These first two months of 2015 have brought much promise to the land of Gaming across all platforms. And now, we are taking over the television realm! …Or maybe not, but we’ll play along as much as we can because, well, we can.
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It has been rumored that a partnership between Netflix and Nintendo has sprouted and a The Legend of Zelda live action series is in the works. It has definitely been a “Break the Internet” phenomenon earlier this month. People being both excited and fearful. Why is that, you might ask. Well, let’s say Nintendo does not have a “hot” record when it comes to adapting their games to the screen. For example, we can recall the cartoon series for The Legend of Zelda and the one for Mario Bros. We also have the Mario Bros. movie which I am still battling my own brain cells in attempts to forget I watched the whole thing at one point in my life. All of the above… No. Just no.
Though skepticism is all around, I for one will stay positive. There are marvelously well-done movies involving fantastical and magic aspects that can serve as inspiration like The Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter. On that note, there’s also a wonderful group of photographers and film makers under the name The Zelda Project who have done a beautiful job in bringing the world of Hyrule and its inhabitants to life. I encourage you all to check them out. Moreover, The Legend of Zelda’s storyline has a great plot and characters full of life. I am certain Nintendo has the budget to make this series phenomenal and groundbreaking.
There is one major challenge I believe the team involved in the creation of this series will have to face: Link’s personality. Throughout the games (and I’m not counting the cartoon series because no) Link’s personality is more of an extension of the player. You get to decide what to do; when to do it; and how to do it. We don’t even know how Link’s voice sounds except for his sighs and grunts. He’s a very blank pallet – that can be very easily fucked.
But what do you think about this Zelda series? Do you think it will happen? Would you binge watch? Let me know on the comments below! Also, remember to Like and Share.
See you around!