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2012-08-06 10:09:09 AM
Anything involving Uwe Boll.
 
2012-08-06 10:40:35 AM
Max Payne kicked ass. Yeah, it was in an over-the-top-action kind of way, but STILL.
 
2012-08-06 10:44:17 AM

FishyFred: Max Payne kicked ass. Yeah, it was in an over-the-top-action kind of way, but STILL.


Yes, but the trailer for it was misleading. It made it seem like the movie was going to have a supernatural angle
 
2012-08-06 11:34:03 AM
They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.
 
2012-08-06 11:36:58 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.


Last ten years only.
 
2012-08-06 11:40:59 AM

FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.


Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.
 
2012-08-06 12:41:34 PM
Silent Hill creeped me out...but I hadn't played the video game.
 
2012-08-06 12:45:06 PM

slayer199: Silent Hill creeped me out...but I hadn't played the video game.


The game was creepier.
 
2012-08-06 12:48:12 PM
Eliminate the 10 year limit, then just say "All of them."
 
2012-08-06 12:49:55 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Eliminate the 10 year limit, then just say "All of them."


The first Mortal Kombat movie was 10 kinds of awesomeness.
 
2012-08-06 12:59:17 PM
No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?
 
2012-08-06 01:05:28 PM
I just want to say that the Prince of Persia movie wasn't awful. It wasn't good, by any means, but it wasn't awful.
 
2012-08-06 01:09:16 PM
All of them. Next.
 
2012-08-06 01:12:21 PM

RexTalionis: I just want to say that the Prince of Persia movie wasn't awful. It wasn't good, by any means, but it wasn't awful.


I've seen about half of these on the list (None of 'em Uwe Boll) and I think their biggest problem is they are completely forgettable. I saw Max Payne, could not tell you a single thing abou the movie that I remember. Saw Doom, can only remember the FPS part. Couldn't tell you a single thing about any of the RE movies beyond the first, and I know I've seen them. I even remember downloading Dead or Alive (mainly for the eye candy) and don't remember anything except it was on a sunny resort.

Saw Prince of Persia, don't remember anything except something to do with a knife...maybe...or not.
 
2012-08-06 01:20:35 PM
10. Silent Hill (2006)

I actually like that movie. But I was young.

And who didn't love DOA??

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2012-08-06 04:01:51 PM
Dunno. Silent Hill isn't that great a movie, but it's one of the better game-to-movie adaptations I've seen. I'm kinda looking forward to the sequel.
 
2012-08-06 04:04:52 PM
D.O.A. may have sucked pretty bad, but I'll be damned if that movie wasn't insanely entertaining.
 
2012-08-06 04:06:01 PM
Was that all of them? Are there even any released that weren't on the list?

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 10. Silent Hill (2006)

I actually like that movie. But I was young.

And who didn't love DOA??

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my lord!!


Haha, they were showing DOA when I had free HBO weekend and DOA was on, I DVRd the volleyball part, just for the part where she does that little spin move.
 
2012-08-06 04:06:27 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.


Saw an alternative review of the Super Mario Brothers movie on Youtube which opened my mind. I went from 'this is dumb' to having a lot of respect for what they tried to do with the movie, trying to blend plausibility in the real world with faithfulness to all the elements of the video game. I wish I could find that review, again, because -- when viewed as flawed but faithful -- it actually works.
 
2012-08-06 04:07:35 PM
What disturbs me most is that there are actually 10 movies inspired by videogames.
 
2012-08-06 04:08:18 PM

Counter_Intelligent: Dunno. Silent Hill isn't that great a movie, but it's one of the better game-to-movie adaptations I've seen. I'm kinda looking forward to the sequel.


It is a movie that kind of stick with you after watching it. Although, I think more subtlety at the end would have been creepier. It went a bit over the top eventually.
 
2012-08-06 04:09:09 PM

toraque: No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?


Hell yes. Drop Silent Hill and insert this star-studded piece of crap at #1.
 
2012-08-06 04:09:39 PM
I'm guessing Ben Kingsley features prominently in this list.
 
2012-08-06 04:11:18 PM

StRalphTheLiar: I'm guessing Ben Kingsley features prominently in this list.


I was just going to comment that Ghandi is INCREDIBLY well represented on that list...
 
2012-08-06 04:11:39 PM

scottydoesntknow: rufus-t-firefly: Eliminate the 10 year limit, then just say "All of them."

The first Mortal Kombat movie was 10 kinds of awesomeness.


Yeah. Mortal Kombat #1 is the movie equivalent of the years in Smallville when the Martian Manhunter and the Justice Society were part of the plot. I don't know what happened with MKII :( My fave characters, but no effort was put into the special effects. I just ignore it, like The Quickening and IJ:Crystal Kingdom
 
2012-08-06 04:14:37 PM
I must be the only person on the planet that liked DOOM. Yes, it was a predictable popcorn flick. But as a geeky chick, I really appreciated that he wasn't going back for his girlfriend. He was going back for his sister.

/Ok, most of my love is for Karl Urban
// I enjoyed watching people play video games as a kid, so the bezerk scene was fun.
/// Where's my BFG.
//// Slashies
 
2012-08-06 04:15:31 PM
They left Far Cry off the list? It was so bad I turned it off after 10 minutes.
 
2012-08-06 04:15:50 PM
Silent Hill was farkin awesome.
 
2012-08-06 04:16:02 PM
Actually now that my mind has been refreshed, both Tekken and King of Fighters were released in the last couple of years, and were worse than anything on that list besides the Boll movies, which really are undisputedly the worst. And yeah, Dungeon Siege should be on here too
 
2012-08-06 04:16:12 PM

you are a puppet: Haha, they were showing DOA when I had free HBO weekend and DOA was on, I DVRd the volleyball part, just for the part where she does that little spin move


Just the volleyball?!

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Make ya stand up and salute!
 
2012-08-06 04:17:21 PM

Swingliner: StRalphTheLiar: I'm guessing Ben Kingsley features prominently in this list.

I was just going to comment that Ghandi is INCREDIBLY well represented on that list...


To offset these I propose that Don Logan gets a video game.
 
2012-08-06 04:19:57 PM

improvius: toraque: No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?

Hell yes. Drop Silent Hill and insert this star-studded piece of crap at #1.


Holy shiat, apparently there's a sequel: In the Name of the King: Two Worlds
 
2012-08-06 04:20:27 PM

ZombieApocalypseKitten: I must be the only person on the planet that liked DOOM. Yes, it was a predictable popcorn flick. But as a geeky chick, I really appreciated that he wasn't going back for his girlfriend. He was going back for his sister.

/Ok, most of my love is for Karl Urban
// I enjoyed watching people play video games as a kid, so the bezerk scene was fun.
/// Where's my BFG.
//// Slashies


Didn't it also lack both Mars and a portal to Hell though? I mean, that's pretty much all there is to the plot of the games, that should be the easy part, really.
 
2012-08-06 04:22:03 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.


The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.


FTA: 7. All Resident Evil Movies After the First (2004-2010)

:)
 
2012-08-06 04:26:34 PM
I liked most of those, but I'm a little bit insane and can't be trusted with movies.
 
2012-08-06 04:30:17 PM
The first-person-viewpoint part in Doom was amusing, but then, I was really really stoned when I saw it.
 
2012-08-06 04:31:41 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: you are a puppet: Haha, they were showing DOA when I had free HBO weekend and DOA was on, I DVRd the volleyball part, just for the part where she does that little spin move

Just the volleyball?!

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Make ya stand up and salute!


Shes the best part of My Name is Earl. Well, the Mexican chick is hot too.
 
2012-08-06 04:31:49 PM
Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.

Or maybe that is why it isn't on the list. I got distracted after DOA.

Oh and...no Hitman?
 
2012-08-06 04:34:34 PM
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.... They made a movie about a video game.. Then they made a video game based on the movie.... at which point the universe almost divided by zero... but was saved by the fact that the movie and game both sucked ass.
 
2012-08-06 04:34:58 PM
If they cast Milla Jovovich for Tetris the fanbois will come.
 
2012-08-06 04:35:05 PM
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2012-08-06 04:35:29 PM

Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.


I'm unfamiliar with this franchise, but if they're in any way based on Rip Torn, I desperately want to see/play them.
 
2012-08-06 04:35:31 PM

you are a puppet: Actually now that my mind has been refreshed, both Tekken and King of Fighters were released in the last couple of years, and were worse than anything on that list besides the Boll movies, which really are undisputedly the worst. And yeah, Dungeon Siege should be on here too


The Tekken move wasn't that bad. The fight scenes were decent, and you're never ever going to cast a better Eddie Gordo than that.

Keywork99: D.O.A. may have sucked pretty bad, but I'll be damned if that movie wasn't insanely entertaining.


Yep.

Happy Hours: What disturbs me most is that there are actually 10 movies inspired by videogames.


Think of all the remakes the creatively bankrupt hollywood could've made instead!

Allen. The end.: Anything involving Uwe Boll.


Postal was fun, and Far Cry, House of the Dead, In The Name of the King and Bloodrayne were so bad they were fun to watch. At least to me they were. Bloodrayne 1 couldn't even be redeemed with the awkward sex scene and the second was worse.

If Prince of Persia, Max Payne and Silent Hill are the worst movies you ever see, then that's pretty good.
 
2012-08-06 04:37:40 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.


Don't get me wrong here, I hated the fact they completely changed the story for the films.

But the first RE wasn't THAT bad in comparison to the other game-movie adaptations that have been released. I mean it's pretty bad when House of the Dead 2 premiered on SCI-FI and was better than the original. It was actually quite enjoyable to sit back and MST3k that biatch.
 
2012-08-06 04:38:16 PM

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Already been done. Super Mario Super Show!!!

/on netflix
/sorry.
 
2012-08-06 04:39:08 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.


Are you posting from the future? Because it's 2012 where I live.

Who wins the Super Bowl this year?
 
2012-08-06 04:40:08 PM
-Silent Hill had the visuals, but it was a terrible mishmash in the story department.

-Prince of Persia may not have been a great tie-in, it wasn't a terrible movie. Still, casting fail.

-I'm avoiding Max Payne. I loved the first two games (haven't played 3...kinda hating the shift from noir), and Marky Mark ain't Max. If anyone should've played him, it should've been Dean Winters.

-I still dig the first RE. It's as cheesy as the first game. Not great, but compared to each new installment, it's an okay B-movie.

-Doom lost me with the missing Hell angle, the shiatty extra chromosome crap, and the brawl at the end. As long as I don't think of it as Doom, I can sit down and watch it if I've had enough beer and there's nothing else to watch.

-Street Fighter...no. I laughed my ass off at the Van Damme, wasn't up for another Hollywood abortion. Stick to the animated stuff (Animated Movie, SF2: V...skip Alpha and the US crap).

-DOA...nooope. Terrible casting, stupid story.

-Alone in the Dark...never played the games, but from what I've read about them, the movie had little if anything to do with them. I caught like fifteen minutes of the film and changed the channel.

-House of the Dead was the only movie I've ever rented where I stopped it after thirty mintues, went back to the video store, and returned it. It was terrible.

-Bloodrayne is one of those movies that you can tell is going to suck without having to watch it. Haven't bothered, not going to.

Honorable mention should go to King of Fighters.
 
2012-08-06 04:40:44 PM

Joshudan:
Oh and...no Hitman?


I will admit Hitman is a guilty pleasure of mine. I like the guy who played Agent 47 and thought he did a great job. Yes, the plot was flimsy, but the action was done well AND it had Olga Kurylenko's boobs and ass.

It's one of my "I'll turn on while I'm cleaning the house so I have some background noise" movies.
 
2012-08-06 04:43:28 PM
All of them?

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Ok, maybe not all of them
 
2012-08-06 04:44:58 PM
Silent Hill: Still, it's a movie that strangely gets better with repeated viewings-if you can make it past the first round.

One of the "worst of all" in the last 10 years, but it grows on you? Who in the FARK makes a list like this?

And Silent Hill has a nice creepy vibe through the movie, not cinematic gold, but not one of the worst attempts lately.
 
2012-08-06 04:45:10 PM
Silent Hill is a good creepy movie. Is Far Cry on the list?
(goes to read article)
 
2012-08-06 04:46:25 PM

Lumbar Puncture: Happy Hours: What disturbs me most is that there are actually 10 movies inspired by videogames.

Think of all the remakes the creatively bankrupt hollywood could've made instead!


I'd rather not. I just saw The Thing - 3rd version. I actually enjoyed most of it, but I was just wondering why remake that movie?

I know why - people will watch it and I am just as much to blame by doing so but couldn't they come up with a new story? Apparently not. At least they're recycling.
 
2012-08-06 04:46:58 PM

Happy Hours: Lumbar Puncture: Happy Hours: What disturbs me most is that there are actually 10 movies inspired by videogames.

Think of all the remakes the creatively bankrupt hollywood could've made instead!

I'd rather not. I just saw The Thing - 3rd version. I actually enjoyed most of it, but I was just wondering why remake that movie?

I know why - people will watch it and I am just as much to blame by doing so but couldn't they come up with a new story? Apparently not. At least they're recycling.


It's not a remake, it's a prequel.
 
2012-08-06 04:47:42 PM

tgambitg: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.... They made a movie about a video game.. Then they made a video game based on the movie.... at which point the universe almost divided by zero... but was saved by the fact that the movie and game both sucked ass.


Ahh, but Prince of Persia made me aware of Gemma Arterton, for which I will always be grateful.
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2012-08-06 04:49:45 PM

Zombie Eater: -Silent Hill had the visuals, but it was a terrible mishmash in the story department.

-Prince of Persia may not have been a great tie-in, it wasn't a terrible movie. Still, casting fail.

-I'm avoiding Max Payne. I loved the first two games (haven't played 3...kinda hating the shift from noir), and Marky Mark ain't Max. If anyone should've played him, it should've been Dean Winters.

-I still dig the first RE. It's as cheesy as the first game. Not great, but compared to each new installment, it's an okay B-movie.

-Doom lost me with the missing Hell angle, the shiatty extra chromosome crap, and the brawl at the end. As long as I don't think of it as Doom, I can sit down and watch it if I've had enough beer and there's nothing else to watch.

-Street Fighter...no. I laughed my ass off at the Van Damme, wasn't up for another Hollywood abortion. Stick to the animated stuff (Animated Movie, SF2: V...skip Alpha and the US crap).

-DOA...nooope. Terrible casting, stupid story.

-Alone in the Dark...never played the games, but from what I've read about them, the movie had little if anything to do with them. I caught like fifteen minutes of the film and changed the channel.

-House of the Dead was the only movie I've ever rented where I stopped it after thirty mintues, went back to the video store, and returned it. It was terrible.

-Bloodrayne is one of those movies that you can tell is going to suck without having to watch it. Haven't bothered, not going to.

Honorable mention should go to King of Fighters.


Aww then you missed the zombie tongue scene. Besides House of the Dead II: Dead Aim was worse.
 
2012-08-06 04:49:58 PM

Happy Hours: I'd rather not. I just saw The Thing - 3rd version. I actually enjoyed most of it, but I was just wondering why remake that movie?


The Thing (2011) is actually not a remake, but a prequel to John Carpenter's. The last few minutes of the new one (I think it's the last 10 minutes, might have been in the credits) tie in perfectly to the first few minutes of JC's.
 
2012-08-06 04:50:43 PM

Zombie Eater: -DOA...nooope. Terrible casting, stupid story.



Ok, the story is the story. It's based off the game and what do you expect from a Street Fighter clone?!

But the casting? Who on earth could have saved that story?! What master of stage and screen could save that?! Name them!!!

Roberts was a perfect case and the ladies were smoking hot! What else could you want for casting?

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2012-08-06 05:02:57 PM

Strategeryz0r: It's not a remake, it's a prequel.


Yeah, I know that's what the text on the box said but it's probably been at least 20 years since I saw the John Carpenter version and maybe I don't remember enough about it but it seemed like a remake to me.

They're stuck in Antarctica and there's some sort of creepy alien thing going after them.

They didn't even come up with a new name - they recycled the old one. It's The Thing. I'm not sure what you would call a prequel to that. Pre-Thing? The Thing Before the Thing? But come on.......I'll probably download the John Carpenter version here soon so maybe I'll notice the difference - other than Kurt Russel wasn't in it.
 
2012-08-06 05:03:55 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Zombie Eater: -DOA...nooope. Terrible casting, stupid story.


Ok, the story is the story. It's based off the game and what do you expect from a Street Fighter clone?!

But the casting? Who on earth could have saved that story?! What master of stage and screen could save that?! Name them!!!

Roberts was a perfect case and the ladies were smoking hot! What else could you want for casting?

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What more could want?!


Street Fighter clone? You're kidding, right? Doesn't play a thing like it, and it's more about big, bouncing boobs. They missed the point completely.
 
2012-08-06 05:04:28 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.


It's 2012 dude.
 
2012-08-06 05:05:08 PM
Silent Hill wasn't that bad of a movie.
 
2012-08-06 05:05:51 PM
No RE movie lived up to the first, but the rest were fun, and not classifiable as awful.
 
2012-08-06 05:12:04 PM

Zombie Eater: Street Fighter clone? You're kidding, right? Doesn't play a thing like it, and it's more about big, bouncing boobs. They missed the point completely.


Oh no you don't! Don't try to change the subject on me!

What casting would have saved this!

I'll wait here..

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2012-08-06 05:12:14 PM

Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.

Or maybe that is why it isn't on the list. I got distracted after DOA.

Oh and...no Hitman?


You never played Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game, did you?
 
2012-08-06 05:12:19 PM

toraque: No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?


I really hate you for making me remember this abomination.
 
2012-08-06 05:12:38 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 10. Silent Hill (2006)

I actually like that movie. But I was young.

And who didn't love DOA??

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Is she in Falling Skies now?

/yes I watch that show
//Shuttup
 
2012-08-06 05:13:50 PM

Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.

Or maybe that is why it isn't on the list. I got distracted after DOA.

Oh and...no Hitman?


Man, I farking loved Trim:Legacy. Never played the game though.
 
2012-08-06 05:15:46 PM

lousyskater: toraque: No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?

I really hate you for making me remember this abomination.


Hey now...it had one redeeming quality

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2012-08-06 05:22:26 PM

Happy Hours: Strategeryz0r: It's not a remake, it's a prequel.

Yeah, I know that's what the text on the box said but it's probably been at least 20 years since I saw the John Carpenter version and maybe I don't remember enough about it but it seemed like a remake to me.

They're stuck in Antarctica and there's some sort of creepy alien thing going after them.

They didn't even come up with a new name - they recycled the old one. It's The Thing. I'm not sure what you would call a prequel to that. Pre-Thing? The Thing Before the Thing? But come on.......I'll probably download the John Carpenter version here soon so maybe I'll notice the difference - other than Kurt Russel wasn't in it.


The new one focuses on the Swiss outpost that initially found the alien object under the ice.

In fact it ends with them chasing the dog in the helicopter(the first scene of the Carpenter version).

It's hard to not have the prequel seem like a remake when they're both set in Antarctica. But I thought the way they tied the two of them together was pretty cool. Even if they did change a few things.
 
2012-08-06 05:25:14 PM

lousyskater: toraque: No Dungeon Siege: In the Name of the King?

I really hate you for making me remember this abomination.


If it makes you feel any better, I liked Dungeon Siege the game so much that I ended up working for the company that made it, and then got to see the movie that got made out of it.

Cue deep sigh.
 
2012-08-06 05:25:36 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Hey now...it had one redeeming quality


I think that you forgot that Claire Forlani was in that movie.....


I liked that movie, Ray Liotta's leather trench coat was my only problem with that movie. I mean that was bad! Whoever ran wardrobe on that movie should be taken out and shot! What Ren-Fair reject did you get that off of?! Argh!! Find them and kill them!!
 
2012-08-06 05:26:26 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: What more could want?!


Video Game based movies?

media.comicvine.com

Wipe them out. ALL of them.
 
2012-08-06 05:28:17 PM
Tara Reid playing a genius scientist in "Alone in the Dark" was the worst casting in all of history. IN ALL OF HISTORY. Hearing her regurgitate words that clearly meant nothing to her was just painful. She might as well have been speaking Greek by rote.
 
2012-08-06 05:30:27 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Tara Reid playing a genius scientist in "Alone in the Dark" was the worst casting in all of history. IN ALL OF HISTORY. Hearing her regurgitate words that clearly meant nothing to her was just painful. She might as well have been speaking Greek by rote.


Doesn't sound much worse than Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist with a character name that was chosen for the sake of a single joke at the end of the film.
 
2012-08-06 05:32:04 PM
HOUSE OF THE DEAD is awesome!
Only because of Ona Grauer.
 
2012-08-06 05:34:06 PM
Goddamn is that Bloodrayne trailer horrible. Just farking horrible.

And seriously Ben Kingsley, WTF man? Few actors can go from simply amazing movies (Gandhi, Schindler's List) to pure dreck (Bloodrayne, Prince of Persia) like he can.
 
2012-08-06 05:34:22 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And who didn't love DOA??


It was silly fun with bewbs. It was very campy and it was meant to be that way...which is why it was fun.
 
2012-08-06 05:34:29 PM
To heck with all the neigh sayers. Of the ones that I have seen, I enjoyed them all. Why yes I love b movies, why do you ask.

I need to check out DOA. Netflix?
 
2012-08-06 05:37:01 PM

Zombie DJ: HOUSE OF THE DEAD is awesome!
Only because of Ona Grauer.


I thought you were going to say it was because it's got a topless Erica Durance before her giant bolt-on implants.
 
2012-08-06 05:37:14 PM
I can't find it now, but I swear there was a House of the Dead trailer featuring the DMX composition "Party Up." It was the best thing I ever seen.
 
2012-08-06 05:39:32 PM
I honestly believe that Super Mario Bros. is an underrated classic that will one day be properly appreciated. That time hasn't come yet, but it will. Oh yes, it will.

What the hell did people want from a SMB live-action movie anyway? It was never gonna translate perfectly from game-to-film! I loved the weird pseudo-cyberpunk aesthetic, Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo had chemistry, Samantha Mathis was hot, and Dennis Hopper chewed the scenery like no other. Plus, it had the bonus of featuring Lance Henriksen as an ever-present fungus that grew all over the city. It's not great by traditional standards, but it's fun and completely unique.

Now where's the damn blu-ray release?
 
2012-08-06 05:48:56 PM

FishyFred: Max Payne kicked ass. Yeah, it was in an over-the-top-action kind of way, but STILL.


Mila Kunis and Ludacris were entirely inappropriate for the roles in which they are cast.

I am undecided regarding Mark Whalberg.
 
2012-08-06 05:51:31 PM

Strategeryz0r: The new one focuses on the Swiss outpost that initially found the alien object under the ice.

In fact it ends with them chasing the dog in the helicopter(the first scene of the Carpenter version).

It's hard to not have the prequel seem like a remake when they're both set in Antarctica. But I thought the way they tied the two of them together was pretty cool. Even if they did change a few things.


Okay- that kind of jogs my memory a little.It's been decades since I saw the '82 version and it seems like ages until the download finishes

Shooting the dog at the end just seemed cruel, but maybe that was part of the point. The Thing is so evil that you may even have to kill man's best friend.
 
2012-08-06 05:51:45 PM

Dimensio: Mila Kunis and Ludacris were entirely inappropriate for the roles in which they are cast.


Mila Kunis is never an inappropriate casting
 
2012-08-06 05:55:52 PM
The only thing really wrong about the Silent Hill movie was they made the cult Christians.

/It is one of the few movies where Sean Bean doesn't die.
//Will he survive #2? I'm guessing not.
 
2012-08-06 05:58:29 PM

ZombieApocalypseKitten: I must be the only person on the planet that liked DOOM. Yes, it was a predictable popcorn flick. But as a geeky chick, I really appreciated that he wasn't going back for his girlfriend. He was going back for his sister.

/Ok, most of my love is for Karl Urban


Actually I kinda liked it, too. And I agree Karl Urban is awesome. It's weird to watch him in The Bourne Supremacy after seeing Star Trek. It's almost like two completely different people.
 
2012-08-06 05:58:52 PM
Silent Hill is fine! It only really falls apart in the last 10 minutes where the movie practically declares "You've unlocked the best ending!"

And I'm not sure DoA belongs there either. I mean, yeah, it's 10 kinds of dumb in a 5 item list, but look at the source...frankly it might be the MOST faithful videogame movie ever. Except for Kevin Nash playing Hulk Hogan, that's just...odd.
 
2012-08-06 06:02:47 PM

Joshudan: Oh and...no Hitman?


I thought Hitman was OK. It ain't Citizen Kane Vertigo, but by video game movie standards, it's pretty good.

The only one I really like is Street Fighter, and 99% of that is Raul Julia, who did it to make his kids happy and so turned in a good performance.
 
2012-08-06 06:13:04 PM

Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.


Since I have never seen Torn, I will have to take your word for it...

Now, Tron, was, is, and will always be awesome...
 
2012-08-06 06:13:59 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: The only thing really wrong about the Silent Hill movie was they made the cult Christians.

/It is one of the few movies where Sean Bean doesn't die.
//Will he survive #2? I'm guessing not.


Whats wrong with making the cult christians? Growing up in Appalachia with kids who went to "youth groups" made that movie much more realistically horrifying to me.

/Yes I've visited Centralia
//no, not really that creepy
 
2012-08-06 06:22:47 PM

farkeruk: Joshudan: Oh and...no Hitman?

I thought Hitman was OK. It ain't Citizen Kane Vertigo, but by video game movie standards, it's pretty good.

The only one I really like is Street Fighter, and 99% of that is Raul Julia, who did it to make his kids happy and so turned in a good performance.


Farkin' a, man. This line makes the movie tolerable when it shows up on free TV:

For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.
 
2012-08-06 06:28:12 PM
FTA: "When compiling this list, it was sheer accident to have three Uwe Boll movies round out the finals, but the man has really earned it. BloodRayne is a film so difficult to sit through that there should be an award.

There was a reward: the scene where we get Kristanna Loken topless and humping an idiot.

Oh wait, that's right I never sat through it, I just googled that scene...

Silent Hill, god I hate it when people bash this one... It wasn't perfect no, but it was a lot better than some make it out to be. Honestly it was one of the BEST video game movies of the last decade IMO.

Doom... Ugh. Good popcorn flick if you leave your brain and any preconceived notions about the game at the door, but pretty bad otherwise. The whole "They're not demons from hell, they're mutated humans" crap gave me one hell of an irritated eye twitch alone.
 
2012-08-06 06:29:41 PM

Strategeryz0r: The new one focuses on the Swiss outpost that initially found the alien object under the ice.


they're norwegians mac!

really though, The Thing is one of my all time favorite movies. i know it by rote, and the new one is a remake pretending to be a prequel. other than ruining/missing the point of the best parts of the original (all male cast, excellent music, great casting) it tried to hit the same points as the original movie almost shot for shot. It was kind of sad, because the parts that should have worked were so telegraphed (straight out of the original) that they were boring.

and really, the prequel concept in the end took away from the first. it really cuts out a lot of the mystery that made the first one so tremendous and creepy. knowing every detail of how the norwegians came to grief not only isn't important, its not fun. your imagination (backed by what happens to the americans when faced with the same enemy) is better than anything even an inspired script could have delivered.
 
2012-08-06 06:34:20 PM

Iczer: Silent Hill, god I hate it when people bash this one... It wasn't perfect no, but it was a lot better than some make it out to be. Honestly it was one of the BEST video game movies of the last decade IMO.


i thought it was a pretty decent horror flick in general. it had a really good style, very creepy vibe. it didn't make a whole lot of sense, but not very many horror flicks do and they don't need to.
 
2012-08-06 06:53:04 PM

NonSequiturl: I honestly believe that Super Mario Bros. is an underrated classic that will one day be properly appreciated. That time hasn't come yet, but it will. Oh yes, it will.


Yeah right... And I bet you ten bucks Krush Groove is going to be bigger than E.T.
 
2012-08-06 06:53:37 PM

ZombieApocalypseKitten: I must be the only person on the planet that liked DOOM. Yes, it was a predictable popcorn flick. But as a geeky chick, I really appreciated that he wasn't going back for his girlfriend. He was going back for his sister.

/Ok, most of my love is for Karl Urban
// I enjoyed watching people play video games as a kid, so the bezerk scene was fun.
/// Where's my BFG.
//// Slashies


I'm sure it's a passable sci-fi action flick, but I refuse to watch it on the grounds that they called it Doom. The movie couldn't be further from the source material if it was a romantic comedy. Sure, Doom doesn't have much plot to begin with, but surely there's 90 minutes' worth. How the hell do you make a Doom movie, and leave out Hell and demons? Jesus farking Christ.

/Somewhat of a fan
 
2012-08-06 07:06:58 PM

I Like Bread: ZombieApocalypseKitten: I must be the only person on the planet that liked DOOM. Yes, it was a predictable popcorn flick. But as a geeky chick, I really appreciated that he wasn't going back for his girlfriend. He was going back for his sister.

/Ok, most of my love is for Karl Urban
// I enjoyed watching people play video games as a kid, so the bezerk scene was fun.
/// Where's my BFG.
//// Slashies

I'm sure it's a passable sci-fi action flick, but I refuse to watch it on the grounds that they called it Doom. The movie couldn't be further from the source material if it was a romantic comedy. Sure, Doom doesn't have much plot to begin with, but surely there's 90 minutes' worth. How the hell do you make a Doom movie, and leave out Hell and demons? Jesus farking Christ.

/Somewhat of a fan


I remember a while back, I actually read a trilogy of novels based on Doom. They actually weren't half-bad pulp sci-fi stories for a high school kid.
 
2012-08-06 07:12:30 PM

I Like Bread: Sure, Doom doesn't have much plot to begin with, but surely there's 90 minutes' worth. How the hell do you make a Doom movie, and leave out Hell and demons?


eh, who wants to risk religious controversy on their b-action flick by dragging religion into it? also, i could see why they would consider "hell" a little goofy to try and explain? i didn't think changing it to generic science evil #238 was the big issue.

they should have manned up and just made the whole movie in first person. couldn't have made it worse- and even then, when it sucked it would still at least be memorable suckage.
 
2012-08-06 07:13:41 PM
Max Payne is the worst because they botched a perfectly simple task: convert the story, intact, to film. There's nothing to do but camerawork and stunts but no. Some asshole had to decide the film needed more than the game. Ridiculous.
 
2012-08-06 07:16:44 PM

tlchwi02: they should have manned up and just made the whole movie in first person. couldn't have made it worse- and even then, when it sucked it would still at least be memorable suckage.


that scene in kick ass made that movie THAT much better. Felt like I was playing COD only with action
 
2012-08-06 07:23:41 PM

thecpt: that scene in kick ass made that movie THAT much better. Felt like I was playing COD only with action


oh yeah, id forgotten about that. it was a really amazing scene
 
2012-08-06 07:46:32 PM
What the hell is DOA doing on this list? I would argue that it was in fact the best video game movie of all time. It's exactly as stupid, sexy, and fun as the games it's based on. What more do you want?
 
2012-08-06 07:51:28 PM

Starhawk: The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.

Are you posting from the future? Because it's 2012 where I live.

Who wins the Super Bowl this year?


Well if you want to get technical, RE was released on March 15, 2002, which is more than 10 years ago. Also, it was better than most of the other films on this list.
 
2012-08-06 08:00:53 PM
as a story, BloodRayne has great potential. shame the movie sucks so bad

where is the Eternal Darkness movie ?

/ actually not, let's not damage the legacy of the GOAT game.
 
2012-08-06 08:09:42 PM
Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.
 
2012-08-06 08:16:06 PM

FishyFred: Max Payne kicked ass. Yeah, it was in an over-the-top-action kind of way, but STILL.


It veered so far off course in just the first 10 minutes of the film, that it never once came close to resembling Max Payne the video game, which is farked up considering how cinematic the game and it's plot were. All they had to do was cut the "levels" down into 5-7 minute action scenes and then have all the "comic panel" parts make up the meat of the movie with dialogue. Instead of doing all of that, they decided to toss the entire plot out the window and replace it with shiatty generic action sequences and a plot that didn't make a lick of farking sense. Also, why the fark is Valkyr a nightmare drug? Who the fark would want to buy that? Valkyr in the game was just a placeholder for PCP. Terrible farking movie, not even close to the source material, and an insult to anyone that actually played the game and enjoyed it.

/and this coming from a guy that likes Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, and Ludacris
//also, WHERE THE fark WAS VLADIMIR LEM!?
 
2012-08-06 08:20:18 PM

kwame: Max Payne is the worst because they botched a perfectly simple task: convert the story, intact, to film. There's nothing to do but camerawork and stunts but no. Some asshole had to decide the film needed more than the game. Ridiculous.


mooseyfate: FishyFred: Max Payne kicked ass. Yeah, it was in an over-the-top-action kind of way, but STILL.

It veered so far off course in just the first 10 minutes of the film, that it never once came close to resembling Max Payne the video game, which is farked up considering how cinematic the game and it's plot were. All they had to do was cut the "levels" down into 5-7 minute action scenes and then have all the "comic panel" parts make up the meat of the movie with dialogue. Instead of doing all of that, they decided to toss the entire plot out the window and replace it with shiatty generic action sequences and a plot that didn't make a lick of farking sense. Also, why the fark is Valkyr a nightmare drug? Who the fark would want to buy that? Valkyr in the game was just a placeholder for PCP. Terrible farking movie, not even close to the source material, and an insult to anyone that actually played the game and enjoyed it.

/and this coming from a guy that likes Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, and Ludacris
//also, WHERE THE fark WAS VLADIMIR LEM!?


THOSE!
 
2012-08-06 08:20:58 PM

yves0010: Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.


I try not to hold this against people, because my own sister LOVES the Resident Evil movies but...you know what...I'm afraid you just might like shiatty movies. Because those movies are shiatty. They are shiat filled shiat, dipped in shiat, then simmered on low for 5 hours in shiat. But of course, so are all of the games excluding RE1, RE2, and RE4*, so what do I expect.

*Even this game is only "good" until about 3/4s of the way through, then it just becomes plain farking retarded
 
2012-08-06 08:29:53 PM
Why are there not more pics from DOA?
 
2012-08-06 08:38:15 PM

INeedAName: Why are there not more pics from DOA?


This.

/the movie or the game, I'm not picky
 
2012-08-06 08:50:32 PM
Best video game ever turned onto a movie...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-06 09:07:39 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: The only thing really wrong about the Silent Hill movie was they made the cult Christians.


It's the Hollywood Cliche. It's just a phase they are going thru. Silent Hill is hardly the only movie portraying Christians/Christianity in the worse terms possible.
 
2012-08-06 09:12:50 PM

mooseyfate: INeedAName: Why are there not more pics from DOA?

This.

/the movie or the game, I'm not picky


I had to go home.
 
2012-08-06 09:16:10 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Starhawk: The My Little Pony Killer: FishyFred: The My Little Pony Killer: They had the decency to leave off the Super Mario Bros movie, but to include every Resident Evil movie except the first one? List fail.

Last ten years only.

Okay, that explains SMB, but RE was 2002. The fail stands.

Are you posting from the future? Because it's 2012 where I live.

Who wins the Super Bowl this year?

Well if you want to get technical, RE was released on March 15, 2002, which is more than 10 years ago. Also, it was better than most of the other films on this list.


FTFA: 7. All Resident Evil Movies After the First (2004-2010)
 
2012-08-06 09:16:37 PM

baka-san: Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.

Since I have never seen Torn, I will have to take your word for it...

Now, Tron, was, is, and will always be awesome...


images.moviepostershop.com

This was based on a videogame? Huh. Haven't seen or played it...
 
2012-08-06 09:22:55 PM
Bloodrayne 2 was worse than bloodrayne. Its bloodrayne.. in the wild west... with a cross eyed german vampire billy the kid.
 
2012-08-06 09:41:34 PM
Just reiterating what everyone else has said about Silent Hill already. It wasn't awful, it wasn't great, but it was definitely successful at being really goddamned creepy and unnerving, which is what Silent Hill is all about.

And I would like to point out that this still is the best video game movie ever:

img.movie-list.com

Also one of the best soundtracks ever, including the original music, which was perfectly molded to the movie(particularly Goro vs Art).
 
2012-08-06 09:48:56 PM
The first SF movie and the first MK movie have special places in my heart because they obviously refused to take themselves seriously. Well, everyone but Jean Claude Van-Damme refused to take it seriously. I'm not sure he actually knew the difference.

Christopher Lambert went through MK with a shiat eating "I'm getting paid to say THIS?!?" grin on his face and Raul Julia chewed so much scenery the set collapsed I him.

But yeah, that's about it for my experience enjoying video game movies. Maybe someone should make one about PAC Man gong through rehab and confronting his ghosts.
 
2012-08-06 09:49:13 PM
Bloodrayne was a film that seemed like nobody even bothered to try making a watchable film. But I do have to say Doom was a let down when it turns out to be some bloody idiotic gene B.S. (I was thinking wait am I watching Resident Evil?). The Doom game story, what was there of it, really had the potential for a good cheesy action film.

One film I do enjoy watching to this day is Hitman, also a film that never seems to make these lists. That was a movie you can tell they were interested in making a good film. Effort, sometimes all that is needed. Why Max Payne I thought fell way short, it seemed everyone from the director to the actors just wanted to get it over with. As for any Uwe movie, you just know people are there to pick up a paycheck and that is it.
 
2012-08-06 09:51:05 PM

bhcompy: Just reiterating what everyone else has said about Silent Hill already. It wasn't awful, it wasn't great, but it was definitely successful at being really goddamned creepy and unnerving, which is what Silent Hill is all about.

And I would like to point out that this still is the best video game movie ever:

[img.movie-list.com image 510x755]

Also one of the best soundtracks ever, including the original music, which was perfectly molded to the movie(particularly Goro vs Art).


This if we weren't looking at the 10 year limit
 
2012-08-06 09:51:35 PM

ssa5: The Doom game story, what was there of it, really had the potential for a good cheesy action film.


The books were actually not too bad.
 
2012-08-06 10:00:32 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Joshudan: Torn: Legacy should be on the list as it is a bad movie based on a bad game based on a bad movie, which is kinda unique.

Or maybe that is why it isn't on the list. I got distracted after DOA.

Oh and...no Hitman?

Man, I farking loved Trim:Legacy. Never played the game though.


so far iv seen only the movies and have to say the movies themselves is great. remember the old tron was cutting computer edge of its time!! with ok story and good acting. and tron legacy ya they changed a couple things so people can realate to it but theyv tied it in with the original could have been mutch mutch worse. hopefully any movie disney makes from now on will be dark. lion king, black couldren. at least one good character dies in those and a good character died in tron legacy so there is a glimmer of hope they will recover.
 
2012-08-06 10:14:33 PM
More: Fail, day one, New Girl, Ryan Gosling

Sometimes the meta tags Fark uses for threads confuse the hell out of me.
 
2012-08-06 10:39:45 PM
another vote for silent hill here, i still think that's one of the best video game movie adaptations. it was creepy, visually memorable, and the ending has to be one of the most depressing things i've ever witnessed. i was depressed for a week after seeing that movie and i haven't been able to build up the courage to see it again since.

dead or alive was also incredibly fun. i think they made exactly the movie they were trying to make, it was silly and light-hearted and entertaining and it had pretty girls in skimpy clothing. and eric roberts. i don't think it belongs on this list.

and the only legitimately terrible movie in the resident evil series is part 2, which is funny because part 2 is also the most faithful to the games. i've seen all the resident evil movies a dozen times, but part 2 is terrible in every way, the acting is just godawful and the plot never makes any sense at all. part 1 and part 3 are both pretty good movies i think, and part 4 is just silly, but part 2 is terrible.
 
2012-08-06 10:40:42 PM
Let us not forget

2.bp.blogspot.com

Which totally ripped off

www.cygnus-x1.net
 
2012-08-06 11:15:41 PM

enderthexenocide: another vote for silent hill here, i still think that's one of the best video game movie adaptations. it was creepy, visually memorable, and the ending has to be one of the most depressing things i've ever witnessed. i was depressed for a week after seeing that movie and i haven't been able to build up the courage to see it again since.

dead or alive was also incredibly fun. i think they made exactly the movie they were trying to make, it was silly and light-hearted and entertaining and it had pretty girls in skimpy clothing. and eric roberts. i don't think it belongs on this list.

and the only legitimately terrible movie in the resident evil series is part 2, which is funny because part 2 is also the most faithful to the games. i've seen all the resident evil movies a dozen times, but part 2 is terrible in every way, the acting is just godawful and the plot never makes any sense at all. part 1 and part 3 are both pretty good movies i think, and part 4 is just silly, but part 2 is terrible.


I only saw it once in the theaters years ago, but I remember not quite getting the ending of Silent Hill. Were they dead the whole time or something? Maybe I'll rewatch it.
 
2012-08-06 11:26:55 PM

tlchwi02: knowing every detail of how the norwegians came to grief not only isn't important, its not fun. your imagination (backed by what happens to the americans when faced with the same enemy) is better than anything even an inspired script could have delivered.




Fuchs' death was more of a mystery, but Nauls at the very end was more terrifying. We saw Gary get it, but Nauls just disappears. They were originally going to kill him with the "box monster" but due to budget they never built it.

Theater of the mind is the way to go.
 
2012-08-06 11:30:16 PM
On the other side of the coin is Schindler's List, which was a terrible videogame (think Farmville but replace strawberries with Jews) but as a movie, one of the great romantic comedies of all time.
 
2012-08-06 11:52:49 PM

scottydoesntknow: RexTalionis: I just want to say that the Prince of Persia movie wasn't awful. It wasn't good, by any means, but it wasn't awful.

I've seen about half of these on the list (None of 'em Uwe Boll) and I think their biggest problem is they are completely forgettable. I saw Max Payne, could not tell you a single thing abou the movie that I remember. Saw Doom, can only remember the FPS part. Couldn't tell you a single thing about any of the RE movies beyond the first, and I know I've seen them. I even remember downloading Dead or Alive (mainly for the eye candy) and don't remember anything except it was on a sunny resort.

Saw Prince of Persia, don't remember anything except something to do with a knife...maybe...or not.


I never understood the point of a video-game-based movie anyway. The fun of a video game is PLAYING it. If you extract the story of even the most awesome video games around, they are: hero kills people, wins loot/treasure, final boss fight, game ends. There are no characters, especially if it's FPS. So about the only way to make a movie is to take the name and write a story that sort of uses the character names. And that's a concept way beyond the directors on this list.
 
2012-08-06 11:55:39 PM
I don't care what this says about my taste in movies, but I love the Resident Evil movies. Except the second, which pretty much sucks on every level. Now I am not really saying they are good movies, but I sure enjoy the hell out of them. To me they did the right thing: they diverged from the story and path of the video games so they could do new things with not only new characters but alternate versions of characters we know.

I think it's telling that the one movie in that franchise that sucked more than the others was the one that was the most faithful to the game series.
 
2012-08-07 12:15:47 AM
No Bloodrayne 2?

/"Thank you, Jesus"
 
2012-08-07 01:02:53 AM

Gyrfalcon: I never understood the point of a video-game-based movie anyway.


There are movies based on video games. There are video games based on books. There are books based on movies. There are movies based on TV shows. There are TV shows based on comic strips. There are video games based on movies.

Things tend to spread to multiple forms of media.
 
2012-08-07 01:34:33 AM

Kurmudgeon: Tyrone Slothrop: The only thing really wrong about the Silent Hill movie was they made the cult Christians.

It's the Hollywood Cliche. It's just a phase they are going thru. Silent Hill is hardly the only movie portraying Christians/Christianity in the worse terms possible.


Maybe I should rewatch it again, but I don't recall the cult in the movie being identified in any way as Christian. Now, I definitely remember being pissed off that they changed it from what it was in the games. They could have had a kick ass movie series if they just went with what had already been done in the games.

/Was also pissed off they threw Pyramid Head in there. Blew their load way too early.
 
2012-08-07 01:47:15 AM
Prince of Persia was actually pretty entertaining. I don't mean it in a so-bad-it's-good-like-Super-Mario-Bros way, but it was genuinely decent.
 
2012-08-07 02:42:54 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Silent Hill was farkin awesome.


art.penny-arcade.com
They have a point.
 
2012-08-07 05:57:40 AM
Silent Hill
I liked this film. Not awesomely great, but I liked it. The only Silent Hill game I ever played was Origins, though. (hoping they'll port the SH games to IOS and/or OS X)

Resident Evil
Haven't played any of the games. I liked the first one, hated the second one, and I'm not sure I want to see the third and so on.

DOOM
The game that got me hooked on computer games -- until I discovered Marathon. The movie had a lot of WTFs for me, but once I got over the idea that this had nothing to do with the game, I rather enjoyed it. Cheesy popcorn movie. The scariest FX of all were The Rock's over-bleached day-glo teeth (why do people do that?).

Haven't played or seen any of the others.
 
2012-08-07 06:22:30 AM
I liked silent hill
 
2012-08-07 06:25:21 AM
And I also liked Doom and Resident Evil, switch off entertainment, that's what you need sometimes
 
2012-08-07 07:35:11 AM
This thread may as well be renamed " My Little Pony Killer gets corrected non-stop".

=]
 
2012-08-07 08:28:01 AM

tlchwi02: I Like Bread: Sure, Doom doesn't have much plot to begin with, but surely there's 90 minutes' worth. How the hell do you make a Doom movie, and leave out Hell and demons?

eh, who wants to risk religious controversy on their b-action flick by dragging religion into it? also, i could see why they would consider "hell" a little goofy to try and explain? i didn't think changing it to generic science evil #238 was the big issue.

they should have manned up and just made the whole movie in first person. couldn't have made it worse- and even then, when it sucked it would still at least be memorable suckage.


The game never even brings religion into it. They made Hell a different dimension in which demons exist and are scientifically advanced. It is very well done in that concept and can easily be used by Hollywood. Hell, Star Wars had a hell like planet in Mustifar.
 
2012-08-07 08:32:21 AM

mooseyfate: yves0010: Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.

I try not to hold this against people, because my own sister LOVES the Resident Evil movies but...you know what...I'm afraid you just might like shiatty movies. Because those movies are shiatty. They are shiat filled shiat, dipped in shiat, then simmered on low for 5 hours in shiat. But of course, so are all of the games excluding RE1, RE2, and RE4*, so what do I expect.

*Even this game is only "good" until about 3/4s of the way through, then it just becomes plain farking retarded


I was talking about Resident Evil Degeneration made by Capcom and is cannon in the games universe as it introduces Tricell that was baddies in RE5. That movie is freakin awesome that Claire is much of a ace shot as Leon and has just as many moves. The live action movies on the other hand are a guilty pleasure of mine. At least the first one is and the second is decent at best. But they all went down hill from there to crappy MST3K movies.
 
2012-08-07 09:55:31 AM

yves0010: mooseyfate: yves0010: Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.

I try not to hold this against people, because my own sister LOVES the Resident Evil movies but...you know what...I'm afraid you just might like shiatty movies. Because those movies are shiatty. They are shiat filled shiat, dipped in shiat, then simmered on low for 5 hours in shiat. But of course, so are all of the games excluding RE1, RE2, and RE4*, so what do I expect.

*Even this game is only "good" until about 3/4s of the way through, then it just becomes plain farking retarded

I was talking about Resident Evil Degeneration made by Capcom and is cannon in the games universe as it introduces Tricell that was baddies in RE5. That movie is freakin awesome that Claire is much of a ace shot as Leon and has just as many moves. The live action movies on the other hand are a guilty pleasure of mine. At least the first one is and the second is decent at best. But they all went down hill from there to crappy MST3K mo ...


I haven't paid for a RE movie since the second one suckered me in (The first was pretty solid!). I do catch them on cable all the time though.

I should do a full watchthrough, just because.
 
2012-08-07 10:22:26 AM

tlchwi02: Strategeryz0r: The new one focuses on the Swiss outpost that initially found the alien object under the ice.

they're norwegians mac!

really though, The Thing is one of my all time favorite movies. i know it by rote, and the new one is a remake pretending to be a prequel. other than ruining/missing the point of the best parts of the original (all male cast, excellent music, great casting) it tried to hit the same points as the original movie almost shot for shot. It was kind of sad, because the parts that should have worked were so telegraphed (straight out of the original) that they were boring.

and really, the prequel concept in the end took away from the first. it really cuts out a lot of the mystery that made the first one so tremendous and creepy. knowing every detail of how the norwegians came to grief not only isn't important, its not fun. your imagination (backed by what happens to the americans when faced with the same enemy) is better than anything even an inspired script could have delivered.


I am tired as hell today, but the bolded part made me laugh. Thank you for the first laugh of the day, one that's off to a pretty crappy start.

I agree to an extent. I thought the prequel was pretty needless and it lacked a lot of the tension that made the carpenter version great. Frankly I would have rather seen Carpenter given the ability to remake his film with modern FX. I mean he got it about as close to perfect as I think anyone could have gotten, he just needs some FX that will stand up to the test of time better(when the first thing in the dog turns, you can clearly see it's rubber. Not a big deal, just takes away from the experience a tad bit)
 
2012-08-07 11:01:22 AM

Jim from Saint Paul: yves0010: mooseyfate: yves0010: Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.

I try not to hold this against people, because my own sister LOVES the Resident Evil movies but...you know what...I'm afraid you just might like shiatty movies. Because those movies are shiatty. They are shiat filled shiat, dipped in shiat, then simmered on low for 5 hours in shiat. But of course, so are all of the games excluding RE1, RE2, and RE4*, so what do I expect.

*Even this game is only "good" until about 3/4s of the way through, then it just becomes plain farking retarded

I was talking about Resident Evil Degeneration made by Capcom and is cannon in the games universe as it introduces Tricell that was baddies in RE5. That movie is freakin awesome that Claire is much of a ace shot as Leon and has just as many moves. The live action movies on the other hand are a guilty pleasure of mine. At least the first one is and the second is decent at best. But they all went down hill from there to crapp ...


I own the three live action movies and am thinking of getting the 4th one for the hell of it. And I also own the Degeneration movie as well. Which IS the RE movie and beats anything the live action ones can make.
 
2012-08-07 11:11:21 AM

Gunny Highway: slayer199: Silent Hill creeped me out...but I hadn't played the video game.

The game was creepier.


Silent Hill 2 left its mark on me, in a good way. Creepy, creepy story. Once the game revealed why the main character was in the situation he was in, I was haunted to the core.

4 was cool too, but the main character wasn't as interesting. The villain had a great story, and the music/sound effects blew me away. When you find out where Walter has been the whole time... that was awesome.
 
2012-08-07 11:15:42 AM

yves0010: I own the three live action movies and am thinking of getting the 4th one for the hell of it. And I also own the Degeneration movie as well. Which IS the RE movie and beats anything the live action ones can make.


Degeneration was surprisingly well done. I bought it on a whim years ago, still own it.
 
2012-08-07 11:25:58 AM

yves0010: Jim from Saint Paul: yves0010: mooseyfate: yves0010: Noted that it was mentioned... Mario! Why isn't Mario on the list.

And Silent Hill and PoP were decent movies. Though I hated PoP when I first saw it. It grew on me when I decided to toss it in its own universe that had nothing to do with the games. Then it became a good movie.

And I never played a Silent Hill game. So that is why I actually enjoyed the movie.

DOOM I was the most pissed off about cause I am a HUGE DOOM fan. I saw that movie opening night and went.. What the hell?!?! Where's hell? What is this evil gene BS?!?! It ruined the entire idea of DOOM. You know, Hell literally on Mars / Earth. They were supposed to be demons. Not some mutated human.

The Resident Evil movie selection needs to be changed. Not all of the RE movies were horrible. Though they do not list the other good one, the CGI Degeneration (has nothing to do with the Live Action movies).

Why put Street Fighter Legend of Chun-Li on the list and not just place the live action Street Fighter movies like they did for Resident Evil? Both were sub-par from good.

I try not to hold this against people, because my own sister LOVES the Resident Evil movies but...you know what...I'm afraid you just might like shiatty movies. Because those movies are shiatty. They are shiat filled shiat, dipped in shiat, then simmered on low for 5 hours in shiat. But of course, so are all of the games excluding RE1, RE2, and RE4*, so what do I expect.

*Even this game is only "good" until about 3/4s of the way through, then it just becomes plain farking retarded

I was talking about Resident Evil Degeneration made by Capcom and is cannon in the games universe as it introduces Tricell that was baddies in RE5. That movie is freakin awesome that Claire is much of a ace shot as Leon and has just as many moves. The live action movies on the other hand are a guilty pleasure of mine. At least the first one is and the second is decent at best. But they all went down hil ...


I don't care about the RE storyline anymore. It's so warped and goofy. It's like any comic book series at this point as no one dies. *Randomly insert character not seen in 2 games here*.

The gameplay, however, is fun and why I care about the series.

Maybe I'll try reading it on Wikipedia. Shouldn't have to do that to make it make sense though.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:49 PM
Little loophole here (as they were both based off of the same ride and not one off the other), but glad to see that Monkey Island/Pirates of the Caribbean wasn't on the list. :)
 
2012-08-07 01:42:01 PM
Personally, I enjoyed the Resident Evil movies. There's no such thing as a good video game movie but I thought that the RE series was enjoyable.
 
2012-08-07 02:58:02 PM
I know it's way past 10 years old. But I don't care what anyone says...

I love Wing Commander the movie.

I REALLY MISS Wing Commander the games.
 
2012-08-07 05:24:20 PM
Put me down as a "Silent Hill" movie fan as well. Never really played the games, though I tried one of them and after an hour of wandering through fog, I gave up.
Also like the RE movies but really only liked RE4 as far as the games go.

/Eagerly awaiting Silent Hill: Revelation
//If only to see Pyramid Head "skin" someone again!
 
2012-08-07 11:57:56 PM

Stig2112: Far Cry


THEY LEFT "FAR CRY" OFF THE LIST???

It was so terrible. I felt sorry for the lead actor, whom I like. It didn't even remotely resemble the plot of the video game.
 
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