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Ratner Shelves God Of War Movie

Okay, everyone say it once, all in rhythm: "eh, you would've just mucked it up, anyway."

In October 2008, film director Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour, "X-Men 3") revealed that one of his new projects is a movie adaptation of the critically acclaimed God of War series. However, fans weren't that enthralled with the announcement, and although that may have nothing to do with this, Production Weekly reports that Ratner has shelved the idea. The simple quote is- "Over at Universal it looks like Brett Ratner has shelved 'God Of War,' and is moving forward on 'Trump Heist' with Eddie Murphy and Chris Tucker." Yeah, whatever. Keep pumping out the mediocrity, Hollywood; we'll just keep advancing and making superior entertainment products over here, if that's all right with you. That way, when your box office profit takes another dive and you fall even further behind our industry (that's what you get for continually insulting the intelligence of the movie-viewing public), you can just blame us for taking away all the film viewers. We don't mind. At the very least, you won't go and screw up one of our most beloved franchises.

We understand a "Metal Gear Solid" movie is also in the works, but with Hideo Kojima sitting in a major seat of influence during the production, we'd like to think it'll be excellent. A "God of War" movie? Nah, we'd rather you didn't try it.

2/19/2009 Ben Dutka

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Godslim
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:09:36 AM
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i think its a good thing i want sumone really good directing the movie

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coverton341
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:10:49 AM
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And the gaming world breathes a collective sigh of relief.

I mean can anyone really imagine...I dunno Vin Diesel painted up and swinging chained swords or "The Rock".....




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killzone100
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:02:43 PM

I would cry like a little school girl.

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JofaMang
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:05:16 PM

Vinnie Jones all the way! Hell, I'd take a Gerard Butler Kratos over Vin Diesel or the Rock any day~

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Aftab
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:34:53 PM

300 was a propaganda film, shamelessly fraught with stereotypes, and based on antihuman nationalistic hubris and racism. Oh yeah, and Butler's performance was just as laughably unconvincing. The movie was for idiots. I'm sure it made a lot of money.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:01:31 PM

@aftab what the hell is wrong with you? Are you from Persia or something?

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Aftab
Saturday, February 21, 2009 @ 5:56:10 PM

Nope. I'm not Persian.

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Ed_Wayne
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:10:56 AM
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This is wonderful. I don't care who the director is, a God of War movie would not work. It would be especially bad with a horrible director like this though. Good news.

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:45:56 PM

Not true...A god of War CGI movie would be pretty sweet. Sort of like Star Wars Clone Wars or maybe even like the Final Fantasy Movies.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:04:07 PM

@wizard Learn something. The clone wars was a universal flop

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 8:54:27 AM

@ Im The Dick

I was merely trying to say the style and look of the movies i listed would be good, not the quality of them.

Besides, looks like someone agrees with me...more than I can say of you, dickhead.

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Im The Man
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 1:47:27 PM

@ lizard sorry try again dumbass

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Fane1024
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:46:56 PM

@ both of you

Grow the f*ck up.

You can disagree without resorting to name-calling.

F*cking pr*cks. ;)

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Random_Steve
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:26:41 AM
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We should gather and have a celebration

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Naga
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:30:23 AM
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brilliant It just wouldn't work as an movie

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fundando
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:32:12 AM
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This video game adaptation would've been bad and everyone knows it.


#$%@ hollywood ran out of ideas a long time ago. There hasn't been one movie I've went to go see for me since The Dark Knight(or was it W?). In the meantime I have played plenty of video games.

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Random_Steve
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:38:55 AM

same, no movies are any good nowadays. I only go to the cinema cos its something to do.

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:39:36 AM

The Dark Knight Is the Best movie Ever made. but thats just my Opinion :P

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Random_Steve
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:07:39 PM

im pretty sure that opinion is shared among a lot (myself included) of other people aswell

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:31:19 PM

haha Yea, I dont know anyone who doesnt love that movie.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:06:22 PM

Never seen the dark knight. I bought it on blu-ray(with hancock) back in November and I still haven't opened neither.

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fundando
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:41:00 PM

well you need to unwrap that and put it in your blu-ray. Trust me

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:22:34 PM

You have to Atleast watch The Dark Knight! Its amazing.

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:35:46 AM
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Im glad there not making the movie. It most likely wouldnt have been any good.

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MSB 007
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 11:35:55 AM
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i was looking forwad to it aswell :(

dosnt matter gow3 should be here in about a year!!!!

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Geobaldi
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:02:49 PM
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My feeling is if they have to do a movie about it, make it an anime. There's no way they could do a live action film close enough. The DBZ and Street Fighter movies are two others that look horrible.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:08:36 PM
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now if only someone like Zack Snyder would pick it up, I have seen only good things from him and his movies seem to be more like videogames

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:30:33 PM

My thoughts exactly, I think he'd do an amazing job.

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Aftab
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:13:01 PM

His movies are sappy, nauseating, riddled with cliche and stereotypes to the point that some of them borderline propaganda films. I hate them.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:08:09 PM

@aftab Yeah you're persian.

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Kingharris
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:33:45 PM
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I think we can agree a Bioshock movie will rock

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Geobaldi
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:38:20 PM

I'd rather see System Shock

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:47:36 PM
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Off topic:

Why the hell hasn't anyone made Spawn 2 yet? Hollywood is slipping yo...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:28:22 PM

No shite, the first had promise, just give creative control to Todd MacFarlane and you got a winner. AL was a great anti hero, the HBO anime was tight.

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nickolars
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 3:21:11 PM

amen to that! I've been wishing for spawn 2 movie ever since i was a kid! It would've been awesome if they would've made it. i bet it would still be awesome. spawn was by far my favorite hero and none of my friends even knew who he was.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:11:47 PM

Spawn was also a semi-flop. Which is why part 2 has been in development hell for over 10 years...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:53:36 AM

The problem was they convinced Todd to let them "have" it, and hey the money mighta swayed my ass too, but if he was helming it we would have a winner.

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PS3_Wizard
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 9:00:13 AM

Well there is still hope. Look how they're bringing out sequels to Indiana Jones and other old movies from what feels like a lifetime ago.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:55:47 PM
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meh, i wouldnt be suprised they seem to be exploiting everythign these days, im sick of them f***ing comic book adaption plopping up every month.

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Aftab
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:13:50 PM

Wow. Me, too.

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isaya85
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:58:17 PM
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Didn't they say there was an Uncharted movie in the making??

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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convergecrew
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:00:58 PM
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Good. I hope they can the Gears of War movie too. That sounds like a disaster in the making. How are they gonna find people with necks and ankles THAT thick??? ;)

Dead Space might make a cool movie though.

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:15:44 PM

Hahaha that was pretty funny. Dead space already has a movie but its a prequel to the game and its anime.

As for a live adaptation, if it were to be based off of the original game it would be hard seeing as how Isaac was by himself through most of it. The only actor I've seen that can carry a whole movie by himself in a horror setting is Will Smith(I Am Legend).....

....hmmmmm I might be on to something....

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:09:56 PM
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i would aplaud Dead Space but i can imagine them slapping on a taky cast.

i honestly cant think of another game i want to see adapted, i'd like a Silent Hill sequel though, that films decent.

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convergecrew
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:49:10 PM

Yes. Silent Hill was a very decent movie, and a good cliffhanger ending too. Would love to see a 2nd one.

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Fane1024
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:51:47 PM

I agree as well about Silent Hill.

While not a superb movie, it was about as good an adaptation of the games as one can expect to get. I don't know why people were SO down on it.

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Phoelix
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:42:44 PM
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I'm surprised the guy passed up free money.

Regardless of how awful the plot may have been, we all know that we'd have gone to see Kratos slashing the eyes out of cylopses on a big screen. I mean, I think that might be worth $7.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:30:44 PM
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The problem is Hollywood is stuck in generic story mode, they are using the simplest structure available as opposed to bringing in writers with what at least resemble new and complex ideas. They would probably go, "Oh a video game movie?" "Let's have Kratos go save a princess and there can't be any gore because we need the PG13 audience"

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:32:44 PM

The sad part is, Its true.

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Aftab
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:15:14 PM

Exactly.

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Orvisman
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:42:47 PM
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Thank God!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:16:47 PM

Thank the God of War.

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Victor321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 2:57:25 PM
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Brett Ratner did OK with the X-men 3 Movie, so I thank god that GOW isn't being made by him. I do however am ashamed that Sony Pictures didn't say anything about it sooner, and same goes to Santa Monica Studios. These guys just don't get mediocre game-to-movie adaptations....=/

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 3:01:47 PM

Movie to game is Horrible, Game To Movie is ehh.

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Victor321
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:21:25 PM

Yah I know that for sure, but movies like silent hill, RE and Max Payne to name a few are ok/good imo.

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Randomhero1
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 8:23:43 PM

Yea theres always a few thats actually good.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 3:12:22 PM
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GoW is definitely 'superior entertainment' Ben. For them to make a movie out of two games that have surpassed that medium is a mockery of the source material. We hear the announcement. We want it be good. It never is...

Well Advent Children was frippin' amazing, but what else is there...?

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Gow49ers
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:12:30 PM
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Glad there is not going to be a Gow movie, hard to make a movie, that is an epic game already, IMO!

Gow49ers

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bigrailer19
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 4:47:52 PM
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well this is good news but heres some even better news SCEA released there official line-up for 2009 and in the link below you will see GOD of War 3 and MAG are both on there, i dont know the credentials of the site but it is via and offical SCEA press release and its not the only site to post this!

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/02/19/killzone-2-to-kick-off-blockbuster-ps3-line-up/

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Kangasfwa
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:12:15 PM
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God of War would have to fleshed out quite a bit for it to be made into a movie (but not made by hollywood). If the story is not character driven then we would wind up with another shallow, cliche driven series of CGI drenched pictures. (I'm refering to 300. I didn't like that movie. At all.)

Video games aren't treated with the respect they deserve when movie adaptions are made. Like the Hitman movie. Who's idea was it to give Agent 47 feelings? He was cloned to be a cold blooded assassin dammit.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 5:17:36 PM
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What ever happened to the Castlevania movie?

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Im The Man
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:19:53 PM

Wouldn't you rather not know?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 2:54:29 AM

yeah, may Drac rest in peace

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bamf
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 6:42:33 PM
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The whole greek mythology story are brilliant in the GoW series and are told really well through the dialogue and gameplay. If what we've seen and played in the game can be translated to a CGi movie done by the developers themselves, then I think it would work.
Lets face it, the cutscenes in the games have been better than their film adaptions.

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Deleted User
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 7:43:54 PM
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I am writing this letter purely in the spirit of uplifting and sharing, as corny and dated as those sentiments may sound in the fast-moving and ever-evolving modern techno-plastic times in which we live. Primarily, I want to share with you my view that Mr. Ratner's rodomontades are as appealing as braces, acne, and a wooden leg at the senior prom. Let's get down to brass tacks: Mr. Ratner's hijinks were never about tolerance and equality. That was just window dressing for the "innocents". Rather, what we have been imparting to Mr. Ratner—or what he has been eliciting from us—is a half-submerged, barely intended logic, contaminated by wishes and tendencies we prefer not to acknowledge. I am not concerned with rumors or hearsay about him. I am interested only in ascertained facts attested by published documents and in these primarily as an illustration that Mr. Ratner must have some sort of problem with reading comprehension. That's the only explanation I can come up with as to why Mr. Ratner accuses me of admitting that the Eleventh Commandment is, "Thou shalt deny citizens the ability to become informed about the destruction that Mr. Ratner is capable of". What I actually said is that this is a lesson for those with eyes to see. It is a lesson not so much about Mr. Ratner's spiteful behavior but about the way that I have a hard time trying to reason with people who remain calm when they see Mr. Ratner cause an increase in disease, Dadaism, crime, and vice. So you see, I can no longer brook Mr. Ratner's spleeny, improvident long-term goals.

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mustang750r
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:13:28 PM
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I think a prequel would do nicely maybe call it GHOST OF SPARTA: GOD OF WAR. It can go into the story of how he becomes the Ghost of Sparta and it can leave off where CoO begins. Hopefully they get someone like I don't know... James Camaron!!

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blitz30952
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:20:32 PM

Now that sounds like an interesting idea because they are given certain liberties with what they could do in the movie...

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Fane1024
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 4:55:21 PM

Wouldn't they have to film it underwater?

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Robochic
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:15:44 PM
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@Randomhero1
I agree with u more, movie to game is horrible. game to movie can be possible, like the resident evil movies i liked them, or tomb raider another good movies. But i just can't see this being a good movie some can be possible other can't plus i'm kinda getting sick of seeing games turned into movies.

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ceedot
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 5:09:38 AM
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I was looking forward to this.

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mustang750r
Friday, February 20, 2009 @ 9:46:39 PM
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fane1024 what? i don't understand

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