Jun 20, 2012, 12:11 PM - Do you think that...
A.) They should/could make a (decent) Mass Effect Movie?
B.) If so, who could you see playing Commander Shepard?
C.) Would you actually see it?
Jun 20, 2012, 12:15 PM - Re: Do you think that...
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Jun 20, 2012, 12:15 PM - Re: Do you think that...
Sorry it was a 3 part question
Kerr Avon said:
Jun 20, 2012, 12:42 PM - Re: Do you think that...
Legendary Pictures picked up the rights to it 2 years ago. FUNimation is releasing an anime based on ME later this year following Vega and his battle versus the Collectors.
As for the live action, Avi Arad is tied to the production and there's been a lot of indecision of whether the plot will follow the games, books or completely new story involving Shepard. The current rumors are that it will be based off the first game.
There's a fan film currently in the works called Red Sand which is set before Shepard's time.
As to who will be playing Shepard, I will give betting odds that Sam Worthington is at the top of the list.
Will I see it? Maybe. Probably.
Pros: Avi Arad is involved. The guy that did the screenplay to Thor is rumored to be involved. Daft Punk is rumored to be doing the score/soundtrack. BioWare will be heavily involved.
Cons: The guy that did the screenplay to Thor also did the screenplay to I Am Legend. Seth Green will NOT be cast as Joker. Warner Brothers is also involved and their track record (aside from Nolan's Batman and the animated films) with movies in this genre hasn't been stellar. EA will have their grimy mitts all over this.
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Jun 20, 2012, 2:03 PM - Re: Do you think that...
Gotta be honest in my opinion, Avi Arad does not excite me. Even though he was involved w/Thor, he was also heavily involved in many other Marvel Crapfests, like X3, Spiderman 3, Elektra, both Ghost Riders & Punishers. He is VERY hit or miss. So him being involved, could be exciting, or it could be Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
I don't like Seth Green (w/some exceptions), but I think it would be a disservice to many, including Seth Green, if he is NOT CAST as Joker. He fits the bill, he even resembles Joker. The part/role is practically already written.
What the science, I completely wasn't even thinking about EA. All that means is that it will be awful, and if possible, EA will sell personal seat licenses & popcorn contracts attached to the a ME movie ticket, bringing your original $12 purchase to a new total of $96.79.
Jun 20, 2012, 2:23 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I know my GF likes the idea of Alex O'Loughlin (McGarrett in the recent Hawaii 5.0) as Sheppard. Which is cool, but only if he plays my character from the game. As for someone that looks like the default Sheppard, I hate to say Channing Tatum looks the part, but I'd prefer Worthington.
If they stick to the main plot of the first game, they could probably pull it off.
And yes, I probably would see it.
Jun 20, 2012, 2:34 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I think Matthew Fox (Jack from LOST) would make a perfect Sheppard.
Jun 20, 2012, 2:37 PM - Re: Do you think that...
Channing Tatum does look the part but the boy just can't act.... lol
That wouldn't be cool if they left Seth Green out... I think they would lose a lot of money by doing that because die hard ME fans wouldn't appreciate someone else playing Joker.... you can't just CHANGE a main character like that....
I would probably wait for it on DVD depending on the quality... because I like the movie concept and giving more life to a series like this but at the same time if you're not going to do it right.. don't do it!
Jun 20, 2012, 2:47 PM - Re: Do you think that...
ME has any fans left to see a movie after the ending to ME3?
I wouldn't boycott the film based solely on whether Seth Green is in it or not, that's a rather shallow reaction imo. I think there would be bigger concerns about using a male Shepard for all the players who used a female Shepard, or whether to have a Paragon or Renegade Shepard. Plus they face the issue of Shepard being a player surrogate whose personality and choices are dictated by the players; a movie with Shepard removes a major element of the game and would likely feel off to players. That's why all the tie-in media for Mass Effect is about things Shepard has no effect on, so it doesn't contradict what the player has experienced personally.
Smartest idea would be to just not make a movie about Shepard at all, and avoid all of that. Better still would be to just not make a movie at all. Video game movies suck, the Mass Effect brand has been damaged by the reaction to ME3's ending, and unless there's a new game coming in a few years who's going to care when a movie comes out anyway?
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Jun 20, 2012, 2:48 PM - Re: Do you think that...
lol I was mad at first but now I understand it better so yes i'm still a fan and there are many others who are also
Jun 20, 2012, 3:47 PM - Re: Do you think that...
The original rumored storyline for the movie was to be about The First Contact Wars when humans fought Turians which preceded Shepard and the games. So who knows? They might go back to that idea but I doubt it because when people think of Mass Effect characters, the majority think Shepard, Miranda, Joker, Tali, etc.
And you can pretty much bank on there being a Mass Effect 4 if EA has anything to say about it.
Jun 20, 2012, 4:05 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I just can't wait for this darn DLC to come out for ME3... according to the Video Game producers n'such it's supposed to make the main story line click together and it will be epic etc...etc... If there were to be a ME4 I would be ecstatic but I want to know what happens in the DLC first!
Jun 20, 2012, 5:01 PM - Re: Do you think that...
Well of course BioWare is going to hype the DLC as epic, no one would want it if they said "well the fans were too stupid to appreciate the majesty of our artistic vision so we have to spoon-feed them more." Everything I've seen points to more dialogue and cinematics, no additional gameplay. I don't see how any of that can be epic if the ending remains the turd it is.
With the ending to ME3 any new game would either have to be based on one of the colors being canon, set so far in the future that the ending to ME3 doesn't matter, or be a prequel. Now a game or movie about the First Contact Wars would be cool. I'm not sure I'd get it though, have to see how the ECLC turns out before BioWare gets more of my money.
Jun 20, 2012, 7:28 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I'm not sure how the DLC will turn out... it's supposed to answer a lot of questions though... so hopefully it's not dumb. My first play through with the ending I ran out of the bedroom with controller in hand to the living room and cried out "WHAT THE F***!" My husband slowly turned his head and with the most blank look ever said "You finally beat it?" then I ran back to try another ending lol after a second play through and lots of time to ponder the ending (and searching for answers on the internet) I think I might actually understand it.. however I still need more... it's like a drug and i'm strongly addicted to it lol
As far as another ME? I have no idea it depends on what the DLC holds really... a prequel could happen I suppose but then it wouldn't be ME4 it would be like ME:The blah blah lol
I'm not even sure how we went from talking about movies to the game... haha
Jun 20, 2012, 7:52 PM - Re: Do you think that...
The majority of films based off video games (not including animated) have sucked. Mario Brothers, Mortal Kombat 1 and 2, DOOM, Street Fighter, Dragonball: Evolution, Double Dragon, anything linked to Uwe Boll and dozens more. I, personally, can list on one hand movies I did like: the Resident Evil series minus Retribution and Silent Hill.
While I am hopeful, I'm not expecting a Mass Effect film to break the mold even with the big names that are connected to it.
Jun 22, 2012, 1:20 AM - Re: Do you think that...
These are all entirely true statements... or the try to make it close to the came and then just make it stupid crazy and hard to follow.... Like I said before... hopefully they take into account that this in't just some small game... that if they eff it up bad things will happen...
Jun 22, 2012, 1:57 AM - Re: Do you think that...
Like I always say when people ask the same thing about Metal Gear: The games are like films themselves there's no need for a 2 hour movie when you have an engrossing story that takes hours and hours of gameplay to go through.
Even more so with Mass Effect as the player chooses the path taken by the characters. Any film will disappoint the majority of fans.
Love it for what it is.
Jun 22, 2012, 5:54 AM - Re: Do you think that...
Jun 22, 2012, 1:47 PM - Re: Do you think that...
This is true!
On a different note on the same page of music.... EA just announced that the extended cut DLC will be available Tuesday! Although it's going to be mainly cinematic/dialogue stuff...
Jun 22, 2012, 3:10 PM - Re: Do you think that...
The DLC is an apology for the ending. Giving us apologia which REINFORCE the existing ending when what they should be doing is more along the lines of admitting to a painfully huge error in judgement and giving us a playable "real" ending that doesn't involve submission to the plainly psychotic AI which has been exterminating intelligent life across the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of years...isn't going to thrill too many fans.
Movie-wise, I think I'd prefer a fem Shep. Do we really need yet one more tough guy? Sure there have been a few action heroines lately but there's still a massive deficit versus the blokes, and this property is a good fit. Make it stand out from the pack a bit.
I reckon they probably wanted to go with Vega for the live action. Glad I wasn't the only one who hated his cliched guts.
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Jun 22, 2012, 3:36 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I still don't understand the "controversy" over the ending. I knew the ending supposedly sucked... got to it, thought it turned out pretty good and never had a real issue.
Jun 22, 2012, 7:52 PM - Re: Do you think that...
I love Fem Shep.. I only ever use Fem-Shep on my plays...
I agree Art, I think people just wanted/expected something different... but the developers did say they had something in store for gamers and they never said that the end was the end... I still am a fan of the indoctrination theory... but that's just my opinion
Jun 24, 2012, 5:00 AM - Re: Do you think that...
BioWare shot down the indoctrination theory explicitly. Sadly, because if that had been the answer it could have been an impressive coup if brought off well. The DLC would have followed more rapidly though.
I mean to do a male Shep playthrough some time, just never gotten around to it. And he's kinda bland, you know?
Jun 24, 2012, 5:39 AM - Re: Do you think that...
BroShep never struck me as bland. There are some areas where I prefer Mark's delivery and certain areas where I prefer Jennifer's. I would love to see some behind-the-scenes material on their recordings and whether there was a concerted effort by the director to get the same delivery from both of them. Who was used as the baseline and who had to match it for example.
Part of me is hopeful that BioWare is misrepresenting what the EC is and we're in for a surprise when it's more than 10 more minutes of cinematics to explain the character assassination of Joker and how the destruction of the Mass Relays doesn't destroy all life in the galaxy. A more realistic hope is that it won't make things worse. Hell, endings that are distinct beyond the color of the space magic would be nice.
Jun 24, 2012, 8:04 AM -
I did not have a big problem with the ending either.
Two minor problems where that I had Liara in my group trying to get to the beam and you think she would have been killed with the rest of the squad and where did that pistol come from? I was killing with a single shot with that thing!
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