Hollywood! Adapt This: Contra

  • Collider.com
Maybe it's just because I reviewed the Blu-ray for The Expendables 2 recently, but I feel a distinct lack of classic action movies these days and am particularly keen to rectify that. There's a brilliant historical reflection on that Blu-ray which tracks the political and social sentiment in America and compares it to the evolving action movies and their heroes over the years. One thing left out of that cultural exploration? Video games. As you can see from the above image, the two well-muscled action heroes toting big shiny guns bear more than a striking resemblance to Sylvester Stallone and some sort of Arnold Schwarzenegger/Dolph Lundgren hybrid. Hit the jump for the story behind the glory. Hollywood! Adapt this: Contra.  What It's About: The Konami franchise for Contra started with the first game's release in 1987 as a coin-operated arcade game. A home version was released the following year on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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