Its not very original to point out that most game to film adaptations suck. The majority suck so bad the crossover genre rightfully has a bad name. The cinematic output of Uwe Boll alongside massive blunders like Doom, Resident Evil, Street Fighter and Super Mario Bros have left a bad taste in gamers mouths worldwide. Some of them even Stinky doesn’t like, and he has Battlefield Earth on Laserdisc. Coming up with a list of video game movies to recommend to your enemies would be easy. Finding four to recommend to your buddies is a pretty arduous task as I found when trying to put this together for you, the wonderful We Talk Games extended family. On top of this I’ve put together four mini synopses of games I’d love to adapt as feature films and how I’d go about making them as it relates to scripting etc.
So here’s my list of the best video game flicks around. …continue reading The Delights of Coin-op Cinema aka Good Video Game Movies