Video-game movies and the hypocrites who reward mediocrity

Bitmob: David O. Russell’s involvement and subsequent departure from the Uncharted movie created a schism among fans. With a competent director and A-list talent -- rumors mentioned Mark Wahlberg, Robert DeNiro, and Joe Pesci -- would this be the first respectable video-game flick? Or would Russell’s loose adaptation of the source material tarnish the property? All this fanboy posturing belies a larger question: Why the hell should Hollywood care what fans think? From Hollywood’s perspective, gamers are a persnickety lot, with no clue what they really want.

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