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King Of Fighters Movie Trailer: Surprise Or Destined Failure?

As a general rule of thumb, I try to watch just about anything featuring Maggie Q. You know, just because. But this one...I dunno.

So there's another movie based on a video game coming out, and perhaps unfortunately, this film is using the revered King of Fighters franchise as its main influence. You can view the full theatrical trailer below but before you do, we're warning you: this does look fairly decent on the surface, but just think about how many times you've been fooled before by slick-looking previews. Hasn't this happened to us in the past with the likes of oh, say..."Street Fighter?" Granted, we still have plenty of hope for future projects like "Prince of Persia" and that "Metal Gear Solid" movie, but when it comes to movies based on fighters, we're required to have our suspicions.

Well, what did you think? See, Maggie Q is in it. See? The hot one. That's always a bonus but Hollywood should've learned by now that gamers won't be swayed by chicks; they're going to need a decent film in order to drop the money on a ticket. Besides, fighting fans would usually rather play the games they enjoy so maybe this movie will just have to appeal to all the teenage boys out there. Well, we'll see how it does.

11/29/2009 9:53:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (41 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 10:07:59 PM
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Okay I feel dumb, who is Maggie Q?
Just show me Mai Shiranui and I'll give this a rental ;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 10:17:19 PM
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She was in Need for Speed: Undercover, Mission Impossible III...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie_Q#

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 10:40:05 PM

Oh yeah she spilled the wine on the dude so they could replace him with the couch jumper :)

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djbool
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:38:42 PM

I just like the picture from Final Fantasy War of Lions

Plus this movie should just go straight to DVD. The trailer tell you how much it will suck

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EddPm6
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 10:30:31 PM
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I call fail

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 10:43:38 PM

me too, you have to watch between the lines but you can see it.

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Godslim
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:51:49 AM

oh yeh huge fail!

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leatherface
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 1:06:01 PM

King Of Failures

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godsman
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:02:44 PM
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Well the fighting games never have a strong enough story plot to give the fighters any characters. If the movie have cheesy fighting, it's pretty much automatic fail.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:10:39 PM
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Failure...
Didn't recognize a single character there

Seriously wtf? :D

I think this is a joke, it must be an on-going joke. They'll try to make the worse movie based on a fighter they can.

Wasn't that Dead or Alive movie released already? With Kevin Nash and other wrestlers lol?

Anyway, pure failure and too much spinning

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:23:26 PM

The DOA movie was soooooooooooooooooo bad we should all pretend it never happened. And yeah, I didn't recognize anyone, what the hell is wrong with people making movies?

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eLLeJuss
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:12:45 PM
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lol at least it looks better than that dragon ball movie.. hgaha

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Juanalf
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 7:53:30 AM

I actually found the DB movie to be good and pretty enjoyable even thought it shouldn't have been made in the first place.

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Naga
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:57:01 AM

I didn't like the look of the characters, especially Master Roshi man his age was so wrong

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therabbitkinge
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:21:51 PM
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Maggie Q is fine and all but I need accuracy over the producers "vision" any day. The characters story and even the combat doesn't fit the series at all and I get how changes need to be made for things like this to appeal to a wider audience but if you make a game for gamers about a game then make sure you appeal to the core audience.THE F*CKING GAMER!!!

On that note Ben go watch "Balls of fury" its the worst acting Maggie Q has done, although playing ping pong against four guys at once was still hilariously kick a*s ^_^

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 12:39:31 AM

I'll pass. I don't want anything to mess with that image I have of her in that dress in MI3. ;)

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___________
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:29:28 PM
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meh ive lost my interest in movies latley.
i use to really enjoy sitting down late at night and watching a movie, or going out to the cinemas.
but now i get bored really quickly.
like 2012 i know a bad example because it was not that good but still, i fell asleep half way through.
and before that like 1 hour through i kept looking at my phone checking how much longer it had to go.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 11:41:02 PM
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Eh, the intro sounds like a Mortal Kombat plot or something, oh well, don't care.

But while we're on the subject of movies, has everyone seen the Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy fanmade movie? It's actually quite pretty awsome, I'll post the link in the forums (if no one else has) and here too.
http://www.mgs-philanthropy.net/main/?page_id=166&lang=en

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fstop
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:09:50 AM

Seriously, I couldn't agree more and what's with studios bringing the Universe into play when this is a fighting movie based on earth's "other" dimensions? "...threatens the Universe." Are they serious here? As if those words will really make people say; "OMG! Not the UNIVERSE! I have to find out how they don't let that happen."
Riiiiiiight.

Oh and the MGS: Philanthropy fan made movie is prettyBAD ASS so far.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:34:23 AM

Haha, yeah, it's pretty awsome, you should read up on the history for em, took em a while to make it but they made a great movie, lol

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 3:27:44 PM

@LegendaryWolfish,

Real nice catch on that Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy movie! Awesome!!!!

Hollywood,..... Now are you listening & watching, this is where you could really use some pointers, seeing how these guys did a whole lot more, and with a whole lot less.

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Geobaldi
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 4:04:52 PM

The Lord of the Rings fan movie; The Hunt for Gollum is a pretty good movie as well. Check it out at: http://www.thehuntforgollum.com/

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 @ 3:31:00 AM

that TLOTR fanmade movie was pretty kewl, tho my lack of Tolkien knowledge probably left me more confused than before watching, LOL

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fluffer nutter
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 12:11:34 AM
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April 1st already?

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BIG_E
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 12:30:23 AM
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It gives me the Street fighter movie vibe like its going to suck.

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Geobaldi
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 1:30:32 AM
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The trailor looks sorta decent but then again most trailers show all the good parts of the movie anyway. It can't be any worse than the DOA and Street Fighter movies. The first Mortal Kombat movie is still the best fighting game movie in my opinion. But Gordan Chan did work on the movie Hard Boiled, and that was a great movie so we'll just have to see. But something tells me we'll all be disappointed.

Again.

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Banky A
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 3:05:23 AM
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Failllurrre.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 4:30:03 AM
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Destined Failure. (using your words in the title Ben)

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randomname
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 5:08:32 AM
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KoF is my favorite fighting franchise...Hopefully it turns out good.

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kirobz
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 5:30:32 AM
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Maggie Q as Mai?? Are you kidding me?? Where's her nice bounce and outfit... Fail to provide that is an instant fail...

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DGo8
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:01:18 AM
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Tha next will be another Mortal Kombat..i hope it happens i loved them as a kid..looking back now doe...MK2 wasnt very good..looks..cheap...Tekken will be good film i rekon aswell

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Godslim
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:52:30 AM

i thought a new mk movie was already confirmed

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Geobaldi
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 4:06:19 PM

Yep. Mortal Kombat: Devastation

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DGo8
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 9:05:02 AM
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after watching that..i think it looks rubbish...seems like a fan made trailer..its poor in my eyes...using music from Dark Knight...i didnt even know any characters

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mexgeo86
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 10:43:20 AM
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As most/some have pointed out, the film doesn't look too promising.

Who is Maggie Q portraying? Yuri, Athena, Mai? The dude who appears to be Ryo is American while I believe he's always been Japanese. Is the villain Geese Howard? If so, then they're going more ala "Fatal Fury" route in which case where are the Bogarts and Higashi?

I think the main problem is that since KOF is known for the large number of characters/groups, you can't really concentrate on 1 group, each 'team' has their own reason for being in the tourney and so to go through all would be time consuming.

I think with the various good fighting films in recent years (Jet Li comes to mind), we know what to expect for fight sequences, so that means they need to have a good plot or else it's just another fight movie.

The trailer didn't seem to show much of that imo.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 11:43:35 AM
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Yeah if they can't even make the trailer look good, I seriously doubt the movie will be any better.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 12:48:57 PM
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wow this movie looks so stupid... they should just cancel this movie... either that or change the director to michael bay or someone that knows how to make a real movie cuz i thought we were done with making dumb video games to movies whe they stop giving uwe boll liscenses for movies.... Man was i wrong

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I_defenestrate
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 2:46:46 PM

All Bay knows how to do is make lots of things explode. Not that explosions are bad, mind you, but even the best things need moderation. He wouldn't know a plot device if it jumped up and put him on a world saving quest. I recall a wonderful South Park episode that portrays him to a T.

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schillah
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 12:59:43 PM
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wow this looks horrible

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Snaaaake
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 6:02:45 PM
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Few opinion on this trailer:
1) What kind of narration is that?!?!?!?!? Really sounded like an amateur narrator.
2) Action looks dumb
3) Didn't even introduce some characters and I don't even know who is who and I won't bother looking it up.

The last fighting movie I enjoyed was the Matrix Trilogy.

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Ragnarok00_CODE
Monday, November 30, 2009 @ 8:50:12 PM
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where is "terry and kyo and yori" wait are we really talking about KOF like i saw some sword fighting in more like samuraishowdown or some (sorry samurai showdow not trying to insult u just too traumatized to think of another reference) is maggie Q supposed to be Mai cuz she definitely needs some chest implants

ho i know what this is, this is dragon ball evo/legend of chun li All over again
This movie should be retitled from KOF to KOL(King of Lamers)

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