Hola nerds! And geeks! And keyboard addicts!
There used to be a time when high-end games, be it on desktop, playstations or mobiles, used to stay there only. The popularity of these games went so far that they found their way into the big screen, with a related storyline and a new way to woo the whole community of intense gamers..
Any gamer will be able to relate to those moments when their favourite games, on which they spent hours, is showcased in a more awesome way!
Here are some games which were remade into movies. Some were able to entertain, while some weren’t. But still, they were truly worth a shot!
1. Mortal Kombat (1995)
As far as research goes, this was the first ever movie adaption of a video game. It was loosely based on the earlier versions of Mortal kombat video game series. As far as the reviews of the adaption goes, it was mixed(towards the negative side). But this being first-of-its-kind, did run a lot in the theaters and was even America’s No.1 movie for 3 weeks. My suggestion, lets stick to the awesome game for now. And this, does deserve a reboot..
2. Lara Croft (2001)
Okay, the movie, was not that good at all. Its sequel was a bit better than the predecessor. But still, Angelina Jolie’s adaption of the video game, was at that era, the best one ever made. The adaption hopes and Angelina did bring a lot of people rushing to watch these and it did go well.
3. Hitman (2007)
A Xavier Gens version of the game was released in 2007. Though not well received by both critics and audiences, it was an average flick that sort of did justice to the game. The planned sequel to this was cancelled (good decision maybe) and instead, it met with a reboot recently.(More on that later)
4. Max Payne (2008)
A loose adaption of this game, met with a lot of negative reviews as it did not meet up with the game storyline and the character development. Yet, it did stay in screens for some time. Could have surely been much better!
5. Tekken (2009)
The 2009 movie, as the reviews state(cause I havent seen it), was terrible. The fighting scenes, for which the game is famous, weren’t upto the mark. And the story: too weak. It still met with a prequel in 2014. Still not much of a success.
6. Prince of Persia (2010)
This was one movie which surpassed every box office collection upto that time, for a video game adaption. Though named “Sands of Time”, it did incorporate some aspects of “Warrior Within” and “Two Thrones”. It was a disaster at the box office, but was the best of its time.
7. Need For Speed (2014)
The long time favorite racing game found its way to the big screen in the form of a Aaron Paul flick. It did g=have the basic idea of NFS, FAST CARS!! As far as a movie is considered, it could have done much much better, but there was speed in Need For Speed!!
8. Hitman (2015)
The 2007 movie had a reboot in 2015 with the LOTR elf, Rupert Friend starrer, Hitman Agent 47. It had the action deserved in the kind of game its based on, but was poorly developed.
9. Pixels (2015)
Though not exactly any video game adaption, this movie did recreate all the arcade games into one movie, with an altogether different story. Cmon, people who have lived their childhood playing Pacman and other arcades were actually thrilled for this flick. And Adam Sandler and our very own, Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage were worth watching!!
10. Angry Birds (2016)
The upcoming movie, based on the ever-grossing mobile game is a featured wait for next year.. Birds popping around to beat pigs, I’m waiting! Again, Peter Dinklage.. Have a preview which is shown:
11. Assassin’s Creed (2016)
The long rivalry between the Assassins and the Templars, was one which made way into 9 awesome games in series. And the same in a movie, thats obviously worth watching! A mini TV series(2009) and a short movie(2010) were already out based on the game. But this upcoming Micheal Fassbender starrer movie, is the one that is long awaited. Hope it does justice to the game!
12. God of War (still waiting!)
The story of Kratos, which made some worth playing, high end, supreme graphics games, has been doing rounds as a movie for a long time, going on-off-on-off… Its damn time the game deserved a movie that will show justice!
And some which deserve to be on the list:
Call of Duty
This.. deserves.. to.. be.. there..
Head down.. An adaption of this will be awesome if it works out!
Post your comments if you think there are more that deserve to be here!