Super There Will Be Blood Parodies 8-Bit Graphics, Paul Thomas Anderson film

Super There Will Be Blood Parodies 8-Bit Graphics, Paul Thomas Anderson film

A video from Tomfoolery Pictures shows what an 8-bit platformer based on the 2007 film There Will Be Blood would look like.

I don't think that anyone would have pegged the drama about an oil magnate played by Daniel Day-Lewis and his relationship with his son and a preacher for a tie-in videogame. Although, now that I've seen the video produced by Tomfoolery Pictures for the UK mag Empire's Done in 60 Seconds competition, the final scene does kind of remind me of a boss battle. The mashup of old-school platformer shticks like collecting dollar symbols and slightly animated cutscenes with subtitles with real audio from the film is pretty much the most genius thing that I've seen today. Add that to the fact that the video's title is Super There Will Be Blood and its clear that the creators were fans of both Paul Thomas Anderson's movie and videogame tie-ins titles of the 90s.

Unfortunately, Super There Will Be Blood didn't win Empire's competition to summarize/parody a movie in just one minute. That honor went to the Top Gun parody by Mark Wong and Chris Slaughter.

But honestly, after watching both of them, I think that Tomfoolery Pictures was robbed. Owen and Adam, whoever you are, you rock.

BTW, are you taking requests? The Escapist staff would love to see you tackle Gone With the Wind, 2001 and Citizen Kane. Get on it!

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Ah dude...that was awesome. How could that have not won?! I'm gonna have to go find the winner floating around on the internet somehow and see if it deserves it lol.

That was infinitely better than the movie itself. Between all those scenes was 20 minutes of panning across the desert with dramatic music playing. Half the theater was asleep by the end of that POS. I have no idea how it won any sort of awards at all, let alone an Oscar. It still holds the honor of being the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen The Last Airbender.

I have a sudden urge to drink milkshake after watching that awesome video.

Xzi:
That was infinitely better than the movie itself. Between all those scenes was 20 minutes of panning across the desert with dramatic music playing. Half the theater was asleep by the end of that POS. I have no idea how it won any sort of awards at all, let alone an Oscar. It still holds the honor of being the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen The Last Airbender.

Really? I thought the film was quite awesome. Not The Last Airbender...that was a steaming pile. Maybe I'm just a sucker for phenomenal acting. There Will Be Blood certainly had that. Also...Daniel Day Lewis is awesome.

Ghostwise:
Maybe I'm just a sucker for phenomenal acting. There Will Be Blood certainly had that. Also...Daniel Day Lewis is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuYqXHq2eQ&feature=related

Such an intense performance.

Awesome. It's one of my favorite movies. God, that music. And the acting.
And with that...
I'm finished!

Dude, that has to be one of the coolest powerups ever.

MILKSHAKE!!!

Now, I'll see if this is streaming on Netflix, just for that scene.

Hehehe that was a fun little video. But it lacks the movies two best lines:

"Yes I do"
"I drink your MILKSHAKE!"

"I've Abandoned My Child and You're Embarrassing Me!"

I really want to play this right now. This is the best Videogame movie tie in since The Human Centipede game.

Xzi:
That was infinitely better than the movie itself. Between all those scenes was 20 minutes of panning across the desert with dramatic music playing. Half the theater was asleep by the end of that POS. I have no idea how it won any sort of awards at all, let alone an Oscar. It still holds the honor of being the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen The Last Airbender.

You were already low on credibility when you poo-pooed There Will Be Blood, but you have none for actually WATCHING The Last Airbender.

..Genius...pure fucking genius. :D

Hur hur..... milkshake.....

Sorry. i really have nothing more to add.

The Youth Counselor:

Xzi:
That was infinitely better than the movie itself. Between all those scenes was 20 minutes of panning across the desert with dramatic music playing. Half the theater was asleep by the end of that POS. I have no idea how it won any sort of awards at all, let alone an Oscar. It still holds the honor of being the worst movie I've ever seen. And I've seen The Last Airbender.

You were already low on credibility when you poo-pooed There Will Be Blood, but you have none for actually WATCHING The Last Airbender.

To my credit, I never PAID anything to watch The Last Airbender. Nor was I aware of its terrible reviews. I never paid anything to watch There Will Be Blood, either. But I still feel like I got ripped off by watching both.

The reason There Will Be Blood is so bad isn't just because it was a bad movie, but also because it received such high praise. What a pretentious shit stain. At least everybody ACKNOWLEDGES that The Last Airbender was terrible.

That was fantastic! I think I really should watch that film again, I wasn't in the right frame of mind to fully pay attention to it the first time.

Disappointed with the lack of "I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE!!"

Still, that was awesome.

hardly 8-bit

Oh kay! I understand it now: he lost his soul in the pursuit of wealth and power. It finally makes sense. Thank you Tomfoolery Pictures!

Dear Escapist,

HIRE THEM*!

I think there's a nice free spot on the website where it says "Game Dogs" right now..

* = alternatively, if that bursts your budget, just abduct them and have them make movie-game parodies until all eternity. Mwahahaha.**

** = note: humour. author not to be held responsible for actual abductions.

Escap

Monsterfurby:
Dear Escapist,

HIRE THEM*!

I think there's a nice free spot on the website where it says "Game Dogs" right now..

I agree! This would make a great new feature!

I'm surprised no one's made an 8-bit game of There Will Be Brawl.

*standing ovation* ENCORE! ENCORE! God I loved the movie, and I loved this parody even more!

This was fantastic.
I love that movie to death, and I wish there was a full videogame made out of it. Good job guys!

 

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