It is always hard to adapt a video game into a film, no matter if it is live action or animated. Whether it is classic quest games, fighting, or open world, screenwriters often have a hard time deciding what characters, concepts, or bosses should be place into a movie adaption. Earlier this year, I wrote Part 1, but this week here is Worst Video Game Movies Part 2.
Batman: Assault On Arkham– Existing in the same universe as the Batman: Arkham games, this movie is a poor adaption The voice acting, with the exception of Kevin Conroy and Troy Baker, is sub-par and the plot has twists that are wasted on the boring villains.
Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic– Based on the game, this movie definitely destroys Dante’s masterpiece allegory known as The Divine Comedy. It is unnecessarily gory and vulgar. It adds nothing to the story other than shock value.
Postal– I was never a fan of the game. The trouble is, this movie does not connect with the game. It makes terrorists look good and ordinary Americans look worse. Politics aside, it is just lame.
The King of Fighters– Despite having star power like Sean Faris, Ray Park, and Maggie Q, this film completely destroyed the plot of the game and changed popular character Terry Bogard into a side character.
Alone in the Dark- This film is considered one of the worst ever made, even by mainstream critics. It is a poor adaption of the video games and diverts so much it does not even match its source material.
Far Cry– This movie does not look like, taste like, or even smell like the game. It lacks any of the imagination behind the game and none of the redeeming qualities.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation– While the first film at least had well choreographed scenes to redeem it, this movie did not even have that. With a totally new direction and boring plot, it tries to keep up, but it turns into an epic fail.
House Of Dead- Based on a first person shooting game you find at arcades, this film has a very predictable plot and has all of the standard tropes found in any zombie film ever made.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider- Not even someone famous for being famous like Angelina Jolie could save this film. Despite a classic video game plot, it falls short on so many levels including the acting skills of its star.
BloodRayne franchise- How do you ruin a video game? Turn it into a B-Movie franchise that only relies on the game for a few basic elements, but then ignores it. That’s how you do it.
That is my list. Well gamers, do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below and tell me what your least favorite video game adaption or what is your favorite. Enjoy what you see? Check out my top 20 Batman costumes. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe for more posts like this one.