Video Game Films: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Simon Brookfield of wrote: For a genre where the most highly regarded films are often described as the "least bad," it is not surprising video game movies garner little praise from critics or audiences on a steady basis. This feature could be more aptly named "The Okay, The Awful, and The Horrendous."

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Dementious3040d ago

Completely agree with this article. Very well written.

Alcon Caper3040d ago

If you're a little child baby, then good article, i guess. They left out key movies, though like Final Fantasy Advent Children and RE: Degeneration.

Most mainstream game movies are failures.

Hotel_Moscow3039d ago

are you saying advent children is a failure you best be trollin

Fierce Musashi3040d ago

Resident Evil? No. I had no problem with the first 2, though I think they could have been better. The third one.... er. Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!

Spydiggity3040d ago (Edited 3040d ago )

was good because the music fit the scenes very well (manson actually has some talent apparently), and cuz the director knew it was a good idea not to give the "actors" very many lines of dialog. it had good pacing and atmosphere. after that, they went down hill big time. as for all the other movies mentioned, not a good one in the bunch. first tomb raider was tolerable, but certainly not "good"

Hitman was so god awful, i actually erased it from my memory.

N4GAddict3040d ago

Whatever happen to the Silent Hill 2 movie?

Fierce Musashi3040d ago (Edited 3040d ago )

Lol Yeah. Still waiting on that. The first was near-flawless.

SpaceSquirrel3040d ago

The first Silent Hill film was good until the second half.

hazelamy3040d ago

there is talk of shooting on the sequel starting this year, with rahdha mitchell to return.

deathstriker3040d ago

Even though the Hitman movie was pretty sub-par and I don't even like the video games that much, I would still say it's the best video game movie I've seen. The Tomb Raider movies were okay, but a little too popcorn for me.

dizzleK3040d ago

leave it to hollywood to ruin something as simple as Doom. you have to TRY to screw up something as simple/cool as hell gates opening up on mars but they did.

oddly i thought gamer and the crank movies were the best ( non-videogame) videogame films. crank has suda 51 written all over it.

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