Now, listen — we know a lot of you don't like it when we write about Oscar winner Brie Larson's ongoing relationship with Nintendo. We get it. We're all a little bit lactose intolerant, too. But, much like you only have yourself to blame if you finish off an entire tub of Häagen-Dazs, we really can't be held responsible for you clicking on another Brie Larson headline. You brought this upon yourself, you cheese-loving fool!
Ms Larson has teamed up with Nintendo so many times that we've had to create an entire tag just for the Captain Marvel actress: She's been on adverts for the Switch, played Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and even had a fangirl moment over Doug Bowser, of all people. Now, she's appeared in another advert, this time for Metroid Dread, but it's a lot more low-key than the last one, with the actress curled up in her trailer between shoots, we'd guess.
Much like many women in games, Larson says that Samus Aran — who was notably revealed to be a woman at the end of the first Metroid game — was an inspiration to her as a young girl.
"This large, robotic, powerful character had this blonde ponytail woman at the end of it," she says in the Instagram ad. She also says that Samus is her "go-to character" in Smash Bros. "She is an incredible leader, she's out there just... protecting the universe!" Larson chuckles. "I can relate to that."
Of course, Samus Aran doesn't have the best track record for girl power in games — she's certainly been sexualised enough over the years — but with Metroid Dread comes a new, modern take on what it means to be a powerful, independent woman in games.
Also, notably — and probably following Nintendo's style guidelines — Larson says "Nintendo Switch Oh-Ell-Ee-Dee". Not "Oh-Led". So there you go.
So, what do you think of Brie's latest Nintendo partnership? Do you think she's actually enjoying Metroid Dread, or do you think she's binging the Animal Crossing: New Horizons update like the rest of us? Let us know in the comments.
And remember: If you don't want to read about Brie Larson, don't click on Brie Larson headlines!
Be civil in the comments, or I'll send Brie Larson to your house 😊
How do you know where my house is
There's nothing wrong with Brie but Danny Trejo is a Nintendo fan and I'd would love to see him instead on the Animal Crossing and other Ninty ads!
It would be fun to see her star as Samus in a Metroid movie, knowing how much of a fan she is of the series.
Love this - always great to see high-profile women who love to play games and aren't afraid to say so!
Can she bring Metroid Dread? My preorder still hasn't arrived....
Already said it, I could definitely see her in a Metroid movie as Samus.
She would be pretty perfect for a Metroid movie to be fair. These celebrity adverts just pale in comparison to the absolutely insane ones we got in the UK during the Wii/DS years. The Redknapps playing Mario Kart! JEDWARD PLAYING DRAGON QUEST IX
Alright folks, its that time again where you get to kick your feet up, and enjoy the bitter comments. We got ourselves a Brie Larson article 😁
Like I said. She’s prepping for the movie.
You can send her to my house anytime @KateGray but i'd rather not be uncivil just to make it happen 🤣
@nessisonett bring back British Nintendo ads. Let's get Cheryl on Mario Party with Kerry Katona and that one lass from Come Dine With Me who gloved chips onto a plank x
@KateGray I'd be civil, but if you're gonna send Brie over, then I may have to rethink that. She's great as far as I'm concerned. Samus is my main in Smash too - always has been, either armored or ZSS.
It was a very good advert in terms of showing the new OLED switch as well as Brie's comments on the positive characterisations of Samus.
Personally, I don't really like the attention paid to the gender of Samus as I prefer thinking of the character as the power suits.
Good advert for a good game.
Brie Larson inspired by a large robot...explains her acting.
(/s - I actually think she's cool and would make an awesome Samus)
She's the most talented and beautiful person in the history of the universe and I hope she becomes the new face of Nintendo. Please, Kate, don't delete my comment; I said good things about miss stunning and brave.
But what if I want Brie Larson to come to my house?
@Savino Well, does it need to be an American? Sure, English language is best, but most non-Americans can speak it.
@YusseiWarrior3000 I'm gonna sound stupid here, but beyond rarely hearing her name, I have no idea who she is. Why is she not a good person?
Funny that she would say Samus is robotic and inspired her as I've seen her acting, I can see that inspiration at work.
I know everyone loves to hate on her, but I would definitely watch her play as Samus in a live action movie.
If were getting on the "send Brie to my house" wagon count me in. Hell, id even take one on the chin and let her deliver Balan wonderland to me. Scrap that actually. I will just repeatedly watch the advert.
I do think she would make an awsome Samus tho and i cant believe for one second that it hasnt been mentioned to Nintendo previously.
@Classic603 That's not saying much since we've never had a Metroid movie. At this rate, I'll watch anyone who takes up that role.
@KateGray Perhaps NL could work some magic and setup a Smash Bros. Ultimate showdown between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy...
Or have them both in LABO robot suits!
Samus will be played by Chris Pratt. He's so cool.
Samus is a badass, not a bully. That’s as civil as I’m going to be.
@BloodNinja i dont get too in to why people are not liked or why people have beef with said person but i believe its due to very stron opinions on certain subjects etc.
@Fran27 Yeah, I made the mistake of wanting a free preorder bonus Metroid mug. I would cancel and re-order from somewhere else, but they've offered me a 10% discount and I'm making such good progress on my backlog...
Since people are talking about Brie as Samus in a movie, I will say I don't think it would be a very good fit. I don't think she would work well playing a super-serious character, but then again, Chris Pratt is Mario. So who knows at this point.
If anyone can sell me on a Nintendo product, it's the lead actress from the only good movie in the MCU!
@YusseiWarrior3000 Sounds peachy
Why do they keep on insisting with her? She’s not the end all be all…There are other white women in hollyweird that also love Nintendo…I’m honestly sick and tired of seeing her face and hearing her voice, I just want her to not be everywhere I go, like when I watch TV or browse the Internet I go out of my way to not encounter anything about her but she just keeps popping up! It’s so annoying.
@Kidfunkadelic83 I just have barely heard of this person. I had to look up that she's an actress. LOL
I don't watch movies anymore, don't keep up with it at all. Feels good, actually! More time for Demon's Souls. Bring more souls, slayer of demons!
@Dragonite89 Maybe if you are sick of seeing/hearing her, you should do what I do and stop watching movies for a decade or more, 'cause I can't name a single movie she was in! Hahahah...
Great game and great actress.
Like some other people here, I could really see her play Samus in a Metroid movie.
Also really can't wait for The Marvels, want to see her and Kamala Khan their dynamic on the big screen.
@YusseiWarrior3000 I've heard people on here mention her being sexist for a while, but didn't know why. Only thing I could find with a quick googlin' was her pushing for diversity in Hollywood press coverage.
I wouldn't quite call that "extreme" in all caps, unless there's some other interview with her I missed.
you can threaten me with a good time, @KateGray.
Brie Larson= great. Metroid Dread = terrible. I feel a rare, calming balance.
@KateGray send Brie to my house? Joke's on you - I'm living outta my car.
@YusseiWarrior3000 Well, I've not seen a new hollywood movie since 2018 (Red Sparrow) and I hadn't seen one before that since 2008! (Iron Man, wow! LOL)
So I'm sure I'll be fine to continue not knowing this person!
@Losermagnet Take my damn <3 you magnificent person.
Also I hope you really aren't living out of a car, the joke was funny though.
@YusseiWarrior3000 After digging around a little, I think I found the interview you were talking about, but it was regarding a review for A Wrinkle In Time, and she didn't say anything remotely close to what you mentioned.
Again, if I'm missing something here, I'll gladly eat my words, but I'm just not seeing where people are getting this whole "she hates dudes" thing from.
It actually says a lot that this comment section hasn’t turned into a complete dumpster fire yet (despite the attempts) as it shows the positive steps forward the community have taken. It got a little crazy for a couple years back there.
@BloodNinja Are you playing the ps5 Demon’s Souls remake?
Art is generally subjective, but she was excellent in "Short Term 12" and deserved her Oscar for "Room."
I sighed, braced myself and decided to read through the comments. I was pleasantly surprised that the fair majority are actually positive for once, and it took 40 or so before a couple folks tried to drag it down.
@Desrever her comments have been blown out of proportion over the years. You are correct that she called for more diversity, and a certain demographic unfortunately took that as an all out assault. She seems to be good people.
Anyway, I think Brie would do Samus justice... But she may have to fight Ronda Rousey for it, as she's also campaigned to play Samus (she has the look but I don't know about the acting)
I'm just glad we made it through a Brie Larson article without any personal attacks or something
Confess NL: It really, REALLY hurt to have avoided Brie Larson this long. It did, right?
Her acting is robotic and stiff, that makes her the perfect Carol Danvers.
I don't know much about Samus' character but I doubt she's complex enough that an academy award winning actress who has already played similar roles couldn't play her. I mean come on.
@Diogmites Nope! I abhor it. The sound design alone makes me disdain it, not to mention the high price of the console/game. I'm happy with my PS3 version.
@YusseiWarrior3000 You cannot unsee that which has already been seen, unfortunately!
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If Larson pronounces "OLED" correctly, then she's OK in my book.
English is my second language being half Japanese so I may not understand what is implied but I will use assistance as usual to type my thought in english：
Is she was talking about the first Metroid when she mentions blonde ponytail？ Because that is not the case in that game。 Samus is not blonde until Super Metroid and she does not have ponytail in that game either。
I do not know much about her at all but base on that and her gameplay I think she is just pretending for the commercial。
Being a woman I think pretend game girls or women are weird and misrepresent those of us who are normal and not overact or nerdy。No reason to appeal to。。。I am not sure who is being appeased to perhaps fans of her or people like her。。。。 for no reward if it is a hobby you genuinely enjoy and is a reward in itself。
However as for Metroid Dread I love it。Still have my FDS Metroid disk from long ago but it loads slow (；⌣̀_⌣́)
@BloodNinja Ah.. I’ve played neither. Always wanted to as I adore the first Dark Souls. 2 and 3 are good too.
I’ve heard that Demon’s has a different feel to the controls and that has kept me away. That and world tendency…
@Diogmites I can't speak for the remake, but the original plays pretty much like the other games. I find it to be a little snappier and more responsive, even. World tendency isn't so bad. It looks complicated when you read about it, but it basically just changes if you die in human form (decreases towards black WT) or beat bosses (increases towards white WT.) There are other actions that impact it, such as defeating black phantoms, but it's possible to utilize the WT system without the online multiplayer. I do it all the time to get the Dragon Bone Smasher
If you have a way to play it, I highly recommend it. Demon's Souls is by far the best game in the series in terms of atmosphere. It's not as difficult (until NG+ OMG) but it still puts up a stiff challenge. It's definitely the most obtuse game in the series, that's for sure, but an easy recommendation if you liked the other games.
Crushin hard. I'm a Samus main since the 90s & happy I got Samus & Dark Samus to Elite Smash in SSBU.
Bet she was paid alot more than other unknown actors / actresses are paid to be in adverts
@BloodNinja Dragon Bone Smasher.. is that the Demon Soul’s equivalent of Havel’s Dragon Tooth?
I’d like to be able to ignore World Tendency and just enjoy the game without it.
Thanks for the info!
@Diogmites You can totally ignore World Tendency if you wish! Just some weapons/armor are locked behind it, Dragon Bone Smasher being one of them. WT happens automatically, and most people who play the game well will end up getting each world to pure white, assuming you don't die a lot in human form. The aforementioned weapon is a huge Greatsword, but the joke behind it is that it was a sword meant for slaying dragons that is completely dull. Easily my favorite weapon in the game, especially when combined with the curse weapon buff...oh lordy that damage!
@BloodNinja nah I'm kidding 😉 glad I got a laugh!
@Losermagnet Okay good <3
@BloodNinja Good to know.
That sword looks sick! I dig the blunted point. Imma have access to the game soon and will definitely be digging in.
@Rinari Sounds like you're just fishing for excuses to gatekeep her. She wasn't talking about a specific Metroid game. She may have made a mistake. She might not remember every detail of the history of the character. Who does? Who cares? Why can't we just let people enjoy games and be fans of characters?
@Would_you_kindly that is usually how it works mmhmm.
If there is ever a movie of this and it has to be Brie Larson, please just ensure the Samus suit helmet stays on for the whole movie. I don't think it could survive a personality vuccum as the lead. The last thing the gaming industry needs us another flop game to movie conversion.
She would be perfect for a Metroid movie.
She has the looks and a badass character in movies.
@Savino Kate Lynch might be a great one if you're looking for someone older
Cleary she needs to be Samus, but I wonder if her Disney contract stipulates she cannot do any other superhero type movie as long as she's Captain Marvel?
Larson's acting is pretty robotic and her face is too round. Katheryn Winnick is always a better choice. Has the height, wouldn't need a rear double, actually knows martial arts. The list goes on.
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What is this gatekeep and why would I do that。As stated I have no exposure previous to this person before now。I state my observation on what is presented。That statement was also not presented as fact as I know I use correct english term of 'I think" instead of 'she is'。I also did not say anything about her being allowed to enjoy a game or be a fan which in regard to what I said would make no sense。
You appear to assume I am speaking or implying more than I simply stated which seems to be what you are suggesting I did。
@DaTrashMan I bet she's got sharp knees too.
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Can we expect future articles about for example Chris Pratt to get the same defense from negativity?
I think Brie probably get some enjoyment out of games. How much of it is promo and how much is her own opinions I dunno.
@Cosmo_Joe how can Samus not be an inspiration to anyone? Badass exterminating the most hideous aliens in some of the scariest environments in the universe.
The only one not admiring her is in fact a woman - mother brain.
@nessisonett It's nice, isn't it? You better brie-lieve I prefer it this way.
@Rinari Yes, I am assuming that you implied more than you simply stated. Exactly what you did to Brie Larson. So you're reading between the lines. I'm reading between the lines. And here we are.
Ha ha ha never stray too far from "the message" people! You will be silenced!
I love Brie Larson shes the greatest singer / actress ever. She should play samus in any metroid movie that nintendo make!
@DumbElder exactly my point! Anyone can be inspired by any character regardless of how many visual traits you happen to have in common with them or not.
From what I recall she was in the running for Captain Marvel but lost to Brie...still scratching my head on that one. Every time a Metroid film gets mentioned I don't get how people don't think of her.
No idea what that means.
It's pronounced O-led. End of
Play like acting
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@Cosmo_Joe oh well. Don't take it from me. For obvious reasons.
@EriXz Its an article about Brie Larson, not someone SJWs don't like. Don't expect hate here. Besides any hint at negativity, even jokes gets deleted. So you will probably be disappointed.
Look it's simple, if she can act and do Samus justice while keeping her comments to herself, then I have absolutely no problem with her(despite me not liking certain things she said in the past.).
I believe that we need to learn to seperate art from artist.
I pointed out something she said that was incorrect。This article is my first exposure to her aあnd I have nothing but exactly as she has said。As you have also not noticed, my statement is of wonder and not finalized statement of fact。It is a response to an ad which no matter what is being sold or who is selling should be never be taken as 100% fact truth。She may actually play or she may not。Does not change what she said about Metroid on FDS。 Strange it matters so much to you。Stranger even that you concoct so much from so little and clear。You appear to think I have an interest or opinion on this person beyond this article and ad。If so then that is おodd and incorrect。
If you believe everything in advertising then that is your choice。
You are implying more than I said while also introducing other elements that make no sense such as keeping people from games or being fans of them。
You mention fishing and you seem to be doing as such for an argument。I will take no more time sitting here and typing romaji and check for legibility to explain again and again。Your incorrect interpretation of what I have stated is not important enough to me since the topic is an ad for a video game。This conversation is over。
Some of us love her ❤️ you keep doing these columns 😊
Its funny to me, how some of you predict a ***** show in the comments, which youre also a part of, as if youre on some moral high ground. Just switch the topic with something you have a different opinion about, and its another story. Having a different opinion does not equal hate.
Brie Larson is a reasonably attractive gal. Shame she doesn't have a personality to match.
@contrarian yes it does? Don't tell me you have never been accused of some modern phobia. Brie Larson is absolutely amazing by the way. God bless him.
If Kate could really send Brie to my house, I would just start cussing up a storm in here.
@Tyranexx hah! Exactly, grab your snacks
@Savino Well... No, I didn't say that at all. Just gave one idea. Angelina Jolie was pretty good in an action role (and blonde!) in Eternals which I just saw yesterday. She's 46.
I like Brie. I wouldn't mind if she came to my house.
@contrarian You could count the number of individuals on this site who can cope with others disliking what they venerate (or even mildly enjoy) on a single hand. Assuming you have three fingers.
If you deduct the amount of comments asking when the negativity is going to start + others trying to subtly (ish) start it up you are left with not many comments. Still makes a nice change to have a Brie article with no grief - I can take or leave her tbh, there are better actresses, but as long as Megan Fox exists Brie will never be bottom of the pile.
@Lordplops Megan Fox is underrated in Jennifer’s Body! And part of me feels she’s not exactly to blame for the mess that is Transformers. Imagine being told to act like a car is urinating on you.
@Diogmites Excellent! Enjoy
@nessisonett I watched Jennifer’s Body (the film) Halloween week for the first time and was surprised that I enjoyed it. I had assumed the crux of its creation was solely to exploit how insanely hot many people regarded Megan Fox to be.
It was pretty funny and I enjoyed some of the parallels to how various parties react to and exploit modern real world tragedies.
Plus, I’m a sucker for demonic possession flicks.
@Rinari I'm sure it was just an honest mistake, or maybe she played the later games first. She hadn't even been born yet when the original was released. She's well known to be a gamer and to have an affinity for Samus. She even dressed up in a Zero Suit for Halloween a few years back.
@jump Should have got Danny to promote Devil's Third. Might have been a success with that kind of endorsement!
Charlize Theron as Samus would be perfect.
Sigourney Weaver. I dunno though. Maybe her face is too round.
So you already know that you made an article about an annoying star…
I have no issue with her other than the fact that she hasn't learned how to aim in the game
Ugh Larson, she’s simply the worst. May she never get a staring role as Samus Aran, live-action, animated or video games.
Charlize Theron would be so much better.
What do you call it when someone steals cheese?
Nah man, you're just laundering gamer bro BS by pretending to be an objective observer.
I wonder if she enjoys the EMMI sections. Run Brie! Oops, you got caught ... again.
SHE IS SUCH A GODDESS OMG I LOVE HER SO MUCH😭
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My fave Brie-Nintendo moment is when she geeked out tweeting with Doug Bowser. So epic and adorbs !!🥰
This would be a prefect space for Boss Logic's Metroid poster. One of the best posters in general ever.
Perfect ad. Praising Samus and the progressiveness of Metroid is inspo. Brie's reaction is everyone when we discover Samus is a women.🤯🤩
You haven’t looked very hard if you truly believe there’s no else who could play Samus better than Larson, Charlize Theron immediately comes to mind.
I don't care that much about Brie Larson anymore but here's my thought on her Playing Samus Anyways, She would probably be fine, but I would prefer if another actress played Samus. Plus A Metroid Movie is probably years away, as the Mario Film doesn't release for another year, By the time Nintendo wants to put a Metroid Film in Production, several years after the other Nintendo Franchises get movies. More Movie Stars will become famous by then, and the competition will probably be very stiff for the role of Samus Aran. So I don't know if she would even get the role, as for my preferred choice, I would really like Emily Blunt to play Samus, She has played Bad-ass Motherly Figures before, which would all fit Samus perfectly, as Samus had a very maternal relationship with the Baby Metroid
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Brie likes Samus because "she is a leader". I love how she is always leading groups and taking the lead of the ensemble cast in all the team based Metroid games. It's not like she's ever isolated or alone, navigating caves...
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Brie is the best! Can't wait to see her as Samus on the big screen!
Why does NintendoLife hate Brie Larson
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I'm right leaning, and have never had an issue with her
@CharleyX It truly is
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Brie actually cares about Samus and actually plays Nintendo. Most of these other actresses have probably never played Nintendo let alone know what Metroid is. I want someone like Brie because she actually knows the bizarre story and the characters.
Brie For The Win
Hopefully the Mario movie is not as bad as we all imagine and it wont sink the chances of Metroid getting a live action movie. I dread the Mario movie *shivers
Nice ad btw. Very personal and sweet .
I wish I liked Brie Larson. I honestly want to like her. She and I have enough in common that I feel like she would be interesting to talk to. But there's something about her that just rubs me the wrong way. She strikes me as being arrogant and possibly even a little narcissistic, without having the charisma to get away with it. She reminds me of teenage girls who pretend to be very confident as a way to mask their insecurities, but just come off as awkward and phony.
That said, actors in general tend to annoy me. That's why I don't pay much attention to anything they do outside of acting. I just watch the movies and leave it at that.
And I can't see her playing Samus well. She performs a lot better in dramas like Room than in action movies like Avengers. Elizabeth Olsen would be a better choice, in my opinion, or possibly even Emily Blunt, Scarlett Johansson, or Yvonne Strahovsky. All better action stars, (in my opinion).
That said, since Brie's apparently a fan of the Metroid series, that's a plus. Maybe she would actually respect the source material more than other actresses and that would make for a better movie. At least it would still be a better casting than anyone in the Super Mario movie.
Hi I don’t have a house I have a flat and am working in the evenings but Thursday Friday Saturday I’m free all day xxx
Are people saying O-Led? I assumed the rest of the world was on the same page as me on this one. You don't call it a "Led Televison Screen." It's an El-Ee-Dee. Add an O to that, and it has to be Oh-El-Ee-Dee. Right?
@YusseiWarrior3000 Oscar winner. Outspoken Nintendo fan before the sponsorship. Lead actress in a billion dollar movie.
Yes. I wonder why Nintendo made such a deal 🤔
@Americo Eh, it will b e successful while being mediocre at best I believe. Somewhere around a 5-6 range in ratings. About where Sonic the movie stands now but a bit less.
At the end of the day it's a videogame film and I'm not expecting it to be pixar levels are story telling. So my opinion it's most likely going to be a fun and forgettable yet passable film.
@CharleyX there ain't nothing stopping me from sharing my thoughts on the Metroid movie stuff, and I never would've clicked on this article, if Nintendo Twitter didn't advertise this article on their feed to have a talking point about the Brie Hate.
90% of the comment was mostly about the Metroid Movie and who I would cast, You just didn't read the whole comment after my "Didn't Care" short sentence.
You were dead serious like "LONG COMMENT BAD"
Get out of here with that mess lmaooo
Truth be told I'v been holding out on Dread but this is making me want to pick it up. Brie is going all in! Look at her go ! I want that . She got skills.
I hate when actors pretend to be gamers but Brie is a real one.
I need a Metroid movie like yesterday
@Tobiaku yes, I am since other comment sections have been flaming her for no reason. Personally I have nothing against her, in fact I like some of her movies and think she's a good Nintendo brand ambassador
Ok can't hold back any longer...I'm buying Dread.
@EriXz Brie Larson is very sweet in the videos advertising Nintendo and stuff, I feel like talking about her acting like a jerk 2 years ago when she doesn't seem to be so spiteful anymore seems a little too much.
I don't agree with her on some stuff, but that doesn't justify hating her forever and ever, I'm perfectly fine if Brie Larson is cast in any Nintendo Movie in the future, Her Passion for Nintendo has shown to me that she'll put her issues aside and put her heart and soul into whoever she is cast in Nintendo films
I'v never seen anyone have so much power as she does.
She is beyond an actor. She has become an icon.
She is almost like a political figure the way she triggers certain groups.
I'm hopeful for a Metroid movie but I doubt Nintendo has the budget for a legit theatrical blockbuster.
@Hordak It's a marvel film. No serious acting required.
Brie Larson's Captain Marvel portrayal is almost exactly the kind of character most fans describe when they are critical of Samus' portrayal in Other M. I want them to get what they ask for. I do hope too that she has time to enjoy Metroid Dread, it's a fantastic game.
@Hordak I disagree. She runs awesome and better then Steve Segal. Hell I bet brie runs better than you and faster than you
Bruh All these haters talking trash about Brie would get destroyed in a fitness contest against her.
Brie can do one-arm push ups and pulls ups . All the so called alpha youtubers can't do that
I'd like to see all these so called ''alpha males'' who hate on Brie to climb a mountain like she did. Yeah, I bet they can't and never will.
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@BloodNinja "Why is she not a good person"
Most people think she came off as a preachy hypocrite around the whole Captain Marvel PR stuff.
For instance, she played a rather unpopular version of CM, Carol Danvers, while the much more beloved Monica Rambeau, a canon black character played by a black actress, was shoved into a support role. Meanwhile, she held big speeches about how hard it is for black actors to get roles in Hollywood and such.
In short, she's preaching water and drinking wine.
Completely insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but people find that rather unappealing.
Lots of people want Brie Larson to play Samus in a movie but I think it'd be better if they did a 3D or 2D animated movie, doing a live action movie would just use copious amounts of CGI to make the aliens and environments anyway so just go all the way and not have any real humans on screen. Plus I think it'd be better to have one of Samus's old voice actors reprise the role to keep her voice consistent and propel a new person to stardom.
I'm horrified to find out I have something in common with Brie Larson.
TBH, from the odd tidbits I've picked up it seems like she's less toxic when you remove the Hollywood from her and she's just being herself. Anyone who who loves Metroid and shares that positively is pretty cool in my book.
@Tourtus What about live action with animatronics?
@CalTonTheRobot agree 100%
@Xiovanni I don't know if Nintendo or whatever studio they would partner with would allow a big enough budget to make the animatronics look convincingly real. I'm not opposed to that idea however, I like old movies like Tremors where puppets and animatronics are used for the monsters.
@Einherjar Well if Bob Iger's claim is to anything to go by, there were no plans to make a black panther nor captain marvel. Marvel films were going to stay as nonexclusive as possible.
So in some ways she's right. I recall the outcry at just idea that spider-man might be played by a black person years ago.
What makes me happy though is BP became the highest grossing solo superhero film and it did all that on the first try.
While a Spider-man starring a black/latino kid when on to become one the best spider-man films right up there with spider-man 2. Beating out Pixar and Disney for an oscar.
listen I don't know or care who this lady is but people know they can just make one comment for all their sentiments rather than like 6 in a row professing their love/two separate comments replying to two people
@somebread Do yourself the favor and look all those profiles up :3 They pretty much only exist to spam Larson stuff xD
@Fangleman32 She's still a white woman preaching about the plight of black people in the mainstream movie industry without taking a step back and giving her co-star the role as a much more beloved character.
This gesture alone would have said more than her preaching ever could. It's all just vapid nonsense if no action follows.
But personally, i really have no horse in this race in any way.
While it's true she only has a whopping two facial expressions to show off in any film she participates in, it is cool she's a vocal Nintendo fan
@Zag_Man comments are getting deleted goober
@ElijahDavidCanoAyala Simps gonna simp.
@Desrever She said in a public speech at a well-publicized event, "do I hate white dudes...? eh." Now imagine swapping those demographics for just about any others and you'll see the bigotry. In the same speech she said that A Wrinkle in Time "wasn't for" 40-yr-old white men. That's exclusionary. Which is the opposite of inclusive.
So, people hear her say and do these things and then find her extremely hypocritical to claim to be an agent of positive social change.
She also seems somewhat performative when she gets offended or outraged by interview questions. Then she paints herself as a victim — despite being a gorgeous, rich, famous, in-demand movie star. Again, people feel that comes off as very entitled and obnoxious. Examples include "I'm gonna be the first me" and "it's so hard to be a female in movies." It's late and I'm tired so those might not be the exact quotes but you can look them up and see the vids.
I'd say those are the big issues.
@Zag_Man Dude, you can stop treating NintendoLife forum ike a white-collar Slack channel and just type in a conversational dialect lol.
@Einherjar I vaguely remember hearing something like that, thanks for the reminder! Haha...
@Chocobo_Shepherd The whole Wrinkle in Time thing was a rather heavy-handed dig at the lack of diversity within movie journalism/reviewing after it's less-than-great reviews. Not quoting word-for-word, but she said she wanted to know what women of colour thought about it rather that some 40 year old white dude as it wasn't really made for him. The internet read "it wasn't made for 40yo white dude" and translated it to "she hates white men".
@Zag_Man You're failing bubs. You need to use more syllables and line breaks in your comments.
I would LOVE to see her as Samus in a Metroid movie
@dmcc0 That's the internet for ya. People can make a person look like the worse being on the planet simply by twisting words.
I do struggle to see how Metroid as a franchise would work as a film, without it becoming typical video-game-to-movie silly action stuff.
But I have no trouble seeing Brie Larson as Samus if someone does manage to do it, she's pretty perfect for it really.
Ugh, I don't want her near Metroid. She's such a bad action movie actress.
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I will manifest this if its the last thing I do!!!!!
I find her fascinating and empowering.
Oh! An article about a subject liable to divide opinion, it must be Kate then. Yep it is...
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Jennifer’s Body is a good time. That emo/indie song is catchy and pretty perfectly of the time.
@locky-mavo Theron's too old imo.
I've never heard anyone in electronics refer to a light emitting diode as a "lead" instead of an "L.E.D."
Is that another UK thing, like "Ness" and "Snezz"?
@Pak-Man @Asaki Shorter words almost always win.
@BootyMessiah Just take the L.
I still think Brie would make a dope Samus in a live action movie/show. Fight me.
@PBandSmelly Santa has no VPN.
I'm down for Brie as Samus, she is a gamer and fan. The gatekeepers may dislike her because of some off putting comments, I agree she has come across a little bit agressive but from everything else I've seen of her she really seems cool and we need the chill a bit and not get so hurt if her perspective is different than your and expresses it.
Brie Larson is a lacklustre actor in milquetoast roles, so her opinion regarding anything related to my hobby has zero (suit) bearing.
@jump Did you ever see the Snickers commercial he did where he was Marcia in the Brady Bunch?
@dew12333 Never fails lol
@Rinari Considering she's only 32, she wasn't born when the first game came out. Maybe she started with Prime or Fusion, or a Metroid comic, or any of the many games with appearances of Zero Suit Samus.
@SparkyAran You're only a true fan if you play games that were before your time. Otherwise you're fraud and fake. I always remind children of that whenever they say they love Mario.
@dmcc0 She literally asked "do I hate white dudes" and conspicuously hesitated on the answer. That's not some obtuse translation, that's just acknowledging her words and actions.
Plus, her whole shifting the focus to diversity in reviewing came off like a dodge ploy anyway. After all, if you look at RottenTomatoes official reviewers, it is extremely diverse.
Man, why you guys have to go and mess up my plans. I was totally looking to invest in the new system with this amazing new game... then you had to go and let a male-fanboy loyalists hating drog represent. Shame. Money saving moment right here. If you don't stand up and stop letting these businesses use you as a doormat, they'll never get that is totally uncool to poop on your fans. I'll be sticking to the old system with the classic Metroid. No tears shed here, man.
@Chocobo_Shepherd Almost sounds like she was deliberately trolling the very people that were claiming she hated them - it's obviously working.
A dodge ploy for what exactly?
@dmcc0 hahaha not likes it hard to get them riled up. I think she was trolling because the question is so absurd.
It's also the go to response from groups when you say anything about race "Oh so you hate all white people?" When I get that question I just respond with a yes to piss them off.
Metroid does not need to sully its reputation with a movie, especially after such a gracious bounceback with Samus Returns and Dread has managed to wash away the embarrassment of the atrocious Other M.
But even if it did, Brie Larson is right about one thing. Samus is a fantastic female character which takes a leading role as a brave, independent, no nonsense space warrior that knows when to get serious. In other words, she is not an insufferable, snarky jackass who incessantly spouts poorly written witticisms at the camera and Mary Sues her way through paper-thin plots, like the characters Brie Larson is used to portray.
A Metroid movie would make more sense as an atmospheric body horror flick than as the Marvel-like tripe some of you want it to be. And an actress like Emily Blunt (or hell, even Kurt Russell himself) would make more sense as Samus than Larson.
@Mule8or A campy horror body comedy flick that embraces the absurdity of the metroid universe. Sounds like a fun time.
@dmcc0 Delibera--? no.
Dodge ploy that the movie simply wasn't very good — no matter what the skin color or genitals of the reviewer were.
@Frailbay30 Then you'll never make progress. You'll always be fighting. That's regressive.
@Vexx234 I didn't say that, I specifically said that it wouldn't be good for Metroid to have a movie adaptation, but you do you, I guess.
@Chocobo_Shepherd I haven't seen it, but was she even in the movie? A bit pointless trying to distract from poor reviews if it's not even one of hers. If you genuinely think she hates white guys then I really don't know what to say. People on the internet are indeed dumb 🤦♂️
@dmcc0 I don't actually think she hates white guys, but we can't have double standards for language. Double standards are the opposite of equality and certainly of equity. So you have to imagine what would happen if Chris Pratt had said "do I hate black women....? eh." We have to treat both situations the same if we truly believe in equality and/or equity.
I think a lot of what people get "cancelled" for is not actually what they believe. But we are creating a hyper-sensitive society because many believe it is the most empathetic and inclusive thing we can do. So, we need to apply that to everyone or no one. Does that make sense? If not, we can just agree to disagree and move on.
@Chocobo_Shepherd But she didn't ask that question unprompted - it was off the back of already being branded a "white male hater" by some just because they took a quote out if context and tried to turn it into something it wasn't and then it snowballs from there and suddenly everything she says is somehow proof that she's some man-hating bigot. It's such a ridiculous thing to be accused of that it deserved the trolling response. At the time of the comments white male privilege was a hot topic, especially around Hollywood and I guess as a successful young female actor she felt like she needed to speak out against it. I'm not sure exactly why she felt the need to speak out about A Wrinkle in Time specifically - as far as I can tell she had nothing to do with the movie so seems like nothing more than virtue signalling. As for equality, I'm sure the same comments coming from one of the black female cast members or the director wouldn't have had them branded as bigots and they'd be praised for championing diversity.
Funny you should mention Chris Pratt - wasn't there some corner of the internet trying to cancel him due to a church he was involved with that was supposedly anti LGBT?
@dmcc0 That's exactly why I used Chris Pratt as an example — the other side of the coin.
Anyway, we good.
@Mule8or "A Metroid movie would make more sense as an atmospheric body horror flick than as the Marvel-like tripe some of you want it to be. And an actress like Emily Blunt (or hell, even Kurt Russell himself) would make more sense as Samus than Larson."
I was adding on to that statement. Regardless if you didn't want a movie adaption or not, you gave an idea and I added to it. If anything I was agreeing such a take would be unique. Sorry if you took it the wrong way.
@Vexx234 Yeah, I get the confusion, don't worry about it. I said body horror though, not buddy comedy.
I am not a fan of Brie Larson as a person. She just comes off too much like the girls who bullied me in school. Which just makes her generally off-putting for me. I will admit...I wouldn't out right reject Larson for Samus...I would just be disappointed for opting for such a mediocre actresses for such an important role.
That being said, it's nice to see popular actresses bringing attention to badass women who came before them, real or fake.
What if I don’t have a house
nah, she's too problematic since one wrong move "again i guess?" and metriod as a movie franchise will be sullied and Nintendo should not risk thier bottom line like that.
There are other more deserving actress's with a chance to rise to fame with a role like this, she ain't it.
simply being a fan of Nintendo doesn't make you qualified from the get go.
@Bratwurst35 Yeah, children are the worst.
@YusseiWarrior3000 Why do you think this?
She is a joy, like you Kate!
Her or Florence Pugh I ain't fussy, just would like to see a Metroid movie get made!
@nessisonett I'm not going to lie, I almost quit this site a few times over the past couple years because of quickly things got toxic, but it looks like things are getting better.
@YusseiWarrior3000 it's pathetic that people don't like strong women, don't you agree?
No way in hell she's a good Samus. Hell, she's not even a bad Samus. She fits Samus the same way I fit Lara Croft (I don't). Her statement of playing the first Metroid on NES is most likely a lie, like her lie of doing her own stunts on the MARVEL movies. I'm sure she knows the character from Smash Bros, like pretty much everyone around here. Nothing agaisn't her, though. Other than ruining Carol Danvers, but that's also fault of the MCU.
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