Are Game-to-Movie Adaptation’s Worth It?

Over the past decade or so, there have been a tonne of movies based around some of the world’s most popular video games, with more video games announced to be turning into movies every year. But is there really any point to video game movies?

The thing is, a lot of the video game movies seem to be made, and the wrong directors or writers are chosen for the job.

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reddeadite2896d ago

If they are made properly, without making stupid obvious references and treated with the same care and respect as a good non-video game based film. I still haven't seen one. Though Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was very good it wasn't based on a video game. I think the director also needs to have played or watched the game it's based on and to truly experience and understand and bring it successfully to the big screen.

Kran2896d ago (Edited 2896d ago )

It seems to be comic book movies such as Scott Pilgrim (atleast thats what I think a movie like Scott Pilgrim would be put under) which seems to get the money and praise. It's weird, but awesome. You'd have thought high budget movies would get higher praise. Hell no xD

darthv722896d ago

is if the game spans several hours of play through...the movie can't be the same length.

I dont have a problem either way (game-movie / movie-game) so long as it is done right. That seems to be the consensus.

Doom example of how NOT to make a movie from a game.

Kran2896d ago (Edited 2896d ago )

I just hope the future games-to-movies are better than 2000's ¬¬

kdogdaddy2896d ago

They rely too much on the consumer fan base and the pre-conceived notion that the millions of fans that enjoy a particular gaming title will welcome a new media release with open arms.

Such could not be further from the truth.

There really is yet to be a well done, plot-driven game to move adaption that really can make the bridge between gaming multimedia and cinema.

AssassinBrotherhood2896d ago

I Enjoyed Prince of Perisa Movie alot and it is exactly what Prince of persia the movie should be. ( and yes i have Played Prince of persia the sands of time Warrior with and two thrones) ( and Also for the TOpic about Making Games in to Movies Yes i know alot of them arent good but i am sure uncharted movie will change that For sure.

kdogdaddy2896d ago

Meh, Uncharted is still a 50/50.

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