The director and producer of the latest Tekken games isn’t very fond of the film adaptation – in fact, he thinks it’s downright “terrible.”
We all know that most videogame movies aren’t very good (to put it charitably). Still, some gamemakers get a kick out of seeing one of their creations on the silver screen anyway, no matter how terrible it might end up being. Tekken game director and producer Katsuhiro Harada is not one of them.
“That Hollywood movie is terrible,” Tweeted Harada. “We were not able to supervise that movie (It [was a] cruel contract) I’m not interested in that [movie].”
That’s slightly disheartening, actually. I mean, as far as I could tell from the trailer, the Tekken movie didn’t seem all that concerned with extraneous concepts like “plot,” “narrative,” or “acting.” It seemed to just be about crazy people in bizarre costumes beating the crap out of each other in a fighting tournament.
Sounds like the games to me. But then again, I never saw it myself, and from the looks of it I’m not missing much. If you’re curious to see what Mr. Harada hates, IMDB has it listed for DVD release in the States on November 5th and the UK on September 1st.