Sept. 10, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST
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Sept. 10, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST
I dug it
Sept. 10, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST
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Sept. 10, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
by puto tenax
Glad Rango looks good. But dammit, I really, really wanted to see Gore's Bioshock. I guess there's no hope now.
Sept. 10, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST
Sept. 10, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST
Sept. 10, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST
...as a film adaptation. It could have been something epic, and as effective as "Aliens" while still feeling very fresh and new.
Sept. 10, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST
I bet Brian Henson could deliver something pretty amazing for half that. The subject matter could easily be toned down enough to bring in a larger audience without really missing anything essential to the enjoyment of the property. I wouldn't complain if he does get it made, but it's not necessary. Really, all you gotta do is work around visible shots of it's violence which really isn't a major factor and make sure the lead rescues the Little Sisters instead of harvesting them, and you could easily make it a PG-13 film. Bioshock, while creepy, relies more on it's setting and fantastic elements more than anything.
Sept. 10, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST
is kind of an inspired concept... good call
Sept. 10, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST
as though they were directing puppeteers in a mostly-realistic virtual set. It must be nice, after spending so many days and nights struggling to get things right on location with a million variables up in the air, to be able to spend your days in a nice office or even direct the picture over the phone.<p>It's still sort of disturbing though.
Sept. 10, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST
Antz is underrated. And Kung Fu Panda & How To Train Your Dragon are as good as Pixar's best in my opinion.
Sept. 10, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST
With the photorealistic anthropomorphic animals wearing clothes and what not, and the underlying darkness underneath all the madcap humor. Hopefully it comes off like that.
Sept. 10, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
Wow, this movie can't possibly bomb.
Sept. 11, 2010, 1:42 a.m. CST
a slight twist on Its a Bugs life , would have loved to see that Bioshock though .
Sept. 11, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST
Seriously, though. The problem with video game plots is that they need to give you excuses to go places. The plot of Bioshock isn't incredibly logical - Atlus/Fontane controlling you for pretty much no reason and then trying to kill you and all that...its just all nonsensical in the end. Not a strong narrative. It needs work.
Sept. 11, 2010, 3:02 a.m. CST
Agreed. I actually had a discussion recently regarding exactly the issues you mentioned, that and the fact that you'd most likely have to give a little backstory for the lead before he takes his ill-fated trip, though I'm sure it'd something easily worked out.
Sept. 11, 2010, 4:19 a.m. CST
The Ring was watchable, but those fuckin' Pirate movies (yes, even the first) piss me off. Verbinski cannot keep the fuckin camera still for more than 3 seconds at a time. He has to cut, cut, cut, cut away, like he has the shortest attention span of any director working today. Twat.
Sept. 11, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST
Have you even watched those Pirates movies? If anything, they've got some of the longest shots in recent blockbuster films. Hell, you can actually make out what's happening in the fights and those long takes of swordfighting at the end of Curse of the Black Pearl are fantastic. Eyes open next time, dude.
Sept. 11, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST
I love his pencil Jurassic Park dinos.
Sept. 11, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST
I mean, Modern Warfare 2 is a fantastic game but if you actually stop and look at the plot it makes about as much sense as a Michael Bay movie.
Sept. 11, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST
Their recent output has been stellar. I'd go as far as to say up there with Pixar.
Sept. 11, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST
stay the fuck away from that game if you loved the first one.
Sept. 11, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST
What about the Star Wars prequels? Nyuck nyuck nyuck
Sept. 11, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
The full size of that final CG render is crazy well done. I definitely get Quint's description of them being stylized but photo-real, at least from that still.
Sept. 11, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST
The Halo plot completely revolves around sending you to the snow level, the desert level, the city level, the forest level...they had an interesting set up in the first game but once they give you excuses to travel to different places - the entire thing falls apart. That's why Halo ODST was the best story, because it stayed centered on one location so they could tell the story...and not give you excuses to go all over the galaxy looking for bogus "artifacts" which are dumb and unexplained.
Sept. 11, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST
In fact, I dare say it has a more enjoyable ending with where they take it. It's just the game lacks the awesome as hell scripted surprises the first had (the dentist office, morgue, and shotgun spotlight moments in particular), the story isn't quite as good, nor are the graphics, but it is still an enjoyable experience. More like an expansion than anything else. Also, protecting the Little Sisters while they harvest ADAM is fun as hell....although a bit too easy given all the traps, turrets and bots they give you. Good game, especially for the price it's currently going for ($30), and I hear the multiplayer isn't that bad either....although no one was playing when I tried to give it a go, unfortunately.
Sept. 11, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST
Sept. 11, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST
Both projects probably weren't going to stick to the plots of the games in every exact detail, nor should they.<P>I do agree somewhat on the ODST story being, not so much the best, as they're all good just different, but ODST definitely built more relatable and believable characters.<P>I would wager that the most easily adaptable to live action HALO story would be a Band of Brothers style ODST miniseries. I'd love to see something like that.<P>As for the Bioshock film, it really sucks giant balls that they were a month from shooting the damn thing when the studio pulled the plug. At that point, wouldn't it have been more sensible to just let it be made? What a waste of time and money.
Sept. 11, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST
I love the trailer. I love the look, the design, the animation- it's the first non Pixar cgi film I've really looked forward to in a long, long time. LOVE that shot from the trailer of the animals riding roadrunners across the dusty plain in front of that awesomely large setting sun that looks to be setting the earth on fire.
Sept. 11, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST
Fuck no. It's WWII in space against a United Nations of evil alien species hellbent on destroying humans in a religious holy war. The potential for awesomeness in the movie is very high.
Sept. 11, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST
Because Gore's direction of the action scenes in the Pirates movies are the opposite of what he described. He uses a lot of long takes during many of the action sequences.
Sept. 11, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST
....except for Tamar. Would that footage have been just as cool if you saw it somewhere else?
Sept. 11, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST
That nasty twit! <p> I don't want to divulge my reasoning, but it seems quite evident to me that that fat putz is a...nasty...twit. As I stated above...
Sept. 12, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST
Why not just send people to the site?
Sept. 12, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST
Another talking animal film with unappealing characters, badly designed all the way around. Major fail.
Sept. 12, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
i still think FFTSWI was the page turn in all CGI cinema. Long before beowulf and avatar. TSWI was the first real try for real with technolgy limiting it's overall reach. Pixar stayng focused on toony fun shapes is starting to bore me. JCOM should have been done by them and they should have attempted to do it all CGI for realism or a FF oil painting alive look. Not live action. CGR As in computer generated realism.
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST
Thats an acronym for 'IT TOOK ME A FULL MINUTE TO REALIZE YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRIT WITHIN'
Sept. 12, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
Why even mention her then?
Sept. 13, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
"I feel physically inadequate, my whole life...I've been barely able to lift more than ten times my own body weight."
Sept. 13, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST
I know it has nothing to do with the story or any post, but fuck its all I can think about.
Sept. 13, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST
The games are so amazing, and that little peek into a Verbinski Bioshock movie almost made me tear up because it would've been so awesome. I hope with all my heart that some miracle happens and he gets to direct it. And speaking of Bioshock, I downloaded Minerva's Den Saturday and it was really good. Its one of the best add-ons I've played.
Sept. 14, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
and block that idiot "baofu" the spamming scum? Also, I forgot about the lovely Tamar Teifeld. What a pretty lady.
Sept. 14, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST
I've been looking forward to this since the first teaser! Love the idea of basing the animation on live performance - that's my way of doing things! Great article. My mouth is watering!
Sept. 14, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST
Sept. 14, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
I dont care if the movie is made and happens to be pg 13, but fuck this bullshit of cutting bits off of a movie to fit the pg 13 slot. if it is originally R just keep it fucking R. I hate seeing a movie neutered so that little kids who cant even fucking fully appreciate the thing can see it without their parents around. that bullshit promotes dumbing down concepts and humor so the tweens will be more interested in the thing. you know the kinds of people middle schoolers and high schoolers are? fucking obnoxious twats. when you make a movie so obnoxious twats want to see it, it is far more likely to be a hunk of shit. go to imdb look up the top 250 movies. the first 28 movies of all time, 57% are R. 17% are pg-13. and still within the top 50 that i did not get to is apocalypse now, american history x, american beauty, taxi driver , terminator 2, alien, saving private ryan, the shining and a clockwork orange. other great scifi movies that are R. Brazil, 12 monkeys, Bladerunner, predator, District 9, The Thing, Children of men. movies for fucking adults. the only person to consistently make good pg13 movies is christopher nolan, great, 4 points to the pg13 movement. the PG13 craze can go fuck itself.
Sept. 14, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST
for it's opening credits that had already been used in several movies including Inspector Gadjet. Hey now you're an all-star, get your game on get paid!!! Ilm doesn't stand a chance of outdoing that level of appropriateness