As I’m sure you’ve all heard, Netflix is potentially making a LoZ series to broadcast to the world. I, for one, am pretty excited for this, but it seems that the naysayers are starting to show up, and the link I shared above is one of them. I like Dorkly a lot, but I don’t particularly agree with this article. My direct retorts to the points they make below:
- To say Zelda has no plot because it has a simple beginning and end, with a ton of lore, is foolish. That’s screenwriter gold. Connecting the dots with all of the lore could be a lot of fun. They’ve also got the opportunity to create new lore, a new period of time, or something that isn’t canon at all. There isn’t some steadfast rule to storywriting or how fans interpret it.
- Ugh, this just bothers me. Everyone seems to be so stuck on Link’s voice and what it would sound like and how it would shape him. Link has had at least five or six distinct scream sounds in just the games alone, reflecting his age and the different kinds of games that they are. Not one of them have ever turned me off to say “omg he sounds too old or too childlike!” They will need to capture his vibe in general, as a hero that may not normally speak much, but is wise beyond his years. Everything else will be significant to this series only. The LoZ animation has been out almost as long as the series itself, and not once have I ever thought that the voice actor they used was canon in any way shape or form. I barely think about it, save for the one line we all know.
- Yes. Yes it was terrible. But that just further proves that people don’t associate things to a series if they don’t like it. If this series flops, they will look at it like they do the Wand of Gamelon. If they love it, they’ll either look at it as a stand alone success just like every other game in the series, or make speculations on where it could fall like they’ve done with every other game in the series.
- Oh come on. This is just reaching now. Times have changed. Get over it.
- I still don’t know, even as I write this, how this even matters at all. At least someone is making the attempt on a medium with over 44 million subscribers at the end of 2013. Doesn’t sound like a bad chance to take, if you ask me. I think the successes of OITNB and HoC should be looked at as accomplishments, not as potential reasons for failure.
I don’t know. What are your thoughts? Are you excited to see a game series come to a potential movie form? They’ve talked about A Metroid movie, an Uncharted movie, and a Halo movie for a long time now, but nothing has budged yet.
Tomb Raider is the only one I can think of that made it, and it didn’t do half bad if I remember correctly. I think three stars for both the original and the sequel.