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    Post Castlevania movie drops whip for sword [Joystiq]

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    Despite two-year-old assurances that "the whip is still in it" it seems that, if an early script review is any indication, the Belmont's signature weapon has been knocked down to bit player in the Castlevania script by Paul W.S. Anderson, who has seen fit to make Simon live by the sword.

    Here's the word from CC2K writer "Big Ross" who says "Though I said Vampire Killer is gone from this script, Simon does wield what is described as a chain whip in two instances. However, it is nondescript and in one of the occasions is wielded as an off-hand weapon. So what is Simon armed with throughout the film? A f***ing sword."

    No, that doesn't sound particularly encouraging to us. But, hey, at least the rest of the script review is almost entirely negative.

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    its shit like this that makes people not like videogame based movies. They leave out the damn Vampire killer and now what else do we have? shoulda just stuck Alucard as the main character if that is the case. The less trademark things they leave out, the further it goes away from being based on the game *cough* Mario *cough*

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    *cough* WHAT THE HELL!!! maybe they should change the name of the Belmont family to smith. Oh thats just crazy old richter smith hes always on it about vampires and upside down castles. Also maybe he should instead of fighting Dracula's army of demons and the undead fight communism. And they could change the title to Mr Smith goes to... oh fuck it this just sucks.
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    If they want to make a Vampire film where the hero wields a sword that's fine, just don't call it Castlevania.

    If you're gonna do something, do it properly and accurately, otherwise what's the damn point (other than the obvious answer of milking the IP for $)?

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    And make it set in Modern Times! And Dracula's actually the head of an Evil Corporation! And instead of zombies, he just has an army of Robots! Powered by Nanotechnology! And Richter finds bottles of Vitamin Water!
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    Lame! Thats part of Castlevania! What's next? Dracula being replaced by Fred Durst? Ugh....
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    Wow..hollywood continues to prove themselves...there are so many good IP's to turn into movies but they just butcher them...and what for? why take a game like Castlevania which has pulled in millions and change what made it sell so well and suck in so many fans?

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    I love Kotaku's headline for this story. It was almost Onion-esque.

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    I am 99% sure that I will not be seeing the piece-of-crap movie that that reviewer just described. This "Anderson" tool needs to get together with Uwe Boll - they're made for each other.
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    This Is Castlevania Movie

    It Is Made Of Sword And Fail
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadiantSvgun View Post
    Lame! Thats part of Castlevania! What's next? Dracula being replaced by Fred Durst? Ugh....
    Fred Durst is more evil than Dracula could ever be.

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    I've defended Anderson in the past and thought that Resident Evil was a great movie, since they actually tried to do something different with it and we didn't end up with another Mario Bros. movie. The sequels didn't follow the same suit (especially RE:A), but they were entertaining for what they were worth.

    This however is complete bullshit, Simon Belmont without his whip? As stated above, they could just change Simon to Alucard and it would be passable, but they just want to be fucking idiots about it. Using the Castlevania name is just pointless now, they could just title it something else and leave the damn game alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    FYI: They already made this movie...it was called Blade, and it was ok.
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    Whoa... Simon is a black human/vampire hybrid? What game was this revealed?!?! I thought I have played them all. Apparently not.


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    Shh...don't give 'em anymore ideas on how to ruin a Castlevania movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exit View Post
    Simon Belmont without his whip? As stated above, they could just change Simon to Alucard and it would be passable, but they just want to be fucking idiots about it. Using the Castlevania name is just pointless now, they could just title it something else and leave the damn game alone.
    This shouldn't come as a surprise. Michael Bay did the same thing to the Transformers in 2007. He completely ruined the character designs, voices, personalities, and backstory. Supposedly, the Castlevania movie will be no different.

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    I'm not surprised considering the popularity of the recent IGA games.

    For what it's worth, though, Simon did use a sword in Haunted Castle. It's the best weapon in the game. Yes, I played that far, and I actually enjoyed it. :P I even beat it.

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    On the other hand, was there ever a movie in which a whip was actually used extensively as a combat weapon? Indy never spent much time actually whipping people. Batman Returns also comes to mind.
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    "Just the pussy I was looking for."

    I'm sure this decision was reached through focus group research where the focus group consensus was "Whips are for pussies." C'mon, you know that's how it went down.


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