It may be nitpicking to you, but in that case I guess I fail to see the point, which I thought was something like “gosh darn it, that '13 TR game has the same title as the '96 original.”
There’s a game called Wolfenstein. Just one. I don’t see what the series has to do with it, but it seems that it goes both by Wolfenstein (e.g., 3D, RPG, New Order) and Castle Wolfenstein (e.g., the original, Beyond, Return to).
It’s a well established series. With that name.
It’s like calling the next Windows version: Windows.
It’s just stupid.
Btw. from your perspective “Star Trek” would be also be an example which would be probably OK because there was no other movie called like that (the first one was called “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”).
I know it’s a pet peeve of mine, if you are fine with it then live happily ever after because I won’t
Well let’s try a search for a specific game or movie and you will see.
Perhaps, but so is calling the next Windows version “7” or “10.”
Star Trek is a television program that aired from 1966 through 1968, so that’s not entirely comparable. After all, that’s the very reason the movie title includes “The Motion Picture” in the first place.
Incidentally, the 2001 flick was called Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, so as a movie Tomb Raider (2018) is a first.
Actually that is part of the point. I explicitly didn’t mention 8 because unlike 7 and 10 that one isn’t odd. 8 comes after 7, plain and simple.
7 just comes across as a random number, and not in a funny way like Winamp3.
Ergo, not entirely comparable.
I’m more bothered by the fact that there’s all of about zero tomb raiding in it tbh, and that it’s a pretty shitty movie even setting that aside. (Unless you count that one scene where they simply walked right up to the crypt. Technically a tomb was being raided, but hardly in the Tomb Raider sense.)
Although admittedly, the way this used to be handled wasn’t that great either.
Title 2000 (it’s '8x/'9x, why are you calling it 2000… at least Windows 9x and 2k came out around the year of their titles! xD)
There is none. You argued that if I’m okay with Wolfenstein (2009) because it’s the only game by that title, I should be okay with Star Trek (also 2009) because it’s the only movie of that title. But Star Trek (1968) is also a thing, whereas there’s no such title as Wolfenstein (1981).
Incidentally, I don’t personally mind the name of the Star Trek reboot, but I don’t think it’s at all clear that the Wolfenstein argument would apply.
Star Trek = Raumschiff Enterprise
Star Trek the Animated Series = Die Enterprise
Star Trek The Motion Picture = Star Trek der Film
Star Trek: The Next Generation = Raumshiff Enterprise: Das nächste Jahrhundert
Star Trek Generations = Star Trek: Treffen der Generationen
The 2009 Film is just Star Trek in english and german.
Just so you know you are not alone with your pet peeve:
As an aside the latest Child´s Play (Chucky) movie will simply be called “Charles”.
John Rambo was the original working title for the film but was changed in the US because Stallone thought that audiences might think that this is the final film in the Rambo series (due to the then recently released Rocky Balboa ), which was not his original intent. In many other countries, the title John Rambo is used because the first Rambo film, First Blood , was released as Rambo in those countries. The film premiered on US television as Rambo , but the title sequence referred to it as John Rambo .