It should follow original plot but add own stuff aswell. It's good if they follow original plot but it doesn't mean they can't add own stuff and take their own take of something. Trough they should be really big, expecially taking own take of something.
I'd say to follow the story but also have a few new ideas as well, that's why movies and books are the same yet different. If they follow the story exactly then we (if read the story before hand) would already know what is happening or going to happen before it happens which would make it boring and a waste of time. Unless people would like to see it happening in motion picture then through imagination of words.
I agree with a few others, it really does depend. Some VG's or comics just don't have any room for anymore ideas in the story lien without messing it up. For others, it might be better for the movie. But for all of them, the basics need to be absolutely firm, no maybes when it comes down to a comparison of the basic structure of the plot. Otherwise it isn't really the movie of the storyline at all... unless, of course, it is just relating to the same world and is a different installment. but then again, it wouldn't make much sense unless you were a previous fan, and, well, with the way people are, that wouldn't help the fandom as much.... GAH, I'm making no sense. xDD
A movie based on a game should follow the plot as closely as possible. However, if parts of the story rely heavily on gameplay, those parts need to be rewritten so that A) they remain interesting, and B) they have no significant impact on the plot. A small change is an acceptable price for a great experience.
i belive if they have to base a movie off a game they should let the people who made the game or a the very least a loyal fan of the game dirict or wright it so it can at least turn out some what good. i mean thats what they do when they make all of the comic book based movies and most of them kick ass like the watchmen and the dark knight
A lot of comics (or at least of the Marvel / DC variety) have gone through many revisions through the years. For that sort of comic, having the characters, the basic plot points, and 'feel' is all they really need.
For video games and many other comics, there's a single (mostly) narrative - so you deviate too much from that you're probably gonna lose the audience it's targeting. It also becomes a question of why? Why base something on an established story if you're gonna ignore all that made it special - just slap on a different title and remove any blatant references to the original source, probably be better off that way in the long run.
The medium is too large to ignore, so when you present something from one medium to another you are almost always forced to make some changes. The translation rarely works flawlessly and that needs to be considered. And hey, sometimes the changes can be very endearing - the original authors of The Shining and Neverending Story hated the movies based on their work - not a majority of the viewing public agrees with their view. So mostly I think you should keep something with the "spirit" of the original work with not a lot of changes but that's a general rule to my mind and not always applicable to everything out there.
Well I belive that it really depends on what game or book you are talking about but all together it should try following the plot and then you know add a little new unexecpted stuff that happens during the story as a side plot. But of course make sure the little side story does interfer with the main plot/story of oringal game or book. Of course as I said it just really depends on the game/book!
I think with Movies that are based off of games and TV shows, obviously should stick along the same plot lines.. and Where there are pre established characters invoved, you should try to capture that loved/known character as spot on as possible! Characters are one of the main things people take away from games.. or at least are the most recognised things..
I think that when you come down to it, if you say.. take a game like.. ((heaven forbid they do this)) Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Obviously they can't have Link go through all the dungeons and all the temples and things, but they can however, do something that takes the same feel.. like.. Shortcut a few things like.. Maybe instead of awakening all the sages one by one. find some sort of thing where Maybe the people that Link befriends are all drawn to him because of the courage he posses with the triforce, and/or he feels compelled to know them/protect them because of the Sage's connections to the land or something, just don't take a character's face thand then drag it in the mud and say, "Look at what I did! this is my character! See if you wash away the mudd It's Sokka!" Ya know?
I guess for plot wise, I say, try to keep the things like a normal movie. if It doesn't fit. Don't use it. Even if you think it'll be awesome. Don't. You don't go shopping till your broke buying all the bling you want because it'll "make you look cool"...
Just well.. Dont' break it. You can make a modified tale that's a shorter version of something or even something ((I wouldn't suggest it unless you know it'll be Dynamite!)) unique! Just don't break the characters and don't be Cheesy. Be legit!
Doesn't matter to me. Just as long as the director is competent enough not to ruin the whole movie with something ridiculous and/or insane. Though this can sometimes be impossible, as I see Mortral Kombat as the only decent video game movie.
You need new ideas, but you shouldn't do something completely new and go all "Super Mario Bros: the Movie" on us.
Also, I'm Ultra-super-omega-otherwordsthatindicateextremepower-pissed that they gave freakin' Shadow of the Colossus (with out a doubt, the best video game ever made on the p2s, with much emphasis on "best") to freakin' UWE BOLL!!. Why!? Why, would they do THAT!!!!!!!!!
Movies that are based on the original novel/comic, are just that 'based on', If you don't give the directors the freedom to change and fiddle with some of the details all you have is the same old story except animated. On the other hand, some games or books' movies just wouldn't be the same if the directors are given too much free rein. XD
Square Enix and Disney should soooooooo make a Kingdom Hearts Movie, based on each of the games ^^ It'll be as big (if not bigger) than Starwars!!!
A very deep poll -_o You have definately got people thinking hard on it BehindtG
What I like about books is that it can expand on the orginal ideas found in video games. Consider the Legend of Zelda comics- they take some liberties with the game plot, but expand on the Link character more than can be done in the game.
No animated show should be made into a live action film, EVER! Video games should follow the idea, but through in some new stuff to make it original. After all we know the games, why not have more fun with it!
From comic book to movie, I would not make any new characters, but add new places they cross, maybe new boss infected(doing a zombie comic here so...), add more action, add more suspension, and maybe some scenes that the characters just stand there and move a little, but the camera spins around them, oh and camera angles.
An exact copy isn't incredibly interesting. When I read the Watchmen, it was fun to read. When you watch the movie, it's mostly the same. I found a lot of it to be boring because of that.
Going completely from scratch is just a bad idea. It's much better to just make a original movie.
I think it should follow the basis of the original plot. You know, like, Mario travels through the Mushroom Kingdom, beats Bowser, saves the princess. Luigi tags along and maybe Toad makes a joke about Peach being in another castle. You couldn't possibly do an exact from the game with this, given that there are eight worlds in the first SMB. And it's a fairly short game by today's standards.
Most good adaptations have to push at least three hours, as in most cases, you're trying to adapt no less than five hours worth of material. The depressing part about this is, you need to add to the story to account for the change of medium and cover things that were acceptable in one form that might not in another. Like why Mario loses power ups when hit.
And sometimes, the original story as is doesn't translate as well to film.
Of course, it'd be a whole different matter if they'd allow us to adapt them into tv shows. Imagine how awesome a season on tv that delved into the war of Halo, or faithfully depicted Mega Man's adventures, and look at how well the DCAU came off.
Other: I don't think comics and games should be made into movies at all. IMO, it never works as well as the original medium did. If they *must* become movies, they at least should not be made into live-action ones. Actors in cartoon-character or hero outfits always look dorky to me...
I agree with you on video games, but we've seen some AMAZING comic book movies. Like Burton's Batman, and recently Batman Begins and Dark Knight, not to mention Iron Man (2 was okay...) and the Incredible Hulk.