Why Do Video Game To Film Adaptations Always Flop?

Can we ever expect a good film based on a video-game?

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P_Bomb1860d ago

The old guard making these movies by in large don't 'get' or respect the source material. Hollywood has a collective ego seemingly obsessed with trying to fix what isn't broken. "Needs more cowbell". Same things happen to books all the time, World War Z author recently stating that the movie is WWZ "in name only".

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1860d ago

^^^ this.

Resident evil was mutilated by Hollywood... :/

NukaCola1860d ago

True. You can't take a hollywood director and expect him to hold the same visual and integrity of a game developer. They operate on two different wave lengths.

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Sy_Wolf1860d ago

Video games work because you are actively experiencing them. Of course the transfer to a completely passive experience isn't the same.

Stoppokingme1860d ago

Damn straight. Movies take you along for the ride, but games put you in the drivers seat.

jeeves861860d ago

Because what makes a great movie and what makes a great video game are two different things.

yokokoroma1860d ago

It depends on whether or not the movie is live action or animated. In the case of a live action movie, (i.e. Resident Evil) those in control of said movie don't respect the game's foundation, and instead try to make it their own. As far as animated movies go, (mainly CG) it mainly comes down to the story, and how it played out (i.e. Tekken: Blood Vengeance, too few characters) as well as how the characters were incorporated, if at all.

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