View Full Version : Calling Uwe Boll...

10-31-2006, 03:53 PM
Why? WHY?! Didn't they learn the first time?
Dumb, dumb, stupid dumb idea (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117952892.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)

Get ready boys and girls for more crap movies from people with no imaginations...

10-31-2006, 07:05 PM
Silly Universal Studios. Just because you have the license to adapt a great game to a movie doesn't you give the right to botch it up, and now the Variety company is trotting down that very same path of being assaulted by rabies-infested fanboys. And when something like that happens, it's not a pretty sight. :p

Mike Windu
10-31-2006, 07:07 PM
I'm excited. Uwe Boll movies mean months of fun and laughter.

10-31-2006, 07:36 PM
I saw now mention of Uwe Boll in that article >.> <.<

The Seeker
10-31-2006, 07:40 PM
I saw now mention of Uwe Boll in that article >.> <.<

ditto. Am I missing something

10-31-2006, 08:24 PM
They've just begun to write the movie. No cast or crew yet. Just thought it was obligatory to say something "Uwe Boll", being a video game movie...

It's a joke....

I'll go crawl in a corner now...

Mike Windu
10-31-2006, 08:39 PM
Considering he hired prostitutes for extras, I'd say that answer is self explanatory.

11-01-2006, 08:43 AM
That variety article is riddled with errors:

The Street Fighter series helped ignite the arena fighting genre that's still popular in the vidgame world.

When it first debuted, it generated heated controversy over the graphic depictions of violence.

NO IT DIDN'T. If they are talking about the first Street Fighter, it was barely noticed by most people (most machines broke due to the "punch buttons" having to be literally punched and being too shabby to take much abuse, later they were revamped, but the control of the game was awful). Street Fighter II on the other hand was a huge hit (Street Fighter II: The World Warrior was the spark that set off the "Vs" fighter craze, it wasn't the first and the later titles were all pretty derivative, but SF2 was gigantic when it hit), and nearly every arcade got one and the rest was history. However this game did not significantly ignite any firestorms about video game violence. That dubious honor belongs solely to Mortal Kombat. Other games tried to be controversial around that time like Time Killers and such, but ultimately it was MK that was in the news about violence, not Street Fighter. I don't think any of the SF series was implicated as "violent" by anyone. The game was less controversial than Final Fight (which came before), which featured booze powerups, scantily clad female enemies in portions of the game, and a little more (cartoon) blood.

MK started the "violence" controversy (other games blamed for "violence": DooM, Night Trap, and much much later, Postal and GTA). Of course there were much more violent games, but these were the ones focused on by the media and various "anti-violence" talking heads. The Street Fighter series was ignored.

The success of the "arena fighting" genre was totally SF2 (and its first few spinoffs like Champion Edition and Hyper Fighting). The genre seems to have diminished somewhat in recent years, with the death of arcades and the shift to "3-D" console only varients on the old theme (but I guess it could still be said to be "popular" in some sense of the word).

The 1994 movie featured ALL of the characters, except for "Fei Long" (the Bruce Lee ripoff); from "Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers." Of course technically the article is right in that it didn't feature the missing Street Fighter 1 characters that nobody remembers (Joe, Mike, etc), or the characters that would be added in later games like Street Fighter Alpha or EX, and that much-ballyhooed secret character "Akuma". Honestly though, I stopped following the series after SSF2Turbo, though I did check out some of super hero themed "Vs" series spinoffs which were cool (I wish there was just one that had all the super hero characters and none of the original capcom fighters in it).

I feel like such a nerd. ;)

11-01-2006, 11:02 AM
I feel like such a nerd. ;)
You said it, not us. :D

My point is that there has yet to be a very good movie based off of a video game. To try and make another based off of Street Fighter is box office suicide. The first one was terrible when I saw it as a kid. There were plot holes big enough to throw E. Honda through.

It was confirmed that Halo was put on hold so that M$ and Peter Jackson can come up with a script and cast/crew to make it worthy of the fans. I don't know. Unless Hollywood comes up with better stuff than trying to rip apart video games, I'm going to stop going to the movies.

Mace MacLeod
11-01-2006, 04:40 PM
And Hollywood executives wonder why their piece of the public's entertainment dollar is getting smaller and smaller. If these guys had an original idea in their heads, it would die of loneliness.

Oh, and who is Uwe Boll? Never heard of him. Even after looking him up on IMDB, I still don't understand the reference.

Mike Windu
11-01-2006, 05:58 PM
They do that with quite a few movies.

I haven't heard of respectable filmmakers casting harlots as extras. Link? :p