Rumor: Brett Ratner Trying to Make a Guitar Hero Movie?!
We try to do our best to stay away from terrible rumors like this, but this one was way too fun to pass up today. This story is unfortunately quite legit - but it's not actually getting made. Apparently Brett Ratner, the man who ruined X-Men: The Last Stand, did actually say in an interview that "I would love to do a Guitar Hero movie, if Activision would ever let me." Thankfully they're not letting him, but he seems quite persistent and even has an awful story idea already in mind for the film. Let me be the first to say that this is one of the worst ideas in video game adaptation history. We thought Uwe Boll was bad, what would we get if Ratner actually did make a Guitar Hero movie?! I don't even want to think about it…
Ratner continued to say that "I'm trying to convince them, but why would you have a movie screw up such a huge franchise? Not that I would make a bad movie." Are you sure about that Mr. Ratner? As for that pitiful story idea he came up with, here it is, if you are read on. "It could be about a kid from a small town who dreams of being a rock star and he wins the Guitar Hero competition. One of these dreams-[come-true] kind of concepts." I'm already cringing just reading about it and thinking about how bad Ratner would screw up a film like this. We see tons of stories like that on the big screen every year, but a Guitar Hero one helmed by Ratner sounds like the worst there could ever be. Please stay away!
I actually love the game, although I prefer Rock Band a lot more, but a movie based on either just won't work. Even if Ratner wasn't attached, a movie that capitalizes on the popularity of a video game that has no real storyline in it just won't work as a movie. I admit that the intro to Rock Band where they race in their van down to that city is a great cinematic, but it's meant to be a 5 minute thing, not a 90 minute movie! There are enough Guitar Hero and Rock Band fans out there (including me) that instantly have something to say about this, so I'm glad I mentioned just so that we can all tear it apart. So what do you think? Is it good or a bad idea that Brett Ratner is trying to make a Guitar Hero movie?