Why a Devil May Cry Movie can actualy work quite well.

Posted by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-01-devil-may-cry-film-in-the-works  
 
As we all know, the film rights to Devil May Cry have been picked up by the same studio that has done the resident evil movies thus far. And honestly, im all for it. I think if theyre was one video game that could work as a movie it would be Devil May Cry. think about it, what is Devil May Cry known for? Crazy, over the top fight scenes and feats of insanity. And thats what I thought those resident evil movies did well, dumb action fun that was over the top and crazy.  
 
Lets be honest, no one really cares about the story of Devil May Cry. Hell, I as a fan of the series barely care about the story. So really, the movie wont really need to worry about that for source material, because its not really possible for the game story to be better then the movie story since the DMC storytelling is rather basic. I will go into a Devil may Cry movie with only expectations of crazyness I will see on screen that I have seen in movies before, but hopefuly will be crazy enough to do DMC justice.  
 
However, this presents the question on which video game do they do the movie about? If we go by Video Game release, itll be DMC 1. However, if they really wanted to go by the timeline of stuff that happens in the story, they would do DMC 3.  
 
Anyway, I know peoples knee jerk reaction will be to hate on this movie, however I am going into it with the right mindset I believe. hell, even Ryan admits the Resident Evil movies arent complete trash, and I think this movie idea would transition way better then Resident Evil to a movie.
#1 Posted by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-01-devil-may-cry-film-in-the-works  
 
As we all know, the film rights to Devil May Cry have been picked up by the same studio that has done the resident evil movies thus far. And honestly, im all for it. I think if theyre was one video game that could work as a movie it would be Devil May Cry. think about it, what is Devil May Cry known for? Crazy, over the top fight scenes and feats of insanity. And thats what I thought those resident evil movies did well, dumb action fun that was over the top and crazy.  
 
Lets be honest, no one really cares about the story of Devil May Cry. Hell, I as a fan of the series barely care about the story. So really, the movie wont really need to worry about that for source material, because its not really possible for the game story to be better then the movie story since the DMC storytelling is rather basic. I will go into a Devil may Cry movie with only expectations of crazyness I will see on screen that I have seen in movies before, but hopefuly will be crazy enough to do DMC justice.  
 
However, this presents the question on which video game do they do the movie about? If we go by Video Game release, itll be DMC 1. However, if they really wanted to go by the timeline of stuff that happens in the story, they would do DMC 3.  
 
Anyway, I know peoples knee jerk reaction will be to hate on this movie, however I am going into it with the right mindset I believe. hell, even Ryan admits the Resident Evil movies arent complete trash, and I think this movie idea would transition way better then Resident Evil to a movie.
#2 Edited by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

You can't fuck up a DMC movie unless you're retarded and from Britain, and feel that Dante should look like the director instead of what's proper. 
 
DMC has always been movie proof.  It's the easiest fucking game to movie to make. 

#3 Edited by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -
@KaosAngel:

exactly, the material lends itself perfectly to a movie. They would ltieraly have to try to screw it up for it to not work.
#4 Posted by csl316 (9270 posts) -

I'm gonna keep my expectations low, so they'll be easily surpassed.  And the director always looked different before.  Maybe he put his hair in the New Dante once they started talking about the game.

#5 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4744 posts) -

Ok that's fair and all, but none of the RE movies have done action on anything close to the scale of DMC. DMC is borderline retarded in how far it goes with it's action. Now I don't know much about movie budgets, but I'm more than willing to bet that whatever they're spending on the RE movies won't be nearly enough to do DMC proper. I don't want a 'not complete trash' action movie here. I want fucking Devil May Cry.

#6 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Although I love the games, I doubt the movie will be good.

#7 Edited by MonetaryDread (2135 posts) -

Did anyone see the DMC anime? If not, I recommend avoiding it because it is horrible. My prediction is that the movie is going to be live action and just as awful as Dragonball: Evolution.

#8 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@MonetaryDread: I thought the anime was fine.  It's impossible to do an anime with the full 20 minutes being about Dante.  He's too OP, and there would be no plot.  With the anime, it was about his clients and Dante just kicked ass at the end.  
#9 Posted by csl316 (9270 posts) -
@MonetaryDread: But where else can you learn about his love of strawberry sundaes?  It's essential viewing.

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