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April 29th, 2009 | EarthBound, Misc.

A recent Japanese polling site asked the question, “Which game series would you like to see get turned into a Hollywood movie?” The results were as follows:

  1. Dragon Quest
  2. Takeshi’s Challenge
  3. Metal Gear
  4. Tetris
  5. Spelunker
  6. Legend of Zelda
  8. Phoenix Wright
  9. The Portopia Serial Murder Case
  10. Grand Theft Auto

I dunno, some of those things seem pretty weird to me (Tetris?) but it’s cool that the MOTHER series got into the top 10 like that. I really, really doubt anything will ever come of this, but we can at least dream… and watch things like EarthBound Saga 😛

Related links: Original Japanese article, Kotaku article

Thanks to Nimbus for the news tip! I would’ve posted this sooner but a lot of stuff was sitting in my spam folder for some reason.

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108 Comments to Japan Wants a MOTHER Movie

Poe said on Apr. 29, 2009

I dunno how a MOTHER movie would work, but something from Phoenix Wright would be awesome.

Troll said on Apr. 29, 2009

I can’t see Mother working as a hollywood movie to be honest. I’d love to see any of them as an anime film though, althoguh I think Mother 3 would work the best.

Aurilliux said on Apr. 29, 2009

Yeah, I’d love to see a movie of dragon quest, metal gear, zelda, mother, or phoenix wright… that’s pretty cool… and shows much of a geeky nerd I am….

fnool said on Apr. 29, 2009

None of the Mother games would work as a film at all. A Mother film building upon the series’ conventions with a totally new setting and storyline, though… That could work.

(you know, kind of like what Earthbound and Mother 3 did)

LucasTizma199 said on Apr. 29, 2009

@fnool: I agree completely.

Jeeves said on Apr. 29, 2009

I agree, the series (mostly Mother 3) tells its story best as a video game, doing some things that can’t be adapted to any other medium.

Having said that, if they decided to make a movie anyway about one of the games, I think Mother 3 would be the best candidate, with Mother 1 in a fairly distant second.

LucasTizma said on Apr. 29, 2009

O.o I guess I should have registered before posting stuff to this site. Goodbye, LucasTizma199.

blizzardjesus said on Apr. 29, 2009

Studio Ghibli could do the series justice.

Roy said on Apr. 29, 2009

I wonder how the tetris movie would be… XD

santiagoff said on Apr. 29, 2009

I can see Dragon Quest , Metal Gear , Legend of Zelda , Phoenix Wright and GTA working as a movie.
I don’t know Takeshi’s Challenge , Spelunker and The Portopia Serial Murder Case. What are those? :X
Tetris could be a very good movie or a very bad one. A documentary about the game would work… maybe.
MOTHER series can actually be very good for a movie. But I’d need a lot more character development. Like , A LOT more.

rayefrenzy said on Apr. 29, 2009

Mother 3 would be the best because it has the most character development. But Mother 2 seems to have a more winding adventure, while mother 3 tends to stay around Tazmily.

Mato said on Apr. 29, 2009

I think that most Hollywood movies (at least the blockbusters that Japan loves) tend to NOT focus on character development. Trying to stuff too much of that into a ~90 minute film adaptation could turn off general audiences I bet.

Anyway, if Hollywood tried to make something out of the series, I can just imagine Ness with sunglasses and a bat, with full-screen explosions happening everywhere behind him and Mr. Saturn by his side as some funky music played 😉

I wouldn’t want Hollywood to touch the series though. 99% of all game movies suck, and I’d hate to see an EB movie wind up like the latest Dragon Ball movie (barf smiley goes here)

KingDarian said on Apr. 29, 2009

Ah, yes. A Tetris movie. We can see the love affair between the L-block and the J-block unfold on the silver screen.

For Phoenix Wright, they could easily thread together all the cases connected with the Kurain Master and make a decent film out of it. Throw in a few camera-circling, CGI-heavy OBJECTION! sequences and you’ve got a hit…among Ace Attorney fans. Maybe it would go straight to DVD.

I could see a game like MOTHER worked into a film plot. Of course you can’t fit every detail of the game into a 90 minute movie. If it was made in Hollywood, we’d end up with a heavily abridged story with too much of a focus on Ninten and Ana’s affection. Maybe they’d make up for it with the robot battle sequence.

Spitball Sparky said on Apr. 29, 2009

Tetris…? I could see Solitaire, but Tetris?

I think there were discussions of a Mother 3 movie post EarthBound 64’s cancellations, right?

Japan has an unhealthy obsession with Dragon Quest.

LeonardoGolden said on Apr. 29, 2009

A Takeshi’s Challenge movie?


santiagoff said on Apr. 29, 2009

@sparky: Well , how could they not have that big of an obsession with Dragon Quest? I mean , DQ there is THE rpg father , while here it’s just a not-popular-at-all series (except for 8).

ScottKO said on Apr. 29, 2009

I don’t want any of these games made into move adaptions because look at every game based movie…terrible except for Mortal Kombat and even that is kind of hated on.

I would like to see a TETRIS movie, however! hahaha

LucasTizma said on Apr. 29, 2009

@Mato: LOL It’s SO true! And Mr. Saturn would actually be some punk rocker kid with a big nose and a bow tied to his one hair with a severe speech impediment. O.o Hollywood, leave our precious MOTHER alone.

Churly said on Apr. 29, 2009

Grand Theft Auto made #10? Sure it’s a great franchise, but Hollywood has already exploited organized crime so flipping much.

The Great Morgil said on Apr. 29, 2009

I dunno. i’ve actually imagined a Mother1 movie before. I actually pictured it like an old disney musical with the vocal songs from the soundtrack album. Heck, i even tried visioning a screenplay in my head under those circumstances at one point. I probably should’ve written it down, though.

Anyway, i’m saying that it doesn’t seem that impossible to me.

Hejiru said on Apr. 29, 2009

I couldve sworn there WAS a Grand Theft Auto movie. Huh.

And Tetris??! WTF?

Jvct said on Apr. 29, 2009

I lol’d hard at Takeshi’s Challenge, Tetris and Spelunker.

PSInesslove93 said on Apr. 29, 2009

as much as I would LOVE to see a MOTHER movie, i think Hollywood would DESTROY the crap out of it. i prefer it as a game and that’s that.

however, i think Metal Gear and Legend of Zelda would be pretty cool [even though they’d probably get messed up], but seriously WTF tetris? how do u make a movie out of that that will actually capture people’s attentions? XDD

UltraGamer93 said on Apr. 29, 2009

The MOTHER 3 movie could work if it’s made into a trilogy. :O

blahmoomoo said on Apr. 29, 2009

If they could make a decent movie out of it, Mother 3 definitely would be the best candidate. I always felt that its plot was way too big for the second dimension. 😛

Of course, a 3-D remake would be even better! (like that would ever happen)

DragonKazooie89 said on Apr. 29, 2009

I would like to see a Mother 3 Movie as well as MGS or a Zelda one.

Lindstrom said on Apr. 29, 2009

I almost think an EB0 movie would fair better simply because it’s a shorter story, so it would be easier to cram it into the short parameters of a movie, and expand in areas like character development. Regardless I still wouldn’t want to see Hollywood or Disney or anyone go near the series.

Big A2 said on Apr. 29, 2009

“A Takeshi’s Challenge movie?


I know. That part were you leave the paper out in the sun for an hour would keep me on the edge of my seat.


Leirin said on Apr. 29, 2009

Voted MOTHER1, although I can’t say the live-action filmed commercial didn’t help persuade my answer…

SeriousKano said on Apr. 29, 2009

Why not Tetris? It kinda works with Minesweeper as well.


teds ahoy said on Apr. 29, 2009

Takeshi? Isn’t that the ninja from nitrome?

PKNuMan said on Apr. 29, 2009

Mother 3 would make an awesome movie.

sticktendo said on Apr. 29, 2009

My thoughts on each possible movie:

1. Never played it.
2. Never played it.
3. Already a movie.
4. WHAT???
5. Never heard of it.
6. Sounds good.
8. Hmm…
9. Never heard of it.
10. Meh.

Mother said on Apr. 29, 2009

Tetris lol

Alpha Knight said on Apr. 29, 2009

haha tetris number four XD!

beams said on Apr. 29, 2009

Jack Nicholson as Poo >.>

Zaxtur said on Apr. 29, 2009

Tetris already IS a movie:


MEmemeME said on Apr. 29, 2009

Weird, i had a dream like this, and all the characters were by 12 year olds

Deiphobus said on Apr. 29, 2009

zelda won’t work. why? link has no voice.

Duxfever said on Apr. 30, 2009

toxic mars farm says hi

Wil said on Apr. 30, 2009

Hahaha.. Nice @ beams.

..and Tobey Macguire as Ness.

Millhouse said on Apr. 30, 2009

Oh, Ell, do you want to be my officially married block wife?

Oh Jay, it hurts my heart to deny your love, for my heart seeks your company, but you must see the patterns on the wall, we just don’t fit together…

So it’s that foreign bastard Ai, with his long an slender figure, right? I kbew you were cheating on me, but my best friend?! That’s it, I’m leaving you!

God, a tetris movie would be awesome!!

slasfaecX17 said on Apr. 30, 2009

XD! Finally someone wants 2 maek a MOTHER movie, but i r hope it premieres h3re 2, we r s0 familiar with tat homie in teh baesbawl hat, caryin a mr. saturn at his side, who knows wat act0rz will star in this (if ever possible)

Bawt Tetris, who will star in that, teh balock

Starwolf_UK said on May. 1, 2009

“but something from Phoenix Wright would be awesome.”
There is a Phoenix Wright musical in Japan done by an all-woman cast. I’d imagine it would come to DVD eventually and a fan would translate.

I don’t think Spelunker would make a good movie. What with the characters being prone to dying so easily (be it falling about 2 foot or being hit by bat excrement…).

Also for some reason I can see Takeshi’s Challenge and Grand Theft Auto being pretty similar in plot 🙁

Jean said on May. 1, 2009

Personally, out of all these I’d like to see a Dragon Quest V or Gyakuten Saiban movie the most. Gyakuten Saiban because it would really work, and Dragon Quest V just because I think it has the best story of the Dragon Quest games, and the live action commercials make me want a whole movie or series.

Those are here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyFoGYV8wJY&fmt=18 (SFC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw4OYVJZnbQ (DS) I think there are several of these, but it’s hard to find all the different ones.

As for MOTHER, I really think it’s best the way it is. Little fan animations are awesome, though. I just wouldn’t want to see it… especially as an American made movie. Maybe Japanese. I’d rather a live-action compilation of scenes from all three games, acted out by real people while some nicely arranged music from the games played, or something.

boingy%boings# said on May. 1, 2009

I’d love to see a Mother movie. It has such a good story line and feeling of emotion that it would be perfect. It would be better if it was made into several different movies like Star Wars, so nothing could get cut out. I think Mother 1 and 2 would make the best, Mother 3 might be a little hard but pretty good. They could even dress the Mother 1 characters the same way they did in the commercial. I don’t want to see any of the other games on the list turned into movies. Besides, who wants to see a Tetris movie, thats like watching grass grow for two and a half hours.

Claus said on May. 2, 2009

If any of them were to be made into a movie, I don’t think they would get good reviews or make much money.

12 mr.saturns said on May. 3, 2009

I would love to see a tetris movie. I want it now.

skyrunner14 said on May. 4, 2009

What I think of each one:
1. There’s already a live-action play of DQ2, so why not?
2. Comedic genius!
3. This could work…
4. I agree, but how?
5. …what?
6. If it’s anything like that fake trailer, maybe.
7. Only if done correctly.
8. A crime drama! Genius!
9. Same as above.
10. Knowing it’s popularity HERE, I’m surprised this HASN’T happened yet.

Claus said on May. 4, 2009

How would Tetris be made into a movie?

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 5, 2009

How could people want a Tetris movie more than a MOTHER movie?

HossTehMaster said on May. 11, 2009

You know a MOTHER movie could work if they did it in claymation.

john said on May. 16, 2009

good idid i love japan video games

SeanPeden said on May. 17, 2009

The first two games are too intra-personal and aren’t character driven enough to make a very good Hollywood movie, but maybe Mother 1.

Mother 3 on the other hand, has a much stronger plot and stronger characters.

Also, you simply can’t put Giygas/Giegue into physical form, or really change it in any way from its 16-bit/8-bit form without robbing it of its emotional power and mysterious and overwhelming presence.

FuzzyPicklez said on May. 19, 2009

I have no idea how a Tetris movie would work out, but if one is made, then it’s guaranteed to be awesome. (Or hilariously sucky.)

S-Force said on May. 19, 2009

A movie adaptation of Dragon Quest IV would be pretty epic if done correctly.

Geeeeg said on May. 23, 2009

MOTHER 1 or 2 would be awesome as a Tim Burton claymotion movie or something.

Threed Survivor said on May. 30, 2009

If any of the three were to be made, I think Earthbound/Mother 2 would be the one. mother 3’s shocking revelation of King P wouldn’t make sense to those who haven’t played Mother 2. Plus with what graphics can do now-a-days, the giygas battle would be THE coolest thing to ever witness. Ness seems to be like a more well-known character world-wide comparatively to the other 2 main characters. I’d like there to be a mother one as well as a Mother 3 one, but in order to convince anyone of making a movie, Earthbound’d be the best choice.

HazyShadows said on May. 30, 2009

Mother 3. Its easily the deepest and most emotional of the Trilogy.

Super Smash Bros. Fan said on Jun. 8, 2009

Earthbound would be a great choice for a movie!

Tomy said on Jun. 9, 2009

To be honest, I think Mother would be a great movie, Mother 3 is more of a book kind of thing. Mother is short, and while I played it, it seemed more of a movie type of game. Earthbound belongs in only video games, and and the earthbound saga, and other series that I forgot.

anonymous said on Jun. 19, 2009

OK, first, let me say this: HOW THE HECK CAN TETRIS BE A MOVIE?!?!?!?!

Now I’ve got that out of my system, here goes: Mother would be the best movie, because Earthbound and Mother 3 are too long to fit into a good movie. In my opinion, Earthbound would be best left as a game (though it should only be fixed up and advertised better first if they’re going to redo it, not fully redone), and Mother 3 would be best as an anime. Mother, though, has the shortest story, and I can imagine it being a great movie…not that that’s likely to happen, considering that not only was it never actually released outside of Japan, but people tend to novelize it (kinda badly sometimes)…and after Eragon was so cruelly butchered, Twilight got messed up, and Harry Potter didn’t really turn out that great, I don’t want Hollywood touching the Mother series. No wait, scratch that. I don’t want Hollywood even thinking about glancing out of the corner of their evil little eyes at the Mother series.

DoEET said on Jun. 20, 2009

I’m alittle worried about Mother being a movie because, first of all, Hollywood always have to add in, leave out, or change something that was originally in the book, game, etc. I think it should be left as a game. o3o

Mother is something you should PLAY, not watch. How else are you gonna get the full experience of the gameplay?

Still, if there was a Mother movie, being an obsessive fan, I’d watch it anyways. C:

EarthBoundaFan25 said on Jun. 23, 2009

I would DEFINETLY have to agree with Mother/EarthBound, BUT only if it comes to America, and is made by either LucasFilm, LTD., or 20th Cerntury fox. Nintendo, MAKE IT HAPPEN!!! 🙂

Thenumber1yoshi said on Jun. 24, 2009

The only way I would accept a Mother movie is if it was in the animation category being a Japanese team but using a western animation studio and style

(I have to say the reason I prefer Mother with a Western animation look rather than an anime look, is becuase the game didn’t go with an anime look and was a basic view on how Japan viewed the west (in a positive way) and its culture so thats why I always prefer people who do their adaptations of Mother in a Western style art rather than a Japanese anime style look)

But anyways a lot of live action movies based on games don’t do so well. Anyways thats My views on the subject anyways.

Amras Felagund said on Jul. 4, 2009

If my dream job of working at Pixar Animation Studios works out, and I form a tight enough friendship with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton and Bob Peterson and Pete Docter, I would most likely spring the following question on them:

“When was the last time you saw a decent video-game movie?”

I think Pixar could do it, if anyone. Having seen most of their movies, I think that their practically perfect blend of heart and humor is something very rarely seen these days.

Of course, MOTHER2 would need to be a trilogy on its own, if one wanted to include EVERYTHING. A lot of character expansion would be needed for all three, obviously.

Also, because it’s obligatory…


Unnamed said on Jul. 5, 2009

4. Wargames except the nukes are in Russia, Tetris is the security for the supercomputer, and Alexey Pajitnov is Dr. Falken.
7. It better be a miniseries and animated.

OShC said on Jul. 7, 2009

Yeah Tetris sure does deserve the number 4 slot.

Probably some punk kids messing with the poll!

Not Giygas said on Jul. 30, 2009

Mother 3’s chapter system would make it a set of films instead of just one huge game crammed into just 90 minutes or less.

pidgezero_one said on Oct. 2, 2009

I have to say Mother/EB0 would be best suited to movie format. It’s not an incredibly long game in contrast to the other two, and its plot I think would work the best for a movie. Interesting introduction, plenty of climactic moments, a touching story overall without needing much background info on any of the characters.

anonymous said on Nov. 4, 2009

This reminds me of how much I look like Ness.
I wonder…

phillipblabla said on Nov. 29, 2009

I chose mother 3 but,it makes me wonder how they would do saturn valley…

Ness said on Mar. 9, 2010

Mother 3 definatly would make the best movie.
No other game supplied Sadness,Action and RPG Goodness all packed with an Epic Storyline.

Gabo said on Mar. 11, 2010

I would like to see MOTHER 3 directed by James Cameron, and Tim Burton, and Burton can do MOTHER and Earthbound with Steven Spielberg

Ricardo said on Mar. 13, 2010

Tim Burton could make Earthbound Zero movie, because EBZ was the darkest game.
Mother 3 would make a good book.
But the trilogy would make a great anime.

Gabo said on Mar. 23, 2010

What the ricardo kid said is correct!
But i would like to see MOTHER 3 by James Cameron!
It would be called:
James Cameron’s MOTHER 3!

Ness and Sonic said on Apr. 1, 2010

All three, the second one continues the first and the third sums it all up. If Nintendo wants to test Earthbound outside of Japan, a movie would one way to go.

My advice: don’t called it Mother and don’t use a slogan along the lines of “This movie stinks!”

@ Amras Felagund

Maybe story about a Tetris Tournament? It is the only thing I can think of.

Gabo said on Apr. 13, 2010

You know what, instead, why nit Christopher Nolan do Earthbound Zero and Earthbound, but Nolan teams up with Cameron for the 3rd!

Gabo said on Apr. 13, 2010

Oh also i would like to see this series in the IMAX Experience!

Gabo said on Apr. 13, 2010

Oh also i would like to see this series in the IMAX Experience.

Ness said on May. 30, 2010

Mother 3 would be the best one. But i’d like to have a Mother 2 movie better. But.. TETRIS? Really? What. The. Heck?

Ness said on May. 30, 2010

IF they make a movie of Earthbound… I really hope the phrase isn’t “This Movie Stinks!”

Earthbound Wisher said on May. 30, 2010

I think stuff like this should be on the fourms.

blahblah said on Jul. 17, 2010

Tetris?…how would that become a movie? Its just a bunch of stupid blocks stacking up. EarthBound and Mother 3 would make an AWESOME MOVIE!!! But Mother is not that great (its good but not THAT good)

heavenlysunflowers said on Jul. 25, 2010

It would be epic if all three movies were together so that way, it makes a story. 🙂

chosen4 said on Aug. 4, 2010

why would anyone ever want a gta movie

LakituAl said on Aug. 4, 2010


Obviously, so they can watch a movie about people robbing people and fighting like there was no tomorrow. After all, we need more movies like those.

drsaturnsinern said on Aug. 8, 2010

the original 2 might make a 90 minute film but mother 3 will be about 2 or more hours.

starwars890 said on May. 18, 2011

I picked EarthBound, but i personally think it would be a much cooler TV show.

TheMr.SaturnGuy said on Oct. 2, 2011

I think a movie about Ghost Trick would be amazing. But I just don’t see Earthbound turning into a movie. It’s like trying to turn an elephant into a worm. It just won’t work.

Z said on Dec. 21, 2011

How could you possibly make a Tetris movie!?! Maybe about this kid who needs to get the highest score for some money to cure his mom’s or sister’s cancer or something………………………………………………………….
But really the first or the third MOTHER games would work best. I mean, Earthbound could only ever work as a game, or perhaps a play…………….. ‘Cause you know, the prayer thing could also work as one of those “Clap your hands if you believe” things like they used in Peter Pan. I mean, really you could get everyone to pray and………. Woah, that would be the sort of thing that would be performed by church schools everywhere………. I’ve lost my point, haven’t I? But Earthbound would make a good play- no a stage musical!

RadicOmega said on Feb. 4, 2012

@Z “How can you possibly make a Tetris movie?”


DusterRox190 said on Feb. 4, 2012

Tetris, they want a movie about… Tetris. Who would even watch that movie the game’s just piling funny shapes onto eachother!

RadicOmega said on Feb. 4, 2012
GiegueFanboy said on Feb. 12, 2012

MOTHER would be a really cool anime series, but not really good as a movie.

Ninten=ness said on Feb. 12, 2012

Well we do have PsiPaula4’s Mother fan movie of eb zero. but i would love to see an anime move of mother 1. I wanna see giegue.

Earth Saturn said on Mar. 7, 2012

Here’s what I think of these :

1. Don’t know much about this.
2. Don’t know what that is.
3. Ehhh.
4. Really?
5. Same as #2.
6. That sounds great!
7. YES! As long as they don’t screw it up.
8. I only know one thing about this….OBJECTION!
9. Same as #2 and #5.
10. We don’t need any more movies about blood or death!

About the poll however, I voted Mother 3. The story is just so well done. If they don’t mess it up, I want somebody to do it.

Radic said on Mar. 15, 2012

@Earth Saturn
“4.) Really?”


Earth Saturn said on Mar. 20, 2012

@Radic Oh wow, I wasn’t aware of that. Thanks.

Piksel said on Jun. 3, 2012

Well, yeah. We DO have the Earthbound Saga and Mother Saga to show us somewhat.

M1Fan said on Oct. 19, 2012

Who in the world would like a tetris movie better than an earthbound movie. And what would they do in a dragon quest movie, GRIND FOR EIGHT HOURS!!!

Matthewtheman said on Oct. 19, 2012

The only game I think they’d have time to turn into a film would be the first one, the other two are too long, and would be better off as TV series’ than a films.

Mother 3 Fan said on Dec. 25, 2012

A movie for this video game will be awesome. The story behind the game is beautiful and the music is epic. It would be a movie worth seeing

misterdigi35 said on Apr. 7, 2013

Mother 3 as a film? It would disappoint me greatly if that were made into a film over Mother 2. Mother 3 is good game and everything. But JESUS, we all should know that Mother 2 would be the obvious choice for a film adaptation here. Think of it for chrissakes! The story translates very well to a screenplay. It would have the ability to appeal to non-gaming audiences. And the soundtrack is INCREDIBLE.

Vukadin said on Apr. 8, 2013


I would normally agree with you, but something occurred to me: Earthbound doesn’t have a good story. Or much of a story at all. Maybe if they improvised and added their own things, but otherwise Mother 3 would be the way to go. I actually think Mother 3 as a movie would appeal more to a non-gaming audience than Earthbound as a movie.

misterdigi said on Apr. 8, 2013

@ vukadin

“Earthbound doesn’t have a good story. Or much of a story at all.”

You have to support a statement like this. Here I’ll do it for you.

Earthbound does not have a good story or much of a story at all! Here’s what happens…

A very ordinary boy living an ordinary life is one day told that he must save the world from an evil being that is terrorizing it in the future. The boy is told further that he has the power to harness the power of the earth through certain locations throughout the world that he must find, despite this evil beings attempts to kill him and his friends.

The boy has to give up everything he knows and loves. Abandon his home, his mother, his dog, his sister, and embark on a journey, to save the earth.

On his way to these locations he does the following…

Eradicates crime in his town.
Rescues a girl from a cult who we discover has powers like his.
Befriends and pays off the debt of a famous blues band.
Saves a town from a massive swarm of zombies.
Discovers a hidden race of creatures and frees them from a sinister factory run by an evil creature.
Travels to the biggest metropolis in his country where he frees the blues band from another debt, rescues the girl again from being kidnapped, is thrown into a imaginary world run by a machine that posses and corrupts men, that he destroys.
Flys to a distant paradise in a machine built by the father of one of his friends that has joined him on his journey.
Is visited and accompanied by a boy from a far eastern nation to help him save the world.
Travels across an ocean and battles a gigantic sea-monster landing in a scroching and unforgiving desert land, where he recovers an artifact form an ancient pyramid that he takes to a hostile swamp. Stumbles upon a quiet, shy race of creatures, whom he helps overcome their shyness, after rescuing many of his friends from yet another kidnapping beneath the ground in stonhenge.
The tribe of creatures shows him the way to the center of the earth into a lost world where dinosaurs roam. Here he meets a talking rock that tells him of his great destiny and purpose, names all the places that he must go to harness the power of the earth.

Finally, when the boy visits the last sanctuary, he is sucked into his own mind, where he has to battle his inner demons to unlock his great power. He awakens, after a difficult and arduous battle. Travels back to the secret race of creatures he first saved where he finds his friends Dad who has created the machine that will allow him and his friends to travel through time to battle the evil being terrorizing the world.
He must first go back to his hometown that is now overrun by many fierce alien beings, grab a piece of the meteorite that crashed into his town the night his life changed. Go back to the time machine.
But a problem occurs. And it isn’t good. In order for him and his friends to travel through time they have to leave their bodies behind, and implant their brains in machines. The doctor performs the surgery and sends the kids back in time to the cave of the past, where they encounter the boys evil neighbor and the evil being that was terrorizing the world. It is a battle that tests their strength, courage, and faith. The girl prays with all her heart, and everyone that they’ve met along their journey hears her prayer, and prays for the kids’ safety. Just when all hope seems to be lost, the prayers kill the evil being, and save the world from total destruction and chaos.
The kids’ spirits travel back to their own time where they awaken, go their separate ways, and live life in peace.
The boy returns home, but stops along the way to visit those whose lives he’s affected and made better. When he finally arrives home. The story ends. Or does it. In the middle of the night, the brother of his evil next door neighbor arrives with a letter from the evil neighbor asking the boy to “come and get him.”

There you have it. LAME, LAME story. Nothing of interest happened. It wasn’t moving, or exciting in any way shape or form. It didn’t tug any of MY heartstrings that’s for sure. It doesn’t appeal to people who play videogames because everything in that story you would only understand if you had played a video game. You were right. Guess I should listen to you more often. Because I definitely care whether or not you agree with me. Next time I will wait until something “occurs” to you before i say RIDICULOUS THINGS like EarthBound would be a great movie. How silly of me.

Kraken of the sea said on Jul. 8, 2013

wtf tetris?
maybe the movie is about blocks.

Jorge Primera said on Sep. 16, 2013

Podría funcionar una película de EarthBound, si fuera en formato anime. Aquí os muestro el posible casting.

-Factoría: GAINAX.
-Director: Hideaki Anno.
-Mangaka: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
-Seiyu de Ness: Megumi Ogata.
-Seiyu de Paula: Yuko Miyamura.
-Seiyu de Jeff: Hiro Yuki.
-Seiyu de Poo: Akira Ishida.
-Seiyu de Pokey: Tomokazu Seki.


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