Sam Leheny
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Heavenly Sword wasn’t a great game, nor a game with a great plot, but it had good cutscenes with good characters giving good performances and this movie couldn’t even manage that!

Scott C Stewart
Member

qustion should i watch this first or should i try and watch this film before this ?

MuddyScarecrow
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Funny enough I was thinking on this episode the same way you were, Jim. That I would find it boring since I never played Heavenly Sword. But holy shit the context around this movie manages to make hearing about the movie so much more interesting. And therefore more interesting than the movie.

Barloq
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I’m glad that when I sat down to watch this, I ended up binging The Office instead. It doesn’t even sound like it follows the plot of the game all that well, and the additions just ruin the original story’s themes.

Live action Onichambra…? Holy fuck, that exists? My expectations are extremely low, but I have a very small hope that it could be as awesome as DOA was.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Would you concur, Jim, that this adaptation is ‘a slap in the face’ to all fans, and the legacy of Heavenly Sword? Is it, dare I say, ‘a complete joke’ in comparison?
Somehow the game went way under my radar, sounds like I missed out on something there. Who owns the IP I wonder.

Nitrium
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To be fair, Heavenly Sword the game, was animated by Weta Digital (who did Lord of the Rings, King Kong, Avatar etc) here in NZ with a US$20M budget. Whereas Heavenly Sword the movie, was not done by Weta Digital and for 10% of the budget of the game. I never played the game, so wasn’t nearly as insulted with the film version as Jim clearly is. The animation is very obviously abysmal though.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Oh dear, the game was written by Rihanna Pratchett.

Nitrium
Member

Haven’t listened yet, but I found this film pretty alright. The animation (for 2014) is SUPER janky, although the art style I think is ok. Voice acting is mostly good from Fringe’s Agent Dunham, Nolan North etc. The ending is terrible – the weird deal with the devil (i.e. a crow with a helmet) to make the king into a “boss” felt incredibly forced. Why hadn’t he just done that in the first place? Would have liked to see a similarly unexpectedly quick cheap death as that which befell “The Chosen One” and have Agent Dunham just lop his head… Read more »