We can not deny the fact that video games have made a great impact on pop culture. Surely because of these video games, our childhood was a bit more enjoyable. We all have that video game character that we adore. When we see our adorable video game character in the movie, our excitement level goes too high. No matter how good or bad the video game is, it will succeed in bringing fun. So, in this article, we will talk about some video game-inspired movies that are worth adding to your watch list. Just ignoring what critics or reviews of these movies received, this is for people who have loved this transition from their PCs to the big screen. Surely, some of them will not be perfect if we evaluate them with keeping the idea of great movies in mind.
Detective Pikachu (2019)
Yes! Here is the best video game movie updated to date. Ryan Reynolds did justice to the whole Pokémon brand by just giving the voice to the cute little yellow guy (surely Detective Pikachu). There is no doubt this was one of the most anticipated video game movies. The movie is the story of a man Tim Goodman, who is finding his missing investigator dad, Henry. For this, he paired up with Pikachu to find his dad.
Tomb Raider (2018)
Working on the footprints of the 2013 rebooted game, Tomb Raider comes back to the big screens with a new fascinating character Lara. Alica Vikander plays Lara’s role which was quite impressive. Surely it is because of her performance which keeps realizing something is interesting. Tomb Raider is an example of what a good video game movie could be. It is not an exaggeration to say that Tomb Raider is the best homage movie for a video game.
World of Warcraft is among the lists of great video game series till time. This video game series has its separate fan base among those who had played it for years. This video game series was a hit Hollywood movie. The director of this video game movie was the Indie hit Moons director Duncan Jones. The plot of Warcraft revolves around the war of humans against orcs. This movie is broadly based on the very first game which was out in the year 1994 (Warcraft: Orcs and Humans). The movie ends on a good note, hinting at a sequel in the future.
The Resident Evil (2002-2016)
Resident Evil has too many parts that it is not so easy to fit them in a single list. Milla Jovovich was marvelous in her role as Alice. Well, this video game movie is worth adding to your watch list. If we talk about the film, it is a kind of thriller- action movie. The plot of this movie is based on the Japanese video game series. Rumors are up that part 8 of Resident Evil is going to release soon. The makers of the video game from Capcom comments that Part 8 will be an extended conclusion of part 7 of Resident Evil.
Assassin’s Creed (2016)
Assassin’s Creed boasts of a talented ensemble cast. The stars who are in the movie are Michael Fassbender, Michael K. Williams, and Marion Cotillard. The developer of the Assassin’s Creed video game is Ubisoft Montreal Studio. This series is Ubisoft’s longest-running franchise, which was began in 2007. This movie was the story of Desmond Miles and the Animus. Assassin’s Creed is a historical video game series that features settings from Ancient Greece to the French Revolution. The recent game part of Assassin’s Creed is Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which was up on big screens in November 2020.
Silent Hill (2006)
Silent Hill is the best-selling horror action game. The composer of this video game was Akina Yamaoka Jeff Danna. The whole film comprises the complete feel of the game. The story behind the video game movie Silent Hill is about a caring mother, Ross. Ross takes her adopted daughter Sharon to Silent Hill where her daughter cries in sleepwalking. When they arrived in the town, Ross loses consciousness in an accident, then she finds that her daughter is missing. This is the point where the movie started. The cast of the film includes Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, and more.
Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within (2001)
Final Fantasy is a science fiction film by Square Pictures, and one of the few science fictions on the list. the movie hit big screens in 2001. The views of Final Fantasy are neither exists in action nor animation, but somewhere in the parallel Cyber universe. The movie revolves around Aki and futuristic human warriors who struggle to defend the survivors of an alien invasion.
one of the biggest criticisms that these movies attract is the restrictive experience. While the visual medium is always a brainchild of some individual, video game lovers who had controlled and experienced the characters first-hand, find it a little disappointing to have a designated viewing experience. This also explains why the ratings of these movies are often not good as the game.
We tried compiling some video game-inspired movies that were successful in capturing the spirit of the games. Although most of the video game movies are a one-time watch, to add to your watch list. Despite many critics, there will not any end to the production of video game movies. There are plenty of movies slated to release on the big screen in 2021. These movies are Tomb Raider 2, Call of Duty, Watch Dogs, Minecraft: The Movie, etc. While we cannot undermine the quality of these movies, as they take you on a path of nostalgia and action! Take your ride to the past, this weekend!