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Max Payne Movie

Posted: Tue, 30th May 2006, 10:57pm

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Hey guys! According to IMDB, there is a "Max Payne" movie scheduled for a 2007 release. What are your thoughts on it?
I'm not sure of a cast, but I have a feeling that it might be a mix of "The Godfather" and "The Matrix"
Posted: Tue, 30th May 2006, 11:04pm

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Rating: +3

What, you mean like:

Don Corleone: Cheer up!

Neo: Oh I will, Mr. Corleanderson, I will.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 2:15am

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More like Bullet-Time mixed with the Mafia
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 2:24am

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I'm not sure if it's something that would do well. The only selling point to Max Payne was the bullet time effect in the videogame which has been done quite a bit on screen. Probably do as weel as Doom or Constatine kind of level.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 2:33am

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I don't know man, the story for both Max Payne games were amazing. I'd rather they release a graphic novel or comic book series based on the games.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 4:38am

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I love both games personaly, when you play them you get really really into them.


Should see good things from this movie.


-the new godfather biggrin
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:12am

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Not sure if it'll work, since Max Payne is basically one bad film clichee after the other transported to a movie game - and did things that were new to the game industry.

If it's now adapted back to a movie again, I think it'll lose most of it's appeal.

But I could be wrong.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:17am

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Trancedude88 wrote:

I don't know man, the story for both Max Payne games were amazing. I'd rather they release a graphic novel or comic book series based on the games.
Did you play the same games as me? Granted, Max Payne 2 hits it on the nose and uses its cliches perfectly, bringing it all together with humour, emotion and a great narrative pace.

But Max Payne 1 is godawful. Great fun game, of course, but the story is atrocious. Hugely, mammothly generic. Couple that with some of the worst writing in gaming history and it's hardly something to be proud of - their attempts to be gritty and noirish come across as ridiculous and hilarious.

"The sun went down with practised bravado." Excuse me?

"The realisation hit me like a bullet point blank to the face." What?

Sure, incredibly funny, but I don't think they're actually meant to be.

As Sollthar says, the Max Payne games are a mass of movie cliches - badly used in the first game, and superbly mixed together in the second. Both great fun, but transfer it back to film and its shortcomings will be tragically laughable.

What astounding delusions of grandeur.

If you want a game with a decent story and high quality writing, try checking out anything involving Tim Schafer (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts), Mafia or Beyond Good & Evil. I'm not aware of much else that even comes close.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:21am

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Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts
and full throttle wink
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:22am

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DAY OF THE TENTACLE!
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:25am

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sam and max hit the road! razz

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Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:26am

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They really should have made Monkey Island 1 & 2 in to films. Still the best games ever made in the history of the world.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:36am

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Yeah, Monkey Island 1 & 2 are loads better than that Pirates of the Caribbean hogwash.

One day, perhaps...

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Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:58am

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am and max hot the road!
Is that the porn version? boggle
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 11:21am

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I think it might make a fine movie. I don't think it's meant to be serious at all, it's very tongue in cheek - that guy in the huge suit in Max Payne 2 shows that. So seeing a movie with a voiceover with such ridiculous writing would be fantastic. Then again, it could be hard coming up with a plot that doesn't entirely consist of gunfight after gunfight (all in slow motion). But it has some of the greatest music ever, and the elements of the plots could yield an interesting movie about drugs and hallucinations.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 11:31am

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I actually dl a free version of monkey island 2 and managed to put it on my phone, just the music brings back so many memories. Lucasarts also made indiana jones and the fate of atlantis, another one of my old favs. I never got round to playing through beneth a steel sky, i really wanted too, i'll never know if it's any good sad.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 11:33am

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Yes you will, Beneath a Steel Sky is available for free (legally)!

Just head over to http://www.scummvm.org/ and get the ScummVM program, and you can also download Beneath a Steel Sky from their downloads page. It's a very cool game, complete with bizarre Northern England voiceovers.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:08pm

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I was doing a little brainstorming about my memories of the game.....it would make a really awsome indie film, im thinking about maybe doing a summer project on it...hmm I'll keep brainstorming. You guys should check out the game and its style...real cool gangster stuff...





and one more thing SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER biggrin biggrin biggrin



-the new gofather

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Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:32pm

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Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:37pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

"You hold your sword like a Dairy Farmer!"
what?
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:41pm

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*advances 3 steps in Godfather's direction, sword whirring around in the air*

My name is feared in every dirty corner of this Island!
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:44pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

*advances 3 steps in Godfather's direction, sword whirring around in the air*

My name is feared in every dirty corner of this Island!
um... I have no idea what you are talking about...
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:46pm

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It's a Monkey Island phrase.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:47pm

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No wonder, you fight like a cow!
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 9:47pm

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Thanks for the hot tip. I dont play Monkey Island.


Max Payne is more than just guns....great story, stlye and genre.
Posted: Wed, 31st May 2006, 10:46pm

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the godfather wrote:

Max Payne is more than just guns....great story, stlye and genre.
Max Payne is about almost everything but Guns really, especially Max Payne 2 - a game secure in it's place of my personal top 10.
Posted: Thu, 1st Jun 2006, 11:02am

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Max Payne 2 - a game secure in it's place of my personal top 10
whats the top 1 smile
Posted: Thu, 1st Jun 2006, 5:42pm

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For some odd reason, my post got removed off of this thread..but..



On topic, I think Max payne could make a really great Campy, self aware Action film. Snakes-on-a-plane-ist. I just get the feeling they'll get Will Macy to play the lead role...
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jun 2006, 5:00am

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I can't believe I missed out on an insult sword match. That could have gone on for pages.
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jun 2006, 10:56pm

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Tarn wrote:

Trancedude88 wrote:

I don't know man, the story for both Max Payne games were amazing. I'd rather they release a graphic novel or comic book series based on the games.
Did you play the same games as me? Granted, Max Payne 2 hits it on the nose and uses its cliches perfectly, bringing it all together with humour, emotion and a great narrative pace.

But Max Payne 1 is godawful. Great fun game, of course, but the story is atrocious. Hugely, mammothly generic. Couple that with some of the worst writing in gaming history and it's hardly something to be proud of - their attempts to be gritty and noirish come across as ridiculous and hilarious.

"The sun went down with practised bravado." Excuse me?

"The realisation hit me like a bullet point blank to the face." What?

Sure, incredibly funny, but I don't think they're actually meant to be.

As Sollthar says, the Max Payne games are a mass of movie cliches - badly used in the first game, and superbly mixed together in the second. Both great fun, but transfer it back to film and its shortcomings will be tragically laughable.

What astounding delusions of grandeur.

If you want a game with a decent story and high quality writing, try checking out anything involving Tim Schafer (Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts), Mafia or Beyond Good & Evil. I'm not aware of much else that even comes close.
See, now Mafia is something I'd like to see as a movie. I should re-install that sometime..
Posted: Fri, 2nd Jun 2006, 11:05pm

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Talking of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, I'm quite looking forward to this:

http://www.barnettcollege.com/index2.htm
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 5:48pm

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I just played Max Paybe the other day again.



The best thing about that game is the fantasic VO. Check it out.biggrin




-the new godfather biggrin



"the final bullet was an exclamation mark to everthing that had happened..."
Posted: Sat, 3rd Jun 2006, 8:46pm

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I don't care for him, but Jonny Noxville would fit Max Paynes part just because he looks like him.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 1:43am

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I like the VO in MP1, I dont make jokes out of it.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jun 2006, 2:16am

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"We keep driving into the niight, it's a laaate goodbye such a laaatte goodbye"

My eyes bleed tears of Blackness for you Max. I hope to god you never come to the movies as it can only serve to pillage the perfect image I have of you.

*sighs*
Posted: Mon, 5th Jun 2006, 6:21pm

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http://filmforce.ign.com/articles/629/629253p1.html



news on film
Posted: Tue, 6th Jun 2006, 6:43pm

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They should give it to me, I'd make it awesome. The whole game was made by people who loved John Woo movies and wanted to make a game of 'em. Transfering it back to movies could go so far wrong but should actually be easy to get right. Some idiot'll mess it up. They should definately make it with a low budget away from the system and go all out 18 style. But yeah I'm waiting by the phone.