Must Watch: Trailer for Bungie Game 'Destiny' Directed by Jon Favreau
by Ethan Anderton
May 23, 2013
In the past, we've featured cool live-action commercials for the Halo video game series, and so we figured it couldn't hurt to highlight a new game from game developers at Bungie and Activision. That game is Destiny, and it's been in the works for quite some time. Now the game is poised to debut on the Playstation 4, and a live-action trailer for the video game has just debuted, and it's pretty bad ass. What's also cool about the ad is that it's directed by Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau and it also features "Revolution" and "Breaking Bad" star Giancarlo Esposito. At the very least, this has me interested in the new game. Watch!
The trailer for Bungie and Activision's video game Destiny, directed by Jon Favreau (via The Playlist):
Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned the solar system, but it didn't last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave. Check out DestinyTheGame.com for more information. Look cool?
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
These are always sweet, but never really show what the actual game is like. This one seems to have a good balance of live action with in game cut scenes.
DAVIDPD on May 23, 2013
That was incredibly BORING! Favreau ruined Iron Man 2 and now this. Sad.
ColdTick on May 23, 2013
Iron Man wouldn't exist without Favreau and consequently The Avengers would have never gotten made if he didn't knock the first Iron Man out of the park. Credit where credit is due please.
Matt Peloquin on May 23, 2013
Avengers? Is that a joke? A shame it was even drawn on paper before become a film.
Chrisbo on May 23, 2013
Fav gets a little credit for Iron Man 1 which appears to be a happy accident. He can't recreate that magic. It took Joss Whedon on Avengers to bring back that Tony Stark. Credit where credit is due.
Yomama on May 24, 2013
I like Elf, Zathura, Made, and Iron Man so I don't think it's an "accident". The dude is a talented film maker IMO.
Matt Peloquin on May 24, 2013
I think this looks promising. It doesn't say a whole lot, but it stirs excitement, and I can't wait for the gameplay reveal.
Mike P. on May 23, 2013
Gimme anytime Iron Man 2 instead of the boring and stupid IM3.
capitandelespacio on May 23, 2013
Kind sir, is that english?
capitandelespacio on May 24, 2013
Iron Man 3's focus on characters would have been admirable if it did anything with the characters. It squandered Tony's Post NYC PTSD and every other character was just in place to facilitate a botched Tony's recovery plot. The marvel movies, so far, with the exception of The Avengers have all suffered in the third act. Iron Man 3 is no different. The action scene at the end of Iron Man 3 suffered from the same problems as the one at the end of Iron Man 2. There was too much going on and too little investment in the actual drama of the action. Iron Man 3 was a horrible movie that hid behind glib one liners and a flashy 3rd act fight sequence. It was trying so hard to be Kiss Kiss Bang Bang that it forgot to be a good movie.
hiverious on May 26, 2013
So you resort to ad hominem then? Though I guess judging from your previous contributions to this discussion I should not have been surprised. I do, however, agree 100% with you saying "horrible" was a rather poor choice of word on my part. It wasn't horrible. It was uninteresting and did nothing with its conceit, which I found incredibly disappointing. Maybe I should have clarified, because narratively there wasn't much going on at all, like you said. I could follow a simple plot and I am not stupid. What I meant to say was the final action sequence was busy with too much going on VISUALLY. Is that clearer now? Perhaps you could think that I didn't like Iron Man 3 for legitimate reasons rather than because I like to complain? Probably not, because to you, Iron Man 3 is a good movie and anyone who has anything to say against it is clearly doing so for the love of whining. You know what I would have liked? An actual focus on Tony's character and an exploration of his PTSD (which was criminally underused in the film) rather than a script that paid lip service to the aftermath of The Avengers but then had no idea how to create a character arc out of it without half-assing it all and hiding behind its "snappy" humour. No, I don't watch Game of Thrones, but that is because I would like to read the books first, so not entirely for the same reason as you suggest. I don't expect you to understand any of my points. In fact, I expect you to continue to brush them off because (if I may sink to your level) you seem to be content to settle for a movie that masquerades as something intelligent when it really isn't, and anyone who doesn't agree with you is clearly too stupid to see what the emperor is wearing.
hiverious on Jun 10, 2013
Right then, sorry if I came off as hostile earlier. I am just a bit frustrated with the way things are, and I honestly do wish I could enjoy movies again like I could when I was a preteen.
hiverious on Jun 16, 2013
Most anticipated game of the year Im so excited! Trailer didn't do a whole lot for me but the concepts and drive of it is exhilarating!
N. on May 23, 2013
They borrowed the sphere close to the earth's surface thing from an old Sci-Fi....but I can't remember which one?
David Banner on May 23, 2013
The words must watch are sometimes loosely used on this site. Besides the opening shot, the trailer was a mess with the quick edits.
Broseph Brosullini on May 23, 2013
Arkham origins revlea trailer was deserved in this spot.
Cody W on May 23, 2013
I will play this on my Okama Gamesphere. I will I tell you.
Quanah on May 23, 2013
Activisiagonized the wrong director to make this. It's definitely not going to peek any interest with this.
iPadO on May 24, 2013
...and that's the story of Los Pollos Hermanos. 😉
HerCar on May 24, 2013
PS4 will be the most powerful system xbox1 well thats the next tv media
MARZ76 on May 25, 2013
Is this game like a MMORPG
Joseph white on May 26, 2013
Destiny is the mmo rpg I've been waiting for it seems like it has everything a big mmo genre player could ever dream of
Joseph white on Oct 21, 2013
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