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Why are video game movies usually so bad?

Movies based on video games do not have a great critical track record because too often they are made with aspirations for money instead of quality, according to Legendary Pictures' Thomas Tull, producer of the upcoming Warcraft movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's beloved fantasy franchise.

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KinjoTakemura776d ago (Edited 776d ago )

@Why are video game movies usually so bad?

The movies never stay true to the games that inspired the movie. Street Fighter is the perfect example. An amazing game that defined fighting games gets memorialized with a movie that isn't worth being used as toilet paper.

darthv72774d ago (Edited 774d ago )

Its pretty simple really. You have to have enough content to fit within the requirements of a 90+ minute feature film.

Most games have several hours of content and squeezing that down to a movie just does not work while staying true to the original source material.

where they could be better is instead of trying to fit what they feel is relevant (game content) to the time frame (90+ minutes). they should look at the sequel aspect.

granted making movies is costly but if you really believe in your project then studios can literally film multiple sequels within the same shoot period and edit them to release one after the next after the next. that way they dont have to lose out on content that could make or break the whole production.

Geobros775d ago

I liked Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 Movies...

xc7x775d ago

same goes with movie video games too

thehobbyist775d ago

Although there are a few notable exceptions.

nidhogg775d ago

Uwe Boll has a perfect track record.

Ck1x775d ago

Because they are generally rushed to release a long side or in close proximity to the movie. Not to mention that most of them use to have some direct story ties to the upcoming movie as well! Which could really hamper the experience of the actual game

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