Video Games: The Movie: The Podcast


Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (AKA The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach) (1986)

This month's movie is the 1986 Mario OVA! Years before the live-action film there was another Mario film. This one was an hour-long OVA that never reached western shores. Animated and true to the source material, it was certainly a holy grail of mario media. Fairly recently, the entire film was restored and put on the Internet Archive for the public to view. How does it compare? The answer may surprise you! Our Rating: 4/5 Adaptation 3/5 Film Next Month: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (guest-starring Morgan Cursegoat!) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie | Skye

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Prince of Persia (2010)

This month's movie is the 2010 Prince of Persia film! This is our first Disney film for the podcast, and you can tell because Captain Jack Sparrow is in this one! Featuring a cast of middle eastern characters played by white actors and set in what is basically a fantasy setting with real-life names and locations, it's not that great, but at times is a pretty decent adventure movie. Our Rating: 2/5 Next Month: Super Mario Bros. - The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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Dōbutsu no Mori (AKA the Animal Crossing Movie) (2006)

This month's movie is Dōbutsu no Mori! The Animal Crossing movie! We sit back, relax and vibe with this wonderful film. It is such a good adaptation that it can convey the themes and appeal of Animal Crossing arguably even better than the games can! Dan's Rating: 5/5 Adpatation 4/5 Movie Maxie's Rating: 5/5 Adaptation 5/5 Movie Next Month: Prince of Persia (2010) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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Hitman (2007)

This month's movie is the 2007 Hitman film! Agent 47 is caught in a body double conspiracy while being hunted down by his own organization. There's a lot of good moments but ultimately it's less than the sum of its own parts. Our Rating: 1/5 Adaptation 2/5 Movie Next Month: Dōbutsu no Mori (2006) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon (2007) (AKA Ryu Ga Gotoku: The Movie AKA The Yakuza Movie)

This month's movie is Ryu Ga Gotoku! It's the Yakuza movie! It's kind of insane, it's kind of Pulp Fiction, it's kind of mostly about a couple of of teen robbers. It sure does have Goro Majima though! Not to mention CG helicopters, daip'd up Nishiki, and Kazama! Dan's Rating: 4/5 Movie 1.5/5 Adaptation Maxie's Rating: ?/? Adaptation 3/5 Quality Jordan's Rating: 4/5 Movie 1/5 Adaptation 4/5 Goro Majima Argyle's Rating: 3.5/5 Adaptation 1.5/5 Movie Next Month: Hitman (2007) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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Gyakuten Saiban (2012) (AKA Ace Attorney)

This month's movie is Takasi Miike's 2012 Ace Attorney Film! Joining us are Takashi Miike fan Gigalithic and Ace Attorney fan Elliott! Between the two two of them we ended having a lot to say about this film, which frankly is probably the best movie we're ever going to watch on here. Everyone's Rating: 5/5 Film 5/5 Adaptation Next Month: Ryu Ga Gotoku (AKA The Yakuza Movie) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie | Gigalithic | Elliott

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Alone In The Dark (2005)

This month's movie is Uwe Boll's Alone in The Dark! This movie has a reputation of being "the worst film of all time". This was likely hyperbole from 00s gamers, but that doesn't mean the movie couldn't stand to do a lot better. The movie wants to be 5 different genres, none of which fit with the game, and the opening text crawl needlessly explains all the plot twists before it can even start. Rest in piss, Lowtax. Dan's Rating: 0/5 Adaptation 3/5 Film Maxie's Rating: 0/5 Adaptation 1-2/5 Film Next Month: Ace Attorney (2012) Twitter | Discord Dan |…

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Resident Evil (2002)

This month's movie is Resident Evil! Resident Evil film expert Morgan joins us to discuss another classic Paul W.S. Anderson film, the lost legacy of mall chain stores, and what happens when you feed a computer 2000 hours of kids youtube. Dan's Rating: 3/5 Adaptation 4/5 Film Maxie's Rating: 4/5 Adaptation 5/5 Film Morgan's Rating: 2/5 Adaptation 3/5 Film Next Month: Alone in the Dark (2005) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie | Morgan

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Mortal Kombat (1995)

This month's movie is Mortal Kombat (1995)! This is probably the best one since our first episode. An overall decent martial arts film that takes a considerable amount of effort in having the most amount of violence permissible in a PG-13 film. Reptile looks like a cereal mascot, Kitana gives Liu Kang adventure game hints, and Art Lean dies for our sins. Dan's Rating: 4/5 Adaptation 3.5/5 Overall Quality Maxie's Rating: 5/5 Adaptation 3.5/5 Overall Quality Next Month: Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)

This was kind of a nothing movie. Most conflict is set aside, immediately resolved, or forgotten. Lucario's in it, though! And lots of other pokemon! Maxie's rating: 1/3 Adaptation 1/26 Quality Dan's rating: 1/5 Adaptation 2/5 Quality Next month: Mortal Kombat (1995) Twitter | Discord Dan | Maxie

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