As Arcane is recently on air, and receive a lot of compliments from critics, leading us to the topic of best video games adapted to movies. If you are fan of both video games and movies, don’t miss out on this list!
We perceive games and movies differently. Games require active input from the player for the magic to happen, while movies only need you to stay awake and watch. Not all games can be adapted into a nearly two-hour flick without cutting corners – be it narratively, visually, or both. However, there are some exceptions to those cases as well. Arcane with its high quality and well production is an example. For that’s reason, we are here with top 7 best video game movie adaptations!
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List of video games adapted to movies (include Arcane)
For years, fans have been wondering just when the heck League of Legends developer Riot would make an animated series. It seemed inevitable. The studio previously created stunning animated shorts to promote everything from new characters to esports tournaments.
And with an increasing focus on expanding League’s storytelling — something that’s tough to do within the confines of a team-based strategy game — a show made a whole lot of sense. Now, it’s real, with a nine-episode series called Arcane. The best part: not only is it a lot of fun, but you don’t have to know anything about League to get into it.
“Warcraft” is a highly entertaining fantasy film, especially for an adaptation of famous game franchise.
While some may find its visuals to be about the only thing there is to admire, a good portion of fans appreciate the effort to try and tell a story of the foundations of the world of Warcraft.
Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul’dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul’dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.
Tomb Raider (2018)
Tomb Raider reboots the franchise with a more grounded approach and a star who’s clearly more than up to the task — neither of which are well served by an uninspired origin story.
Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous journey to his last-known destination — a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn’t be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.
Monster Hunter (2020)
Monster Hunter is mostly a mindless blur of action, held together by the slenderest threads of dialogue and plot — and exactly what many viewers will be looking for.
While the plot is somewhat mediocre, the CG monsters are skillfully done and the action sequences are a blast, or at least most of them. With a lot of flunks to go under his belt, Anderson has added some more spice to his technique and Jovovich shows some acrobatic move once again. Some minor parts that add to the fun include the appearance of martial artist Tony Jaa, who shows us how to roundhouse kick a dinosaur.
Mortal Kombat (2021)
Largely for fans of the source material but far from fatal(ity) flawed, Mortal Kombat revives the franchise in appropriately violent fashion.
Let’s be blunt and say it right off the bat – 2021’s Mortal Kombat is not the best it could be, but it’s damn close. The result managed to bring some $83.6 million in revenue worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic with a simultaneous release on HBO Max.
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu may not take its wonderfully bizarre premise as far as it could have, but this offbeat adaptation should catch most — if not all — of the franchise’s fans.
Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery.
Resident Evil (2002)
Like other video game adaptations, Resident Evil is loud, violent, formulaic, and cheesy.
Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez star as the leaders of a commando team who must break into “the hive,” a vast underground genetics laboratory operated by the powerful Umbrella Corporation. There, a deadly virus has been unleashed, killing the lab’s personnel and resurrecting them as the evil Un-dead. The team has just three hours to shut down the lab’s supercomputer and close the facility before the virus threatens to overrun the Earth.
That’s all for top 7 video games adapted to movies. Thank you for reading!
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