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2012-08-06 12:49:55 PM  
4 votes:

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 05:55:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:09:09 AM  
3 votes:
Anything involving Uwe Boll.
2012-08-06 05:30:27 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:05:08 PM  
2 votes:
Silent Hill wasn't that bad of a movie.
2012-08-06 04:40:08 PM  
2 votes:
-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 04:15:50 PM  
2 votes:
Silent Hill was farkin awesome.
2012-08-06 04:14:37 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:48:12 PM  
2 votes:
Eliminate the 10 year limit, then just say "All of them."
2012-08-07 11:11:21 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:01:22 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:28:01 AM  
1 votes:

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 05:57:40 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-08-06 11:55:39 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-08-06 10:39:45 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:48:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
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:

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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 09:07:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:50:32 PM  
1 votes:
Best video game ever turned onto a movie...

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2012-08-06 08:09:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:16:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:28:12 PM  
1 votes:
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 06:22:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:58:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:39:32 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:25:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:22:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:15:46 PM  
1 votes:

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

l.yimg.com
2012-08-06 05:05:51 PM  
1 votes:
No RE movie lived up to the first, but the rest were fun, and not classifiable as awful.
2012-08-06 04:49:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:45:10 PM  
1 votes:
Silent Hill is a good creepy movie. Is Far Cry on the list?
(goes to read article)
2012-08-06 04:44:58 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:37:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:35:05 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-08-06 04:34:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:15:31 PM  
1 votes:
They left Far Cry off the list? It was so bad I turned it off after 10 minutes.
2012-08-06 04:09:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:01:51 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:05:28 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:41:34 PM  
1 votes:
Silent Hill creeped me out...but I hadn't played the video game.
 
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