Anyone who has been playing games for awhile, has eventually seen or heard of a game turning into a movie. For a lot of gamers, their favorite series has seen the transition into a movie. Others have got cancelled, with a movie release never seeing the light of day. I’ve seen quite a few of my favorite series turned into a movie, or series of movies. The question I ask is do you like them?
Me personally, according to what movie it is, I do in fact enjoy them. I find entertainment in the movie, and that’s simply what it was made for. A problem lies here though, it may be entertainment, but we have to remember, this is a game to film adaptation. And in that sense, most of the movies are downright horrible, to almost being the worst thing created.
I haven’t seen anyone talk about how they just loved Doom. The same goes for a slew of many other horrible movies that laid that foundation, and others that came after it. You got to take a look at the series being made, all are huge gaming series. The main attraction, is of course gamers. Why waste time, and money making a movie if it’s not going to be good?
I’ve heard the excuse before, well the movie producers and such are trying to appeal to a bigger audience. When has this ever really happened? I can maybe see a case with Resident Evil, people are crazy about zombies. But other games, people are always asking. Whats going on? I don’t understand this? To be honest, most of the time I’m in the same boat. My mom keep questioning me, when she was watching Max Payne. Yet I had no clear answer for her, and trying to describe the game, confused her even more.
Yet movie after movie comes out, only having bits and pieces of the game included into it. I know it’s a lost cause to even rant about this. I’m currently looking at a list of movies to be in development of games. Such titles include:
- Heavenly Sword
- Assassins Creed
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mass Effect
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Splinter Cell
- The Last of Us
And many more, seriously how are you going to watch a featured film about Minecraft. My mind is simply blown, I ain’t a big movie goer anyway. Surprising right? I do watch a lot of animation/anime, but as far as movies go, not so much. I think a lot of games have surpassed movies in telling a great story. I get more enjoyment and time out of it, thus making me not spend much time with a movie anymore.
Will these movies ever change though? Not surprising we see the same thing most of the time, when a movie crosses over to a game. I’m not saying all of these are junk, I know people find enjoyment out of them. But they’re is no need to keep making them like they have. I believe you can always raise the bar with anything, I would love to see this happen. What are your thoughts on this? Any movies that you really enjoy?