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#1 Posted on 4.6.03 1555.28
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No, this isn't any insider info. Just a rhetorical question asking why the hell there HASN'T been a LoZ movie. The storyline would seem to be perfectly transferable to the big screen.
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#2 Posted on 4.6.03 1614.55
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Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy... I'm sure those are some good reasons.
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#3 Posted on 4.6.03 1828.59
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Thatís a great question. It just must be so obvious that they canít see it. Thatís the only reason I can think of. Wow I canít believe I never thought of that. Maybe they are working on it and itís a big secret.
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#4 Posted on 4.6.03 2150.55
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Because video game-based movies suck, as stated by Great Thomas.

Ok, that may not be the reason why, but it's a good reason why it's better that it hasn't happened yet.
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#5 Posted on 4.6.03 2241.34
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But..., and this is a big but, remember how comic book based movies used to be? And please don't actually respond to that as I DID just buy The Punisher from Wal-Mart on dvd today to remind me. Nowadays they are actually being made very well, if not too often. One could hope that the fans could expect to see a damn fine movie version Of Zelda up on the big screen sooner or later. Although, I actually liked The Mario Bros. movie, so it wouldn't take all too much to please me.
Let's all just cross our fingers and pray that Link doesn't end up being played by Skeet Ulrich or some nonsensical actor like that. Like Michael Clark Duncan.
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#6 Posted on 4.6.03 2315.15
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If they ever do it, please God don't let it be a live-action movie. That just screams "Mario Bros"-level bad idea.

The only way to do link justice would be to aninmate him. Hobbits are one thing, elves are one thing, but a midget hyperkientic elfy-thing dressed like a Keeber Elf extra ain't gonna fly in live action.

. . .and as a connisuer of crap videogame movies, I'm a little disappointed no one mentioned the second Mortal Kombat movie or "Resident Evil."
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#7 Posted on 5.6.03 0419.46
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    No, this isn't any insider info. Just a rhetorical question asking why the hell there HASN'T been a LoZ movie. The storyline would seem to be perfectly transferable to the big screen.


I don't know... there's not exactly a great deal of characterization in the Zelda games, it's pretty much explore/find weapons/kill lotsa stuff. I mean... Link is an elf, sorta, who looks for Zelda. Zelda's a princess who gets captured. Ganon's a... badguy thing... who captures Zelda and has somewhat vague plans to do Bad Things.

There's some stuff about the Triforce, but what little story they've come up with has changed from game to game, and the most information they've had was in Adventures of Link, which nearly everyone hated.

Movies have been made with less than that... but not GOOD movies.
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#8 Posted on 5.6.03 0752.24
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    Originally posted by Enojado Viento
    . . .and as a connisuer of crap videogame movies, I'm a little disappointed no one mentioned the second Mortal Kombat movie or "Resident Evil."


Hey, do you know that there's a sequel to Resident Evil in production? It's supposed to have the characters from the games like Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield in it, so I'm actually looking forward to it.

And I actually liked Final Fantasy and Super Mario Brothers, and Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat weren't all THAT bad.

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#9 Posted on 5.6.03 0844.33
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All I can picture is Young Anakin (Jake Lloyd) playing Link for some reason. Damn, that would be horrid.
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#10 Posted on 5.6.03 1146.11
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Mortal Kombat I, great movie.
Mortal Kombat II, horrible movie.

And they ARE making a "Metroid" movie (no idea if the casting has been decided upon), so maybe a Zelda movie won't be far behind ...

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#11 Posted on 5.6.03 1340.04
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I'll bet they were lined up to pitch a Zelda movie when the Mario Brothers movie tanked. That's the kind of movie that damages the franchise, and you want to keep other hot properties away from that kind of failure.
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#12 Posted on 6.6.03 1654.19
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    Originally posted by The Great Thomas
    Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy... I'm sure those are some good reasons.
But then again: Lara Croft Tomb Raider was a decent movie...loud, but decent...
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#13 Posted on 6.6.03 2312.33
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    Originally posted by SOK

      Originally posted by The Great Thomas
      Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy... I'm sure those are some good reasons.
    But then again: Lara Croft Tomb Raider was a decent movie...loud, but decent...


Having Arnold Rimmer in the movie doen't give it a free pass.

Not to disrespect you man, but I thought "Tomb Raider" was unwatchable dreck. I mean, the game was crap enough . . .

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#14 Posted on 7.6.03 0045.21
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I still don't think Final Fantasy was that bad...
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#15 Posted on 7.6.03 2337.08
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It wasn't that good, either.

-Jag

Cool graphics though. But that's never carried anything very far with me.
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#16 Posted on 8.6.03 0908.58
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    Originally posted by Enojado Viento

      Originally posted by SOK

        Originally posted by The Great Thomas
        Super Mario Bros., Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Dungeons and Dragons, Final Fantasy... I'm sure those are some good reasons.
      But then again: Lara Croft Tomb Raider was a decent movie...loud, but decent...


    Having Arnold Rimmer in the movie doen't give it a free pass.

    Not to disrespect you man, but I thought "Tomb Raider" was unwatchable dreck. I mean, the game was crap enough . . .


Hey, no offence taken. We're allowed to disagree...

My only problem with the first Tomb Raider movie was that it was JUST TOO LOUD! I left the theatre with a splitting headache.

I personally can't stand the TR game series, though.
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#17 Posted on 10.6.03 1721.19
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How are the latest Zelda games in terms of video movie sequences and such?

To move to live action would require some creative casting (Tomb Raider, Mortal Kombat first one), a strong fanbase like Pokemon and Scooby Doo, and a halfway decent plot that's faithful to the video game.

Of course if it's made by Disney, you can expect a straight to video sequel within the year.
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#18 Posted on 10.6.03 1847.57
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There aren't any. All of the cinematics are done in the in game engine.

Well. At least that's what I remember.
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