Hollywood should set their sights on the gamer crowd

Video and computer game adaptations are nothing new — from the “Resident Evil” franchise to the “Tomb Raider” flicks to “House of the Dead,” “Mortal Kombat” and — gasp — “Super Mario Bros.”

Unfortunately, their less-than-stellar reputations have kept such films from doing much damage at the box office. That could change with "Prince." If the film rakes in enough dough, it could change the way video games are translated to the big screen.

If done right, video games can be tantalizing, worthwhile blockbusters that can appeal to both fans and critics alike. Think about it: “Paperboy: The Movie!”

If Jerry Bruckheimer can create a successful movie franchise out of a crummy Disney ride, anything is possible. Right?

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