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  1. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I remember in school when we would read Nathan the Wise and the story which was based on one of the stories in Decamarone. So thats the only part I know about it and thus its for me just hard to imagine a movie based on it. But well as you said. Probably best to see it and judge it then. Yeah its definetly not a good example in relation with newest hollywood movie adaptions.
     
  2. Tremer

    Tremer It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 5, 2010
    You know that is not the worst part,i hear they are making a game base of the movie.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Sort of like Street Fighter the Movie - The Game.
     
  4. Tremer

    Tremer It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 5, 2010
    yes, a game based on a movie based on a game
     
  5. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    So, anyone seen it? Is it any good?
     
  6. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    In Brazil its going to be released just on 5th June... Good for me, more time to walk past cinemas and don't see banners of that movie.
     
  7. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    The games supposedly o.k.
    It only really shares the name and the prince sorta looks like the actor (but with a really badly modelled mouth).
    It's more Prince of Persia than that funkily coloured last one though which is a good thing.
     
  8. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 27, 2003
    One question:

    Jake fucking Gyllengaal?

    I mean is it THAT fucking hard to find a PERSIAN actor that speaks PERSIAN for the movie?

    Tired of people who cannot read which leads to everything english no matter how fakass that would make the movie.
     
  9. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    The only film I could ever stand him in was Donnie Darko. And I think it was more liking everything else about this film, not really him.

    Plus, video game movies STILL blow. Just in case anyone forgot.
     
  10. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    How can one forget such a fact? The point is to see just how much it will blow.
     
  11. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    Why? When there are so many great films in existence.
     
  12. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Name few.
     
  13. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Dr. Strangelove, Moby Dick, Blade Runner, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Chinatown, The Godfather, A Clockwork Orange, Psycho, The Wizard of Oz, Forrest Gump, Black Hawk Down, Tombstone, Rashomon, Brazil...
     
  14. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Those aren't video game movies. I was talking about video game movies, And seriously, Blade Runner, overrated. Or most possibly i didn't get it's point. But, yeah, not what i will call a great movie. With the others on the other hand, i can't complain.
     
  15. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    So...has anyone seen the movie and could share some insight?
     
  16. Pablosdog

    Pablosdog Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Oct 30, 2007
    Blade runner overrated? it flopped in theatres and was critically panned originally. It was only through word of mouth that people finally figured out how decent it actually was.
     
  17. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    was Hitman a "good" (descent) flick ? Havnt seen it. but the trailer I think was not bad. Though I simply didnt liked the look of the character.

    I wanted the guy from transporter in it D: !!!!

    I mean he basicaly IS (!) agent 47

     
  18. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Believe it or not but the voice actor of Agent 47 is also a regular actor who has big similarity to Agent 47's looks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1qF5yA8rZk

    They would have done better to cast him as the character, but oh yeah, he is not a big known actor.
     
  19. Khan FurSainty

    Khan FurSainty Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 23, 2009
    About Hitman. Laugh my ass off when i saw National Theatre "Ivan Vazov". I knew it was filmed here, but, god, try to keep the illusion alive. They probably saw Ivan and though "People will think Russia!" which is true, if you don't know how our family names work.
     
  20. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Didn't think I would do it but I went and saw it today aaand it was actually A LOT better than I expected. Yes, my expectations were probably very low but as far as big fun costume movies go, it was pretty decent. Mind you, I can barely stand Jake Gyllenhaal and I found the main chick kind of weird looking.

    There was plenty of cheese, definitely, but there were some cool moments as well. The story was no Citizen Kane but it's far from the worst and the production values were top notch. I definitely recommend it, if you're into just fun popcorn flicks. With a few better actors, it could have been another Pirates.

    I hear that it gets a lot of bad rap for straying too far from the game but I don't get it, personally. I think it has just enough references and they are very tastefully done. The movie stands on its own, instead of retelling the games or attempting any obvious fan pleasers. Any more of them would damage it just as every other video game movie has been damaged by forced references to appeal to the gamers.

    Don't go expecting anything much better than the Mummy movies but it isn't much worse and IS better in many ways (at least, I thought it was better but I never liked Mummies much). It's actually pretty sad that it's flopping so hard because it doesn't deserve it (not as much as others do anyway) and I wouldn't mind a sequel.

    I think the fact that it's based on a game hurt it as most have learned to stay away from video game movies by now. Were it called something else, it would probably do much better.