The Horrible Show 08-18-10: Game Movies Movie Games

The Horrible ShowScott Pilgrim has inspired us. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Tommy want more movie games and game movies like it, so we set out to fix Back to the Future, The Matrix, Jurassic Park, Final Fantasy, Doom, Resident Evil, Super Mario Bros and a few others. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Games as movies, movies as games, will it ever work or are the wrong people in charge? We have some ideas from our vast experience of producing neither one that we’d like to add to the fire. We also relive our wrestling glory days during our Threesomes of the Week, and ask, “Why do these movie games and game movies suck?” in our On the Spot question from @sajamie81. Our movie games discussion is broken down into three sections: Movies that deserve a better game, games that deserve a better movie, and games/movies that never should have been made into each other. Lastly, we plead one more time for you to help us #SaveScottPilgrim in our Scott Pilgrim vs The Box Office contest, before we take off and get bombarded by more of Ethan’s zombies.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, BlueAwesome

Guide:
Intro – (00:25 – 1:20)
Threesomes of the Week – (1:21 – 12:48)
On the Spot Question – (12:49 – 17:47 )
Think of the Children General Discussion – (17:48 – 56:45)
Movie Games – (18:23 – 32:19)
Game Movies – (32:26 – 45:01)
Never Should Have Been Made – (45:02 – 56:45)
Scott Pilgrim Contest – (56:46 – 1:02:12 )
Parting Words – (1:02:12 – 1:07:31)

Games:
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, Doodle Jump, Canabalt, Shadow Complex, Goldeneye 007, Back to the Future, Rock Band, Tony Hawk Series, Red Dead Redemption, Land of the Dead, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, Jurassic Park, Trespasser, Dino Crisis, Enter the Matrix, The Matrix Online, Crackdown, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, DoomBlade, Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Rampage, Super Mario Bros, Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Nation Red, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Mega Man

Movies (or TV):
Prince of Persia, Back to the Future, Land of the Dead, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Doom, Resident Evil, House of the Dead, Super Mario Brothers, Double Dragon, Street Fighter

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: Moon, The Death of WCW, Assassin’s Creed 2
Ethan: Mitch Hedberg, The New Daughter, Doom 3
Tommy: Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack, The Incident
Justin: Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious, Scott Pilgrim Comixology (iTunes Link), Dead Space

References:
Goldberg, Swing Vote, Tosh.O, The Soup, Giant Bomb Achievements, Gamescon, Piranha 3D, The Animatrix, A Song of Ice and FireXena: Warrior Princess, Alien, Aliens, Event Horizon, The Rock Bottom, Uwe Boll, Far Cry, Dead or Alive, Total Recall, Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Vanna White, Raul Julia, Guile’s Speech, Street Fighter Legacy, The ExpendablesCommando, A Town Called Panic, Mega Man Dark Ages Art

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1 Comment The Horrible Show 08-18-10: Game Movies Movie Games

  1. Stephen

    That was a great discussion. I definitely heard some good ideas that I agree with about the whole video game to movie genre, and vice versa. Also side note I have been into reading wrestling books lately too..just kind of reliving the old school days I guess. There are some great books out there about that if you’re into that.

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