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Capcom's Street Fighter series celebrates its 25th birthday this week and while the world is awash with various mementos – including boxsets and a dedicated Street Fighter site for fans to reminisce on their favourite moments – we decided it was the perfect opportunity to look back at the film adaptations of video game …

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  1. Annihilator Silver badge

    Only a passing mention

    Mortal Kombat (the first one) was rather enjoyable I recall, especially the brilliant casting of Christophe Lambert, who you suspect was constantly thinking "how on earth did I get cast in this role?"

    1. Citizen Kaned

      Re: Only a passing mention

      yeah, that was enjoyable enough. much better than street fighter movie too...

      i would say res evil was actually a pretty fun movie. i didnt play the games though but enjoyed the movie.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Only a passing mention

      The Mortal Kombat storyline is also very close to the game. Just a constant stream of fights.

      I enjoyed it, in a switch of brain and relax kind of way.

    3. Lamont Cranston

      Re: Only a passing mention

      Mortal Kombat is a cult classic, surely? Very quotable, and great fun. The sequel belongs on a list of crap films, though.

  2. AndrewInIreland

    I kinda liked...

    Hitman and Resident Evil. Though I think the saving grace was I never played the games in the first place.

    BTW, the biggest turd is missing from the list: Wing Commander. Boy was that a space dump.

    1. squigbobble
      Meh

      Re: I kinda liked...

      I remember that for every single action sequence having been cut and paste from another film. The literally tried to do a sequence from every genre; there's a carrier landing accident where they have to bulldoze a wrecked fighter off the landing deck which obligingly falls off the end of the deck... in zero G and a submarine-being-depthcharged (still in space at this point) sequence where all the senior officers spend a few minutes staring at the ceiling of the bridge while looking worried.

      There's also the Final Fantasy film, that's ok.

      1. Graham Bartlett

        Re: I kinda liked...

        "There's also the Final Fantasy film, that's ok."

        Presumably this is an Uncanny-Valley-heavy, badly-animated, occasional-jaggies, lack-of-plot-and-characterisation meaning of "ok" which has passed me by.

    2. Jedit
      Facepalm

      "I kinda liked Hitman..."

      Ah, Hitman - the movie with the missing S in the title. Clearly you have forgotten such plotting gems as the titular character getting into a four-way Mexican standoff with three other Hitmen ... who are all allied with each other and had attacked him as a group. The only redeeming feature that movie had was frontal nudity from Olga Kurylenko (which ironically made it better than the same year's Bond movie).

      1. toxicdragon

        @Jedit

        The whole point of that scene was that the three other hitmen wanted to kill the woman, but 47 wanted to protect her, and since who ever kills her gets the bounty, they all went after each other.

    3. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Re: I kinda liked...

      AndrewInIreland,

      You bastard! I'd forgotten that Wing Commander film. Until now...

      I've not seen many of these fortunately. I think I saw Resident Evil on telly, and that's it. It wasn't very good, but it was watchable, and I was bored or feeling lazy.

      It's a pretty horrific thought to have to sit down and review 10 of them. I think the best options here are resignation, or setting up some compromising material on your editor's PC, so they're fired before they can make you witness the full horror.

      1. James O'Shea

        Re: I kinda liked...

        Wing Commander and Tomb Raider are the only two movies even mentioned here that I've seen. And, frankly, the only reason for remembering WC is the soundtrack. Gotta love a soundtrack where one of the tracks is named, I kid thee not, "Big Damn Ending".

        As for Tomb Raider, there are only two reasons for its existence, and they're frontally mounted on Ms. Jolie.

        1. Fibbles

          Re: I kinda liked...

          "As for Tomb Raider, there are only two reasons for its existence, and they're frontally mounted on Ms. Jolie."

          I can't believe I'm going to complain about this but her bra was so stuffed with padding in that movie that I couldn't concentrate on the action scenes because of the two unnaturally static orbs strapped to her chest.

          Now that I think about it though, this does seem reminiscent of playing the tomb raider games as a teen...

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: I kinda liked...

            Having re-played the first game recently. To keep the film closer to the game, they should be unnaturally static pointy triangular things rather than orbs.

    4. tony72

      Re: I kinda liked...

      Maybe that is indeed the key. I liked Hitman, Resident Evil, and Silent Hill, but I haven't played any of the corresponding games. I think I'm with you on Wing Commander, but my brain seems to have mostly wiped it from my memory for some reason.

    5. Hairy Spod

      Re: I kinda liked...

      I liked that Wing Commander film, if only because they resused the cockpits and bodys of my all time favourite jet fighter the BAC lightning as props!

    6. djack

      Re: I kinda liked...

      Agreed with Res Evil. It was quite a nice little zombie/survival flick with a bit of conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure. It is odd to see a film panned for not just playing on blood and gore effects.

      Though it probably does say something about the skills and scripts of the main characters as they were all up-staged by the six year old girl playing Red Queen who, for me, outranks HAL as how a homicidal AI should operate.

  3. 1Rafayal

    We really needed Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li in there, especially as this is all about Street Fighters 25th birthday.

    That film was even worse than the first one.

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Shouldn't the sequel be a cracker then?

      I thought the first fell into "so bad it's good" territory when it showed up on TV a few months ago.

  4. Robert Ramsay
    Joke

    Criminally left out

    What about Liam Neeson in Tekken?

    1. nichomach
      Coffee/keyboard

      Re: Criminally left out

      "I don't know who you are, but I *will* find you and beat a new keyboard out of you..."

    2. Anonymous Coward 101
      Thumb Up

      Re: Criminally left out

      Why not? He has no problem appearing in the A-Team or Battleship. I think if you offered him enough cash he would appear in 'Pong: The Movie'.

      1. Armando 123
        Thumb Up

        Re: Criminally left out

        "I think if you offered him enough cash he would appear in 'Pong: The Movie'."

        I wish I could upvote you twelve times, good sir!

  5. Select * From Handle

    No Dead or Alive?

    Tbh i was not a fan of the games and the film was shit, but some of my friends rated DOA. would have thought it be on that list tbh.

    "With such bad form, it's little surprise Blizzard laughed away Boll's approach to direct the upcoming World of Warcraft film."

    Do Blizzard really need to bring in outside directors? Their cut scene work in D3 was mind blowingly good, even though the game sucked. They should be able to make an unbelievably pretty Warcraft film, the story line is already written so surly for them they just need to create the graphics.

    1. AceRimmer
      Thumb Up

      Re: No Dead or Alive?

      Anything starring Holly Valance is worth a mention

      Still haven't seen it though, waiting for internet pr0n to be made illegal

      1. John Bailey

        Re: No Dead or Alive?

        <blush> I have.

        Trust me. The only thing worth watching is Holly Valance.

        1. Kane Silver badge
          Happy

          Re: No Dead or Alive?

          "The only thing worth watching is Holly Valance."

          This should be a statement applied to many different areas of life.

  6. mhoulden

    In terms of films that haven't been made, I think the Portal games would do very well, especially the early years of Aperture Science. GTA Vice City had a bit of a weak plot but San Andreas and IV would also work pretty well. (I know there's a film called Grand Theft Auto but that has nothing to do with the games).

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      Curiously the GTA: Vice City movie was made 19 years before the game.

    2. Grey Area

      Portal

      Couple of shorts

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk

      and the cake is a reality

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NorZUFfpvC0

  7. squigbobble
    Devil

    Unreal Tournament

    ...would work as a brainless film. Mark Wahlberg seeks to escape the rising tide of violence in his Liandri Corp. mining colony so he enters the Liandi Corp. tournament. Cue increasingly montaged fight scenes, culminating in some sort of boss battle (perhaps with the actual boss of Liandri Corp., I think it was in the game) and some triumphant trophy hoisting. Who needs dialogue when things are exploding.

  8. ADJB

    There is one film, which after waiting for it for what seemed an eternity, failed in such spectacular style even the greatest fan of the original material was driven to despair. The Hitch hikers Guide to the Galaxy must be the epitome of how not to make a film.

    I know the Radio series, books and BBC were there first but it was quite a good game so I would consider its inclusion in this pile of turds should be a given.

    1. mickey mouse the fith

      I actually thought the Hitchhikers reboot was a lot of fun, certainly better than the awful 70`s bbc version.

      The radio series trumped both however.

      1. Gerhard den Hollander

        i liked the bbc version

        ... porbbaly because of it's cheesiness, painted on green, cardboard decors and all.

        Which remind me, I need to find out who currently has my DVD-box set and get it back for a rewatch ..

  9. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
    Happy

    Why hasn't anyone made a film of Tetris, that's what I want to know...

    1. stucs201

      There's a (spoof) trailer for one on youtube if you search for it (can't find it for you at work).

    2. Robert Grant Silver badge
      Coat

      They wanted to do that, but it was blocked repeatedly.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Yeah, just as soon as they fit the last piece into place it always fades away.

        1. TheOtherHobbes

          Um

          Still - better acting than Twilight.

  10. Khaptain Silver badge
    Happy

    Silent Metal Hitman covers Uncharted territory

    Hitman was the only one of the bunch that i enjoyed, it was kinda like Jason Bourne with a shaved head........

    The game Silent hill gave me the fucking creeps so I didn't bother with the film.

    Surprised they haven't made Metal Gear Solid into a film series. ( I would love to see someone replace The Terminator)

    I wonder if they will consider doing Uncharted as this is definately a candidate to replace Indiana Jones.

    1. Fibbles

      Re: Silent Metal Hitman covers Uncharted territory

      The silent hill film isn't too bad, especially when compared to other films in the genre of 'darkness, silence, music building tension, SUDDEN BOOGIE MAN!". Just don't watch it on TV in the UK because it's usually cut to ribbons. I think the UK DVD may have cuts as well.

    2. Mattjimf

      Re: Silent Metal Hitman covers Uncharted territory

      There's a Metal Gear movie on it's way - http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/08/30/metal-gear-movie-announced

  11. thomas k.

    regarding Uwe's, ahem, films

    I had heard that Uwe's projects were specifically designed to be flops, as they were only meant to provide tax write-offs for the investors. His sheer lack of talent is actually a virtue in the regard, it would seem.

    1. P Saunders
      Paris Hilton

      Re: regarding Uwe's, ahem, films

      What odious little shit should be strung up for the disservices he has done the gaming and movie industries. If ever there was a reason for extraordinary rendition to a country where torture is a national sport, Uwe Boll is it.

      Paris, 'cause she doesn't mine a good boll now and then.

    2. MyronC

      Re: regarding Uwe's, ahem, films

      I'd heard the same, and that the tax loophole he was using has apparently been closed/is no longer offered as an incentive. Surprisingly his output seems to have slowed somewhat for what I am sure are unrelated reasons.

      1. ArmanX

        Re: regarding Uwe's, ahem, films

        That's the thing about Boll, though. I think he's actually convinced that he's making good films. He really wants to make a great movie... he's just terrible at it. I'm betting the reason he's slowed his output is simply because, for now, there are no investors, and no one will let him use their video game for a film - not because the loophole has been closed.

  12. David Webb

    Resident Evil

    I actually like the RE films, they are a bit of fun to watch if you totally ignore the actual RE part of it and just take it as a zombie shooter style movie. Of course, seeing Milla Jovovich naked makes the film totally perfect and devoid of any criticism ever. Indeed, if you have the worst movie in the world ever (as voted for by El Reg users) the films become instant classics if you have Milla Jovovich naked at the end.

    Hell, even Twilight would become watchable if you had Milla Jovovich naked in it (albeit for the 5-10 seconds she appears).

    1. VinceH
      Pint

      Re: Resident Evil

      Icon says it all!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Resident Evil

      When she appears naked at the end of the 2nd film, the computer screen shows a wireframe image of what I guess is supposed to be her. But the wireframe seems to have a couple of enhancements, if you see what I mean.

  13. Captain Underpants
    Happy

    A criminal oversight

    I can't take this list particularly seriously, as it's omitted the only genuinely decent film I've ever seen that was based on a videogame - namely, Street Fighter: The Animated Movie.

    As for whoever mentioned Portal, any feature-length film would need to be at least as good as Portal: No Escape:

    (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk if you don't know what I'm talking about).

  14. Lloyd
    Stop

    Streetfighter

    In fairness I've not watched it so won't comment on how bad it was but seeing as Raul Julia spent most of the film fighting cancer I wouldn't expect a sterling performance from him, not that you did critique him at all, I'm just saying.

    1. Jerome 0

      Re: Streetfighter

      Sounds like a fantastic plot.

  15. Tom 38 Silver badge

    Resident Evil series is good

    Just because 'critics' don't like it, fans do.

    It's top quality zombie killing action featuring the fantastically talented Ms Jovovich, each film was profitable and made more money than its predecessor.

    I'm surprised AvP was left off the list, although I suppose the comic did come first, technically.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I think they were planning a Bioshock film?

    Could be good, most likely it'll be nonsense.

    --SPOILERS--

    He will only be saving the little sisters because he has fallen in love with Tanenbaum or other such nonsense.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Bioshock

      Biodome?

      1. Haku

        Re: Biodome?

        There's only one reason to watch that film: Kylie Minogue is in it.

  17. Jerome 0

    Ironic?

    I hate to be that guy, but still... How is it ironic that RE never reached the heights of a Romero flick, when Romero pulled out early on? On the contrary, surely it makes perfect sense?

    1. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Ironic?

      How is it ironic that RE never reached the heights of a Romero flick, when Romero pulled out early on?

      I suspect that bit in the article was a gloss for something along the lines of "ironically, he [was attached to the project but] pulled out ... early on". The irony would consist in the reviewer comparing the film to a Romero production when it started as one.

      Given the current text, I agree it's hard to support the use of "ironically", but you can see how it might have made sense in an earlier revision. So chalk it up to editing.

      (Pro tip: The trope irony consists of the violation of expectations. It can be the audience's expectations that are violated, or those of someone else, such as a character in a play or novel. In recent years it's become fashionable to complain that a situation which was described as ironic is not in fact ironic - but ironically those complaining are often wrong, because they don't know what irony is. They should start with something easier, like metonymy.)

  18. Tempest8008
    Go

    There's a movie begging to be made

    I still can't believe no one has taken up the gauntlet of Duke Nuke'em.

    If ever there was a film begging to be made, it's that franchise.

    Of course it will take 10yrs to produce and still be a massive let down, but that's what we've come to expect from that title, n'est ce pas?

    1. Annihilator Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: There's a movie begging to be made

      They made Hell Boy, which was a close enough approximation.

  19. Richard Wharram

    Silent Hill wasn't bad.

    ...and I'm quite a fan of the games. I just accept that the film is nothing like the games. Not that the games are all that connected either.

    +1 on SF: The Anime. Top quality.

    1. A. Coatsworth
      Thumb Up

      Re: Silent Hill wasn't bad.

      You're right. The first half in particular was surprisingly good, they made a fine job capturing the creepy and disturbing ambient of the game and translating it to the movie.

      Sadly, in the second half they just dropped the ball, somewhere just after the jaw-droppingly brutal attack of the Pyramid Head. I don't know, I just feel they abandoned the links to the games and started doing *whatever* with the characters... the quality of the film fell sharply as a consequence.

      When they <SPOILERS> killed Cybill </SPOILERS>, I knew they had gone too far.

      Even so, it's one of the best video game movies out there. Which is kind of sad if you think about it

    2. mickey mouse the fith

      Re: Silent Hill wasn't bad.

      Yup, I agree, Silent Hill was really well done. It captured the creepy weirdness of the games well and was genuinely unnerving in some parts.

  20. Nev Silver badge
    Trollface

    No Super Mario Bros...!?!?!

    Bob Hoskins: 'nuf said!

    1. Annihilator Silver badge
      Facepalm

      Re: No Super Mario Bros...!?!?!

      "No Super Mario Bros....!?!?!"

      Yes, it's a disgrace, they should have included it. Even though they did include it on page 4.

      1. Nev Silver badge
        Thumb Up

        Re: No Super Mario Bros...!?!?!

        Phew!

  21. Smallbrainfield
    Pint

    Tekken movie with one of Bros in - that was terrible, but kind of mindless fun,

    ...better than Street Fighter at any rate.

    There's a couple of CGI Resident Evil movies that are not bad - kind of like cut-scenes from the game expanded into a film (with acting to match unfortunately),

    First Tomb Raider film was okay, first Resi film was great fun, especially the laser grid scene. Also Michelle Rodriguez, cor.

  22. MJI Silver badge

    Uncharted

    I recommend the 3 BluRays of it, however you need a particular model of Sony BluRay player.

    As to a remake - no thanks, they would use the wrong cast and the only actor suitable for Drake may be a bit too old, Elena looks like her actress though.

  23. Citizen Kaned

    fallout

    now that is a movie that might not suck. such a good premise and plenty of back story around already.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: fallout

      Was "The Road" not effectively Fallout without the guns, nuka cola or Liam Neeson?

      1. Citizen Kaned

        Re: fallout

        not really.... post apoc, sure, but didnt have the quirkyness... i would also like to see them getting out of the vaults etc.

  24. andy k O'Croydon
    Unhappy

    Doom is awesome

    I saw Street Fighter in the cinema when i was about 10, and realised it was a turkey back then. Having watched it again recently, it is devoid of the vast majority of the special moves, except for some throws that don't require any CGI. The word HADOUKEN appears nowhere in the film.

    Super Mario Bros. concentrates far too much on the brothers' plumbing skills and not enough on the jumping/mushroom-eating for my liking.

    David Webb's (above) review of Resi is spot on.

    Doom looks like it is a real film with an actual budget, game plot-line discrepancies aside. The Rock may not be a great actor but everyone else is at least averagely convincing. And the first-person section is an amazing bit of cinematography.

    Can't comment on the rest, haven't seen 'em.

    1. AbortRetryFail

      Re: Doom is awesome

      Indeed. I quite liked the Doom film.

      I mean, sure, it was no Citizen Kane. But for what it was I thought it did pretty well at it.

      1. MJI Silver badge

        Re: Doom is awesome

        I enjoyed Doom for what it was as well.

        Worst ever film must be the Bob Hoskins Mario one

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Anything which went 'trio' ?

    My stance is that if a movie is made from a videogame instead of the other way around then its usually best avoided although there are some exceptions.

    But that left me wondering: any scenario known where a videogame 'spawned' a movie which in itself spawned a new videogame (or the other way around; movie to videogame to movie) ?

    I'm sure Hollywood never came up with that scheme (yet). Hm, maybe I should have kept my mouth shut ;)

    1. Andee

      Re: Anything which went 'trio' ?

      Indeed it has! Look no further than Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4UdQVYkCZg (home version)

      and

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV6TfJ3rvRI (arcade version)

      Also, the anime character designs for the first Street Fighter Alpha game was allegedly influenced by the young Ryu/Ken scenes from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

    2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

      Re: Anything which went 'trio' ?

      SF:TM:TG is the only US case I can think of, but there's so much cross-contamination among media in Japan that this must have happened there. Anime-game-anime is a likely cycle. I don't have an example off the top of my head, but I'd be surprised if there aren't some.

      The Final Fantasy film is basically just one of the games that's all FMV and no button-mashing, and the plots and concepts for those games are pretty incestuous. But I don't know that I'd claim any of the subsequent games were "spawned" by the film - they're just all part of the same vein Square has been mining for years.

  26. dz-015

    They'd probably ruin it, but a film based on Speedball/Speedball 2 _could_ be fantastic, in a gritty, violent, retro Rollerball type of way.

    1. Citizen Kaned

      +1

      ive thought that since i first played it. brutal deluxe FTW :)

  27. toadwarrior

    The first time I watched super mario bros or street fighter, I was quite frankly depressed at how poor they were. Mortal Kombat wasn't much better.

    But after watching them again they're not that bad for thoughtless entertainment and I'm glad I got them on DVD.

    The more serious attempts that I've see are worse. Resident evil goes down hill very quickly and it just doesn't have enough excitement or horror. I saw tomb raider the other day on iplayer and it's shit. I'll certainly watch SMB again before I watch that. I don't think angelina was a good lara and daniel craig's shit accent and poor acting is a good reason for anyone to have been hessitant about him becoming Bond.

    Even postal easily had more entertainment value than tomb raider.

  28. CountZer0
    Pint

    Edgar Wright pwns Uwe Boll

    A slightly different category: A film in the manner of a video game, sorta. Scott Pilgrim; I salute you 10/10 (beers)

  29. The Brave Sir Robin
    Happy

    Mortal Kombat

    Had a brilliant soundtrack though so all is forgiven.

    1. Caleb Cox (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: Mortal Kombat

      Buckethead ftw!

  30. lglethal Silver badge
    Go

    Deus Ex

    I hear there is a Deus Ex movie coming based on Human Revolution. It will probably suck bi time but I will still fork out my hard earned to go and check it out. I guess I'm an optimist...

    1. Sorry that handle is already taken. Silver badge

      I agree

      There's also a Mass Effect motion picture adaptation in the works but it looks like it might be stuck in development hell. We can only hope.

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shadow of the Collossus

    There is some talk about a film version of the above mentioned game.

    It could be awesome, but somehow, I suspect not.

  32. markd74

    Uwe Boll

    Honorable mention for UB, Ramage was actually a pretty decent movie, not based on a computer game though.

    1. mickey mouse the fith

      Re: Uwe Boll

      Rampage was fucking epic, what postal should have been like.

      It was like that falling down film from the 80`s had michael douglas been 18 and actually used his guns to shoot people (a lot of people, i think the bodycount from the rampage is nearly 100). It basically puts onto film what everyone dreams of doing when life gets you down and people piss you off.

  33. Triggerfish

    Re: No Dead or Alive?

    Terrible film.

    Some brilliant camera angles though.

  34. Joerg
    FAIL

    You must be kidding.. silly bad taste you got, really.

    Silent Hill is a top-notch horror movie. Too bad so many people can't recognize quality.

    Hit-Man too is a top-notch violent movie. A very good adaptation.

    Resident Evil movies are high quality to top-notch quality movies.

    All those movies produced with quite small budgets look much bigger and better than so many blockbuster movies with officially sky high budgets.

  35. Graham Marsden
    Facepalm

    In conclusion...

    ... Films based on video games are shite.

    There, five pages summed up in one sentence!

  36. Ali on the Reg
    Thumb Up

    Love that piccy of Hitman

    It's Agent 47, only retarded

  37. Thorfkin
    Flame

    @Caleb

    I think you're letting your opinion / perception of what many of these movies should have been cloud your judgement concerning the movie's quality. Some of these movies are indeed turds but some of them are actually decent movies in and of themselves if you just put aside any preconceptions based on the game of the same name. Doom, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Tomb Raider for example were all decent flics that I continue to enjoy to this day. If you put aside any opinions based on the game those movies aren't actually bad. most of them do tend to have at least one mediocre actor in it granted but what movie doesn't? Even Mario Brothers, despite having a script targeted at children, was an enjoyable movie. Street Fighter and Double Dragon were pretty much just stinkers though. I can barely get through either of them without falling asleep. For some perspective I recommend you sit down and watch Battlefield Earth or perhaps Manos: The Hands of Fate (Without the awesome riff-trax). Then you'll have an idea what a bad movie really looks like.

  38. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Trollface

    So what's the video game that Prometheus is based on?

    I haven't found out.

  39. mickey mouse the fith

    The good:

    Mortal kombat

    Silent Hill

    Tomb Raider

    Resident Evil

    Final fantasy, more for the cgi than the confusing storyline.

    The insanely violent shooty one whos name I cant recall.

    The bad:

    Street fighter

    double dragon

    The mortal kombat sequels

    Mario Bros, although i concede that kids might like it.

    Wing commander

  40. takuhii

    Did Uwe Boll intend to look like Osama Bin Laden??

  41. Torben Mogensen

    Still waiting for films based on ...

    1. Elite

    2. Alpha Centauri

    3. Lemmings (o.k, joking a bit here)

    1. andy k O'Croydon
      Terminator

      Re: Still waiting for films based on ...

      Alpha Centauri would either be mind-blowingly awesome or mind-numbingly terrible.

      1. ArmanX
        Thumb Up

        Re: Still waiting for films based on ...

        It would be a great movie, however, it would also be sixteen hours long, four of them focusing solely on a terraformer's epic struggle against blooming fungus. Meanwhile, the fans don't care, because they're just there to see the Gaians. And unless there are a dozen scenes where a lone man armed with a laser pointer destroys an entire convoy of attacking tanks, it's just not going to be true to the game.

  42. Tom Clark
    Pint

    Old RPGs

    Personally, I enjoyed Hitman and the first MK. Plus - for those who mentioned SF - The animated movie... I see you and raise you a Tekken - the animated movie.

    Aaaaaanyhow. What I was going to say is that I'm still waiting for someone to buy the rights to all the old LucasArts games. Curse of Monkey Island, The Film? (ok, so that's basically Pirates of the Caribbean). Day of the Tentacle? Loom? Grim Fandango?

    They would all make awesome films.

    Beer - because you all owe me one when Boll reads this and makes a fortune.

    1. AbortRetryFail

      Re: Old RPGs

      We need a film of The Dig.

      Considering it was originally going to be a film and was instead made into a video game, that would be do-able.

      Not entirely sure Day of the Tentacle would work as a film, but I have very fond memories of playing it. Brilliant game.

  43. Dave Gomm
    FAIL

    Wing Commander

    No list of dreadful video game based movies could ever be complete without the epic disaster that is Wing Commander.

  44. Boothy Silver badge
    Meh

    Ms. Croft = Rhona Mitra (IMHO)

    Quote: 'Angelina Jolie was perfect for the portrayal of the sexiest video game character of all time too. Can you imagine anyone else playing Ms. Croft so well?'

    Whilst Angelina was okay, I always though Rhona Mitra would have made a better Croft.

    Better figure, better looking (in my op) and is actually English!

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