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I think the only one who should make a half life movie is Valve. Don't give it to some guy who isn't a true fan. Get the original cinematic director, story director, etc. from the actual game, and get them to scale up to a movie. I'm sure they could do it, and it would be AMAZING.

The only issue is, both games have a mute protagonist... how would that work?
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I agree. All his movies have nothing that stands out. They're ok, but there's nothing memorable about them. I'm saddened he's doing star wars. And if I see 1 lens flare in that movie.......
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I was never a big fan of Star Trek but I really enjoyed the new one by J.J. Abrams tongue.gif
This is why you don't understand why he ruined the Star Trek film tongue.gif

Also, Lost. Horrible thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
    
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J. J. Abrams has an incredibly good grasp on Sci-Fi. He has a lot of similar qualities as Philip K Dick. I was concerned for the new star wars movies until he agreed to do it. Hell..Spielberg told him to! I will not have any expectations for a video game movie though. They can be hit and miss regardless of who makes it.

And Spielberg has what to do with Star Wars? Sad...

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This is why you don't understand why he ruined the Star Trek film tongue.gif

Then explain it. I am a pretty big Star Trek fan from 25 years back, and I liked the newest film.
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I was never a big fan of Star Trek but I really enjoyed the new one by J.J. Abrams tongue.gif
This is why you don't understand why he ruined the Star Trek film tongue.gif

Also, Lost. Horrible thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

I am a massive trek fan(*hint* avatar wink.gif ) and I didn't mind the new star trek at all. Now, I'll admit his other projects where he has been a consultant, producer(like heroes, Lost, Alcatraz...) weren't spectacular mainly because I didn't like em but he did a good job with the new star trek movie and i am looking forward to the new one and these projects thumb.gif
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haha i another that never really got into Star Trek, but i really enjoyed that new film.

regarding a Half-Life movie, if were to ever exist, in my opinion it has to be CGI. a live action movie has a very good chance of ruining a shot at a Half-Life movie. you cant say it would "ruin Half-Life" because Half-Life as we know it already exists and is still in the Epic class. but if it went live action, i dont think it would work. or would be VERY hard to pull off successfully. good luck to them though.

i wouldnt mind a sequel to Cloverfield though, loved the first one.
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post #17 of 26
The new trek movie was okay. The only things I really despised were how they made the romulans look and how the engineering of the Enterprise looked. Very bad design choices.

Otherwise it was fine for a star trek movie.

And I'm the kind of guy who has all the series and movies and has watched all of them at least 3 times tongue.gif
 
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haha i another that never really got into Star Trek, but i really enjoyed that new film.

regarding a Half-Life movie, if were to ever exist, in my opinion it has to be CGI. a live action movie has a very good chance of ruining a shot at a Half-Life movie. you cant say it would "ruin Half-Life" because Half-Life as we know it already exists and is still in the Epic class. but if it went live action, i dont think it would work. or would be VERY hard to pull off successfully. good luck to them though.

i wouldnt mind a sequel to Cloverfield though, loved the first one.

I sincerely hope it minimizes CGI. Most movies that have a large emphasis on CGI lost the realistic grit and nuance a real set provides. Half Life isn't even about a whole other life form or whole different planet (aside from xen), it takes place on Earth, with regular humans and some aliens. Complete CGI would be harder to pull off (I don't know of a movie that's even good using all CGI, serious themes/game adaption wise).

Have you seen some fan-made half life movies? They're fantastic. I recall watching one last year, but can't remember what it was called. I think it involved a character fighting in the resistance, just running through the desecrated city.
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Chances are the first movie is going to be Half Life.
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Could be interesting.

Let's hope the Portal movie isn't as confusing or hard to understand as Portal 2's puzzles were. eh-smiley.gif

I thought Portal 2 was too easy lol
    
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I sincerely hope it minimizes CGI. Most movies that have a large emphasis on CGI lost the realistic grit and nuance a real set provides. Half Life isn't even about a whole other life form or whole different planet (aside from xen), it takes place on Earth, with regular humans and some aliens. Complete CGI would be harder to pull off (I don't know of a movie that's even good using all CGI, serious themes/game adaption wise).

Have you seen some fan-made half life movies? They're fantastic. I recall watching one last year, but can't remember what it was called. I think it involved a character fighting in the resistance, just running through the desecrated city.

actually i recall the movie you mention and you make a good point. have you seen the Resident Evil CGI movies though? they are really good. i thought so anyway.

but yeah HL would probably make a good live action movie. they would have to avoid Gordon though. giving him a voice will ruin it for me.
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