The Tekken Movie (in Off-topic)
Out yesterday in the US.
I've got to wait until 2010. :(
I don't suppose anyone's seen it yet, and can alay my fears of it being pants?
November 6 2009 10:36 AM EST
Strange, I cannot find any listings for a Tekken movie, and there is nothing on metacritic.com... Yet it is on IMDB with a release date of yesterday.
Nothing on rottentomatoes.com, either.
No listings anywhere on Fandango, either.
Where is this movie?
I would check metacritic.com in the coming days/week, and I would bet it's rating will be in the red (bad). How many good video game movies have there been, much less video game movies based on a fight game? *smile*
November 6 2009 12:13 PM EST
"How many good video game movies have there been, much less video game movies based on a fight game?"
MORTAL KOMBAT! (Cue bad techno music.)
Just kidding. That was terrible as well. And the sequel was worse by a wide margin of suck.
November 6 2009 12:14 PM EST
I was remembering the Street Fighter movie, and everyone in my workplace started wondering why my body was convulsing. Nasty.
Hey, at least Uwe Boll isn't doing the Tekken movie, as far as my research on it shows. Apparently last night was the premiere in Santa Monica. Still weird that I have not found a single critic review yet...
November 6 2009 12:23 PM EST
On the upside, Chiaki Kuriyama as the Asian girl! I loves me some Chiaki.
November 6 2009 12:35 PM EST
What is that YouTube link (I can't access at work...) Is it a preview?
"The Cast of Tekken Movie (2009)"
"A Young Man Who seeks revenge of his mothers death. He finds his grand-father, Heihachi Mishima, and pleas to be trained. When the Mishima leader announces a "King of Iron Fist" tournament. He finds out that his mother's killer will be participating in the tournament. He must fight against the worlds top competitors to achieve his goal with no interference.
The leader of a highly corrupt business under investigation of murder, Heihachi Mishima, suspiciously announces a tournament to crown a "king of iron fist" whereby the winner will be made his personal bodyguard and will have riches and fame laid upon them. However the tournament is not all it seems, as all of the contestants seem to have their own separate agenda's to get close to the man looking to employ them. Consequentlly a group of elite fighters, undercover police and assassins team together in the hope of uncovering the truth but slowly realize they are in fact linked together through more than just there goal of killing Mishima"
Luke Goss as Steve Fox sold it for me. ;)
The only Tekken game I enjoyed was Tag, the rest kind of sucked to be honest.
"Man I can't stand Tekken. It's one of the dumbest, slowest, and relentlessly boring fighters I've ever had the misfortune of playing. I wouldn't even mind so much if the controls didn't feel like you were playing with boxing gloves on. Of course, you might as well play with gloves on because the combos never amount to anything more than tapping out pre-defined mashing patterns, some of which inflict over 60% damage so that the entire match lasts fewer than 15 seconds and you end up having to commit vehicular homicide on your way home to vent your anger."
I might watch the movie though. ^^.
Speaking of movies; Anyone else stoked for Cowboy Bebop??
I've played just about evey fighting game, and the prize for wors would go to DoA.
Tekken is fantastic, one of the best I've payed (Secondonly to SF for pure nostalgia and maybe that samurai game where you don't have health bars, for the novel fresh mechanics in a fighter).
Tekken 6 has expanded on the 'combo' system, by lessening combo damage overall, but including 'bound' moves, where you smash your opponent back into the ground, allowing a diferent combo to continue.
I found the system of Tekken to be innovative, with each button controlling a limb, and moves corresponding to which limb/button pressed (in the most case).
Plus the sheer range of Martial Arts covered is amazing! ;)
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