There are a lot of video games that are adapted into movies that don’t end up being very good at all. Doing a list like this is like doing a list on the most appealing types of poop. I racked my brain with this one and here are the movies I came up with.
When I was a kid I loved this movie which is why it is on the list. I know it's insanely cheesy, but it was cool when I first saw it in the theater. The film was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and it follows a handful of martial artists with special abilities that fight in a tournament of death.
The video game was a 90's favorite, I don't know what kid didn't enjoy playing it. The fatalities were awesome!
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
I was a huge fan of the Tomb Raider video games and as far as video game movies go it wasn’t that bad. The sequel was much worse. At the time Angelina Jolie being cast as Laura Croft just seemed inspired. There really isn’t much to the movie really, it’s pretty much a hot chick going around kicking ass. They plan on rebooting the franchise, it will be interesting to see how they do that, and who will be cast this time around.
Now I really enjoyed all of the Resident Evil movies. They were actually a lot of fun to watch. I know it received a lot of negative reviews, but sometimes you have to watch a movie for what it is. Plus Milla Jovovich looked incredible in it. Like Tomb Raider it has a hot girl running around wrecking havoc and demolishing zombies. There is now a fourth Resident Evil movie being made, this time it will be brought to us in 3D.
For me this is one of the best video game adapted movies made. It nails the world that the video game created, the nightmarishly freaky world of death and bloody chaos. It follows the story and setting very closely. I know they added in a few new and different things, but it only enhanced the story. The video game was quite disturbing, and the movie did a great job in bringing that disturbing world to life. It looks like we are going to get a sequel to this film and it is being developed by the same guys who made this first one so i am expecting it to be just as good.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
This movie makes the list because of how beautifully animated it was. The style of the setting and characters of the movie just blew me away. It is a bit slow in places and the dialogue falls pretty flat at times, but it looked great! The action sequences that were choreographed for the film were incredible as well! The movie is more of a stand alone story that really isn’t connected to the games at all. It just takes place in that world.
These are just five of several movies that have been based on video games. What movies would you choose for your list?