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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:05 pm 
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John Cena in talks to star in Duke Nukem.

I don't know how many of you have played Duke Nukem but I cannot fathom how they'll make this in this day and age.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:36 pm 
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I can't argue with the casting but it still sounds like a terrible, terrible idea.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Not that long ago there were some rumors that Cena was going to star in the HBO reboot of Watchmen.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 am 
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I generally can't see Cena as an actor in general. :|


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:40 am 
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What cultural currency does Duke Nukem have in 2018? Ridiculous.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:31 pm 
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MoonlitKnight wrote:
I generally can't see Cena as an actor in general. :|

Then he's doing a good job


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:42 pm 
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mfunk9786 wrote:
What cultural currency does Duke Nukem have in 2018? Ridiculous.

90's nostalgia cash-in. That's what people are all hoopla about in 2018, right?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:24 pm 
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I can only see Nukem working as satire. If it's played straight it's not going to go over well given that the Nukem character was just a conglomeration of 80s action hero tropes and didn't rise above those references.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:44 pm 
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Murdoch wrote:
I can only see Nukem working as satire. If it's played straight it's not going to go over well given that the Nukem character was just a conglomeration of 80s action hero tropes and didn't rise above those references.

I'd argue it's even less than a conglomeration - it's a distillation of all the worst elements. The infamous hive level in Duke Nukem Forever is more horrifyingly tone-deaf than anything else I can think of in a video game this side of Custer's Revenge. Played straight, it would get (rightfully) slaughtered by critics. Played as satire, who is its audience?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm 
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mfunk9786 wrote:
What cultural currency does Duke Nukem have in 2018? Ridiculous.

In 20XX, all the cards will fall into Duke Nukem's place.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:40 pm 
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soundchaser wrote:
Murdoch wrote:
I can only see Nukem working as satire. If it's played straight it's not going to go over well given that the Nukem character was just a conglomeration of 80s action hero tropes and didn't rise above those references.

I'd argue it's even less than a conglomeration - it's a distillation of all the worst elements. The infamous hive level in Duke Nukem Forever is more horrifyingly tone-deaf than anything else I can think of in a video game this side of Custer's Revenge. Played straight, it would get (rightfully) slaughtered by critics. Played as satire, who is its audience?

I don't know, but it can't be any smaller of a pool than the one craving a Duke Nukem movie in 2018.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:46 pm 
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Rather than playing it straight or as a satire, isn't it more likely they'll go the Deadpool route?

I played Duke Nukem 3D as a kid and was disappointed to discover on growing up that all of Duke's best lines were plagiarized from They Live and the Evil Dead films.


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