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« on: July 09, 2010, 04:07:15 PM »
Yes, movies based on Nintendo games. We all know we want them. And so far the only ones to get real attempts has been Pokémon, which have been rather successful. They tried at Mario, but from what I understand, that flopped.  There are plenty of movies based on video games. One of the most recent being Prince of Persia.
For Nintendo, the ones I can think of being live action are Mario, Metriod, and Zelda.  I can't imagine Kirby or Pokémon ever being live action.
If done by a professional studio under license by Nintendo, I think such movies could work out. Really, Nintendo is appealing to the casual market more and more these days, why not tap into this potential [HUGE] income source?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 04:11:20 PM »
Yes, movies based on Nintendo games. We all know we want them. And so far the only ones to get real attempts has been Pokémon, which have been rather successful. They tried at Mario, but from what I understand, that flopped.  There are plenty of movies based on video games. One of the most recent being Prince of Persia.
For Nintendo, the ones I can think of being live action are Mario, Metriod, and Zelda.  I can't imagine Kirby or Pokémon ever being live action.
If done by a professional studio under license by Nintendo, I think such movies could work out. Really, Nintendo is appealing to the casual market more and more these days, why not tap into this potential [HUGE] income source?

the Mario one bombed big time, there was talk of a Metroid movie some years ago but I don't know what happened to it since, also I heard after the huge bomb from the Mario movie Nintendo doesn't want to make movies (other then Pokémon)

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 11:00:32 PM »
I saw the Mario one. Really... it wasn't terrible. I expected a lot better, yeah. But it really wasn't the worst movie I have ever seen. It's not like they should have expected to get it right on the first try. Why... if everyone gave up at the first failure, then we wouldn't have anything good today.
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Re: Nintendo Movies
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 05:53:32 AM »
As much as a live action Kirby movie would fail, I would go see it anyways.  If fans can make a live action Zelda, why can't Nintendo?  Though, I suppose it is overdone.

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2010, 06:25:19 AM »
Kirby would be good as a 3-D photorealistic CGI!

LoZ would be too, but to remain true to the series Link has to be mostly silent. It's been done in movies before, Gamer's Gerard Butler character rarely spoke, even when he wasn't being controlled. Other movies as well, but that's the most recent.

Using real people in game movies just seems all wrong.

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Re: Nintendo Movies
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 02:43:16 PM »
The Mario movie is generally hated iin the MW

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 08:19:03 PM »
I'd like to see a Zelda one. Live action Kirby and Pokemon are highly unlikely, as their animes already have movies themselves. Metroid is as likely as Zelda. StarFox-Would be shocked if Nintendo went with that. Mario, they won't risk that after the disapointing movie.

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 09:11:28 PM »
An OoT movie would be totally epic

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Re: Nintendo Movies
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 04:27:41 AM »
Live Action Metroid would be so sexy :/ They made that commercial. but i thought it was poop lol
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 03:16:33 AM »
I think Hotel Dusk (or I guess a Kyle Hyde adventure) would make a great movie, especially if the art style carried over.

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Re: Nintendo Movies
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 07:53:55 AM »
They made a Professor Layton movie called "Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva". It is supposed to be canon to the rest of the series. I've never seen it because Japan gets everything first.
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2010, 01:29:57 AM »
I don't know why, but I feel EarthBound would make a good movie if it weren't modified too much. Maybe not live-action though; animation might work better.

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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2010, 01:59:18 AM »
I don't know why, but I feel EarthBound would make a good movie if it weren't modified too much. Maybe not live-action though; animation might work better.

Yeah, same. I would love to see an animated Mother movie... any of the games would work pretty well, actually. (M3 would be pretty long, though... probably would only do Chapter 1/7/8 or something.)
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« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2010, 02:18:54 AM »
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Re: Nintendo Movies
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 12:56:55 PM »
If they made movies based on Nintendo franchises, it'd be best if they were anime.

Then people couldn't complain that the actors don't look like the character.

Edit - Or CG, if the franchise would fit.
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2011, 03:28:53 PM »
Yes, we need a Pokemon live action movie. With Hugh Laurie as Professor Oak and Christopher Walken as Brock.

Also, if we're talking about spoofs, don't forget The Legend of Zelda trailer that IGN put out as an April Fools joke a few years back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBCzkz3gHb8
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011, 11:56:55 PM »
I'd like to see a Zelda movie. Metroid would need a good Director to be good.

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2011, 12:12:33 AM »
I'd like to see a Zelda movie. Metroid would need a good Director to be good.

I vote for Uwe Boll! </sarcasm>

Any movie needs a *good* director to be good, at the least. You also need a good script, and good actors.

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011, 05:53:15 AM »
Any one see the horribly cute Animal Crossing movie?

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 10:29:05 PM »
I agree that although Zelda Movie titled simply Legend of Zelda :(Link's Quest) would work, it would be best to put together a completley new story using the characters, live action would be best for this movie.

As for Pokemon, a live action movie would be best in the region of Orre, "Pokemon: Colosseum of Shadows"[/i]  They would have to make sure that they redesign the Pokemon with more details on things like fur, skin, scales, feathers, leaves, claws, and facial features like eyes, ears, mouths, nose (such as giving Meowth the nose he said the animator forgot to draw),

Going more in depth with a prolouge, and flashbacks showing the development of the character, who mainly talks just to explain things to people helping out, to be rude to rough, tough, bad, or evil trainers, and Rui (the traveling Companion) would keep trying to have a conversation with him, but he usually ends up cutting the diologue short, telling her things like, "mind your own business"


I'd love to see (XD protagonist) Michel's father involved in the plot in some way, explaining why & how he decides to use science to create the purify chamber,
& Deep Colosseum should have some kind of role in the Movie, like being someplace Nascour runs off to...

Why not an F-Zero movie as well, a bounty hunter, competting in the Galaxy's most dangerous race, and finds a dangerous gang lurking in the compettition.


I also thought about animated movies
Wario: The 3D Movie
featuring Waluigi, Captain Syrup, and the Cast of characters from Diamond City in addition to Mario Elements, Basically Wario tries to become rich and famous somehow, and ends up doing the right thing in the end, finding out he likes being liked by others, but in the end he thinks being famous will give him more of that warm feeling (one that cannot be felt just because of a fanbase).

Ice Climber: Race to Treasure Mountain
Featuring the classic enimies Polar Bear, Yeti, Seals, & the Vulture, in addition to Ice Pirates searcing for a Lost City with an Ancient Treasure

Starfox Adventures: Lylat Wars
Starfox Adventures: Dinosuar Planet
Two 3D animated movies, with 3D effects, a dramatic storyline, and some humor, chronicling the events between Starfox 64 & Starfox Adventures, including more prominent roles of lesser characters in the 64 and Command versions.

Starfox: Command of the Anglar
straight to DVD/Blue Ray/Netflix(Wii exclusive)/3DS Video Release, with alternate versions of the movie, each with thier own comentary, and a random scene shuffle option, and a make your own version of the movie option.

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