Summary: I do not want to worry about hiring janitors, searching for extras, worrying about the landscape of my studio lot, constructing toilets, or any other of the micromanaging chores involved in running a studio. I want to build stars, direct films, and create cinematic masterpieces.
I was sooo excited and it flopped! I feel ripped off!
Marie "Marie", Amazon
8 March 2006
Summary: I feel like I got ripped off on this game. I was extremely excited when I bought it and thought the idea was really cool. Then it started glitching! I was very patient with all the bugs. It freezes constantly. If you are trying to make more than one movie at once, it freezes.
Summary: The game is based on interesting ideas, not only the strategy of building your movie company from the ground up, but also being able to build your own movies, selecting actors, camera angles, and what not to share with others. Unfortunately the implementation is totally muffed.
Summary: ...the novelty wears off. The fact that the movie making experience is very limited, redundant, and totally lacking. The stratagy part of it together with the "fun" and creative parts of the game is completely off-putting. But it's a fun game for the first 5-10 hours of play.
Complete Movie Studio Sim...Nope! Make Your Own Movies...Not Exactly.
Luis Velazquez "Lou V. the CZ", Amazon
21 November 2005
Summary: I was really excited when I heard this game would soon be available. I know that Peter Molyneux tends to over promise but I was hopeful that this time he would deliver. He did not. I am not a big RTS or SIM fan but I do think that I know a good game when I play one.
Summary: Though excellent in conception and most entertaining when it works hence the 2*), this game is broken to the point of unplayability on modern computers. Even the excellent emulators on Windows 8 can't get 'The Movies' to work without constant crashing after the first 15-20 game years, approximately...
Summary: This is a game of two halves, but unfortuantely I'm not sure which is worse. I really, really wanted to like this game, but the more I played, the more disappointed I was. I think many people, like me, buy this game primarily for the movie making part of the game.
Conclusion: Who wouldn't want to run a film studio? Girls, drugs, expensive cars, huge amounts of money, luxurious houses, private planes and even a few films. Sadly only the latter features in this disappointing game. There is a very good machinima programme attached which seems separate from the main game.
Summary: Once again, Peter Molyneux oversees another magnificently original gaming idea. Unfortunately, much like the original Black and White, the finished article fails to live up to the enormous potential.
Excerpt: This is a review about the PC version of the game THE MOVIES. This is yet another 'tycoon' style game which involves you starting off with little cash a lot of land then developing good film in order for you to expand your empire. When you first start you are given a small amount of money.