Thread: Max Payne
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:27 AM   #8
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Max Payne is a movie based on video game that did a decent emulation to bring John Woo on computer screens. Plus anybody who has played that game (or games as there're two of them) know that the Payne franchise actually draws heavily from the film noir era detective stories and turns it into something of a parody. Payne's internal monologue is filled with hilarious verbalics.

Makers of that game have themselves stated that the story is not supposed to be original but a collection of every cliché from The Maltese Falcon through Dirty Harry and Lethal Weapon to The Matrix with a heavy dose of subtle satire thrown in. I wonder if they've managed to keep all that in the movie, but I must confess that I'm not holding my breath.

Though putting the story aside, that game is helluva lot of fun to play.
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