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DOA Coming to the Theater Near You

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the at-long-last dept.

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pamri writes "DOA: Dead or Alive, the movie based on the Dead or Alive video game series is set to be released on August 25. The preview images and the trailer point to a more Charlies Angels 2 type fluff than a serious action movie. The girls are also seem friendlier with each other, in odds with the intense competition in the game." I tell people I bought a 360 for Oblivion. But I really bought it for the ladies of DOA.

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171 comments

Fristy Poster is NOT DOA! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236713)

FP. Suck it. Cant be SP or Im doa!

Re:Fristy Poster is NOT DOA! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236893)

There's no way that a human could have degraded to the point where one thinks there's a point to this, is there?

Just What We Need (5, Insightful)

Metabolife (961249) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236718)

Another hollywood movie with absolutely no substance, and being based off a video game will probably condemn it to begin with. Does the MPAA actually blame pirating for declining sales?

Re:Just What We Need (1)

mgblst (80109) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236824)

Come on, it has got Holly Valance in it... That is a lot of substance right there!

Usually this sort of shit is aimed directly at kids, but you can't probably say that for DOA.

Re:Just What We Need (0)

DanHibiki (961690) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236914)

Incidently, Street Fighter the movie was on last night.

Re:Just What We Need (1)

ravenshrike (808508) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237328)

Hey, Street fighter was quality stuff. Followed closely by Super Mario Bros. Is it just me or is it really, really sad that those are the two best video-game based movies?

Re:Just What We Need (1)

glassjaw rocks (793596) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237407)

I think it's just you. Mortal Kombat turned out way better than either Street Fighter or Super Mario Brothers.

Re:Just What We Need (1)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237195)

Indeed... Holly Valance [celebrity-wallpapers.net]

Re:Just What We Need (1)

earnest murderer (888716) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237190)

Another hollywood movie with absolutely no substance, and being based off a video game will probably condemn it to begin with. Does the MPAA actually blame pirating for declining sales?

The MPAA will mutter once in a while that lousy movies might have something to do with it. Apparently their member studio's are unconvinced.

Re:Just What We Need (2, Funny)

AzsxQuii (944798) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237221)

The screen shots depicted could just as easily been taken from any of the soft por title shown on Cinemax these days. Just my thoughts

Re:Just What We Need (2, Insightful)

mumblestheclown (569987) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237394)

Actually, you defeat your own "insightful" (cough cough) observation with your use of the word "another." Hollywood has been making fluff movies since forever regardless of the selective-memory / myth of a golden age syndrome you suffer from.

But hell, this is slashdot. If it makes a dig at the MPAA/RIAA and/or justifies piracy, it's "insightful."

What did you expect? (4, Insightful)

interiot (50685) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236719)

Dead or Alive's sole purpose seems to be to outdo Lara Croft for the most inaccurate representations of women in games. Did you really expect the movie version of that to have a whole lot of substance?

Re:What did you expect? (5, Insightful)

rovingeyes (575063) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236941)

"...the most inaccurate representations of women..."

Its otherwise known as fantasy. Why would I want to pay 10 bucks to see ugly fat women in movies and games?

Re:What did you expect? (5, Funny)

lucabrasi999 (585141) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236963)

Why would I want to pay 10 bucks to see ugly fat women in movies and games?

Oprah: the Video Game.

Re:What did you expect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237011)

SHHHH! Some ideas just shouldn't be brought up!

Re:What did you expect? (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237640)

With a guest appearance by Rosie O'Donnell. I had a girlfriend who told me once that I just didn't like her because of homophobia. I had to explain that no, it was just because she was a stupid fat twat... Didn't win me any points there :)

Re:What did you expect? (5, Funny)

dubbreak (623656) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237779)

One man's plus 5 funny is another womans -1 troll.

Re:What did you expect? (1)

interiot (50685) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237712)

I didn't really mean the comment to sound very negative (unrealistic bodies are indeed a marvelous thing), it's just that fantasy women and strong plots don't usually coincide in movies. It may very well be a good movie, I don't know, I was just saying that one shouldn't set one's expectations too high when it comes to plot.

Re:What did you expect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237790)

Because you want to see yo mama succeed in film and video games?
Oh snap! Burned!

Re:What did you expect? (5, Funny)

bmac83 (869058) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236997)

Substance? Probably somewhere between C and DD.

Re:What did you expect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237098)

Did you really expect the movie version of that to have a whole lot of substance?

Yes. Yes I did. That substance being silicone (or possibly saline).

Re:What did you expect? (1)

archen (447353) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237129)

An adaptation for film might not be a bad idea on film though. Film makers have been trying to get people to go back to the movie theaters for a while now. DOA has two good reasons to view such a thing, and you're going to need wide screen format to fit them both on the screen at the same time. Maybe this could boost movie attendance? =P

Re:What did you expect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237184)

Well, what do you expect from a movie named after the glamourous Pete Burns [deadoralive.net] . One of my mates got arrested with him the other week so their pictures were all across the tabloids (something which doesn't happen with the less well-known capcom game I imagine). That's the sort of glamour we need in a film :-)

Re:What did you expect? (1)

CaymanIslandCarpedie (868408) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237624)

While I agree with your sentiment, I think we often overlook an even larger injustice in gaming and media as a whole. It seems like sole purpose games/movies such as Halo, Alien Swarm, Alien, Preditor, etc, etc, etc is to outdo each other with the most inaccurate representations of alien warriors from the future!

Now I don't want to get on my high horse here and get too PC, but how do you think this will make actual alien warriors from the future feel? The next thing you know they'll all be having to get cosmetic surgury to add fangs, horns, claws to themselves and taking massive doses of steriods to try to live up to the unrealistic standards we are setting for them! That just isn't right people! Comeon, think about the feelings of the alien warriors from the future! After all, they will one day be our new overlords!

DOA4 (3, Interesting)

nb caffeine (448698) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236722)

was the first game on the 360 that I really wanted. I've been a fan of the series for several years. This movie, however, looks awful. I'm a big Team Ninja fan, big DOA fan, but seriously, Igitaki. Couldn't you just make a CG version with the characters we know? And have it suck less?

DOA?? (5, Interesting)

Alterion (925335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236732)

why do film companies choose the worst possible games to make movies out of? doom, resident evil, DOA.. all were horrible games to try and make into a film . A Film game needs to survive without the interactivity off the top of my head something like Spiderman or Starwars rouge-squadron would work well as a movie... ahh i've just realised those are the only 2 decent movie tie in games i can think of.

Re:DOA?? (1)

TheRaven64 (641858) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236828)

The Command and Conquer series has the potential for a fun film or two. There is a lot of backstory that can be used well. Kane would make a great movie villain and the Tiberium War has the potential to make good use of special effects, for a change.

Re:DOA?? (1)

Alterion (925335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236866)

yes but you just know if you sent a movie studio to look at c&c games they'd pick yuri's revenge to turn into a film.. although that could be good if they got the guys from shawn of the dead to do it i suppose

Re:DOA?? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236871)

The Command and Conquer series has the potential for a fun film or two.

It was hard enough trying to maintain suspension of disbelief in a game setting, never mind a movie. "Okay, we've penetrated to the heart of Moscow, first let's set up a mining operation in Red Square..."

Re:DOA?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237163)

"Okay, we've penetrated to the heart of Moscow, first let's set up a mining operation in Red Square..."

"A mining Operation?"

"Yes, so we afford to train soldiers. We can't mount the final assault without soldiers!"

"I thought maybe the Government would send us some troops....?"

"They can't afford that with a war on! We'll drill for precious minerals here in Moscow and use the proceeds to train the locals to fight for us."

Re:DOA?? (1)

wo1verin3 (473094) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237461)

Shake it baby [cncgames.com] - Tanya

Re:DOA?? (1)

propellerhead_prime (777032) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236949)

I agree. Movies based on games always seem to choose the craptacular titles to work from. How about choosing something with some plot to it. I think you could make a great conspiracy/action-thriller out of Deus Ex.

Homeworld (1)

512k (125874) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236981)

I'm just repeating a comment that I heard here, but I think Homeworld has the potential to be turned into an awsome movie.

If you don't know, it's a space combat sim, but it has a very interesting backstory, about a civilization without a past, that is set up in the manual, and more is revealed throughout the game.

Re:DOA?? (1)

cbelle13013 (812401) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237019)

I think you forgot to mention the hugely popular Mario Brothers movie... By far my favorite 2:00 TBS Afternoon Movie.

Doom would have worked if (1)

speedfreak_5 (546044) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237051)

They based the movie off the books that Dafydd ab Hugh and Brad Linaweaver wrote. Seriously, I liked the whole 1st-person book thing. If they wanted to drag it out (like many movies nowadays) they could have had one movie for every book. And they wouldn't have had to butcher the story so much.

Re:DOA?? (1)

TheRealMindChild (743925) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237095)

Movie's like resident evil are the PERFECT games to make movies from. The game revolves around an intricate story, else it would be no fun.

Partially agree (1)

Junta (36770) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237202)

I agree DOA is a waste of time to make a movie on, there is next to zero coherent plot, only whatever semblance of a plot could fit quickli between fights. Same with any fighter game, Mortal combat, Street Fighter, etc. Doom's plot was pretty thin to base things off of too. I don't think that movies based on games like Resident Evil would have to suck, that's where you start to get some plot at least.

The key is to find the right balance. There are games with absolutely great stories that take on the order of 4 hours of story telling or more (stripping out gameplay) to convey appropiately. Most of the remainder have maybe 15-20 minutes of plot. In a video game, there isn't much justification for in between.

Re:Partially agree (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237681)

On the other hand, most story-heavy titles have a story that wouldn't even fit within the length of a movie because a game has roughly 20 hours to tell it. With hundreds of subplots and stuff. I think that if you were to take the story from all DoA titles together you'd have enough story to fit into a movie with a few action scenes included. Of course that'd still be character overload and nobody would want to see that.

Re:DOA?? (1)

AaronLawrence (600990) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237709)

Because lots of dummies will go and see the movie automatically because of the game. "Whoa that was a kick ass game I gotta see the movie".

Doesn't help that a lot of people actively avoid reviews, so they will always be surprised to find another crapfest.

DOA (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237787)

how appropriate, this movie should be Dead On Arrival.
 
;-)

Scantily-clad Pixels (5, Funny)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236735)

I tell people I bought a 360 for Oblivion. But I really bought it for the ladies of DOA.

When playing DOA, do you use an off-brand joystick?

Re:Scantily-clad Pixels (1)

Metabolife (961249) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236840)

You should try the thrustmaster, it has a moveable head.

Why are they wasting (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236737)

OUR tax Dollars on this SHIT!!!

Already a Movie (1, Funny)

eldavojohn (898314) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236738)

I can't believe it, this is already a B-movie from 1950 [imdb.com] . You can catch it at the internet archive of movies [archive.org] . I think that D.O.A. for that movie stands for Dead On Arrival though.

I am shocked that Uwe Boll [imdb.com] didn't get to direct this sure-to-be masterpiece! Can Corey Yuen [imdb.com] live up to my expectations?!

Re:Already a Movie (1)

tylernt (581794) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237229)

Indeed, I highly recommend the 1950 DOA film. It's very dark and "noir", like Max Payne (the game).

Re:Already a Movie (1)

laing (303349) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237239)

Not only that but there was a remake of it in 1988.

NO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236761)

no no no no no no no no no no no

this is one of the worst ideas i've ever heard of. and I would know. listening to bad ideas has been my job for the last 8 years.

Re:NO (0, Offtopic)

MORTAR_COMBAT! (589963) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236857)

quote: this is one of the worst ideas i've ever heard of. and I would know. listening to bad ideas has been my job for the last 8 years.

personal aide to George W Bush?

I really really need to know (5, Funny)

rickmccl (637396) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236769)

If there isn't going to be any volleyball, then I am not going to be interested.

Re:I really really need to know (3, Informative)

nb caffeine (448698) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236777)

according to the preview images, there is going to be volleyball, though, im not sure what the point would be (other than the obvious:)

Sicko. You disgust me (4, Funny)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236882)

Volleyball. Geez. What kind of twisted mind wants to see that.

Now Beach volleyball. That would be good. Two on Two action between bouncing eh balls. Yeah it is all about the ball.

Oh and it does seem to be in there. Wonder if there is going to be a nude patch. What do you mean real girls don't come with a nude patch. What are real girls?

Re:Sicko. You disgust me (3, Funny)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237656)

What do you mean real girls don't come with a nude patch.

Uh, they do. There's actually several patches, but you may have to apply more than one (or more than once) depending on the girl and the patch level. You can identify the patch level by the numbers in the corners, and which dead president is represented in the center of the front side...

Other types of patch can sometimes be acquired at restaurants, bars, and jewelers worldwide.

Hoestly!.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236773)

How many of you clicked on the "preview images" link first?.. I did.. :P

Re:Hoestly!.. (1)

Flaming Babies (904475) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237272)

How many of you clicked on the "preview images" link first?.. I did.. :P
Since that was the only link I clicked,
I suppose that means it was the first by default.

I don't understand Slashbots (0)

110010001000 (697113) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236774)

-They don't like Microsoft or proprietary software, but they buy Microsoft's closed source console and/or the PS2.

-They don't like the MPAA, but they go see their movies.

-We don't like the RIAA or DRM, but they buy the iPod and use iTunes.

So is it all just blather, or am I just new here? How about standing up for your beliefs and stop promoting and using products that are against your supposed philosophies?

Wow, Cory Yuen.... (4, Informative)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236789)

Hmm, doesn't necessarily mean it will be good, or even the next The Heroic Trio [heroictrio.com] , still Cory Yuen's [wikipedia.org] filmography is encouraging:

* DOA: Dead or Alive
* The Transporter
* So Close
* Enter the Eagles
* Hero
* My Father Is a Hero
* High Risk
* The New Legend of Shaolin
* Bodyguard from Beijing
* Fong Sai Yuk
* Saviour of the Soul
* Top Bet
* All for the Winner
* She Shoots Straight
* Dragons Forever
* Righting Wrongs
* Yes, Madam

This is exactly the right kind of a director for a film based on DOA, we may end up with another Mortal Kombat. (I mean really, who didn't like Fong Sai Yuk? I've got it on VCD...)

Re:Wow, Cory Yuen.... (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236892)

Hey, he also made "Hero".

(Although not the succesful Chinese movie by the same name, directed by somebody completely different.)

Re:Wow, Cory Yuen.... (1)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237027)

It's this one:

Cory Yuen's Hero [msn.com]

It looks like fun, I'll have to see if Sensasian [sensasian.com] carries it....

Obvious? (3, Interesting)

argStyopa (232550) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236796)

"The preview images and the trailer point to a more Charlies Angels 2 type fluff than a serious action movie."

+1, obvious.

From the trailer, it starts with:
"They know what they like..."
"They get what they want..."

Hard to believe that's going to be superficial.

I was expecting the boom-shaka-boom porn music to start any moment. I'll have to review it again a few times frame-by-frame to make sure, though.

Sob... (4, Funny)

RyoShin (610051) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236810)

I saw a preview for this when I went to see UltraViolet, I think. I didn't even realize it was for Dead or Alive until they said the words. I haven't played the game much, but it looks completely bastardized. Basically, from what I could tell, they're playing up the women as a group of ninjas or something. WTF. Might as well have just adapted DOA: Beach Volleyball or whatever that game was called.

This movie will only do well if someone applies the nude mod.

Re:Sob... (1)

miskatonic alumnus (668722) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237217)

This movie will only do well if someone applies the nude mod.

Hell, wait 'til it comes to DVD so that you can maximize the jiggle with the remote!!!

Shortage (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15236811)

Must be a shortage of comic books to make movies of.

Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (-1, Flamebait)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236837)

From the story: "I tell people I bought a 360 for Oblivion. But I really bought it for the ladies of DOA."

To me that's amazing, CmdrTaco.

The years from 3 to 33 are years when people learn to socialize. For example, that's when people learn to deal with the problems of a sexist society. In the later years, people learn to accept more responsibility and to be managers and other leaders of society. They learn how to know and express their own needs and to think about and satisfy the needs of others at the same time.

People who fill many hours playing games don't spend those same hours learning about themselves and others, and the world.

Re:Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (4, Funny)

timster (32400) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236891)

Totally. That's what I tell my girlfriend when she's bugging me to play Crystal Chronicles: "I'm sorry, but I need to learn to accept responsibility, so I need to spend my time posting trolls to Slashdot."

Re:Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (1)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236911)

How would time spent, bitching on internet forums about other people, count?

Re:Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (1)

dirkbelig (60061) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236935)

The years from 3 to 33 are years when people learn to socialize. For example, that's when people learn to deal with the problems of a sexist society. In the later years, people learn to accept more responsibility and to be managers and other leaders of society. They learn how to know and express their own needs and to think about and satisfy the needs of others at the same time.

People who fill many hours playing games don't spend those same hours learning about themselves and others, and the world.


If this stream of whiny mewling is indicative of what a life spent "socializing" looks like, I say GIVE ME MORE PEOPLE WHO PLAYED VIDEOGAMES INSTEAD OF VISUALLY INSPECTING THEIR COLONS!!!

"Whine whine whine...games are sexist....bitch bitch bitch...we need to sing 'Kumbuyah'...blah-blah-woof-woof..." Spare me.

It's ... it's ... Godwinesque. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237405)

... sing 'Kumbuyah' ...

I'm going to nominate "sing 'Kumbyah'" (or however it's spelled) as a marker for a straw-man intended to justify the writer's continued dick-headedness.

Re:Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (1)

thundergeek (808819) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237013)

I'm only 31.

Re:Time spent with games is not spent socializing. (1)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237527)

I'm only 31.

It's not a stasis device, man. You keep aging while playing games.

Ahem (3, Insightful)

Rydia (556444) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236849)

I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the reason why no-one takes games (and by extension, gamers) seriously.

Congratulations, DoA-lady-fanciers! You're pathetic.

Re:Ahem (4, Insightful)

Gulthek (12570) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237082)

A lot of people take movies seriously, yet we have porn.

A lot of people take books seriouly, yet we have smut (or romance) novels.

A lot of people take video games seriously, yet we have DoA.

If anything, videogames have the tamest seedier side of any entertainment medium.

That said, I do enjoy playing Dead or Alive and enjoy looking at the ladies, especially Lei Fang. Although my wife and I prefer Soul Calibur for the better gameplay and better campy material. She likes to ogle Nightmare and play Voldo, I like to ogle Sophitia and play Mitsurugi.

Right now we are playing Dreamfall. I enjoy the attractive main character, while she really digs Reza's (the character's ex boyfriend) voice.

See how the medium can appeal to all? :-)

Re:Ahem (1)

KuRa_Scvls (932317) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237859)

You've obviously not been to the heaven, that is, Japan [wikipedia.org]

Look at the quiz on the trailer page: (5, Funny)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236862)

Dead Or Alive Trailer Real Lo
Dead Or Alive Trailer Real Med
Dead Or Alive Trailer Real Hi
Dead Or Alive Trailer Win Lo
Dead Or Alive Trailer Win Med
Dead Or Alive Trailer Win Hi
Dead Or Alive Trailer Qt Lo
Dead Or Alive Trailer Qt Med
Dead Or Alive Trailer QT Hi


I bet picking "Dead or Alive Trailer Real Lo" is the correct answer

Re:Look at the quiz on the trailer page: (2, Funny)

foniksonik (573572) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237054)

Depends... I'd imagine there are a lot of college kids who think picking "Dead Or Alive Trailer Real Hi" is pretty damn funny, well after they've taken their morning bong hit that is.... ;-p

Pam Anderson (2, Insightful)

IflyRC (956454) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236885)

Sounds like a cheesey Pam Anderson movie/tv series. Take a bit of "Barbwire","Charlie's Angels", and anything from the 70's jiggle television era and we're there.

Quality (1)

zepher-109 (650844) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236906)

Ofcourse i didnt really expect much quality from this based on the game, the game is mere fanservice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanservice [wikipedia.org] . But they could have at least made it look fun, and not some regurgitated hollywood pap.

There's one element it can't not have... (1)

Chabil Ha' (875116) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236936)

Bodacious bouncing bosoms defying physics!

I'm not sure which is more shocking... (3, Funny)

stubear (130454) | more than 8 years ago | (#15236973)

...that Taco admits to purchasing an XBOX 360 or that he purchased DOA for the XBOX 360.

Pointless submission with at least 5 AD's... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237002)

[...]DOA: Dead or Alive, the movie[...] (just to hear about sucks already)
[...]Dead or Alive video game series[...] (the BEST video game series)
[...]Charlies Angels 2[...] (a waste of precious light (if shown in a cinema))
[...]I tell people I bought a 360[...] (it must really suck to be you)
[...]Oblivion[...]

There... 5 non-geek... non-tech... advertisments in one article submission....

this place is not worth my precious time... I'll find out where your servers are and burn them down... so I can finally delete this stupid bookmark!

Re:Pointless submission with at least 5 AD's... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237171)

You may not know this, but you can actually remove bookmarks for sites that still exist.

CG Anyone (1)

techpawn (969834) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237012)

Team ninja does GREAT CG. If this where like FFVII:AC I'd prolly give it more of a look.

There's one good video game movie. (1)

jinxidoru (743428) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237017)

Maybe people will disagree with me, put I can name only one good video game based movie. If you like anime and haven't seen Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, do. It's really good.

Re:There's one good video game movie. (1)

nb caffeine (448698) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237069)

I haven't seen every video game based movie, but I'll have to agree. I haven't seen the English Dubbed version yet, just the japanese/english subbed version, but I was a big fan. I've seen it 4 or 5 times. Great film, even if you didn't play ff7 (though it helps)

Re:There's one good video game movie. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237686)

Final Fantasy Advent Children isn't a great movie, it's nothing but the equivalent of fan service for FF7 fans.

If you haven't played the game, you're just going to be confused, and whether or not you like the movie all depends on what your opinion of the game was.

Re:There's no good video game movie. (1)

KDR_11k (778916) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237775)

It's not a movie, it's an additional ending cutscene for the game because it makes zero sense if you haven't played that. It was a total waste of time for me. I'd rather watch Mario Brothers, at least that had a plot you could understand. AC was like taking an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, adding even more CG and removing any plot coherence.

Oh and I've heard the Pokemon movies are supposedly good for what they are trying to be.

Wow, this looks like complete shit. (1)

TheNoxx (412624) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237043)

Even for a movie made from a video game, those screens say it all: unbelievably bad. I thought they at least made sure franchise titles went to movies with a decent budget and producer? What the hell is this crap?

This is not going to make it to theaters, folks; even with the god-awful movies in theaters these days, this kind of material is strictly straight-to-dvd quality.

Re:Wow, this looks like complete shit. (1)

Itanshi (861931) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237144)

speaking of anime, its a shame really. in the us, the good stuff (crap) makes it to the big screen and the crap makes i to video in japan they have higher production values for straight to video releases maybe its just that what we make is all around crap hmm, kinda skews my comparrison

Re:Wow, this looks like complete shit. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237795)

The real icing on the cake is the pic of DOA letters in 3D on a black background, with a lens flare and faded crosshair. The only thing more impressive than that would be a CGI animation of a laser cutting the company's name or logo into a block of something.

Not pretending (5, Insightful)

El_Smack (267329) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237107)

At least it's not a self-proclaimed "Serious Movie" that has the female actresses bare their breasts and shake their asses because "It's Important to the Plot".

It seems more honorable to me to sell the movie with "Hey buddy! Hot chix kicking ass, and you get a couple peeks at the goodies!"

Kinda like the Man Show, no pretentions, no redeeming values. Just girls on trampolines.

Re:Not pretending (3, Interesting)

B_Realll (957738) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237362)

Hell yeah. Throw in 1 part Skinamax movie and 1 part Bloodsport and I'm there. I love a mindless popcorn flick once in awhile. I find that I actually enjoy them more than the pretentious crap coming out as "good" movies these days.

Here's the links to the actual images... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237133)

...for those clued up about js.

What's with the irritating CSS popverts on their 404 page? Will doing #demodiy { display: none !important; } make these morons begin randomizing their CSS identifiers and classnames? Will we be forced to disable CSS in the same way we now disable javascript?

Why not just call it Casablanca (1)

nightsweat (604367) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237162)

DOA was a great B-Movie from 1950 that was remade in 1988 with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan.

Get an original name. And an original plot.

Only one Dead or Alive that matters... (2, Insightful)

so1omon (577498) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237240)

D.O.A [imdb.com] contains explicit portrayals of violence; sex; violent sex; sexual violence; clowns and violent scenes of violent excess, which are definitely not suitable for all audiences.

Looking better than Silent Hill (2, Funny)

I Like Pudding (323363) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237264)

The preview images and the trailer point to a more Charlies Angels 2 type fluff than a serious action movie

Ah, so it will be true to the game, then

Coming? (4, Funny)

macemoneta (154740) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237265)

"DOA Coming to the Theater Near You"

Coming? From what I've seen in the theaters, they've been showing nothing but DOA stuff for years.

Why can't it be an animated movie? (1)

Daimando (842740) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237438)

Something ether hand drawn or cgi. None of this live action stuff.

Fantastic (1)

TheRealFixer (552803) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237637)

This is great to hear. Because, you know... movies [imdb.com] based [imdb.com] on [imdb.com] video [imdb.com] games [imdb.com] have such a stellar [imdb.com] record [imdb.com] .

Re:Fantastic (1)

Maul (83993) | more than 8 years ago | (#15237793)

Funny. I thought the first Mortal Kombat movie actually kicked ass in that b-movie kinda way. Christopher Lambert was pretty entertaining in it. Most of the other video game movies I've seen [i]have been[/i] total crap, though.

The shot heard around the world (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15237829)

Also known as fanboys every where simultaneously and spontaneously cuming all over themselves.
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