The genre of video game movies has undoubtedly had a troubled past. With only a handful being received positively, it seems that any effort to create one is futile.
However, despite how poor most of these adaptations are, it's impossible to say that fans don't get a little excited whenever they hear a video game movie is coming.
That is because even though they are never good, they are at least fun.
Adapting a player-controlled product into a non-interactive one will always be a downgrade. However, there can still be a tonne of amusement in witnessing how the film-makers do their best to capture the spirit of the game. The Lara Croft movies, Warcraft and Sonic the Hedgehog are all examples of times when even though the quality isn't good, the charm of the title at least feels present within the adaptation.
The recent release of the Monster Hunter trailer has us thinking about what video game project we'd like to see on the big screen next. There are so many brands that players cannot get enough of, and putting them onto film could breathe some new life into the IPs.
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