Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nintendo May Make Movies?

When video games turn to movies, they usually don't end up well. I think as a whole, most people including gaming fans rarely get excited for video game adaptations. Even though we have "Assassin's Creed'' and "WarCraft'' on the horizon, I think the response to those movies are still pretty weathered. We really are not completely taken over by these movie ideas, we are giving ourselves over to them. Because we have burned in the past too many times when it comes to video game adaptations, and taken as a whole, we collectively know better.

One of the movies which led to the mistrust of video game adaptations was "Super Mario Brothers" in 1993. I don't know what that movie was, but it wasn't Super Mario Brothers and that is a stone cold fact. Somebody decided to take all of the joy and zeal out of the Super Mario game and make a movie that had no idea what it was trying to adapt. There was also a slapdash quality to the making of that movie that has poisoned all other video game adaptations. I don't know what Hollywood thought when it came to most video game adaptations made in the 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's. But the silly quality to all of those movies made was strong and evident, its almost like Hollywood wanted to make these adaptations bad. I don't know why though, there is such as strong video game culture in our country, that these would be gold minds when it came to profits made.

Nintendo in particular have kept their adaptations slim after 1993, but it seems that is about to change. The information is pretty sketchy as of right now, but it sounds like Nintendo maybe edging closer to making movies again, whatever that may mean.

"As we look more broadly at what is Nintendo’s role as an entertainment company, we’re starting to think more and more about how movies can fit in with that—and we’ll potentially be looking at things like movies in the future."

That is what Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi said about the matter. These two guys are running the Software Planning Division at Nintendo and they are in charge of whatever is coming with Nintendo and movies. Now again, this doesn't really say much about if these will be adaptations of Nintendo characters or if Nintendo will make original ideas with their brand name. I don't know what this could possibly mean.

I hope that Nintendo tries to do something original with their brand, hopefully creating new worlds separate from their video games. That is what I truly hope for, as I feel I have had my fair share of video game adaptations over the years, but who knows. If Nintendo at the helm, it could mean anything. We shall see.


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