Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Why do video game movies suck?
Street Fighter, Rampage and Super Mario are some of the video games that Hollywood adapted for the big screen. They might be nostalgic and beloved from fans but the one thing in common is that they received poor reviews despite performing well at the box office. The recent adaptation of Lara Croft received mixed reviews and moderate box office success. What is the problem with video game movies? Is it Hollywood’s fault because they would rather focus on creating a big-budget popcorn movie than appreciating the heart and soul of those intellectual properties? Or are they just simply not meant to be put on the big screen?