Why I Think Dwayne Johnson is Making a 'God of War' Movie

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They largely suck, sadly. While you have some decent examples of the cinematic sub-genre, such as Sonic the Hedgehog, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and Detective Pikachu, there are far too many horrid films dedicated to some of my favorite interactive experiences. It says a lot when the 2021 Mortal Kombat movie reboot is a million times worse than the 1995 original, which wasn't all that amazing in its own right. Even though Hollywood just can't seem to get it right with quality video game adaptations, the directors and producers of Tinseltown are still moving forward with new video game-based projects that are set to arrive on the big screen.

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Now what made me reach such a wild conclusion? Well, here are a few reasons. PlayStation Productions' first big-screen epic is going to be Uncharted. Plus they have future films and TV shows in the works for Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us, and Twisted Metal. So it makes all the sense in the world for Sony's production studio to also go all-in on a movie dedicated to the savage god-killer known as Kratos at some point. It's one of the most recognizable and highly-reviewed IPs Sony has within its stable, plus it comes with one of the most engrossing storylines in all of gaming. All those factors pave the way for a big-budget video game movie starring one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

And just picture this - Dwayne's bulky frame adorned in Kratos' signature gray skin paint, loincloth, and other associated armaments. Both Dwayne and Kratos are proud baldies, so that dream scenario is easy to see come to fruition. Now I'd like for this film to start from the very beginning of Kratos' turbulent life and end right at the moment where he usurps Ares of his role as the original Olympian God of War. And if that initial movie ends up being critically and financially successful, then I can see it morphing into a film franchise that eventually builds its way up to the plotline that began in the 2018 installment. And who could possibly step into the role of Kratos' son Atreus? I'll be the one to start a petition for Jacob Tremblay or Jaeden Martell to step into that role. Watching Dwayne scream "BOY!" at his onscreen son for two and a half hours sounds like a great time to me.

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