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based on the worldwide phenomenon ?


did i miss something ? is it a video game or something ? looks like stargate mixed with monsters. looks like crap. though watchable.

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It says "Feature film based on the video game by Capcom" right in the description for the movie on this website. But yeah, it's a video game series.

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oh ok, thanks. i went right from twitter to posting the question and didn't read anything else. why wouldn't the trailer just say based on the video game phenomenon ?

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No idea, maybe they are embarrassed given the low quality of other video game movies.

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It's a video game, and it's funded by Tencent.
Everyone should just avoid this movie as much as possible.

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Marketing hype. What are they going to say? "Based on a crappy video game"?

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The game was not crappy, but not a worldwide phenonenon either. That would be Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat or Pokemon or Mario Bros.

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I don't know. I have never played the game. But, if you reread my post above, you will see that I never said the game was crappy. I was quoting based on marketing hype. When you are promoting something, the ad men would never suggest to promote it as "a crappy video game". That's like ads for cars saying "Well, you can do better than our car, but buy ours anyway"

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BMW in a way does that...
https://youtu.be/1XHr98Foq-w

I don't know if that worked tho'. They obviously don't care how many of those they could sell. So basically a tongue in cheek commercial. It didn't make me want to buy it for sure.

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Well it is a good videogame series.

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I do like the creature designs.

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