So the "Green Knight" movie looks like it's heavily inspired by Dark Souls

Calvarok

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it is heavily inspired by the things that inspired dark souls, yes.

i first found out about this movie because a person who goes to school for religious history was excited it was the type of stuff she had been studying.

im not gonna be too mean about this because everyone starts learning from different places, but try to remember that nothing springs fully formed from nowhere. there's always a long history.
 

KernelC

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I can't believe they ripped off Dark Souls in Arturian legends centuries before the west and japan even met!
 

Seesaw15

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Y'all are butts. I'll bump this thread in a year when the director does an interview and calls it out
David Lowery is not a gamer. On Davids episode of Blank Check he says he doesn't play video games/own a console( 42 minutes in).


Maybe whoever is doing the production/art design for the film likes dark souls. But its just as likely they like Berserk or a thousand other dark fantasy properties.
 

Ithil

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If Miyazaki was so lacking in influences outside recent video games you wouldn't have a Dark Souls.
 

HStallion

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OP should probably start off by saying that Dark Souls is just basically From's homage to the Berserk manga. Dark Souls didn't create dark fantasy either and its pretty obvious a good portion of its designs are heavily inspired by Kentaro Miura's art.
 

FusedAtoms

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I'm not going to lie I jokingly said to my friends the green knight at the end looks just like the giant dad mask but like come on lol
 

kurahador

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I was ready to disagree with you until I watch it and compare it to the director's past works. Yeah, the movie or the way this trailer was edited made it seems like it was inspired by it.
 

Fawz

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I saw none of that, especially considering that it's an adapatation, so really feels like you're reaching. I'm really not a fan of how so many are quick to slap the 'soulslike' label to everything. It sure didn't reinvent the wheel nor rock the gaming world, though it sure has its fair share of omages.

Trailer was super dope though, and movie looks great. Hope it holds up
 

Stoze

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I'm just curious what the OP saw in the trailer that was specifically Dark Souls inspired and not dark medieval fantasy in general, because I can't see it.
 

noyram23

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Oct 25, 2017
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Man this is like "BOTW invented open world" narrative but way worse. It feels like OP is just trolling us though lol
 

JasonV

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I'll defend you OP.

The shot of the hand reaching over the hill did remind me of the scale and tone of some soulsborne stuff.
 

Rayge

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I mean Dark Souls inspired Berserk, so I don't see why it can't inspire some creepy Arthurian tale.
 

Chettlar

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I definitely see the relationship there.

Just because dark souls didn't invent dark fantasy doesn't mean there can't be dark souls vibes. The big hand especially and the way it was presented felt VERY much FROM's style.
 

Chettlar

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The adaptation of the 14th century poem that’s a literary classic, riffing on Dark Souls? Yes OP, I can see it.
OP isn't saying that the subject matter is inspired by dark souls. They're saying stylistically the presentation is very dark souls. And it is. Just because dark souls didn't invent it doesn't matter. Plus...I'm struggling to think of something that conveys dark fantasy the same way dark souls does.

Because I've read the poem. It's like impossible to parse, and even translated it's not exactly the scariest thing ever, even if the subject matter is somewhat scary/dark iirc. It absolutely doesn't have to be turned into dark fantasy or be presented how it is.
 

nbnt

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Spot on! I can't wait to see a movie inspired by Bloodborne next, the way it combines gothic and horror is something that's never been done before!
 

Rayge

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I definitely see the relationship there.

Just because dark souls didn't invent dark fantasy doesn't mean there can't be dark souls vibes. The big hand especially and the way it was presented felt VERY much FROM's style.
...reminds me of Slan's introduction during the Eclipse before the Band of the Hawk were slaughtered and devoured.
 

Chettlar

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The movie doesn’t look like FROM style, FROM uses the most common dark fantasy aesthetic.
Jesus.
...so it looks like dark souls.

Can you show me some other movie trailers that fit this aesthetic if it's so well established?

...reminds me of Slan's introduction during the Eclipse before the Band of the Hawk were slaughtered and devoured.
Berzerk doesn't have cinematic language and camera motion to resemble.
 

Aaronrules380

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...what? It physically doesn't. Berzerk is not a movie. You absolutely could look to it's presentation as a physical medium for inspiration for cinematic display, but that's not the same as the actual techniques used.
Just because we all want to forget it happened doesn't change the fact that this is still a thing