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2012-12-11 06:25:03 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: AverageAmericanGuy: I love the game, don't get me wrong.

But there just doesn't seem to be all that much story behind the game.

You do remember we just had a movie made out of Battleship, don't you?

I just watched that last night

/which makes this news even more puzzling
//gawd did that suck

...but WHY? You have so much to live for!

I wanted to see if it was as bad as I thought it would be

/it was


"Hmm... I wonder if this 3 month old milk that has been sitting on the garage shelf will make me violently ill and projectile vomit? I should eat a chunk and find out!"
 
2012-12-11 06:39:26 PM

Surool: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: AverageAmericanGuy: I love the game, don't get me wrong.

But there just doesn't seem to be all that much story behind the game.

You do remember we just had a movie made out of Battleship, don't you?

I just watched that last night

/which makes this news even more puzzling
//gawd did that suck

...but WHY? You have so much to live for!

I wanted to see if it was as bad as I thought it would be

/it was

"Hmm... I wonder if this 3 month old milk that has been sitting on the garage shelf will make me violently ill and projectile vomit? I should eat a chunk and find out!"


Well, in fairness, the DVD didn't have a smell

/or maybe this cold I have masked it
 
2012-12-11 06:50:44 PM
img22.imageshack.us

Yeah, it'll be like that.

/Dammit, Hollywood, cut it out.
 
2012-12-11 07:01:55 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Surool: AverageAmericanGuy: I love the game, don't get me wrong.

But there just doesn't seem to be all that much story behind the game.

You do remember we just had a movie made out of Battleship, don't you?

I just watched that last night

/which makes this news even more puzzling
//gawd did that suck

...but WHY? You have so much to live for!

I wanted to see if it was as bad as I thought it would be

/it was

"Hmm... I wonder if this 3 month old milk that has been sitting on the garage shelf will make me violently ill and projectile vomit? I should eat a chunk and find out!"

Well, in fairness, the DVD didn't have a smell

/or maybe this cold I have masked it


Must be your cold. I can smell it from here.
 
2012-12-11 07:06:52 PM

stewbert: This. Came here to mention to those that want to use this to proclaim the downfall of our society that Pac Man already had a show.


The farking Rubik's Cube once had its own Saturday morning cartoon show.
 
2012-12-11 07:14:15 PM
global3.memecdn.com
 
2012-12-11 07:27:40 PM
Just sayin'...I'd be at the theater opening day if Arnie did a Duke Nukem movie.

Nobody steals our chicks and lives.
 
2012-12-11 07:37:15 PM
You know who else directs video game to movie adaptations that end up being shiatty money-wasters.
 
2012-12-11 07:44:17 PM
I have heard of them, who hasn't, but don't know anything about them. I pay zero attention to internet fads. That being said, won't the fad have faded away completely by 2016?
 
2012-12-11 07:48:08 PM

nytmare: You know who else directs video game to movie adaptations that end up being shiatty money-wasters.


Hitler?
 
2012-12-11 07:54:43 PM
An Angry Birds movie was already released.

It was called United 93.
 
2012-12-11 08:19:36 PM
Is Rhianna going to be in it? They can work her lack of a nose into the plot.
 
2012-12-11 08:24:09 PM

Cythraul: nytmare: You know who else directs video game to movie adaptations that end up being shiatty money-wasters.

Hitler?


Uwe Boll
 
2012-12-11 08:26:03 PM

wiseolddude: I have heard of them, who hasn't, but don't know anything about them. I pay zero attention to internet fads. That being said, won't the fad have faded away completely by 2016?



I guess they'll be going after the whole 'Nostalgia' thing.

"I have so many fond memories of playing AB in the unemployment line on my iPad."
 
2012-12-11 08:45:14 PM

nytmare: Cythraul: nytmare: You know who else directs video game to movie adaptations that end up being shiatty money-wasters.

Hitler?

Uwe Boll


Aren't they the same person?
 
2012-12-11 08:56:59 PM
www.vh1.com
 
2012-12-11 09:03:38 PM
People are still going to be playing Angry Birds in 2016?
 
2012-12-11 09:08:08 PM
Now, Fruit Ninja I would understand.

/ Ah, flip out!
 
2012-12-11 09:36:17 PM

Mugato: People are still going to be playing Angry Birds in 2016?


No shiat. Way to miss the boat. If you wanted to make an Angry Birds movie, you should have done it at least a year ago. Gotten the cheapest script and production you possibly could and raked in the cash on name recognition alone.
 
2012-12-11 09:44:47 PM

miscreant: Mugato: People are still going to be playing Angry Birds in 2016?

No shiat. Way to miss the boat. If you wanted to make an Angry Birds movie, you should have done it at least a year ago. Gotten the cheapest script and production you possibly could and raked in the cash on name recognition alone.


Which would rhen mean an "Angry Birds" re-boot, coming to theaters in 2016.
 
2012-12-11 10:06:26 PM
More like "Cash" in, amirite?
 
2012-12-11 10:06:55 PM
It gets me through having to listen to deposition transcripts getting read into the record at trials.
 
2012-12-11 10:09:46 PM
I'm looking forward to the next three years of apathy.
 
2012-12-11 10:20:20 PM
Better plot than a lot of movies ive seen
 
2012-12-11 10:34:47 PM
Why the heck does it require three years to make a movie based off a mobile phone game? Are they worried that they'll need more time for the story or for the visual effects?

The fad is already waning - I really think it peaked in 2011 and we're into the late majority by now - and while Angry Birds will always be an important landmark in bringing gaming to a mobile audience, Angry Birds: Star Wars is pretty much the end of the road for this series. They'll never top that.

Incidentally, Bad Piggies (also by Rovio) is a better game than Angry Birds in every way.
 
2012-12-11 10:49:04 PM

xcv: Angry Birds is actually symbolism for the Israel/Arab conflict.


I know that but still.
 
2012-12-11 11:00:29 PM

LesserEvil: Yeah, I'm a bit baffled by the chosen release date... WTF? 2016? That seems extreme, in the least. 4 years to make a CGI animated movie? There are studios putting out several a year.


Many of which were started several years ago. You think they do those in three months? Pixar takes three to five.
 
2012-12-11 11:21:15 PM

saturn badger: LesserEvil: Yeah, I'm a bit baffled by the chosen release date... WTF? 2016? That seems extreme, in the least. 4 years to make a CGI animated movie? There are studios putting out several a year.

Many of which were started several years ago. You think they do those in three months? Pixar takes three to five.


I'll bite. A recent full-length CGI movie, Starship Invasion, took 18 months to actually make after the script was done.

Even more comparable would be the production of the Viva Pinata series, which put close to 10 hours together for its first season with production time running less than a year.

Yes, big-budget, big-studio movies can move at a glacial pace, but quality CGI can be done in far less time. The problem here is that Angry Birds are topical, "now" - in 4 years? who knows what will be big. Imagine a Farmville movie project... there's a game that looks like it will be completely off the map in a year or two. I wouldn't risk a big budget on an Angry Birds movie that wouldn't be out for 4 years when the commodity might just be a fading memory.
 
2012-12-12 02:12:32 AM

Mugato: People are still going to be playing Angry Birds in 2016?


No. Not anymore.
 
2012-12-12 02:18:59 AM

sidcart42: An Angry Birds movie was already released.

It was called United 93.


Wow.

/ +1
 
2012-12-12 04:09:44 PM
Like its 15 minutes will last that long...
 
2012-12-12 04:49:57 PM

LesserEvil: saturn badger: LesserEvil: Yeah, I'm a bit baffled by the chosen release date... WTF? 2016? That seems extreme, in the least. 4 years to make a CGI animated movie? There are studios putting out several a year.

Many of which were started several years ago. You think they do those in three months? Pixar takes three to five.

I'll bite. A recent full-length CGI movie, Starship Invasion, took 18 months to actually make after the script was done.


There's your problem. They don't call it "Development Hell" for nothing. It takes flipping forever to get from idea to coherent, appealing story that can be made. It's hard for me as a student filmmaker to get my professor to approve a 10 minute short script for filming, I can only imagine up at the studio level with executives fighting to get their own views of the story in the script.

The Idea for Toy Story was thought up in 1988. They did not approve the film until 1993, at which voice casting began.

Just because it doesn't take long to shoot/animate a film doesn't mean they should just rush it. It takes writing and re-writing and more writing and more goddamned farking writing before you actually deal with making the film.

/Filmmaking is farking long and expensive.
 
2012-12-12 05:14:37 PM

ng2810: LesserEvil: saturn badger: LesserEvil: Yeah, I'm a bit baffled by the chosen release date... WTF? 2016? That seems extreme, in the least. 4 years to make a CGI animated movie? There are studios putting out several a year.

Many of which were started several years ago. You think they do those in three months? Pixar takes three to five.

I'll bite. A recent full-length CGI movie, Starship Invasion, took 18 months to actually make after the script was done.


There's your problem. They don't call it "Development Hell" for nothing. It takes flipping forever to get from idea to coherent, appealing story that can be made. It's hard for me as a student filmmaker to get my professor to approve a 10 minute short script for filming, I can only imagine up at the studio level with executives fighting to get their own views of the story in the script.

The Idea for Toy Story was thought up in 1988. They did not approve the film until 1993, at which voice casting began.

Just because it doesn't take long to shoot/animate a film doesn't mean they should just rush it. It takes writing and re-writing and more writing and more goddamned farking writing before you actually deal with making the film.

/Filmmaking is farking long and expensive.


You are ignoring my other example:

LesserEvil: Even more comparable would be the production of the Viva Pinata series, which put close to 10 hours together for its first season with production time running less than a year.


This example is probably more comparable, given the nature of the characters. It took less than a year to put together a 26 episode series and put it on the air. Even more like Angry Birds, Viva Pinata was based on a video game that was topical and hot for a very short time.

When production companies want to move, they can move. Understanding that your basis for the movie has a limited shelf life should be moving this project along far quicker than almost 4 years of production time.
 
2012-12-12 06:46:24 PM
You are still using the term production, which in the definition I have come to know it means the actual making of the media IE Animating/Shooting. In that sense, then yes, they CAN produce a 26 episode series in less than a year.
Development is the actual planning of the film and can take a very long time.

And I must say it is not a good thing to compare Television with Motion Pictures. They both have their own structure and ways to get things done. Traditionally TV has a more accelerated pace due to their weekly schedules, and even then, only after they have been on the air for a bit. Most first seasons are shot prior to air and a studio will request additional episodes once they renew a season.

And to be frank, the production values of Viva Pinata, though very good for Television, will not fly in the feature film category. Four years is actually a very good time to create an animated film, and if I know anything about the film business, IF Angry Birds falls out of popularity by 2016, the filmmakers will (hopefully) make damn sure it will still be an enjoyable film relevant to the audiences of the future.

/I watched You've Got Mail a few days ago, and the overall story is still enjoyable even if chain Bookstores and AOL are already out of style.
 
2012-12-13 11:07:24 AM

LesserEvil:
Even more comparable would be the production of the Viva Pinata series, which put close to 10 hours together for its first season with production time running less than a year.

This example is probably more comparable, given the nature of the characters. It took less than a year to put together a 26 episode series and put it on the air. Even more like Angry Birds, Viva Pinata was based on a video game that was topical and hot for a very short time.

When production companies want to move, they can move. Understanding that your basis for the movie has a limited shelf life should be moving this project along far quicker than almost 4 years of production time.


A similar example that pops into mind is South Park, where an episode can go from nothing to ready to air in 3-4 days (a week is usually the norm). Of course, there is a special situation where most of assumingly most of the creativity are coming from 2 people, who also maintain (almost) the final say on editing.
 
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