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Megaman the Movie
November 22, 2008 10:49 PM   Subscribe

Speaking of robots, here is a trailer for Megaman the Movie, a low budget live action adaptation of the classic NES game. [sort of previously]

(Warning, the last link is experiencing bandwidth spikes, so may be down.)

Slightly higher def trailer here.
posted by Caduceus (25 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Er, the second link, not the last link, is experience bandwidth spikes.
posted by Caduceus at 10:51 PM on November 22, 2008


By which, of course, I mean the third link. Note to self: less whiskey before FPPing.
posted by Caduceus at 10:52 PM on November 22, 2008


Wow, that looks pretty watchable! I'm amazed what "low budget" gets you these days.
posted by Popular Ethics at 11:05 PM on November 22, 2008


I don't care what anyone says. That was AWESOME.
posted by effugas at 11:15 PM on November 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh man, did I see a brief glimpse of Protoman in there? The guy with the shades. PROTOMAN.
posted by Mister Cheese at 11:23 PM on November 22, 2008


That was better than it had any right to be. Nice use of the Dark Knight score, too.
posted by Mikey-San at 11:38 PM on November 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Heh. A friend of mine is the drummer for The Protomen. They've turned Megaman into a rock opera but made it much, much darker.
posted by sourwookie at 2:29 AM on November 23, 2008


I don't recall Dr. Wily looking so young and, um, anorexic.

Otherwise, pretty amusing.
posted by Samizdata at 4:07 AM on November 23, 2008


Sometimes I think that when Hollywood sets out to make a movie version of a video game property (or any other property from geek-skewing media) the movie studio should hire a fan consultant or two to help guide the writers and director in nailing the appropriate tone. The fan consultant should not have total power over the production, of course, but should be able to step in and explain why including something like, say, a sexy human female love interest who inevitably betrays Mega Man by poisoning him with expired meat because it turns out she was Dr. Wily all along is a bad idea that goes against the spirit of the source material.
posted by Servo5678 at 4:08 AM on November 23, 2008


Obligatory link to the Protomen. (NB: It is also obligatory to follow the link). Sourwookie, tell those guys to do a European tour!
posted by Drexen at 6:00 AM on November 23, 2008


That was awesome. If it helps you find things like this, by all means, MORE WHISKEY.
posted by Plutor at 6:59 AM on November 23, 2008


This not only looks completely kick-ass; it looks better than Burn After Reading.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 7:04 AM on November 23, 2008


What exactly is low budget? Because I want to know what it takes to make something so overflowing with awesomosity.
posted by JaredSeth at 7:07 AM on November 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm ready to invest two hours into this movie.
posted by scabrous at 7:24 AM on November 23, 2008


I dunno Roll looked a little creepy.
posted by grobstein at 7:41 AM on November 23, 2008


This was so much more professional than I thought it would be, given the "low budget" description. I want to watch the rest of it now!
posted by sabira at 7:50 AM on November 23, 2008


Looked neat, but I feel like listing your youtube achievements in the "more info" box is kinda tacky. I was impressed by the costume design more than anything else. Reflective of the source material, but creative enough not to be married to it at the cost of real-world adaptation.
posted by Eideteker at 10:58 AM on November 23, 2008


The trailer was just about as fantastic as any live-action Megaman trailer could hope to be. But I'm not that sure that the full length movie would be good. The fight scenes would have to be excellent, something I'm not that sure of, judging by the few shots we got in the trailer.
posted by graventy at 11:29 AM on November 23, 2008


The Last Days of Dr. Wily

Honus Wagner Card man?! hahaha
posted by jcruelty at 4:17 PM on November 23, 2008


oops missed the 'previous' link. well, carry on then. haha Faberge Egg Man?!
posted by jcruelty at 4:17 PM on November 23, 2008


The Protomen kick more ass than I was prepared for. I have a six hour car ride tomorrow and I will be listening to them on repeat. Thank you oh great meta, thank you.
posted by munchingzombie at 7:13 PM on November 23, 2008


The Protomen just put out another album and it's fucking amazing.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 4:55 PM on November 24, 2008


The Protomen just put out another album and it's fucking amazing.

WAIT WHAT? I always assumed this was impossible!
posted by grobstein at 5:15 PM on November 24, 2008


WAIT WHAT? I always assumed this was impossible!

Well, it's on vinyl and they only made so many. They were giving em out at the album release show in Nashville a few weeks ago. I didn't make it to the show but since they're good friends of mine, they held on to one for me.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 5:31 PM on November 24, 2008


The Protomen just put out another album and it's fucking amazing.

:O

I. Will. Not. Rest.
posted by Drexen at 9:22 AM on November 25, 2008


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