Few things are less funny than Borderlands, but we'd probably put having our eyeballs accidentally sucked out by a vacuum cleaner in the spot above. Still, that's not stopped Telltale Games from taking the title's non-existent fiction and turning it into the decent Tales from the Borderlands, so we suppose that the brand's upcoming movie stands some hope of success. Oh, who are we kidding? This is going to be Mad Max with kitten clips.
Lionsgate is apparently making the flick with producers Avi and Ari Arad, who are best known for a string of Marvel movies. The double-act were also linked to the Uncharted film at one point, so there is still hope that this will never come out. It's all part of a new push by the film maker to explore new brands. "The Borderlands games don't pull any punches," said gaffers Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, "and we'll make the movie with the same in-your-face attitude that has made the series a blockbuster mega-franchise."
Please bury us alive on Pandora and never dig us back up.
[source variety.com, via neogaf.com]
So that... That's a thing. Um. Well.
All those famous dudes and dudettes....
Absolute unadulterated disgust seeping from the pores of my skin forming a sort of suffocating blanket that mercifully ends my existence as this abomination arrives in cinemas.
BARKER. YOU AND ME GONNA FIGHT ABOUT ALL THIS NEGATIVITY.
Borderlands may not be 'Harr Harr' funny, but I enjoy it nonetheless. If the movie's anything like the TT series, then count me in.
@Batman The games are enjoyable enough, which makes it even more annoying that the writing is some of the worst on Earth.
There is something that I hate more than Borderlands, though: Borderlands fans. I'm coming for you Potter.
@get2sammyb @Batman Three-way WWE 2K16 match confirmed for EGX 2015
@ShogunRok @Batman I'll lay the smackdown while simultaneously gagging like Jim Carey over the fact that I'M PLAYING A BLOODY WRESTLING GAME.
@get2sammyb Oh I see how it is. You're just gonna lurch from one thing I love to another. Fortunately, I have backup as far as wrestling's concerned.
@TASUKI, @SPLAT. GET THE TABLES.
I thought the idea for Tales for the Borderlands was terrible, but I ended up really enjoying it. I think the idea for this is way beyond terrible.
I think an animated movie could work. Handsome Jack is such a good character.
I don't think I've ever seen such a negative article on this site. Not that I'm complaining mind you; I find your disgust here thoroughly entertaining.
"Few things are less funny than Borderlands,"
Several hundred thousand people disagree with you. Me included. I like the writing, it's dumb but funny. We're not talking Adam Sandler or Wayans brothers levels of evil here. Humour is of course subjective.
@Johnnycide "Several hundred thousand people disagree with you." Throw away the key I say.
@get2sammyb Back down, Barker. @Johnnycide and I will end you.
You're clearly outclassed and outranked.
So shake it off and move on.
This is Claptrapstic news. Not even sorry
@SuperSilverback we have a winner in the comments section folks!
I'm assuming Sammy won't be reviewing WWE 2K16 or Borderlands 3?
Will the movie writers be inserting 4chan and reddit meme's in the place of jokes like the games?
@get2sammyb wherever these people are going (sans key, of course), best hope they have decent internet.
I mean, who is going to read pushsquare otherwise? This site is my go to for PS news, but I'd honestly say that some articles appear not just biased, but bitter. The new Tony Hawk game for example; we know it's unlikely to rival THPS 1 to 3, but it's commonly written off in every mention. It appears mean spirited in my humble opinion.
Same thing with Borderlands. It's a very big franchise, and an awful lot of people enjoy it. Me included.
I'm far from humourless or unintelligent, but I, as well as several of my friends, wholeheartedly enjoy it. Not every joke lands across 60 or so hours, but who would expect it to?
Personally, I'm not a fan of One Piece, Akiba's Trip, Dangonronpa etc, but just because I don't get the humour doesn't mean they're not well done.
I'm not staging a personal attack on you, and the site continues to be one I visit daily. If your writing was an issue then I would not do so, but surely personal opinion is for the comments section and not an editorial duty?
@ShogunRok you could just not go and watch it...
The last Videogame movie I watched was Need for Speed. It wasn't too bad (good 3D probably made it more entertaining) considering its a franchise one wouldn't expect a movie of. Have a little faith...
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