Anybody psyched about it? Mark Wahlberg a good choice for the lead? Sound off!
"I think it could be alright. The whole angel thing threw me off a little, but hopefully that is just part of a dream sequence or a reaction to Valkyr. Wahlberg seems like a good choice, but it is a movie based off of a video game so we gotta wait and see"Yeah the angels are weird. Luckily though it seems they got the whole noir feeling of it and they included some of the bullet-time stuff.
Yeah, I don't remember being this excited about a videogame movie since...well, ever. I'm equally psyched about BioShock being a movie, but too early to tell. I like the trailer for Max Payne and I agree that the angel had better be a reaction to Valkyr. I read an interview with Wahlberg and he stated how they couldn' t really make the movie exactly like the game, because it would be impossible...I don't know about that, after seeing things like Sin City and such, but hopefully it just keeps the tone and atmosphere above all else. He also stated that Max Payne was the most difficult character he has ever had to play, emotionally and psychologically, which I definitely agree should be the case, so I hope he nailed it. I hope there is some stylized bullet-time sequences but I have a feeling they won't do any slowmotion things at all. Oh and there better be painkillers!
You guys do know that other incredibly dark films, such as the Dark Knight, and action-packed movies like Live Free Or Die Hard had a PG-13 rating, right? They can certainly do a lot with PG-13 nowadays. PG-13 isn't the same rating it was 5 years ago. There isn't a total, complete set rating as of yet, even though the actors said they were hoping for a PG-13.
I can't really see why it would need an 18/R besides for the Valkyr references, but it seems that that has already been taken into consideration with all the angels we've been seeing in the trailers. Also, I quite like Marky Mark so I'm pleased he got to be Max, obviously there's others i'd prefer, notable former Oz actor Dean Winters, but that's still a much better casting choice than Mila Kunis as Mona and Ludacris as Jim Bravura. I mean, seriously, what?
Looks like they were going more for MP1 Mona than MP2 Mona in casting Mila. Which I guess I can get behind aesthetically, though it remains to be seen (by me, anyway) if she can be anything other than Jackie and be half-assed believable.
Ludacris as Bravura? Is that who that was? I guessed from the trailer it would be Beau as Bravura and Ludacris as BB, not the other way around.
Also, the actress for Michelle is a visual win. Too bad she'll probably be dead for most of it.
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