Month: March 2014

March 27, 2014 /
March 27, 2014 /
Title: Sabotage
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Ayers
Starring:Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams
Runtime: 1 hr 49 mins
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Video games, once considered a mere toy for children, and definitely marketed to young boys. As time passed, most people thought these were things used by the “geeks” and “nerds” of yesteryear. Well as it turns out today, it is almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t play a video game in one way or another. According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) in their 2013 Sales, Demographic and Data Usage poll they took part in, over 58% of Americans are currently playing some type of video game. That is a pretty big step forward when just a few decades’ ago gamers were the minority. Today the average age of a gamer is 30 and 45% of gamers are female. In 2012, the gaming community spent over 20.77 billion dollars between content, hardware, and accessories. There is no denying that video games are an ever-growing industry with a vast community behind it in support, and with the Next-Gen age upon us with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the WiiU I believe we will see some amazing things in the near future.

Now this article is not met to educate you on the history of gaming but rather help you see the possibilities of what gaming has to offer us as moviegoers. Now as gamers, we play because something about the game interests and excites us. Whether its classics like Tetris and Centipede or big epics like Final Fantasy and Warcraft, clearly an audience would watch film adaptations of these great games. Now I know you are thinking, “Well there are already video game movies.” , and you’re right, we have seen successes like the Tomb Raider franchise and Prince of Persia and the not so successful films such as Doom and who can forget Mario and Luigi. What I am going to list is my top picks for what should be next and what I think could be great successes.
Fact of the matter is something like Skyrim or Final Fantasy clocks in at over 100 hours long. There’s no way to fit in all the substance of those games, plus add in the fan service to keep the wolves at bay. I believe to make the pictures you need to inhabit the same world as the game, touch on things important to the viewer while creating something resembling the source material. Now with that being said let’s get started…

March 5, 2014 /