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L.A. Times: 'Videogame Flicks Don't Work'

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Posted January 25, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

Eerily mirroring TheFeed's own editorial take on the matter, the Los Angeles Time says videogame movies just don't work.

"Hollywood can’t win at video games. Because 13-year-old boys spend hours zapping asteroids or stealing virtual cars, movies based on video games would seem to be the logical follow-up to the comic- book-to-movie frenzy. Screenwriter Josh Olson, who was rewriting the “Halo” script (Peter Jackson was to direct) before the movie fell apart, says video games “have aimless cycles. You go to A, shoot some monsters, then go to B, then start over and do it again.”

What the Times has left out, of course, is mainstream Hollywood's seeming contempt for and/or ignorance of gaming fans. Maybe they just haven't gotten it right yet?

Los Angeles Times: Popcorn Roulette

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