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Submitted by JamesSterling87 646d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Film Adaptations of Games

Games and film have been popular forms of entertainment for a long time, so it’s not a surprise that the two collided many times over (often with hideous consequences). Here we look at the top 10 film adaptations of games and a couple of franchises that didn’t even break into the top 10. (Culture, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

kirbyu  +   646d ago
The picture of the Hitman movie looks fake.
JamesSterling87  +   646d ago
Fake how dude?
darthv72  +   646d ago
Movies adapted from...
video games are not the only ones to get it wrong. There are movies adapted from tv shows that are just as offending.

To me, the only movie that did the series any justice was the 1st xfiles movie. It blended in between 2 seasons of the show. The movie filled in the gap that shows generally take.

You pretty much had to watch the movie for the next season opener to make sense.

Now there is a flip side as well. how about games adapted from movies??? Trying to expand a storyline or gameplay to exceed the initial length of the film can be tough to do.

I'd say there are WAY more games based off movies than there are movies based off games.
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kirbyu  +   646d ago
@JamesSterling87

It just looks like a fake trailer on YouTube for some reason.

@darthv72

I'm not saying it's offending, I don't even know anything about Hitman other than it's a video game...and now that it got a film adaption.
blackbirdi  +   646d ago
Most of them sucks. Just One or two movies where okay
darthv72  +   646d ago
The main issue
is trying to convey what amounts to several hours worth of story and gameplay into something that is roughly 2 hours long.

Now moves based off games is not a bad idea but they are just bad at trying to make everything fit into one movie.

I'd say, if the studios were really committed to making a movie based of a game they would span it over the course of at least 2 maybe 3 films. They dont have to fit everything from a game into 1 movie. Especially if the game is a series like uncharted or doom.

although, the only redeeming part of the doom movie was when it went all first person there towards the end. I have to admit that was classic if in a funny interpretation of the game.
JamesSterling87  +   646d ago
@dartv72

That first person segment was pretty memorable for me too. Waaay over done but it's nice that they put it in. Probably the one aspect of the film that I'd ever revisit.

Silent Hill is a decent enough film. I've yet to see if the sequel lives up to it though...

The best game based on a film for me is The Warriors. Ace film with a cracking soundtrack which made for a near perfect game. Hats off to Rockstar for respectfully introducing The Warriors to a younger generation. Warriors, come out to plaaaaeeey!
Derekvinyard13  +   646d ago
Max Payne is a terrible adaption, dam that left a bad taste in my mouth
Sleazypants  +   645d ago
I really wanted it to be good. I guess like all film adaptations of games, i should have known better!
e-p-ayeaH  +   646d ago
Hitman movie isn't that bad same goes with the Silent hill movie.

dead or alive movie is actually pretty much what the games consist about expect in terms of "proportions" of course that movie is alright as well.
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Ultr  +   646d ago
I enjoyed Hitman a lot, I actually watched it like 5 times already! its a great movie
JoySticksFTW  +   646d ago
Mortal Kombat is still the best imo

It was the perfect video game movie, because it didn't try to run from it's roots.

Simple story and great action.

Even Raiden's casting couldn't spoil it

I mean Christopher Lambert was the man in Highlander, but I had doubts as Raiden. He turned out to be funny though.
darthv72  +   646d ago
to me...
he would have played a better shang tsung from the way they made him look. But obviously his accent was not the right fit for a shang tsung type of character.

when i think of Raiden i think of the guy from Big trouble in little china.
e-p-ayeaH  +   646d ago
Big Trouble in Little China had a lot of influence in many games during the early 90´s.

One of my personal favorite movies.
Derekvinyard13  +   646d ago
Yea I agree
KingPin  +   646d ago
They all sucked. this list is bad. they should have just named it 10 movies you shouldn't watch.
OneAboveAll  +   645d ago
I'm sorry, the Original MK film was pretty bad ass.
KingPin  +   645d ago
lol you did? you have low expectations when it comes to movies. the acting was awful, the effects were crap <aside from the scorpion spear> the story was lame. total cheese fest.
Sleazypants  +   645d ago
I know the list isn't filled with A-List films, but I don't think they should ALL be avoided.
Lbong  +   646d ago
@Kirbyu

That picture is from the movie, that's Timothy Olyphant.
Sleazypants  +   645d ago
I actually didn't mind the Hitman film too much. It could have been a heck of a lot worse!

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