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posted Nov 08, 2015 10:39:07 by ike2k
So i was wondering. Does the plot of the movie occur in the rpg's history? If so where abouts? The movie is what interested some of my players in the setting.
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ShadowWalker said Nov 08, 2015 10:50:18
Treat it rather as alternate version of fluff because it is set at the time of the exodus yet there are heroes of second corporate war era present (like Valerie Duval or Mitch Hunter). I liked it for very MC atmosphere but as fluff goes it is rather poor representation.
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Nathan.Dowdell said Nov 08, 2015 11:25:23
Fully agreed with ShadowWalker - the movie jumbles together a lot of concepts that don't sit together in the official timeline. The Exodus happened a couple of centuries prior to the rise of the Dark Legion, the Brotherhood didn't arise until after the Dark Symmetry, but before the Dark Legion (plus, they have magic, the ones in the movie didn't), and various characters in the movie are named for heroes from the Dark Legion era.

It also annoys me that Sean Pertwee's character was established as Capitolian, rather than Imperial.
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Carl Matthews said Nov 09, 2015 13:01:58
It's still worth watching. Most RPG movies, if they even get one at all, do a MUCH worse job of showing the genre. Exhibit A is, of course, the awful first D&D movie. Mutant Chronicles is a fair stab at getting across a complicated history.

And being set during the Exodus, they don't have to touch on the massive terraforming it would take to give Luna and the other planets things like 1G gravity and an atmosphere. The terraforming would have broken any sense of disbelief for most movie-goers. As RPG'ers we just explain it with hand-waving! Lol.
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ChristofferLundberg said Nov 11, 2015 18:53:21
It's a horrible movie... only worth looking at if you're insanely hung over (much like the Stallone Dredd movie).
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DouglasJessup said Nov 12, 2015 08:29:39
I liked the Stallone Dredd movie
The Mutant chronicles movie however didnt grab me at all and i've watched most of the rpg movies out
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ChristofferLundberg said Nov 12, 2015 08:34:22
You actually _like_ Stallone Dredd?? Every Englishman just cried out in horror ;)
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DouglasJessup said Nov 12, 2015 09:06:22
hehe i have watched worse movies all the D & D movies silent hill as well
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DouglasJessup said Nov 12, 2015 09:07:07
though i do like the newer dredd movie better oh and i like the Doom movie too
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Nicholas Simpson said Nov 12, 2015 17:21:55
So what movies do people feel like DO capture the Mutant Chronicles spirit?

Given the Warhammer 40K influence of MC, Event Horizon could be seen as being as evocative of MC as it is of 40K. It's a movie about a spaceship crew investigating a missing ship that opened a portal to hell.

Blade Runner is THE cyberpunk movie and it probably catches a lot of the aesthetic of somewhere like Luna City.

Alien and its sequel Aliens are the classic movies about being helpless and stalked by unspeakable monster and one of the first film appearances of space marines fighting aliens, respectively.

The Thing catches a lot of that distrust and paranoia with a group of people fighting an alien monster that can take over their bodies.

What else provides some good inspiration? I have to admit that I'm not super keen on the scifi movie genre outside of the iconic ones, so my frame of reference is limited.
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ShadowWalker said Nov 12, 2015 17:26:24
'Outpost 37' - some fight scenes were like Capitol infantry vs Pretorian Stalkers.
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DouglasJessup said Nov 12, 2015 17:39:18
Outland perhaps
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ChristofferLundberg said Nov 12, 2015 19:18:23
Krull :D
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Carl Matthews said Nov 13, 2015 10:46:45
What about Anime stuff. The Appleseed movies are grimy post-war and, if you think of the government departments as corporations instead, the Stand Alone Complex series are great for Luna PD investigations.

Oh and, as well as being English, I also liked the Stallone Dredd. The Keith Urban movie is too grim-dark for my tastes. It's like they wanted to make a version of The Raid that would sell to the 2000AD fan-base.
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DouglasJessup said Nov 13, 2015 12:00:51
Ahh yes Appleseed is great how many movies are there ?
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