Movies based on video games are a tough sell. Over the years, they've earned a reputation as being hugely disappointing for a number of different reasons. It's not entirely a mystery why they always fail. There are a handful of problems every video game movie faces. From terrible acting to dreadful plots, video game movies are just bad news.
Usually, there are a few exceptions to any rule, but when it comes to video game movies, that really isn't the case. Not a single one has ever earned overwhelming praise from critics. Although a few have been monetarily successful, none have reached any level of critical success. Many gamers have been left scratching their heads, asking themselves, "Why are video game adaptations always bad?"
Luckily, there's good news. It's been a long time since the first video game movie was made, and it looks like studios and directors might finally be headed in the right direction. Better games are being adapted and more care is being put into video game movies. Granted, it might take some time before we see any critical accolades, but for now, the box office success of Warcraft will do.There are plenty of reasons video game movies are bad. We can only hope that the industry learns from its past mistakes and starts making better movies soon. Here are some reasons why video game movies are doomed to fail.
The Audience Doesn't Take Video Game Movies SeriouslyPhoto: 20th Century Fox
The Wrong Games Are AdaptedPhoto: 2K Games
They Don't Tell the Right StoriesPhoto: Universal Pictures
They Stay Too True to the Source MaterialPhoto: Insomniac Games
The Acting Is Often Horrible
They Don't Stay True to the GamesPhoto: Lions Gate