-Hayate gets the wild card because he is related to Kasumi.
-You can't have a DOA story without Helena, since she is the center of all of it in the video games, and the ninjas are involved in that story.
-Tina, Bass, and Zack are merely American representations, so that was an easy score for the writers.
-And then you have everyone else (Bayman, Jann Lee, Leon, Lei-Fang, Hitomi, Brad Wong) who are not as popular from the masses, nor do they connect to the story distinctly, so the writers felt as though they should be cameos, like any other fighting game movie would do. Such a shame that Hitomi was so misrepresented though, because even she is quite popular, too. The only female who sadly isn't as popular as the rest is Lei-Fang. Lisa too, but she was never included.

Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

I remember the first Mortal Kombat being really close to the videogame. I even liked how some of the fight scenes were just like the ones from the game. Like the Johnny Case and Scorpion fight scene which was just fvcking awesome back when I saw it in the theatres.

Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

Is it OK to steal names of copyrighted characters with little to no semblance to the games?
Assassin's Creed and The Last of Us might actually resemble the games.
The story per se is average.


Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

It sucks because most filmmakers don't understand the game at all. They've never played it, and honestly couldn't care less.
First and foremost, they see it as a money making opportunity.
Second of all The filmmakers want to be the one in control. Rather than follow someone else's storyline, they would rather create their own. It allows them more creativity and control over their project.

Re: why do all VG-turned-movies suck so much?

It doesn't help that a lot of times video games themselves go beyond anything that could be considered realistic in the real world. So you're probably thinking, "Why not try on TV or another format to view on?" To get it as faithful to the video games as possible means having a really big budget and accepting legit combat fighters whose acting experience maybe nowhere near as equal.

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