Movies that are adapted from video games have a certain justifiable reputation, but there are few that are still worth some laughs!
I really enjoyed the first Mortal Kombat, Silent Hill and Resident Evil movies. As for Street Figher, it's sole saving grace was Raul Julia........God bless his soul. : [
Tomb Raider maybe class out all of them. Well, at the end of the day, you enjoy what you like.
Liked it when I first saw hit next day I hated Mortal Kombat.
Resident Evil Degeneration was awesome, but it was animated so it had the upper hand.
I thought Silent Hill was great. I also thought the first resident evil was cool too.
RE was garbage, nothing like the actual game. MK was awesome, the original that is. AC looks like it may actually have a chance to not bomb as a video game movie.
I already have low expectations on AC when it was announced that it was 65% present day and only 35% in the past. It's already nothing like the games so I have my doubts but who knows, it might surprise me and actually be decent.
Really? The whole damn trailer was them in the animus lol. What a let down...
Why is this article stating opinion as fact? It is up to the viewer if a film is good or bad. No one else.
Most people are taught how to tell the difference between fact and opinion at a very young age. You do not have to say "in my opinion" or "i believe" in order for it to be an opinion. "Doom is a great game." That is an opinion. See how that works? Most non-idiots don't need to be told in a sentence that its an opinion....
Yes and where are these non-idiots?
Well, considering that you are the only one complaining about opinions being stated as facts......
Mortal Kombat was actually a decent movie. MK2 was not as good but was ok. Hitman was awful. Resident Evil was not that bad. By no means great but was a ok watch. My opinions of course. Never seen the rest of them.
This author lost all credibility by putting Street Fighter and (especially) SMB on this list.
When you try to make Mario Bros, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Advent Children it to be anything more than terrible movies, you might be reaching a bit. They were pretty bad.
For me, SMB went into the territory of "So bad it's entertaining". It did absolutely nothing right in terms of paying proper respect to the series [outside of maybe the Bob-Bomb moment], but it was so damned cheesy and stupid that it grew on me.XD Plus, the movie's take on Goombas was just sooooooo damned derpy...
The Goombas definitely deserve a good laugh because it was so absurd. Literally opposites of what they should've been.
The Mortal Kombat movie was awful though. A fun watch, but awful. I'd recommend it for its sheer cheesiness.
The only one I can agree with is MK and SH.
I still believe Mortal Kombat was one of the better Gaming movies. The fights were good, it expanded what was a bare minimum story, and they did a great job with Goro.
The Worst Video Game Movie Ever to me is "House Of The Dead". I remember renting that garbage from Blockbuster when it was a new release.
The first MK movie is really, really good imo. However, the rest of the MK movies sucks balls though.
I thought every one of those movies support the notion that game films are terrible. To each their own.
I think Prince of Persia is the best off that list.
I grew up a big Mortal Kombat fan, I loved both movies, especially the second one, I haven't watched them in years though.
I really like the Double Dragon movie. A good, brainless, flick.
Mk was cool but was destroyed by cynics
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I can't honestly think of many based off of video games, off the top of my head, that have truly entertained me as great movies that do justice to their source material... Mortal Kombat was decent, but I felt the final fight was a bit anticlimactic. If I'm allowed to post a guilty pleasure, though, then maybe the Super Mario Bros movie? It was the ripest of cheese, and did almost nothing to pay proper homage to the series, but as a stand-alone film, for me, it went into the area of being "so bad that it's actually worth watching". The scene with the Bob-Bomb was actually funny, as was seeing the De-Evolution Ray Gun being used against King Koopa. "Trust the Fungus." made me laugh, as did Luigi's swan dive into the shaft, followed by the realization that he wasn't actually flying, followed by Mario's naive plummet onto the shroom trampoline.XD
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