Samus had a sled? The comparisons between Nintendo’s space-bounty hunter dont follow Orson Welles’ seminal directorial debut Citizen Kane that closely, but ABC News Report recently compared what some consider the best American film ever made to Metroid Prime (which was recently re-released in the critically beloved Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii.)
“Orson Welles was using cinematography to express something very personal and human. It wasn’t just functional anymore, it was actually tied to a specific meaning about people aging, people dying,” said IGN’s Michael Thomsen.
The report goes further into the comparison, noting the exploratory focus of the “dark and lonely” atmosphere as key to Metroid Prime‘s style and success. The post-mortem interaction with the alien civilization in Prime also mirrors the plotline of Kane‘s journalistic supporting cast, who spend the majority of the film searching for the reason behind the titular main character’s demise.
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