It makes me want to gouge my eyes out with little, tiny teaspoons. When we first heard news of this CG movie (which is heading straight to DVD and Blu-ray for reasons that will be made crystal clear after you watch the trailer) there was no indication as to what direction it’d be taking. We know that now: it’s the same story that the game tells with the same characters. Unfortunately, it has none of the game’s gravitas, voice actors and music.
Heavenly Sword the game told a rather mature story with some serious tones woven throughout the narrative. Judging by this trailer, all of that has been removed and replaced with a tone that is squarely aimed at boys in early high school. Let’s make the scantily clad lady chop up bad guys to the sound “hardcore” rock ‘n roll and snippy one-liners.
If you’re a fan of the game (and there aren’t many of us) then you might want to look away. If you’re looking for a reason as to why direct to DVD movies have such a stigma, then hit that jump and prepare to witness a textbook example.
This makes me so, so sad.