The 11 “best” video game movies
It is a known fact that movies based on video games are all more or less bad.
Although they often bring a lot of money to the box office, the reviews are often very harsh.
Whether it’s the unfortunate story, the funny dialogues or the special effects that don’t hold up, it seems impossible to make a good film based on a video game.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, the best would be Rampage with a score of… 51%. It gives an idea of the quality!
Anyway, here are 11 movies based on video games that are not that bad, according to the fans!
- Tomb Raider, 2001
Tomb Raider is a franchise that already has more than 20 years!
In 2001, Hollywood had the brilliant idea of capitalizing on the success of the game by making a feature film starring Angelina Jolie.
The result is correct, without more, but the biggest disappointment – according to the fans-is that Lara does not kill anyone with his guns in the film, unlike her character in the game!
- Assassin’s Creed, 2016
Made by Ubisoft, The Assassin’s Creed franchise includes nine games in the main series and ten other parallel Games.
It was very promising to build a film saga!
But no, although the action scenes were good, the first film with Michael Fassbender was so disappointing, that the idea was forgotten right away.
- Super Mario Bros, 1993
The idea of making a film about an Italian plumber who kills turtles to save a princess from a bigger turtle, it could be animated, but not real characters!
We almost feel bad for actors Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo when we listen to the film! It’s awkward.
- Warcraft, 2016
This is one film on this list has received the best reviews! It is above all the visual and the action scenes that have been ensconced.
On the other hand, the overly condensed scenario and the unnecessary love story were less appreciated.
The world of Warcraft would have deserved to be better developed, and a series would probably have been more appropriate than a film to be made!
- Prince of Persia, 2010
Before Assassin’s Creed climbed the walls, Prince Of Persia did!
The rather controversial cast of Jake Gyllenhaal as the Prince of Iran, as well as the once unnecessary addition of a chemistry-free love story, are mainly responsible for the film’s negative reviews.
- Final Fantasy, 2001
The Final Fantasy game has often pushed the limits of the medium, and this is what the film has tried to do by proclaiming itself as the very first full-length feature film in photo-realistic synthetic images.
While we appreciate that this is one of the first movies to use the “motion capture”, the result looks like only a scene between two levels of a game.
- Doom, 2005
Doom is a classic in the world of video games. Known for its gory atmosphere and its many monsters to kill, the expectations were very high for the film.
The biggest disappointment, the lack of the monsters so appreciated by the fans, and also the fact that the story is completely different from that of the game.
Even The Rock couldn’t save the film!
- Mortal Kombat, 1995
One wonders why Hollywood chose to adapt to the cinema a video game without a history.
Although the dialogues are laughable and the special effects too, this film still has finite fans who stubbornly say that it’s not that much worse than that!
- Resident Evil, 2002
This game gave birth to a series of 6 films which all had good monetary success.
Despite this, almost every new chapter of Resident Evil is accused of having a bad and aimless scenario.
You can’t help but love the scene with the lasers.
- Angry Birds, 2016
We still wonder who is responsible for this application-based film!
Angry Birds is a game that involves throwing birds at pigs,e where was the story?
We understand that this is a children’s film, but we still roll our eyes several times during the viewing.
- Silent Hill, 2006
Without being perfect at the level of the narrative, the film Silent Hill is a visual success.
The artistic direction does justice to the atmosphere present in the game.
Despite its flaws, this is probably the best film on the list! If you like horror.