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    Alright guys, so now that we're two weeks away from Max Payne, and there's three trailers out, they released his "origin" from the film, in graphic novel form


    Check this shit out:


    http://maxpaynethemovie.com/graphicnovel/index.html
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    I don't think I'm going to see anything to do with this until it comes out so I can have a good view on it.
    But I think its going to be shit, which is a damn shame cos max payne would make an epic film if done well.

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    The previews give me some hope - despite the PG-13 tag - because it looks very, very stylish. "300" was a movie that was nothing short of uttery fucking candy, empty calories for the eyes, but I enjoyed it because it looked very good.

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    I bought both Max Payne games for $3 to replay them.

    I'm very excited about this movie, considering that online graphic novel was fucking amazing.

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    They're going to have a hard time making bullet time look fresh and original.

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    I don't remember there being any demons and valkyries in the games... Unless I missed that part (I never fully completed MP2 =\ ). Were there? Because if there wasn't this movie has already been ruined for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srsinternets View Post
    I don't remember there being any demons and valkyries in the games... Unless I missed that part (I never fully completed MP2 =\ ). Were there? Because if there wasn't this movie has already been ruined for me.
    Valkyr was the name of the drug that is the central plot line of the first game, and the people that were on the drug would always talk about angels/drinking angels blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llFidoll View Post
    Valkyr was the name of the drug that is the central plot line of the first game, and the people that were on the drug would always talk about angels/drinking angels blood.
    Ah, okay. I thought the valkyrie reference was familiar, but I don't remember there being actual Valkyries... So if there are in this movie, I hate it already.

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    No. They're just metaphysical representations of the demons of addiction. Meaning nothing but hallucinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srsinternets View Post
    Ah, okay. I thought the valkyrie reference was familiar, but I don't remember there being actual Valkyries... So if there are in this movie, I hate it already.
    I was wondering about that too, but Mal's post makes sense.

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    The NY Times, I think


    Alright, get your facts straight motherfucker, Max Payne was in development way before the release of the Matrix; so fuck you.

    I'm deeply offended by the negative reviews claiming of the unoriginality and ripping off the likes of John Woo and The Matrix (c'mon, the fucking Matrix?), have any of these fucks every played the video game?

    Oh, and I haven't even seen the movie yet so it could very well just be downright horrible.
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    I thought it would get bad reviews based on the fact that the game did bullet time and a few other things first but they waited this long for the movie.

    Technically Max Payne coined the phrase "Bullet Time"

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    I only ever played the first game, but enjoyed it at the time.

    I don't see how they can make this film anything under a certificate 15 and accurately create some of the ideas from the game.

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    Saw it last night. Wasn't bad at all, but the end is annoying as it blatantly sets up a sequel.

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    Were you a fan of the game?

    If so, close?

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    I heard I'm not missing much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llFidoll View Post
    Were you a fan of the game?

    If so, close?
    No monologues (save for half assed ones in the beginning and end), the body count is laughable (I think Max kills like twelve people), and the bullet time sequences aren't very memorable. Despite the cons, though, it remains fairly faithful to the game save for a few changes.

    However, I don't think anything could beat the graphic novel presentation the game had.

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    I feel as if this is a blend of Constantine and the Matrix.

    But I never played the games, so I wouldn't know any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dudeman View Post
    No monologues (save for half assed ones in the beginning and end), the body count is laughable (I think Max kills like twelve people), and the bullet time sequences aren't very memorable. Despite the cons, though, it remains fairly faithful to the game save for a few changes.

    However, I don't think anything could beat the graphic novel presentation the game had.
    Yeah I think Max Payne killed like 600 people in the first game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOriginalGrumpySpy View Post
    I heard I'm not missing much.
    One guy I talked to said it was 2 hour he will never get back and all the good stuff that you see on the previews is in like the last 10 minutes of the movie.

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    The movie was pretty hilarious. The beginning had potential, but it all petered out into some ridiculous shit right around the halfway point. My favorite parts had to be:

    When Max does a backflip to shoot at a sniper taking aim at him from the rafters. Not only does the sniper, who has a SCOPE and is no more than say thirty or forty feet away from Max, manage to miss him four times in a row, but this sequence is the movie's sole bullet time scene, and it goes so slow you could put the thing into acts. I mean at least a full thirty seconds pass from the time Max starts his backflip to before he actually even pulls the trigger. (That's another thing, no one pays attention to how many shots Max takes in this movie. At the beginning of this scene, he loads four slugs into his shotgun, and fires nine before he reloads again. Don't even get me started on his handguns.)

    When Max has to drink Valkyr to try and get his body to...I don't know, do something that won't make him die from hypothermia. The movie continuously portrayed people hopped up on Valkyr as seeing winged demons and shit like that, so when Max does it, the cloudy sky breaks open to reveal a huge swirling inferno, and embers begin to rain down from the Heavens. Max gets up, and slow motion walks down the pier, towards the camera. The whole thing looks like a Gatorade commercial, especially the embers which look like orange Gatorade rain.

    Also, my friends noticed that you could gauge someone's importance to the film by how easily they can kick down a door. Max breaks open doors with one good kick, no problem. His female accomplice whose name I don't know shoots the lock around a door before she kicks it, but still does it with relative ease. Some random cop whose trying to get into the room Max locked himself in? Hopelessly shoulder rams and kicks the door twenty or thirty times before he finally manages to break the thing down.

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    Damn, sounds like they left a lot of bases uncovered.

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    nevrmore is an idiot
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    I want to see it. May have to be a guys night out or wait for DVD around here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain castle View Post
    nevrmore is an idiot
    Don't be sad that the movie sucked, dude. You can always hold out for a Punisher movie.

    oh shi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atmosfear View Post
    Yeah, the porn stars are the ones who are gross and creepy, not the guy who tells his girlfriends "I just like watching chicks getting their vag's pounded"

    Virgins who have never had a girlfriend are hereby banned from PS starting yesterday
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    I just saw it yesterday and I thought the exact same thing nevrmore did. The one part actually did look like a Gatorade commercial. The slow motion scenes where so overplayed. Waste of my life.

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    I actually rather liked this movie, I played the first game but never finished it, and i don't remember anything from it so this was a nice delight.

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    I'm gonna necro this since I saw this today and the movie is terrible. Nothing like the video game, incredibly boring and the only shooting is at the end of the movie which lasts about 10 minutes; and the Valkyr (I think that's how they spelled it in the movie) story line is god awful, plus Max Payne hallucinates and I don't like how the drug is what fuels him to kill (cops, not even real criminals, they were dirty cops but still, NOTHING LIKE THE GAME).

    Extremely disappointed with the movie, and it's too bad since I like the Max Payne franchise and Mark Wahlberg.

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    It was quite good
    Quote Originally Posted by Atmosfear View Post
    Yeah, the porn stars are the ones who are gross and creepy, not the guy who tells his girlfriends "I just like watching chicks getting their vag's pounded"

    Virgins who have never had a girlfriend are hereby banned from PS starting yesterday
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    To elaborate on Absolution's thoughts, I to think the movie was pretty bad, at least in a game-faithfulness way. If it were completely unrelated to the games, given a different name, etc., it probably would have garnered better reviews, but with the quality of the games as they were, it was definitely a tough thing to try to one-up or even level with the games. I still shudder now as I type this up thinking where else I could have spent that $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkinkampf19 View Post
    To elaborate on Absolution's thoughts, I to think the movie was pretty bad, at least in a game-faithfulness way. If it were completely unrelated to the games, given a different name, etc., it probably would have garnered better reviews, but with the quality of the games as they were, it was definitely a tough thing to try to one-up or even level with the games. I still shudder now as I type this up thinking where else I could have spent that $10.
    Well, I never played the games or really knew anything about them and I went to see it. It was like... ok, but just really slow, slow as hell, and I will be happy if I never have to sit through it again.

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