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XIII - The Movie (premiering 2/8 at 9/8c)

B:LB:L Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
http://www.nbc.com/xiii/

2-Night Event - Sundays, Feb 8th & 15th at 9/8c

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Tonight is the premiere of the XIII movie, based on this game:

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(Well actually it's based on the comic book but who's checking?)

The game was a cel-shaded first person shooter, very cinematic for its time, with panels appearing for certain kills and visual onomatopoeias to mimic the comic book experience. The plot revolves around an amnesiac,

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accused of being involved in a plot to assassinate the President, and he's being hunted down by this guy:

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No, not David Hasslehoff.

Not Gary Coleman either.

Unfortunately.


This is the first time that a video game movie is direct-to-TV. Not even the Uwe Boll movies have that distinct honor.

Unfortunately.


But maybe this one might be good, and could pave the way for more low-budget but true-to-source adaptations of video game movies. We may finally see movies that would never have a chance if it was pitched for theatres.

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What do you think? Will you be catching XIII tonight?

I will, but I will be missing the sultry voice of David Duchovny.

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