With Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed the latest in a long line of high-profile titles to get the Hollywood treatment, Mark Butler explains why big-screen versions of popular games always turn out to be complete and utter trash.
Wait! There is one! The first Mortal Kombat movie was an excellent movie based on a game lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Indeed, it's like she was made for that terrible role.
That was the second Mortal Kombat movie which is legitimately a steaming pile of horse crap.
It was far from excellent. Its campiness and cheese factor were counterbalanced by a competent narrative and some entertaining action sequences, which made it fun and enjoyable despite its obvious flaws.
BUt the camp was from the game , as it was it perfectly respected the franchise and thus remain the best game adaptation yet . The source material has to be good for movie too , something always forgotten by holywood
-Hitman. -Resident Evil: Degeneraton. -Silent Hill movies. -Prince of Persia. All were decent.
In all honesty I would rather have a shhittly movie plot if it means the next game in the franchise has a great plot or story
@nerd killer like for example, if the next assassins creed game has a bad story because the script was replaced so that the old on can be used for a movie, i dont want that. i dont want writers working on a story for the movie if it means that the next game installment is halfassed. i dunno if those 2 things coincide but if they are i dont want that to happen, sorry for my grammer
Super Mario Bros film is so bad its good.
No it wasn't. It was so bad it was bad
No it was bad enough to be great. I love that movie.
I've enjoyed a few game to movie titles. The RE movies are not among them.
The first Resident Evil was good imo but it just went waaaaay downhill from there to the point where it just seems they are trying to make it bad
Please, these Resident Evil movies are fantastic. Even if they don't follow the games to the TEE. They entertain. Resident Evil isn't Shakespeare. Which you have to follow upon hollowed ground. These movies take what is most entertaining and fun and put them together for your viewing pleasure. Whats not to like? I swear the older I get the more retarded gamers are becoming.
They are bad on every level imo . I wouldnt know it's from an established franchise , i would still find it bad and badly directed . Nowadays people seems to accept the idea that popcorn movies and action blockbuster should be and can be mediocre as long as it got sfx . I just dont agree , even more so when there are still excellent action flick out there . Stuff like the expendables are fun and brainless ride , but still done with flair and skills
I wouldn't care if the movies where based on a game and the Expendables is a bad example of a well done, brainless pop-corn movie. That movie has more cliches, and sh!t blowing up everywhere that I know what to do with it. But its cool, because its meant to entertain. So who cares? Again, when I sit there with my drink and tub of heart-attack on my lap I ain't looking for high-brow drama, especially from a movie called Resident Evil. Just wanna see Milla kick some ass, and see some of the my fav characters kick some ass, and then go home and do my girl. That's it. I don't care if I or the audience wont be able to tell its from an established game franchise. For that matter neither does Capcom. Cause at the end of the day, they make bank.
I did say that expandable is a brainless movie , but its direction is miles above anything done by Anderson . That's my point . I dont care if you got a cheesy plot for a popcorn movie , but it should be well directed , there is no excuse for it not to be .
The Resident Evil movies are bad, but they're entertaining and a blast to watch. I'm looking forward to Retribution more than RE6.
Has anyone actually seen the Hitman movie (it's freakin' amazin)?
Honestly, I felt like walking out of that movie during part of the second act.
I actually didn't mind Hitman.
Couldn't be happier with my dvd purchase :P.
The original GoldenEye?
Though with GOldenEye (if you are talking about James Bond), the movie came first and then game came after. It was a game based on a movie, not a movie based on a game.
Don't know why someone disagreed. You speak the truth! ;)
Resident evil is the best game movie. I love everything about it. I love the creater of the series. I just wish the USA could make a game good enough to be a great movie but there's more talent in japan.
Silent Hill. And Prince of Persia was quite decent.
I thought PoP was great! I went in expecting something really bad and it actually turned out really good :) Good visually, nice story and stayed true to the franchise!
actually there are only 4 game-movie adaptation that i liked mortal kombat, silent hill, FF advent children and also the animated street fighter 2 movie
Yea the First Mortal Kombat stuck somewhat close to the actual game. About as close as you can in hollywood at the time of release. Then they go and kill off jonny cage in the first 2 minutes of number 2 and destroy any chances of anybody ever wanting to watch another mortal kombat movie ever again.
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