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‘Minecraft’ Movie Is Coming, Far More Boring Than It Sounds

Posted by on April 18, 2013 at 10:22 am
All hail the mighty church of Minecraft!

All hail the mighty church of Minecraft!

Believe it or not, Minecraft is really successful. Not only did it make Markus “Notch” Persson, the game’s creator, rich beyond imagination, it’s also a global phenomena. We like it a little bit, too. As such, Seven Stories Press will be publishing a book later this year that details the game’s creation and Notch’s upbringing called Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game that Changed Everything. Oh, and they’ve already sold the film rights. That’s cool.

Now, as many of you guys know, I wasn’t a fan of 2 Player Productions’ slothenly-paced and uneven documentary Minecraft: Story of Mojang. Unfortunately, the issues I had with that film aren’t likely to be resolved with a new biopic. With all due respect to Notch, the parts of the story I care about – namely, the actual creation of the game – aren’t being told because it’s unfilmable. The other parts I either already know or don’t care about. I played with LEGOs growing up too, I don’t need to see that. There’s also the issue that such prestige is still largely unearned, given the amount of time since the game exploded in popularity. Yeah, I had a hard time biting down on The Social Network, but that earned its wings on the fact that Facebook had half a billion users upon the film’s release and it was an excellent film. This doesn’t appear to satisfy any of those credentials.

I’m open to a surprise, but unless they do something crazy fantastic in the execution, the lore alone isn’t worth a sale.

Source: Polygon

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