It wasn't only gamers who seemed to enjoy the epic Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 trailer, which you can watch above. Hollywood liked it, too.
In a post on the game's website titled "Celebrity Comments on the E3 trailer," there's input from a handful of Hollywood people, including key personnel behind movies like Spider-Man, Drive, Pacific Rim, and The Walking Dead.
Here's what they had to say:
Film Producer Avi Arad (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."
Director Nicolas Winding Refn (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."
Director Guillermo del Toro (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!"
Director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, 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."
Director Shinya Tsukamoto (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."
Actor Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints)
"Wow! That is AMAZING! So beautiful … So well done. You guys created such an incredible piece of art."
For more on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, check out the game's 30-minute gameplay trailer, which you can now watch in all its 1080p/60fps glory.
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