If you are the one who loves video games along with Hollywood game movies and searching for a good combination of both of them, then it’s unfortunate that you’ll end up finding good ones. Hollywood Movies, based on Video Games, don’t turn out that wonderful which will meet your expectations. There are some movies that are worth watching because rather than judging, we can compare them with their peer-movies.
10 Hollywood Movies Based On Video Game
Mortal Kombat (2021)
Mortal Kombat is a film based on the video game franchise, Mortal Kombat Game by Ed Boon & John Tobias. It is a martial arts fantasy film directed by Simon McQuoid. Film received mixed reviews from critics. Movie criticized for its screenplay, pacing and the introduction of a new lead character who isn’t from games’ lore. Movie also praised for its action sequences, visual effects, acting (mainly Lawson, Sanada and Taslim), musical score and references of its source material.
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Sonic The Hedgehog (2020)
Sonic The Hedgehog is an action- adventure comedy film based on the video game, Sonic The Hedgehog by Sega. This movie is directed by Jeff Fowler and written by Pat Casey & Josh Miller. Film received mixed reviews from critics. Criticized for perceiving lack of ambition and amount of product placement, but praised for the performance of Marsden and Carrey and Sonic Character. By grossing $319.7 million worldwide, it became the 6th highest grossing film of 2020 and the highest-grossing video game adaptation film of all time in North America.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a film based on the Pokémon Franchise and on the video game, Detective Pikachu by The Pokémon Company Creatures, Inc. It is an urban fantasy comedy film which is directed by Rob Letterman. The Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus stated it as “offbeat adaptation”. This film is the 2nd highest grossed video game based movie after Warcraft with $433million worldwide.
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Tomb Raider is an action adventure film based on a video game of the same name, Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics. The movie was directed by Roar Uthaug. Movie received mixed reviews from critics, as some praised action sequences, grittiness, tone and realistic take on the franchise and some criticized it for the plot of the movie. Movie grossed $274 million worldwide against $90-106 million.
Warcraft (also known as Warcraft: The Beginning) is an American action fantasy film based on Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. This movie is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. Film was criticized a lot for its script which diminishes the strong adaptation. The Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus states, “Warcraft has visual thrills to spare, but they – and director Duncan Jones’ distinctive gifts – are wasted on a sluggish and derivative adaptation of a bestselling game with little evident cinematic value.”
Assassin’s Creed (2016)
Assassin’s Creed is a science fiction-action movie based on the video game, Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft. Directed by Justin Kurzel and written by Michael Lesslie, Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. Film featured an original story with the same universe as the video games. This movie is considered an improvement in terms of previous video game based movies, but also received negative reviews from critics.
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Max Payne (2008)
Max Payne is a neo-noir action-thriller film based on the video game, Max Payne by Remedy Entertainment. Movie was directed by John Moore and written by Beau Thorne. Film received mostly negative reviews because of the lack of originality and character development from the video game on which it is based on. In spite of getting negative reviews, Movie managed to gross $85million worldwide.
Doom movie is a Hollywood film which is a loose adaptation from Doom Video Game by id Software. It is a sci-fi film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. This movie was criticized by critics for the loose adaptation, lack of plot and originality, action sequences and poor acting. John Carmack (co-founder of id Software and co-creator of Doom) had spoken favorably of the film, “I liked it. Nobody expects a video game movie to be Oscar material, but I thought it was a solid action movie with lots of fun nods to the gaming community.”
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Resident Evil (2002)
Resident Evil is a loose adaptation film based on the video game series, Resident Evil developed by Capcom. It is an action-horror film which is written and directed by Paul W S. Anderson. Movie borrowed various elements from numerous video games. Movie got negative reviews from critics but managed to gross $102 million worldwide versus the production budget of $33 million.
Double Dragon (1994)
Double Dragon is a science-fiction, an American martial arts film directed by James Yukich. This film is based on the video game of the same name, Double Dragon by Technōs Japan. Movie received mixed reviews from critics and media platforms. Some praised it for being imaginative with special effects and some gave negative reviews such as by calling it “clumsily paced”.