home : news : reviews : features : fiction : podcast : blogs : t-shirts : wtf?
 

All The Video Game Movies Are Belong To Us
© Joe Crowe, Jason Myers, Kevin Pezzano

It had to happen eventually. As video games started making more money, someone somewhere decided it was time for them to cross over. Just like books, cartoons, and comic books before them, it was time to take something created for one media and try to adapt it to another one. This particular cross-genre patchwork has only been active for around a decade. Storylines existed in video games before then, sure. But the intricate plot printed in the instruction manual was only there to distract you from the awful graphics and bewildering gameplay.

There will be more of these. Nowadays, video game make even more money, and are often quite movie-like. 50 bucks for a video game—50 bucks for a ticket and a large popcorn. So far, however, only one of these video game movies (so far) has spawned a movie franchise, if you count two as a franchise. And you don't count jumping from live action Van Damme to animated not-Van Damme, like Street Fighter did.

Are the movies as fun to watch as the games are to play? Do they adapt the game well? Are they enjoyable on their own, regardless of the tie-in?

One thing is for sure. This new genre has produced some movies that have been, without a doubt, filmed using cameras.
Continued . . .
 

 
Recommend Us
  • Send to a Friend
  • Digg This
  • Reddit It
  • Add to del.ic.ious
  • Share at Facebook
  • Discuss!
  • Send Feedback
  • Angel rewatch and discussion thread
  • Dollhouse
  • R.I.P. Mario
  • Movie Forum
  • Related Pages
  • Print This Page
  • Top 75 Heroines of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror: Part II
  • The Wizard Hunters
  • Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
  • Search RevSF
  • New on RevSF
  • Book Probe: BattleMaster, Wade of Aquitaine, Kriendria of Amorium
  • RevSF Podcast: Drowning in Moonlight: Remembering Carrie Fisher
  • Logan
  • Book Probe: All Our Wrong Todays, Cubit Quest, Esper Files
  • RevSF Home

  •  

    Things From Our Brains
    Get even more out of RevSF.


    Assembled! 2
    Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Villains
     
    RevolutionSF RSS Feed
     
    Search RevSF


    Random RevSF
    Amazing Spider-Man #36: A Preview

     
     
     
    contact : advertising : submissions : legal : privacy
    RevolutionSF is ™ and © Revolution Web Development, Inc., except as noted.
    Intended for readers age 18 and above.