We all know movies based of video games are sloppy and poor most of the time, but not all of them. Some will not be true to the source of the movie and include pretty bad acting but these have been some what entertaining to watch. check list down below. 10 Decent Movies based of Video Games for Real
10. Doom (2005)
‘80s Flashback:The hate shown toward this film is astounding since this is a genuinely fun film to watch. The best way to describe Doom is that it’s a Cannon film made in the modern day (Cannon Films created very cheesy, trashy, and over the top action flicks in the 1980s). Doom has a lot of similar tropes to Cannon Films (or any ‘80s actioner), and this is meant in the best way possible.
9. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
For Fans’ Eyes Only: If you’ve never played a single second of Final Fantasy VII, then you will have no idea what’s going on throughout the course of this film (also, shame on you for never playing FFVII!). For those who have played the game, this film offers an enjoyable return to a world that still has many stories left to tell. From reuniting with old characters you grew up loving to experiencing more of what Midgar has to offer, the film is sure to please many fans of the beloved video game.
8. Hitman (2007)
Good old Chrome-Dome: The character of Agent 47 is cold, calculating, and ruthless. He’s methodical and unemotional (gee, if the contract killer career doesn’t work out, he would be a great politician). Timothy Olyphant manages to perfectly convey 47’s coldness and severe lack of empathy. However, we also get to see a bit of emotion within the character when it comes to his relationship with Nika. For once, 47 has someone he genuinely cares about, someone that’s worth a damn. It’s interesting to see a soft side to a character that is notorious for being distant and cold.
7. Street Fighter (1994)
Different Goals, Same Characters: While the characters from the game retain the same names and fighting styles, the film takes liberties with their motivations and plot descriptions. For example, while Guile and Bison remain the same in regards to their motivations, Chun Li is now a news reporter. The most noticeable of such changes can be found in the characters of Ryu, Ken and Chun Li, who are two con men and a journalist, respectively. This change offers a fun take on characters you grew up playing and loving with the change working in regards to serve the film’s ludicrous story.
6. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Perfect Casting: It’s very rare to find an actor/actress that embodies a role brought to life in another medium. Angelina Jolie manages to embody Lara Croft perfectly. Personifying the character’s sarcastic wit, daredevil attitude, and physicality, Jolie manages to capture the essence of Lara perfectly…. even though her British accent is about as good as Daniel Craig’s American one (read: it’s not).
5. Resident Evil (2002)
Sir Mix-A Lot: What makes this film so enjoyable is how it’s able to play with different genres and mix them together. Horror-action is the most obvious one, as the film is focused around a virus that turns people into (what else?) zombies. However, there’s other genres mixed in as well. One of these is suspense, as the film is a cat and mouse game with Alice’s memories. The audience is left to try to figure out who she can trust and what her true story is, which can lead to some fun twists and turns along the way (looking at you, James Purefoy).
4. Silent Hill (2006)
A Video Game Movie that’s… Smart? While most video game films settle for the “slam, bam, wham” approach to their adaptations (again, look at the wackiness that is the Resident Evil franchise), Silent Hill actually goes for a slow burn, building tension as it goes. The result is genuinely disturbing, as the film’s use of psychological horror gives way to some of the scariest thrills seen in a horror video game adaptation. Rather than focus on the gore and blood, the film takes time to actually make you wonder what is real and not real, allowing your mind to become messed up in a good way.
3. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Old-Fashioned Fun: While featuring updated effects, the movie plays less like a video game adaptation and more like an old-fashioned adventure film you could find in the ‘40s or ‘50s. The film’s nostalgic sense of adventure, mixed with tropes such as the charming rogue, a beautiful princess, the wacky sidekick, and a royal villain, make for a fun and often enjoyable adventure. This extends to Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton’s chemistry. While they’re certainly not among the ranks of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, or Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, their onscreen heat still feels similar to those kind of pairings: playful banter, mixed with a love/hate relationship
2. Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Break out the Cheese and Wine: Many video game and film fans alike despise this movie with a burning passion, mainly due to the fact that the film has almost nothing to do with the game. I offer no counter argument to their statements; this is a truly terrible movie. However, it’s because of that awfulness that I place it so high on this list. This film is perhaps my biggest guilty pleasure, as it’s so bad that it’s amazing. From Academy Award winner Dennis Hopper hamming it up in every scene to Bob Hoskins reprising his role as Eddie Valiant, and then hearing subplots involving pizza, this is a movie to riff on with a group of friends.
1. Mortal Kombat (1995)
Ol’ Faithful: Out of every film on this list, Mortal Kombat is perhaps the truest to its source material, as it retains elements from the first two entries in the game series, especially in regards to how characters are depicted within the plot. Unlike its sequel, which does a complete 180 on how to make movies, the original MK proved that there could be faith in video game adaptations. The film’s sets are impressive, as is the costume design, which brings the characters from the game fully to life.
These are far from perfect films bu they can be pretty entertaining when watching them. seeing your favorite Game Hero being played by a corny Actor or your favorite fight scene. 10 Decent Movies based of Video Games for Real