When it comes to movies and video games, they are almost one in the same as far as appeal and genuinely capturing a certain audience. Of course, there are movies that don’t quite add up so well to the game, but there are always exceptions. Here are five movies and their gaming counterparts.
Street Fighter: The Movie was based off the Street Fighter series up until Super Street Fighter II. It was a decent attempt at trying to make a movie based off the game. A lot of true fan denounce the 180 flip in storyline, but praised Raul Julia’s role as Shadowlaw leader, M. Bison. This was his posthumous role as the sadistic, tyrannical boss of the world of corruption.
Super Mario Bros. The Movie was a pioneer in the gaming to movie adaption. While it did not do well in the box office, it was very unique with providing an alternative version of New York City. Although it strayed away from the series, it did set a precedent for future gaming movies to learn to go above and beyond the call. Besides, it’s always a fun movie to remember your early Nintendo days as a kid with friends.
Mortal Kombat!! This is probably one of the best gaming to movie adaptations ever. Why? It followed the story line to the tee. It had the right special effects to make characters look larger than life, but realistic. The first Mortal Kombat movie really showed you can make a film strictly based off the game and still have worldwide appeal. This is probably one of the best game to film transitions ever.
Resident Evil was another great movie. Fans and critics have mixed reviews on the film as a whole. However, the performance of Milla Jovovich as Alice stood out in all characters. This movie featured elements from Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and did really well in national and international box offices.
D.O.A.: Dead or Alive was a goofy attempt to measure up to a tournament fighting game. While the cast was solid, it was not what people were looking for story wise. It mixed elements from the first four Dead or Alive games and the Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball. It’s one of those funny action movies you poke at with friends.