Thursday, October 27, 2005

Why video game movies suck!

"Yeah, so we all know by now that DOOM is a terrible movie. Reviews have hit it fast and hard, and nobody seems to like it. Is anybody really surprised by this? With very few exceptions, video games simply have not translated into good movies – or even mediocre movies, for that matter. Let’s take a quick jaunt down memory lane, shall we? I apologize for bringing up these painful, no doubt repressed memories, but hey, I’m making a point here. Cinematical presents, in no particular order, the Seven Worst Video Game Movies."

Movies listed:
  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Street Fighter
  • Double Dragon
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Pokemon
  • Alone in the Dark
  • House of the Dead



Alan said...

Dude again on the video games but he left out Resident Evil 1 and 2, Mortal Kombat 1 and 2, and a whole host of other games. Now granted he was only doing the 7 worst but he still screwed up because he doesn't take things in context. First off Pokemon is arguably the best game to movie translation for the simple fact that it is based on an existing cartoon that is based on a card game. In the context of the game and cartoon together the Pokemon movie is the most faithful adaptation to date. Tomb Raider while being bad does not deserve to be on that list either since there are only 7 possible answers. Number 7 Wing Commander - Can someone please play a game and then adapt a story from the games story please. Number 6 Street Fighter - While it was awful it still held true to the SF story elements just from Guile's point of view. Number 5 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation - No concept of story, game play, or even a fair grip on what the game represents. Number 4 Double Dragon - Again did you even play the game? Number 3 Super Mario Brothers - are you freakin' kidding me I would need to start my own blog just to talk about this one. Number 2 House of the Dead - uh...vomit...choke..gag...vomit some more and Number 1 even though it hasn't been released yet, Bloodrayne - It's not supposed to be a 17th century vampire flick it's supposed to be about a half vampire that finds redemption through helping the perceived forces of good by killing Nazi's during WWII. Nuff Said...