The Last of Us Movie Fell Apart Because It Was Too Action-Focused

1 : Anonymous2021/04/28 17:33 ID: n0k5zr
The Last of Us Movie Fell Apart Because It Was Too Action-Focused
2 : Anonymous2021/04/28 18:55 ID: gw7e55e

This seems like one of those blessing in disguise situations. TLoU seems much better suited as a TV show than a movie. And being partnered with HBO is really the best you can hope for if you're making a TV show. Especially since they clearly view it as a prestige project, as it's rumored to be the largest Canadian TV/movie production project ever. They've also been able to stack a ridiculous amount of talent behind the show. Which I doubt would've been possible if it were a movie.

ID: gw85g6a

Exactly, this show has pretty much everything good behind it. I'm hoping it will pave the way for more serious video game adaptions like Bioshock which I think can definitely happen if executives see that there's money to be made for more subtle/dramatic video game stories.

3 : Anonymous2021/04/28 17:33 ID: gw72cxb

If that’s the reason then good

ID: gw730w6

Agree, tv has gotten way better than movies anyways when you want to tell a story. MK should’ve been and hbo show

ID: gw76yg4

Agreed. This would need to be a 3-4 hour movie to have a decent chance of not rushing the story. MK looked like the movie was shot in fast forward.

ID: gw80tdg

Eh Mortal Kombat problem is Cole and really poor costume designs on some characters. The only character I think they really nailed was Kang Lao

4 : Anonymous2021/04/28 18:32 ID: gw7asv0

Good - although I loved the gameplay/action in the game my favorite parts of Last of Us were the story/acting. I think an HBO style series is the best fit for most game to movie types of media.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/28 18:52 ID: gw7dmq7

Adapting a 20 hour game to 2 hours for a movie is hard.

The only super long movie I can think of that has been successful from the start was lord of the rings.

ID: gw7q29s

20 hours of gameplay doesn't mean 20 hours of story.

ID: gw7v5km

True, but the differences in the mediums (video games and movies) make producing a good adaptation difficult.

6 : Anonymous2021/04/28 19:26 ID: gw7ijrj

I feel like one of TLOU's biggest strengths is that it is mainly a personal story about human relationships, but it uses action fueled parts and horror fueled parts sparingly in moments that really matter.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/28 17:36 ID: gw72pqq

I’m still on the fence about whether the TV show is a good idea

ID: gw73o3x

If it wasn't HBO I'd be extremely skeptical. HBO usually doesn't miss though.

ID: gw741x4

In before everyone starts referencing GOT Season 8, as if HBO has never done anything besides GOT...

ID: gw7451s

I hope it’s turns out good. Aside from feeling like it needs to do the game justice, the franchise already gets enough hate here because of Part II, can you imagine how much more annoying those people will get if the show doesn’t deliver lol

ID: gw78rsy

Hmmm are you sure about that?

And that doesn't include WestWorld season 3, GOT season 5-8 or Watchmen.

ID: gw7a5gp

After knowing the creator of Chernobyl is involved, I reckon it'll be good

ID: gw7awr9

Oh shit he’s involved? Damn okay I’m slightly more optimistic

ID: gw73prj

True, story is nothing original, just another post apocalyptic zombie setting.

ID: gw7485y

I disagree but you’re entitled to an opinion

ID: gw74sda

It is

8 : Anonymous2021/04/28 21:29 ID: gw7zxye

I mean when they hire directors that haven't even played the game what do you expect? They see zombies, guns, blood not engaging story about Ellie and Joel.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/28 21:11 ID: gw7xlcz

Good thing it fell apart then.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/28 21:04 ID: gw7whv9

How about letting games be games? Not every story has to be adapted to a movie screen.

ID: gw83t5y

I think there’s enough people that don’t have interest in playing the games/making the time investment but would like to enjoy the story and that’s where movies and TV adaptions come in.

Also it will probably get some of those people to play as well.

11 : Anonymous2021/04/28 21:18 ID: gw7yjr0

Very unlike the game.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/28 22:33 ID: gw88blr

Slow paced stealth TV is what the show needs to be with small stories told each episode to carry the overall arc to finish.

Never would have worked as a movie, too long.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/28 23:15 ID: gw8dmfb

Don't get your hopes up this will be absolutely horrible esp if duckboy is involved

They could make a fantastic movie if they just followed the first games story very closely

14 : Anonymous2021/04/28 19:48 ID: gw7lmfz

Yes not enough time was set aside for searching desks and rooms for cans and wire.


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