Film Directors And Actors Heap Praise On Metal Gear Solid V Cinematic Trailer
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain already had one incredible trailer under its belt when it was first officially revealed and got many people to download the song “Not Your Kind Of People” by Garbage. This past E3, Kojima returned with another gripping trailer for the game, and while it was less action packed it was certainly more about the feels.
Despite the fact that we’re in 2014, many people out there still haven’t grasped that video games are art and have great potential as a medium, but that’s changing each year. A great stride was made when Journey was nominated for a Grammy for its music, and it feels like another step forward has been taken now.
Many people from the film industry are recognising the value of video games, and nowhere is that more evident than in what some of those people had to say about the latest cinematic trailer for Metal Gear Solid V.
Kojima Productions published a number of comments from film directors, producers and actors regarding the trailer, and you can check them out below. You can also watch the trailer up above, and add a new amazing song to your playlist.
Guillermo del Toro (Director: Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth):
Kojima-San remains a massive inspiration for me and METAL GEAR continues to deliver the edgy, vital, jaw-dropping world and feel that we have come to expect but it pushes the envelope every single time. It is a window into the future of the medium and its breathless narrative and artistic expansion. Amazing!
Park Chan-Wook (Director: Oldboy, Stoker)
I have always been thinking that I want to see a film directed by Mr. Kojima, but after seeing the latest trailers for Metal Gear Solid V, I realised I was wrong.
He has actually been making films in his own way already.
Metal Gear Solid games are already films, the films of the future.
Shinya Tsukamoto (Director: Tetsuo: The Iron Man, Vital, Nightmare Detective)
Intense, crazy, deep Kojima world. By the time you finish this game, you should be changed into a completely new person.
Nicolas Winding Refn (Director: Drive, Only God Forgives)
Watching the trailers for MGSV makes you wonder if the spirits of Dostoyevsky, Stanley Kubrick, and Caravaggio entered Hideo Kojima’s body because, using the art of gaming as his canvas, he boldly goes where no one has gone before.
The trailers for Metal Gear Solid V, prove once again that Hideo Kojima is a master at portraying a wider and more complex view of human nature combined with breathtaking action sequences. A daring and bold move from one of the founders of the future of technology. With Metal Gear Solid V, Hideo Kojima has created the perfect marriage of cinematic storytelling and cutting edge gaming technology. For me, it all culminates into one word: Genius.
Avi Arad (Producer: Spider-man, X-Men)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is a stunning presentation. The trailer is full of symbolism and philosophy that we come to expect from Mr. Kojima. Although cleverly disguising the story and therefore making the trailer enticing, Mr. Kojima makes sure to include enough visuals to make us comfortable that we are in for a new Metal Gear experience. For me, the sight of the Diamond Dogs and Snake putting the ashes on his face with multiple urns make me believe that a lot of history is going to be dealt with. If one listens carefully to the amazing song, Nuclear by Mike Oldfield, it is fantastic story telling that gives us enough of a window to know we are about to embark on another emotional masterpiece by Mr. Kojima. Kiefer Sutherland as the voice of Snake is just fantastic while raising the drama, and makes us long to play the game.
Norman Reedus (Actor: The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints)
Wow! That is AMAZING!
So beautiful … So well done.
You guys created such an incredible piece of art.
That’s incredible praise from people in the film industry for sure. Being a fan of Metal Gear Solid since the first game, with it being my favourite game series of all time, nothing pleases me more than seeing it get recognised like this. Metal Gear Solid has a long history of pushing boundaries and delivering unforgettable experiences, and here’s me hoping that The Phantom Pain proves that the fifth time can also be a charm. Believe me when I say that in their era every single Metal Gear Solid game of the main four are Game of the Year worthy titles.
Bring on Metal Gear Solid V, which will apparently be Kojima’s darkest tale yet.