Famous film makers praise Metal Gear Solid V’s E3 2014 trailer

At E3 2014, Konami showed the latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Various famous movie directors and producers from around the world had a lot of praise for this trailer, and for Kojima’s work in general. Here is what they had to say.

Avi Arad (Film 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.

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.

Guillermo del Toro (Director: PAN’S LABYRINTH, PACIFIC RIM)

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 (Film 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.

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.

Kiefer Sutherland (Actor: 24: Live Another Day, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (as Snake))

This is arguably one of the most exciting new frontiers in entertainment. It was an honor and a privilege to work with Kojima who is at its forefront.

It seems like Hideo Kojima and his team can be satisfied with their work.


Source: Konami

  • Janeo

    Very nice to see the game getting the respect it deserves.

  • Vonkronberg

    Nice to know that these guys are fan or at least know MGS, even Norman Reedus.

  • César H. Sandoval

    That’s cool and all but, It’s only gonna be fuel for the people who strongly believe MGS it’s more a movie than a game.

    • Yaro

      so what?

      • César H. Sandoval

        They had enough bad rep from gamers with Ground Zeroes’ lenght, that’s all I’m saying

        • Yaro

          Yeah but PP is a different beast. People might be complaining of how long it is.

          • César H. Sandoval

            As long as they’re not trolling with “yeah, it’s hours long only because of all the huge movies it has” like back in the MGS4 days…

          • Yaro

            To tell you the truth. MGS2 is one of my fav games of all time. But I was playing it again this month and I found it really annoying that in every single room I walked in to there was a codec call for something that really wasnt that importants… Sometimes there were codec calls after I took a couple of steps after the last one. Im so happy that they merged gameplay with codecs calls in V.

  • crimsonfox

    Glad actual Directors have seen this trailer and praised it. Kojima needs the confidence boost. Being so critical of your own work is good but can also be a curse. Seeing other visually impressive games at E3 hopefully just motivated him to push even further. Other legit Directors putting the word out that his trailer is good must be a good feeling.

  • No Place For Hayter

    This is a cool thing to see and will be good for Kojima and for MGSV, but it has me worried in a weird way.

    I was expecting a bunch of hollywood big names to have made comments on Kojimas trailer, but it turns out a bunch of great directors commented about it, I am both pleased and impressed.

    Also, Avi Arad…. bleh, we would be better off if he kept his “opinions” to himself.

    • prothy

      Welcome back, No Place For Hayter, I was almost beginning to worry.

      • No Place For Hayter

        lol, Though I may not always comment, I am always watching 0.0

        • ObsessedGeorge

          Watching… From the edge, of the circus…

          • No Place For Hayter

            For the games to begin.

    • Josh Houchin

      I’d give my left arm and right eye to get Avi Arad away from the MGS movie.

      • Raymondius

        Saw what you did there. 😉

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Kojima has met with these guys, as he travels a lot, he comes across them abroad and he praises their work too. He also has pics with most of them, if not all. Anyway, Shinya Tsukamoto’s comment make’s me wonder: Has he seen the whole game including the ending?

  • Norman Reedus is one of my favorite actors, and it’s so nice to see him praise Hideo Kojima, however short the praise may be. It’s short, but it works.

  • Yaro

    Have some of this people seen more than the trailer??

  • Hans Maulwurf

    show it to tarantino please!

    • prothy

      Nice thought, i heard Kojima likes him

  • LukesAlike

    Frickin’ awesome.

  • PrinceHeir

    Man never knew Oldboy director knew the franchise 😀

    Awesome! I wonder what Takashi Miike, Mamoru Oishii, Kenji Kamiyama thinks of this?

  • BigBoss_88

    Amazing Kojima-san :D! It’s great to see MGSV getting a lot of praises from around the world. Norman Reedus saying that surprised me, but still cool that he knows MGS too. One of my favorite actors :).

  • Yaro

    The Only visual improvement that I want is for them to Upres the resolution of the shadows and maybe get more detailed textures on the ground from afar. Less popping would be cool too. I hope they tweak the FOX engine and allow this changes. For all the rest it looks gorgeous. I would also reduce the animation on the grass.It moves to much and looks unrealistic.
    My jaw dropped when I saw the detail in the screws of Big Boss arm.

  • grapes9h5

    Respect the Kojima!!

  • Joseph

    I understand why gamers like last years trailer better because it showed the game very well and introduced it as well as revealing Snake’s MGSV character. But the reason this one is loved more by the media and Hollywood is that this has so much more meaning in this trailer. We finally see all the dark taboos Kojima will be showing in TPP and the transition of Snake from good to evil.

  • Anonymous GP Legend

    Nice Kiefer plug Arad. This guy doesn’t pull his punches.

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