By Jason Lovell
The lines between movies and videos games have become a lot less blurred in recent times, with modern video games becoming much more narratively driven than ever before. Further to this, many developers have even created video games based on famous movies, with some telling a new unique story from within the same universe and on many occasions the end result has been a ‘Game of the year’ contender.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said when film studios acquire the rights to make a movie based on a well-known video game. In fact, it’s impossible to give even an example of a great video game film. Granted the Resident Evil series has done well financially but those movies were mediocre at best and have spawned more sequels than they had any right to.
Now, you will notice some glaring omissions from this list such as Dungeon Siege or Blood Rayne – two movies so bad that it’s difficult to actually call them a movie at all. That is because this list focuses on ten video game movies that were based on franchises so popular that the studio thought they were printing money but In reality, not only did they end up being massive disappointments but they also partly responsible for the horrible reputation that the video game movie genre has today.
10. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Let’s get this out of the way – Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within wasn’t a terrible film but neither was it very good. Based on the wildly popular Japanese role-playing game series – which had broken into the mainstream following the success Final Fantasy VII – the film was rendered completely in photorealistic computer-animated graphics – using some of the most advanced processing capabilities available at the time. → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema