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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #120 on: June 05, 2022, 08:40:32 pm »
Wonder Boy Collection (PS4/Switch) Unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8nh2CfqBzE

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #121 on: June 06, 2022, 06:57:02 am »
There is a difference between "Wonderboy", "Boy Wonder", and "Wonder Boy".  ;)
Ones a video game hero, the other is sidekick to Batman.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #122 on: June 07, 2022, 04:05:01 am »
Ones a video game hero, the other is sidekick to Batman.

Still like Batman, he's also a movie hero.
Yes, there was a Wonder Boy movie before....
(Based on Wonder Boy 3 though, not the first one)

Wonder Boy (2010)




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Wonder Boy (2010) is CGI animation movie adaptation of the Wonder Boy video game series (namely, "Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap", "Wonder Boy In Monster World" and comic series called "Wonder Boy In Demon World").
Movie was originally slated to be a live-action movie by Uwe Boll and was the main news story in Retro Gamer Magazine issue 51.
After a long drawn out fight with SEGA refusing to ressurrect the character (even though SEGA only owns the trademark, not the copyright), Uwe Boll walked away.
So the project became an unauthorised CGI project led by its screenwriter Robin Morningstar.

Movie was considered as lost media but in 2017, it was mysteriously found as unlisted YouTube video from description of the movie review video.
Film became lost media again when in 2021, Google privatised all the unlisted YouTube videos uploaded before 2017 unless you opt-out.[9]
There has been a DVD at some point in 2011, but it's no longer available to purchase.

Link : https://archive.org/details/wonder-boy-the-movie-2010

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #123 on: June 07, 2022, 09:59:58 am »
I would have not believed you if you had not provided link.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #124 on: June 07, 2022, 09:29:02 pm »
I would have not believed you if you had not provided link.

Even I doubt it when i first found it, lol.
Should've put it in SEGA related Anime/Cartoon list,
but the movie's an unauthorised one so I still kinda hesitate.
Still it's an interesting piece of history.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #125 on: June 08, 2022, 09:32:36 am »
Even I doubt it when i first found it, lol.
Should've put it in SEGA related Anime/Cartoon list,
but the movie's an unauthorised one so I still kinda hesitate.
Still it's an interesting piece of history.
I tried watching it, only got through 15 minutes or it or so.
This animated movie came out the same year as Tangled, Despicable Me, Toy Story 3 and HTTYD came out.
I can't even say "This looks like it was made in the 80s or 90s" because Pizar was still well ahead in quality 3D animation during that time.
PlayStation 1 CGI looks better than this.

Why is it so shit?

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #126 on: June 08, 2022, 08:22:28 pm »
I tried watching it, only got through 15 minutes or it or so.
This animated movie came out the same year as Tangled, Despicable Me, Toy Story 3 and HTTYD came out.
I can't even say "This looks like it was made in the 80s or 90s" because Pizar was still well ahead in quality 3D animation during that time.
PlayStation 1 CGI looks better than this.

Why is it so shit?

Because the maker (the scriptwriter) had a little or almost no funding to make the movie.
SEGA has already rejected it, Uwe Boll had left, and all down to the scriptwriter who loves Wonder Boy and doesn't want his script went to waste.
Without funding and SEGA's approval, this is basically like a fan movie.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #127 on: June 09, 2022, 07:51:02 pm »
Because the maker (the scriptwriter) had a little or almost no funding to make the movie.
SEGA has already rejected it, Uwe Boll had left, and all down to the scriptwriter who loves Wonder Boy and doesn't want his script went to waste.
Without funding and SEGA's approval, this is basically like a fan movie.
Will admit, I liked the concept of the "Fountain of Youth" being something already well established and known of in the beginning instead of the end goal. Even going as far as serving as a mixed blessing for Shion. Though why would the bad guy try to drown him in the pool of life I do not know.

That's the most I could figure out from watching a quarter of the film.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #128 on: June 09, 2022, 10:17:31 pm »
Will admit, I liked the concept of the "Fountain of Youth" being something already well established and known of in the beginning instead of the end goal. Even going as far as serving as a mixed blessing for Shion. Though why would the bad guy try to drown him in the pool of life I do not know.

That's the most I could figure out from watching a quarter of the film.

What? You haven't finished watching the movie?
Well....


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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #129 on: June 10, 2022, 12:42:14 am »
The Revival of Wonder Boy / Monster World series!



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Since its revival in 2016, we only missed one year of another entry!
The Wonder Boy series is back and has found a modern audience.
There is nothing anyone can say nor do to convince me otherwise!
What an incredible renaissance!

Source : https://twitter.com/mw_mania/status/1534629822340780039

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #130 on: June 11, 2022, 06:29:30 am »
What? You haven't finished watching the movie?
Well....


I want to see IHE review this movie.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #131 on: June 11, 2022, 12:45:51 pm »
I want to see IHE review this movie.

No lol.. That's too cruel... At least this movie was made because of the love for the franchise.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #132 on: June 12, 2022, 08:50:02 am »
No lol.. That's too cruel... At least this movie was made because of the love for the franchise.
Don't worry. I think the only way I can recommend it to him is with Twatter or by popular demand.

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #133 on: June 22, 2022, 11:51:28 pm »
Wonder Boy Fan Remake for Amstrad CPC (WIP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2o7iDoptI

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Re: The Wonder Boy/Monster World thread
« Reply #134 on: June 27, 2022, 09:20:09 pm »
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC) can be purchased at 67% OFF the original price.
Offer ends July 08, 2022



Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/449610/Monster_Boy_and_the_Cursed_Kingdom/