Today’s WTF: Guitar Hero Movie?

Rush Hour and X-Men 3 director Brett Ratner wants to take his franchise ruining stick and beat Guitar Hero with it, according to MTV Multiplayer. Ratner has featured the game in several different projects as of late, including a Miley Cyrus music video. His dream is to make a Guitar Hero movie. WTF?

I’ll give you a second to brace yourselves for the super-spectacular plot…

A few seconds isn’t long enough, probably, but here it goes:

It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the ‘Guitar Hero’ competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts.

Though he doubts that Activision would go for it, he still seems pretty fascinated with the idea. The dude also wants to make a God of War movie.

While I understand the fascination with something that has no doubt become a part of pop culture, I still can’t help but wonder why people don’t realize how stupid some of these movie ideas are when they say them? To me, it just contributes to that eternal stigma of “movies based on video games suck”, because people keep making movies based on video games that suck.

What do you guys think? Will we ever see a decent movie based on a video game? Any particular franchise you think that could translate well to the silver screen?

Source- MTV Multiplayer

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12 thoughts on “Today’s WTF: Guitar Hero Movie?”

  1. I saw this news yesterday, too and I didn’t read it to keep my brain intact, but that’s gone now.

    If this dude wants to make a Guitar Hero movie and flush his career down the toilet, fine.


    I can already sense him casting Vin Diesel and that’s not going to do anyone any good.

  2. Guitar Hero Movie? No, thanks…
    God of War Movie? I dare you to do so… I’ll f***ing kill you!!!

    Now, how about an Half-Life Movie?
    Now that would be totaly awesome…

  3. I agree Anthony. He ruined X-Men and Rush Hour fell dramatically from grace. I dunno how he still has a carreer

  4. No, she is a Democrat. For a God of War, you need a Republican. Someone, like…well except for McCain, I can’t think of anyone who served in the army,lol…

    How about we call it a tie and just cast The Rock?

  5. He was also quoted today saying that Miley Cyrus reminds him of Madonna.

    If that isn’t a reason to keep an eye on this guy, I don’t know what is.

  6. Yeah, I agree Half-Life would make for a cool movie. I think the whole style would lend itself very well to such an endeavor. And if movie-makers would get off their butts and make a Halo movie before it goes completely out of style, they’d be in good shape.

  7. The problem with most video game movies is they take SOME of the concepts from the game and then adapt them to their own movie.

    A Final Fantasy movie should have been God like.

    But it was utterly boring. A decent sci fi movie, at best, but nothing more.

    Don’t animate people, I KNOW what people look like! Animate a freaking DRAGON or something I have never seen before!

  8. God, could this guy have picked a worse topic to make a movie on? Why not just make a movie about Metroid or Zelda, and actually do it right.

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