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Rick Ace Rhodes
This is one of the few major manga/anime franchises that I've never been able to get into. However, I saw the 90's film this past weekend and with the new film being released on Friday, I'm generally interested in looking into it.

Who here is a fan? It seems like a cool science-fiction series with some decent action.

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Vaporman87
I've not seen the original or any other media of it. But apparently it's a big deal to many. Still don't understand why this is greenlit but nobody is making a Mass Effect movie. Seriously Hollywood? Seriously?
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Rick Ace Rhodes
Vaporman87 wrote :

I've not seen the original or any other media of it. But apparently it's a big deal to many. Still don't understand why this is greenlit but nobody is making a Mass Effect movie. Seriously Hollywood? Seriously?
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Given Hollywood's track record for video game adapted movies, I'm sure no one wants to take on a project that likely is going to be negatively reviewed.
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shakin steak
>Just 'cause they haven't made any good video game movies doesn't mean it's impossible. I mean, look at how many awful comic book movies there have been, vs how many good ones, and the trends of when both came out. But, I can also understand the difficulty of investing without a guaranteed return... not everything should be a "free market" but big budget entertainment surely falls within those parameters. High quality is required for that. So all we need is for a good writer who is interested in a particular game to get the attention of a producer/studio with money by writing a great script and getting it into somebody's hands.

I for one am excited about this movie. It looks awesome, speaking as a big fan of the cyberpunk genre. I have been aware of the anime movie for a long time but I haven't seen it. I want to watch the first movie and then see this new live-action one.

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Rick Ace Rhodes
shakin steak wrote :

>Just 'cause they haven't made any good video game movies doesn't mean it's impossible. I mean, look at how many awful comic book movies there have been, vs how many good ones, and the trends of when both came out. But, I can also understand the difficulty of investing without a guaranteed return... not everything should be a "free market" but big budget entertainment surely falls within those parameters. High quality is required for that. So all we need is for a good writer who is interested in a particular game to get the attention of a producer/studio with money by writing a great script and getting it into somebody's hands.

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Oh definitely. I'm not saying it's impossible, but the track record makes it hard for companies to want to invest in a project.
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ThatDudeintheHoodie
So far it's mixed reviews, though the one I saw from a fan of the movie and series saying it is great. I'm seeing it Friday. 
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jkatz

I suspect it'll be an enjoyable movie in its own right, but will take some liberties with the adaptation that will make fans unhappy (besides the most glaring and obvious one).
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