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Keep Video Games Out Of Hollywood

After learning that "The Legend of Zelda" might be getting its own TV series, I snapped.


You know what's a really terrible idea? Taking an iconic video game and trying to force a garbage adaptation of it in Hollywood.

For those who haven't heard, one of the most recognized video game franchises "Legend of Zelda" could be getting it's very own TV show. What the hell everyone? Be honest here, has a video game outside a video game environment ever turned out good? Honestly holy moly I just want to know what the people investing in this show were thinking. There have been so many attempts at movie/tv adaptations that went south, it just baffles me why people still want to try.

For example, one of my earliest childhood memories was sitting in my grandma's living room with my brother watching an episode of "Super Mario Bros" on the VHS player. I had to be only five or six at the time, and not even halfway through the episode I couldn't stop thinking how garbage watching two weird old guys try and portray Mario and Luigi was. Literally, I was at an age where dinosaurs were the only thing that mattered to me, and I could see through the phony trash being spoon-fed to me on the TV. To this day I blame that episode for being the reason I'm dead on the inside.

Fast forward to current day, I'm still living in a world where for some reason people feel the need to make more of these horrible adaptations. Whether it be "Assassin's Creed," "World of Warcraft," "Hitman," or now currently "The Legend of Zelda," franchises' keep falling victim to Hollywood's adaptations. Video games are video games for a reason! They're games, and no matter how immersive or fun they might be when playing, they will never be the same on TV or on the big screen.

Think about it, the greatest games as I've said before have the immersive larger than life experiences that audiences absolutely adore. Games like the "Legend of Zelda," that allow players to play as the hero and explore through a massive world encountering new quests and stories to become even more invested. Now tell me how the hell you provide an audience that same experience with them just sitting there watching! You can't! You simply cannot, because a large part of the appeal of games is being in control. If you aren't in control you might as well be watching any other movie or show, which honestly I think I'd rather do than watch some lame attempt at beating a poor dead horse for even more money out of franchises.

At the end of the day, I'm just an opinion out of thousands and realistically that probably won't sway their decisions one way or the other. So if they are actually going to do it, I think the best course of action is to have a new unique story for the characters that we haven't seen before, stay true to the games and how characters behave/interact, and don't make the movie predictable.

As always I hope I am wrong when it comes to bashing on future movies/shows, it would really be nice to be shown an adaptation done correctly. But for now the past is dark and the future doesn't look any brighter.

Just some food for thought ladies and gents, culture is dead.

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