Click through our photo gallery above to see 10 movies that will restore your faith in video game adaptations. (Photo: Release)
Starring Michael Fassbender, “Assassin’s Creed” is a movie that doesn’t lack for stars, flanked by an impressive-looking adventure in 15th Century Spain and a parkour-heavy style. (Photo: Release)
“World of Warcraft” was just ripe for being picked up by Hollywood, but the movie is packed with lore in abundance and it’s all guided under the steady hand of indie darling Duncan Jones. (Photo: Release)
“Mortal Kombat” is perhaps the truest to its source material, as it retains elements from the first two entries in the game series, especially in regards to how characters are depicted within the plot. (Photo: Release)
Angelina Jolie manages to embody Lara Croft perfectly. Personifying the character’s sarcastic wit, daredevil attitude, and physicality, Jolie manages to capture the essence of Lara to a tee. (Photo: Release)
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” is the origin story that Angelina Jolie never got in her turn as the adventurer—a welcome homage to one of the finer games of its generation. And honestly, it leaves you wanting more! (Photo: Release)
“Resident Evil” is the movie that kick-started everything. What is so enjoyable about the franchise is how it’s able to play with different horror and action and mix them together. Plus… zombies! (Photo: Release)
You and I may not be the target audience, but “The Angry Birds Movie” is a film with bucketloads of charm to keep the kiddos entertained for 90 minutes. It’s even got a few SpongeBob-esque jokes for the adults! (Photo: Release)
If you ignore the whitewashing, “Prince of Persia” is actually one of the more passable video game movie efforts. Thanks to its massive budget, the world is absolutely gorgeous and truly transports the viewer to another time. (Photo: Release)
Unlike most on its genre, “Silent Hill” actually goes for a slow burn, building tension as it goes. The result is genuinely disturbing, as the film’s use of psychological horror give way to some of the scariest thrills seen in a horror video game adaptation. (Photo: Release)
Though the “Sonic” film is slated to open until November 2019, with Jim Carrey going up against the Hedgehog as the video game’s Dr. Robotnik, we already know the live-action/CGI hybrid movie is going to be a good one! (Photo: Release)
We all known the Playstation, the PC, the Xbox, the Gameboy, and all the other countless examples of gaming devices out there in the world today. But gaming has become such a pervasive part of our culture that it has now also transitioned into the big screen.
And though most video game movie adaptations are disasters waiting to happen, there are a few that are still worth watching. Sure—they are not cinematic masterpieces like
The Dark Knight or Citizen Kane, but they are giving their genre a slightly better reputation.
Resident Evil, the movie that kick-started everything, to Jim Carrey’s upcoming portrayal of Dr. Robotnik in , these movies actually do your favorite games justice. Sonic
In honor of National Video Game Day, click through our photo gallery above to see 10 movies that will restore your faith in video game adaptations.