October 16th, 2008
|03:45 pm - Mutant Chronicles|
Do you think Mutant Chronicles is so awfully bad that I shouldn't go and see it? The trailer was bonkers and the plot summary seems unhinged. Anyone seen it yet?
We're going to see Burn after Reading with some people on Saturday evening in Leam. I'm not really being given a choice - evidently it is a Good Thing for me to be with people at the moment. Would you/H/A/S etc like to come with?
Actually I really would like to see it
I was very much WTF!? at the trailer so if you do see it I would be interested in the outcome.
I'm trying to persuade my son and his teenage friends to go see and report back. I almost felt I wanted to see it, as boisterous nonsense, but that nearly always ends in disappointment.
Mutant Chronicles? Is that based on...?
OMGWTF! It is based on the old Swedish tabletop roleplaying game! *boggle* *rofl*
I know the people who wrote the original game. If their particular sense of esthetics lives on in the movie, "bonkers" and "unhinged" is probably just the starting point.
OK, I wondered where on Earth it took its premise. Thanks for that info - remarkable. I didn't know they based films on dice games. And you know the originators? What a world we live in.
Roleplaying game, so more cooperative storytelling than dice. But yes. There was a short-lived TV series ("Kindred: the Embraced") based on another roleplaying game, but it certainly isn't common.
I'm not sure if they count as originators. "Mutant" was the second-ever Swedish-language roleplaying game. "Mutant Rymd" was a later expansion that got translated into English as "Mutant Chronicles". It was to 90% or so written by a woman by the name of Gunilla Jonsson, who together with her boyfriend Michael Petersen was one of the more inventive Swedish roleplaying game designers. They got most well known for a later game, the horror RPG "Kult", which also got translated into English. They were also active in Swedish SF fandom, which is a small world and where I met them the most.
If I recall correctly (which I may not, this is all over a decade ago) Gunilla wrote Mutant Rymd as a contract thing within fairly rigid guidlines. She didn't particularly like it herself, and pretty consistenly referred to it as "Mutant Nazi".
And I want to see that movie, because that it even exists is just too weird for words.