It almost seems too easy to criticise movies based on video games - like shooting fish in a barrel. Even despite massive hype and major talent, most recent big-budget attempts, Assassin's Creed and Warcraft, have left audiences thoroughly unimpressed due to being all style and no real substance. And the worrying thing is that this was still actually an improvement over many of their godawful predecessors.
There are a number of mistakes that video game adaptations seem incapable of avoiding and the strange thing is, the majority of them are very easy to dodge. But then, when you combine a basic misunderstanding of the source material, a lack of competent writers and a cast that clearly doesn’t want to be there, it's hard to imagine anything but weak results.
One day there will be a movie based on a game franchise that will make audiences rejoice worldwide as the creative team behind it finally gives it the effort that it deserves. Right? RIGHT?
Until then they’ll be forced to sit through the same missteps and glaring problems again and again until everyone loses the will to complain.