What’s the issue with Video Game Movies?

With all the early reviews of Assassins Creed coming out being pretty bad, it makes me wonder why it’s so hard to make a good movie based off of a video game?It seems like video games would be golden material to transfer onto the big screen. Most games have lengthy stories and great characters but if you look at the list of video game movies that have been made, they’re all pretty horrible!

  1. Super Mario
  2. Double Dragon
  3. Street Fighter
  4. Mortal Kombat
  5. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  6. Pokémon: The First Movie
  7. Wing Commander
  8. Pokémon: The Movie 2000
  9. Pokémon 3: The Movie
  10. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  11. Pokémon: 4Ever
  12. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  13. Residents Evil
  14. Pokémon: Heroes
  15. Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life
  16. House of the Dead
  17. Resident Evil: Apocolypse
  18. Doom
  19. Blood Rayne
  20. Silent Hill
  21. DOA
  22. Postal
  23. Resident Evil: Extinction
  24. Hitman
  25. Far City
  26. Max Payne
  27. Street Fighter: Legend of Chin-Li
  28. Prince of Persia
  29. Tekken
  30. Resident Evil: Afterlife
  31. Silent Hill: Revelation
  32. Need for Speed
  33. Hitman 47
  34. Rachet & Clank
  35. Angry Birds
  36. Warcraft
  37. Assassins Creed

Now I bet you haven’t seen, let alone heard of half of these movies. Out of this list I must say that I did like Silent Hill, Prince of Persia, and Angry Birds. They weren’t good movies but I didn’t mind them. What is it going to take to get a good video game movie? 

There are 3 movies coming out in 2018 that might end up being good.

  1. Tomb Raider: March 16, 2018 I’m hopeful for this one because it’s going to be starring Alicia Vikander. She’s a very talented actress!
  2. Rampage: April 20, 2018 This is going to be the team up between The Rock and director Brad Peyton. So far I have liked they’re team ups.
  3. Five Nights at Freddy’s: TBA Now there isn’t an release date on this yet, but I love the FNAF game franchise so I am hoping that this movie turns out amazing!

Are there any video game movies that have come out that you do like and are there any upcoming that you hope will be good? 


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  7. Paul-NL says:

    Great post! Most of the video game movies that come out are pretty terrible, but I’m not sure I’d consider the Pokemon movies for this list since they’re more based on the anime adventure of ash rather than a game. For that, Pokemon Origins and Pokemon Generations are doing a great job at bringing key moments from the games to life 😀

    Mortal Kombat is also a guilt pleasure. It’s so bad, but so much fun to watch XD I completely forgot there was a Double Dragon movie -.-


    1. deyell88 says:

      Thanks. Mortal Kombat is a guilty pleasure for sure. Pokémon is a tough one because it is based off of the anime but also the game. It just baffles me that they can’t make any good video game movies.

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        Yeah, true. I’m really hope the Lara Croft movie isn’t terrible. I hated the earlier ones with Angelina Jolie >_>

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