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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Want a Metroid Movie

I was thinking recently about video-game based movies. And how I can't, off the top of my head, think of a single one that was actually good. Being a woman of occasionally wretched taste that I am, it shouldn't be surprising that there are quite a few that I found ENJOYABLE (For example: Street Fighter, Dungeon Siege, Doom, or Super Mario Brothers) but I can't think of any I'd call GOOD.

That said, I look forward to them everytime. Like the vast majority of comic book movies (that aren't Bat-related) they're usually a blast anyway.

It occurred to me recently though, the video game based movie I most want to see: Metroid. Not because I've played the games (I tried, I sucked royally) but because, well, let's face it, Samus Aran is awesome.

I might have sucked at the game, but I remember the sheer glee I felt when I found out that the favorite hero of one of my childhood nemeses, the kind that would argue that girl heroes were never as cool as the boy heroes, turned out to be a girl herself! (This being a time before the internet, so that sort of thing could remain a surprise for a few years.) I'm pretty sure he got over it by the time he discovered puberty and a new appreciation for the whole bikini ending thing. Heh.

So yeah, I would totally watch a movie. Girl + armored suit thing + explosions = can't go wrong!

What video game movie would you want? Or conversely, dread most? :-)

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