No, Please God, Do NOT Do A Lollipop Chainsaw Movie
Yeah, that's just what this industry needs. A ditzy chainsaw-toting cheerleader ripping into a horde of zombies on the big screen.
For the record, I'm all in when it comes to the game. Oh, yes I am. I understand exactly what Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa Games is going for; it's a tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, never-meant-to-be-taken-seriously romp that could be the epitome of "guilty pleasure." Besides, long-time gamers and horror buffs understand the subtle homage that lies beneath; it's by no means mainstream.
But turning this into a movie, and it appears that is a possibility, is a horrendous idea. I mean, video games get zero respect from other "legitimate" entertainment venues. No, less than zero. Gaming is often mocked in those circles; trust me on that. And with the mainstream media fully intent on keeping games down by continually insinuating with its super "unbiased" reporting that games are only for children, a "Lollipop Chainsaw" movie will be just another nail in the coffin.
Nobody will get it; nobody will understand that it's a spoof, a joke; on the contrary, every ignorant idiot on the planet will emerge from such a movie going, "See, I knew all video games were sophomoric trash." That's not what we need right now. We need Journey to be turned into some thought-provoking indie film that sweeps up at Sundance. We need Quantic Dream and Hideo Kojima to team up on something that wins an Oscar. We're already at a colossal disadvantage; please stop giving more ammunition to a media and society that remains hell-bent on keeping video games mired in the past. Let's not go backwards.
Related Game(s): Lollipop Chainsaw
3/18/2012 8:56:41 PM Ben Dutka