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SOE – The Movie? November 22, 2012

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, Humor, polls, Sony Online Entertainment.

A Potshot inspired poll, bringing a little bittersweet silliness to the day.

What movie best represents the story of Sony Online Entertainment, from the launch of EverQuest through to… when ever you like?

Feel free to suggest roles/casting in the comments if you really think you are on to something.

I will put in any “other” choices in the comments.


1. Wilhelm Arcturus - November 22, 2012

Items from the “Other” options:

Star Trek 1 through 6
Liquid Sky
The Descent


2. bhagpuss - November 22, 2012

I voted for The Maltese Falcon on the grounds that the overall result is highly enjoyable even though if you stop to think about it, nothing really makes sense and you get the feeling the people behind it don’t really have much more idea what’s going on than you do.

I was also tempted by Say Anything, on the grounds that the whole enterprise is self-deluding and doomed to failure but you just can’t help hoping it will come out right in the end against the odds because the naive optimism is so endearing.


3. Ysharros - November 22, 2012

Dagnabit, why did Bhagpuss already say all the smart things I was going to? Plus, Greenstreet & Bogey can’t be beat (even by Bogey & Edward G.). Casting clue: Bogey is not Smedley.


4. Toldain - November 22, 2012

I voted for the Star Trek movies with original cast. Because they started out kind of bad, got really great, and then faded.

And I compare the complete reworking of EQ2 (nearly all game mechanics were redone in the first 3 or so years) to the death and revival of Spock over the course of movies 2, 3, and 4.


5. Wilhelm Arcturus - November 22, 2012

@Ysharros – Indeed, this is the line that was going through my head when I put Maltese Falcon on the list:

“Yes, sir, we were, but this is genuine coin of the realm. With a dollar of this, you can buy ten dollars of talk.”

As an aside, Maltese Falcon may be the best book to film adaptation adaptation ever. The casting was perfect except, oddly enough, Bogart himself, who looks nothing like the Sam Spade in the book. And, in reference to my last post, the Bogart version was a remake.


6. Asmiroth - November 22, 2012

I’m going with Expendables. Everything seems to be a series of explosions surrounded by iconic elements that only make sense through nostalgia.


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