Movies that follow the game, which is already cursed by the “bad taste”, are also confined to the gaming world, so sometimes only gamers can really understand and feel …
For decades, many filmmakers have tried to recreate the success of the classic game characters on the silver screen and failed over and over again. The consequence is that many of the movies that follow the game are poor quality, even into disaster. However, there are still some titles that are critically underrated by critics but in return the reviewers give quite a good score. With the movie Sonic The Hedgehog about to release, let’s review some of the titles that follow the critically acclaimed game but are saved by gamers in time.
Mortal Kombat (1995) – Criticism: 58 / Audience: 84
The 1995 Mortal Kombat film was directed by Paul WS Anderson, who would later make the Resident Evil series alongside the upcoming Monster Hunter movie. It is fair to say that Mortal Kombat is not a very attractive movie but in general it is still in good condition, called watchable. Not critically acclaimed, but Mortal Kombat movie was praised by fans for its good entertainment, martial arts, movie atmosphere and the original game.
The only minus for fans is probably the fact that the film is rated PG-13 making it lacking the brutality and gore that were an indispensable specialty of the Mortal Kombat series. Before the latest Mortal Kombat movie was released that promised brutality to the ceiling, returning to enjoying Mortal Kombat 1995 was not a bad idea. Just don’t go to the second installment, Mortal Kombat Annihilation, one of the worst movies of all time.
Resident Evil (2002) – Criticism: 33 / Audience: 68
Also directed by Paul WS Anderson, the Resident Evil series can be said to be the most successful game-driven franchise, of course in terms of revenue when all six films have big profits. Many people do not like the series, especially fans of the original game series, not only because the quality is getting worse and worse with each movie but also because of the horror factor that was left aside for many. than overly matrix-like abuse. If you had to choose the most kind and worth watching movie in 6 parts, then maybe people will choose part 1 in 2002.
This part 1 can be said to be quite loyal to the first Resident Evil games in both the context and the survival horror element, along with the impressive soundtrack and some memorable moments. Legendary director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar, The Terminator) said the film was his biggest “guilty pleasure” (referring to an improvised work of his own, though not really quality but still have good entertainment). With the Resident Evil series also being strongly rebooted, it is not a bad idea to review part 1.
Silent Hill (2006) – Criticism: 31 / Audience: 79
Often most of the movie-based movies lose points in the eyes of gamers not only because of the below-average quality but also in the lack of respect for the original. Many movie adaptations from the game simply rely on the popularity of the original game, but do not bring any spirit from it. However, Silent Hill is completely different. The film was not critically acclaimed but was welcomed by viewers, especially the Silent Hill gamer community.
That is largely due to the film sticking very closely to what has made the quintessence of this horror game series. From the scene of Silent Hill town in a gloomy fog to the classic monsters taken right from the game, the most typical is Pyramid Head. Along with that, the performance of a quality cast contributes to make the film impressed with the horror movie fans as well as the Silent Hill fans. Unfortunately, the next movie, Silent Hill Revelation, became a disaster. In addition, Hideo Kojima’s Silent Hills PT was canceled, leaving the filmmakers unwilling to explore the topic further.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) – Criticism: 50 / Audience: 72
The famous Prince of Persia series once had a colorful and magical Persian background, parkour scenes were eye-catching, so Hollywood movie makers also wanted to recreate that miracle on the big screen. Disney was expected to become a new generation of gold films next to the Pirates of the Caribbean, but the Prince of Persia did not achieve the big screen success as expected. With a budget of $ 200 million, it can be said that this is undoubtedly the most well-invested gaming movie to date.
Although only rated as average, it cannot be denied that the entertainment is quite high for this movie. With the common ground of film-based movies often so bad to disaster, it is clear that Prince of Persia is still in good quality. With the impressive acting of a well-known cast, a mysterious Persian background and beautiful action scenes, Prince of Persia is a not bad choice if you are not sure what movie to watch.