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Old 01-16-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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I was wondering if guys from Remedy could tell us their thoughts on the movie made years ago.

Maybe there's already a topic, im not sure.

Personally, I didnt enjoy it much. I apologize if anybody from Remedy participated to the film, but I wasnt impressed.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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I think i would have enjoyed it more without the MP name on it because it just did not feel like Max Payne to me at all.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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I think i would have enjoyed it more without the MP name on it because it just did not feel like Max Payne to me at all.
^This.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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I wouldn't count on them commenting on the movie. If they say anything bad, Marky Mark is likely to rock up and say hi to their mothers.

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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I wouldn't count on them commenting on the movie. If they say anything bad, Marky Mark is likely to rock up and say hi to their mothers.
Mark who? Wallyburg- I mean Wahlberg
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #6
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The movie was pretty bad i thought.

What a way to ruin a fantastic game.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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I think everyone here was pretty happy about a fairly big budget movie even getting made (it's not that common!), and even a sub-optimal movie makes the brand better known. But I don't think the Mario or Street Fighter movies ruined the games..

And no, we did not have involvement with the film.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #8
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I think everyone here was pretty happy about a fairly big budget movie even getting made (it's not that common!), and even a sub-optimal movie makes the brand better known. But I don't think the Mario or Street Fighter movies ruined the games..

And no, we did not have involvement with the film.
But you didn't answer the question:

DID. YOU. ENJOY. THE. MOVIE? ;P

I know i asked for your thoughts, but i presume we all wanna know what you thought of it.

I didnt feel like it was the max payne I knew. Max Payne was a right badass... this max payne just...
was not.

And if i made a game franchise being made into the movie, I'd want to see the script that was written before I even approve it. I would want to make sure the movie stays true to the game.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:45 AM   #9
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But you didn't answer the question:

DID. YOU. ENJOY. THE. MOVIE? ;P
I think this is the best you'll get:

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And if i made a game franchise being made into the movie, I'd want to see the script that was written before I even approve it. I would want to make sure the movie stays true to the game.
Unfortunately, things don't usually work this way with the film industry. If producers/production companies are financially backing the project they are usually going to have their say/way. Making money (making the movie more appealing to a larger audience) is more of a concern than staying true to the source material. But hey, it is a business after all.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:58 AM   #10
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And if i made a game franchise being made into the movie, I'd want to see the script that was written before I even approve it. I would want to make sure the movie stays true to the game.
It'd be pretty unusual for anyone not directly involved in the production to approve the script. Unfortunately, unless you're J.K. Rowling, you probably wont have anything to do with it besides signing something to say they can make the movie if they give you money. But then again, I've never made a videogame that was adapted into a movie, so I could be wrong.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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IMO, this movie has NOTHING to do with the actual games. What's dis shit with Valkyries and anything like this? This movie has no relation with the real Max Payne, to be honest.

The game can take you in a journey of fantasy, cause your mind is the creator of fantasy !
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #12
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It'd be pretty unusual for anyone not directly involved in the production to approve the script. Unfortunately, unless you're J.K. Rowling, you probably wont have anything to do with it besides signing something to say they can make the movie if they give you money. But then again, I've never made a videogame that was adapted into a movie, so I could be wrong.
Yeah, most of the time, but the Silent Hill movie is an exception to that.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #13
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Yeah, most of the time, but the Silent Hill movie is an exception to that.
Maybe Konami didn't hold that much clout, or they just didn't know how to make a good movie, but Silent Hill didn't do overwhelmingly better than Max Payne in theaters or with critics. I guess studio involvement doesn't automatically equal a successful movie.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #14
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Maybe Konami didn't hold that much clout, or they just didn't know how to make a good movie, but Silent Hill didn't do overwhelmingly better than Max Payne in theaters or with critics. I guess studio involvement doesn't automatically equal a successful movie.
Silent Hill was a heck load more true to the games than Max Payne was.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #15
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Silent Hill was a heck load more true to the games than Max Payne was.
That may be true, but they both still have the same metacritic scores and did pretty similarly in the box office too. Being true to the source material doesn't always make a movie better, especially with videogames since they're usually lacking in the writing department, but I doubt it would've hurt Max Payne.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #16
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That may be true, but they both still have the same metacritic scores and did pretty similarly in the box office too. Being true to the source material doesn't always make a movie better, especially with videogames since they're usually lacking in the writing department, but I doubt it would've hurt Max Payne.
I think a lot of the critics didnt really realize that the max payne moviue was a video game adaptation.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #17
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Yeah that's probably why they rated it so low.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:06 AM   #18
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Yeah that's probably why they rated it so low.
You mean high... if they'd know it was from a video game, scores might have been lower.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:09 PM   #19
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And no, we did not have involvement with the film.
Yeah, it shows.

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #20
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i think the movie is a decent one. i liked it. as far as video game adaptations it's the best i've seen. it's not a great movie but... speaking of actors casted as max and mona and the overall dark atmosphere, i think it's pretty good. i would give it a 7/10
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #21
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i think the movie is a decent one. i liked it. as far as video game adaptations it's the best i've seen. it's not a great movie but... speaking of actors casted as max and mona and the overall dark atmosphere, i think it's pretty good. i would give it a 7/10
No. They chose the completely wrong actors for the movie. Silent Hill is by far the best video game adaptation.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #22
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Honestly I think it's quite hard for a movie based on a book or a game to convince the fans of those.
Like people who've read "The Lord of The Rings" first often don't like the movies ( though they are on another level compared to game adaptions) as much as others do.
Max Payne (movie) taken by itself is a fairly good action-movie, but it's hard reaching the game(s) and the expectations of it's fans.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:02 PM   #23
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I think a lot of the critics didnt really realize that the max payne moviue was a video game adaptation.
That shouldn't matter. Either a movie is good or it is not. And if the story of a game isn't suited for a movie, then you have to change it.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:29 PM   #24
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That shouldn't matter. Either a movie is good or it is not. And if the story of a game isn't suited for a movie, then you have to change it.
Or if the story of a game is suited for a movie, they shouldn't change it.

There was not a lot they needed to change with the game's storyline to make it in to a movie. Unfortunately, someone had the idea to change certain key factors that made it in to a far different look and feel to the game (e.g. flying Valkyr).

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #25
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Or if the story of a game is suited for a movie, they shouldn't change it.

There was not a lot they needed to change with the game's storyline to make it in to a movie. Unfortunately, someone had the idea to change certain key factors that made it in to a far different look and feel to the game (e.g. flying Valkyr).
I won't defend this movie in any way, shape or form, because it's really bad, but I think they had to change something nonetheless.
Max Payne 1 doesn't have enough dialogue for a movie, so he can't be alone all the time.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #26
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Watched this movie back then in my local cinema and there is a picture, that just exactly explained my thoughts on this movie:

I've put the Imagination in its Place.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #27
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The perfect Max Payne Movie .......

Director - Zack Snyder
Max Payne - Bruce Willis
Script/Writer - Remedy Stuff
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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Nah, Bruce is way too old i think. Why not Timothy Gibbs?! I mean, he is the actual model for Max...

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Old 02-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #29
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If it were up to me, I'd cast Guy Pearce as Max. He'd fit the strung-out Max in the first game, and the grim detective in the second, and the burnt-out body guard in the third easily. Plus, the man is incredibly talented.

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #30
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I felt that Shoot'em Up had many Max Payne like qualities - in shooting and humor - and Clive Owen worked well in that role.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #31
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I felt that Shoot'em Up had many Max Payne like qualities - in shooting and humor - and Clive Owen worked well in that role.
Oh man, that movie was so great. Way too underrated.

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:40 AM   #32
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Silent Hill was a heck load more true to the games than Max Payne was.
First half of it, yes. 2nd half, absolutely not. In fact, second half was made up and not based on anything Silent Hill related. Total garbage

Looking forward to more Alan Wake
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:28 PM   #33
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I was excited when I first saw it then I stopped recognising it as Max Payne.
Soundtrack was awful, story was messed up, just....it was trying to be Max Payne but it wasn't.

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Old 02-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #34
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Mel Gibson = Max Payne
Nuff said
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #35
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Mel Gibson = Max Payne
Nuff said
At 56? =)

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #36
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Well Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 4 is much older and he still was great.
A couple of makeup and dyed hair will fix this.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #37
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Well Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 4 is much older and he still was great.
Well, sure, but that was also an older Indiana Jones -- it's set almost 20 years after the events of the previous movie. It's not quite the same thing. =)

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:09 PM   #38
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ok I give up! lol
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #39
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And don't get me wrong, I could see Gibson doing a great Max! I think he's definitely got the presence. But it'd be tricky.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:53 PM   #40
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Agreed!
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