#1
why do people feel the need to add action to Dante's Divine Comedy? I've watched some of the animated movie and played some of the game, and feel it's completely unnecessary to add action to it. The allegory and the visuals from the epic poem should be enough without the added action/adventure part.
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There's a video game?



Yes. Its gory and ****ing epic as tits.


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#5
Walking through hell would be a boring game. Unless it was extremely epic (in the actual meaning of the word.)
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#6
For the movie: People will become bored

For the video game: It's an action video game based on the work.
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#7
Ugh that's just horrendous. It's just being used as a starting point to make money. There's plenty of album's and such outlining the poem as well, but nothing is going to be true to the work. It's the same idea with children's books being made into movies. It's all just another way to make money off a classic, while spinning it into something completely different.
#8
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For the movie: People will become bored

For the video game: It's an action video game based on the work.


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#9
This thread is silly.

All I know is when I read Dante's Inferno the first time, the first thing to pop into my head was "GRITTY REBOOT".
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#10
Quote by RPGoof
It's just being used as a starting point to make money. There's plenty of album's and such outlining the poem as well, but nothing is going to be true to the work.



Isn't that what a remake is?

Edit:

What if someone was just as interested with the poetry as you are but instead wanted to pay homage to it with a video game?
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#11
Quote by rockingamer2
For the movie: People will become bored

For the video game: It's an action video game based on the work.


I get people not wanting to just walk through things in a game,but a straight adaptation of the Divine Comedy wouldn't be boring.


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Isn't that what a remake is?

Edit:

What if someone was just as interested with the poetry as you are but instead wanted to pay homage to it with a video game?


I'm not talking about remakes, I'm talking about adaptations, things that are "based upon" other things.
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#12
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I get people not wanting to just walk through things in a game,but a straight adaptation of the Divine Comedy wouldn't be boring.


For you, maybe. I'm not sure most people would agree.

Not that the game is great anyway
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#13
Wow. This is an weird question. It's like asking why you should add bad guys to the life of a plumber. I mean, traveling through pipes should be enough. Maybe they read Dante's Inferno and it got their imagination working, so they worked off of that.
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#14
Quote by BruceWillisman
Isn't that what a remake is?

Edit:

What if someone was just as interested with the poetry as you are but instead wanted to pay homage to it with a video game?

Then they should do it in a way where they stay true to the poem. Battling Lucifer and other such demons never occured in the "Dante's Inferno" video game, and it's a disgrace to the name. The only thing the video game seems to take from the poem were names and a vague plot.
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#15
Quote by Jack Off Jill
Wow. This is an weird question. It's like asking why you should add bad guys to the life of a plumber. I mean, traveling through pipes should be enough. Maybe they read Dante's Inferno and it got their imagination working, so they worked off of that.


Mario wasn't based on a 14th century poem. Plus, I don't think plumbers travel through pipes when fixing sinks. If they worked off of Dante's Inferno, then they should say it's "inspired by" not "based on"
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Quote by johnwolennon
Mario wasn't based on a 14th century poem. Plus, I don't think plumbers travel through pipes when fixing sinks. If they worked off of Dante's Inferno, then they should say it's "inspired by" not "based on"

Is the base of the story Dante's Inferno? I'd say so. Therefore, it makes no difference and you're just complaining about semantics. I also don't see why it matters when the poem was written.
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Is the base of the story Dante's Inferno? I'd say so. Therefore, it makes no difference and you're just complaining about semantics. I also don't see why it matters when the poem was written.


barely so, if at all. The names are similar, and the fact that he's going through hell, and he's having help from Virgil, but that's about it. It's like saying a movie about an orphan boy set in the 35th century on a spaceship and saying it's based on Oliver Twist.

It doesn't really matter when the thing was written, but still Mario wasn't based on a poem or even inspired by a poem.
#18
Quote by johnwolennon
barely so, if at all. The names are similar, and the fact that he's going through hell, and he's having help from Virgil, but that's about it. It's like saying a movie about an orphan boy set in the 35th century on a spaceship and saying it's based on Oliver Twist.

It doesn't really matter when the thing was written, but still Mario wasn't based on a poem or even inspired by a poem.

I'd say Forbidden Planet is based on The Tempest.

I believe Mario was based on the creator's landlord, though.
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#19
Because the things that make poetry enjoyable don't always translate perfectly into movies or games.
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