There are many games based on movies but there are also many movies in the world which got influenced by games and after which the movie changed the way the game looks. Sometimes it has been a success and sometimes it has been a failure. So, today we are going to take a look into the list of some of the industry’s best movies based on video games and the ratings are given by one of the most trusted and popular rating sites on the internet, Rotten Tomatoes. So, here’s the list given below:
1. Street Fighter
The world-famous game was first released back in 1987, the game has a lot of different characters at its disposal. After the grand success of the game, the movie was released in 1994; the pressure was a lot on the shoulders of the filmmakers as they have to make the characters as real as possible in order to meet the fame and hype of the characters of the game. The role of Colonel Guile was played by Jean-Claude Van Damme, who was a military commander and the one who took the charge to defeat a dictator named as Bison, the role of whom was portrayed by late Raul Julia. The criticism this movie has had was its slim storyline. The movie earned just a 6% rating from the site.
2. Max Payne
Max Payne which is based upon a cop who turns into a vigilante after his family got killed-off by a group of thugs. The game is very much influenced by the film noir obviously, also something from the archives of detective novels written by Mickey Spillane.
Mark Wahlberg is in the main lead of the movie, and it was directed, John Moore. The criticism of the movie was that it tried a lot in order to replicate what has shown in the game. The movie is still the 18th Best movie based on a game. All these things led the movie to a score of 16%, which made it the 18th best movie based on a video game.
3. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
The amazing news for all the Resident Evil fans is that all the six installments are among the top-rated movies based on video games on Rotten Tomatoes. But still, they all are a bit of disappointing because the ratings are high in comparison to other terrible movies. They couldn’t able to deliver because the agenda of making the game alive on the big screen couldn’t able to reach the potential they all were hoping for.
The action sequences seem to be like they’re added only to push the movie in the direction of getting better. But, this wasn’t the case. The movie also focuses a lot on the game and there was no room left for a normal audience. The movie collects 20%.
4. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
The movie was quite a success if we compare it to other movies as the idea of recruiting Angelina Jolie as the lead. The movie created a lot of buzz at that time and was a hit at the box-office with $131 million grabbing from North America and an additional sum of $143 million across the globe, the fans were in love with this one and critics weren’t. The casting of Angelina Jolie played such a big role that the big limitations of the movie got hidden behind it. The movie collects on 20% score.
5. Resident Evil: Afterlife
The movie was the first movie in its series to use 3D as it was the fourth entry in the big series of Resident Evil. The movie is all about Alice searching for a safe zone somewhere in Los Angeles where there are some refuges and also people. But, things get worse as an agent from the Umbrella Corporation was tracing her with some vicious things in his mind.
The 3D effects used by the movie were applauded a lot both by the fans and the critics. But, it was the storytelling of the movie which got sacrificed in doing that. Also, the characterization wasn’t up to that mark. The movie grabbed a rating of 23%.
6. Prince Of Persia
When it was going to release, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was said to be the first really great video game movie. The movie was produced by the man who produced movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Top Gun. It had Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead and was directed by one and only Mike Newell, who made Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is the best team possible to make a successful video game movie.
This was considered better than most of the films of the same kind, but still gathered some reviews like tedious and easy to forget. The movie collects a rating of 23%.
7. Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life
This film was directed by Jan de Bont in 2003 and was a sequel to the 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. This film stars Angelina Jolie in the lead with Gerard Buttler, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Barrie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger, Djimon Hounsou and Simon Yam in the supporting characters. This is an action-adventure film based on the Tomb Raider video game series.
Though the first part Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was a super hit and was loved by the audience. The sequel tried but didn’t get much applause. It was intended to fix some of the things that didn’t work in the first one. The sequel earned only half of what the first one did. According to the critics, The Cradle of Life was trying a little harder to balance action and storytelling. However, Angelina Jolie once again earned applause for her work. The movie collects a rating of 25%.
8. Silent Hill
Silent Hill arguably one of the most famous and atmospheric-horror video games in the history of video games. The game is still far better than a lot of horror movies out there and can give you some serious chills. The movie which came in 2006 tried its best in order to replicate the success game was having but it failed because the game Konami made was influenced by some Hollywood and Japanese horror movies. The critics gave the movie a rating of 29% but there were also some critics who almost called the movie a masterpiece and the movie split the critics into two sides.
9. Mortal Kombat
It’s hard to find a person who hasn’t heard the name of this game in his life; such is the popularity of this world-famous game and the game have a lot of memorable and legendary characters in it. It wasn’t an easy task to bring the character in life on the big-screen the special effects couldn’t match up the expectations of the critics and the movie fell down. The sequel of the movie named as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation got a rating of 2% but the prequel did a good job in comparison to that by grabbing a rating of 34%.
10. Resident Evil
The hype around the release of the movie was huge back in 2002 because the world of its fans was huge and the movie also consists of a lot of stylish visuals. But the movie finds it hard in the box-office but became a success when came out in DVD. The critics gave a rating of 34% and it played a very bad part in film’s demise as back in time people used to trust the words of critics a lot. Resident Evil was a clear example of why it’s not easy to replicate the success of a game on the big screen.
11. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
The final chapter was apparently the sixth and the final installment of The Resident Evil series. It is a science-fiction film released in 2016 and the first film from the series was released in 2012 The Resident Evil: Retribution. The Final Chapter was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Mila Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, and Iain Glen were the star cast of the film. This film series was based on the Capcom Survival horror video game series Resident Evil.
The film got mixed reactions from its audience and became the highest-grossing film in the series, earning over $312 million worldwide. Some of the reviews pointed out that the film ended up with a set-up of another sequel, not sure that it is the “last” chapter. According to some the characters were one-dimensional and the plot didn’t make a lot of sense, some of the action scenes are edited in a choppy manner that it was hard to tell what’s exactly going on. The movie collected a rating of 36%.
12. Angry Birds
The first motion picture that was inspired by a cell phone game was this one, Angry Birds. The Angry Birds’ movie was one of the most rated video game movies. This movie was totally about cheerful and colored birds that launch themselves to the pigs to save their homeland.
The movie was interesting enough but the critics found a little less pleasurable than playing the game itself. The reviews were split almost right in the middle. It gathered $352 million worldwide, making it a nice-animated family-friendly film that offered up some laughs for the kids as well. A sequel is said to arrive in 2019. The movie collected a rating of 44%.
13. Tomb Raider
The only drawback of the two Tomb Raider movies done by Angelina Jolie was that both of them couldn’t able to match the expectations of cinematic potential of the video game character named as Lara Croft and also her story couldn’t be able to come on the big screen with full power.
Alicia Vikander is the one who takes over the role form Jolie in 2018 reboot of the movie and this time the experience was a lot more cinematic than the previous ones. The new Tomb Raider also had an impressive rating of 51%. The casting of Vikander was applauded by the whole world and was a successful decision. The only loop of the movie was its story but wasn’t that much disastrous in comparison to previous ones.
This was the highest scoring movies amongst the video game movies on Rotten Tomatoes. Rampage was directed by Brad Peyton in 2018 starring Dwayne Johnson as the lead character. This movie was based on the old arcade game in which a giant gorilla and an extra-large lizard destroy cities while out striping the military.
The Rock was appreciated for his ever-present charisma, while the visual of the movie was said to be impressively shown. No one actually criticized the film of being art. The critic felt that the film didn’t actually do anything with the idea of giant creatures destroying buildings and cities that hadn’t been done in other films. The movie collects a rating of 53%.
15. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Since its release in 2001, the Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within has become forgotten in the years. But it was a game-changer at that time. This was the first movie which had computer-generated human characters and was almost photo-realistic. The movie was one of its kinds that time. It got the appreciation for its innovative visuals. Robert Ebert, an American film critic, rated it with three-and-a-half stars, calling it “a technical milestone.”
Though the film was attractive enough to gather applause, some reviews suggested that the film was visually attractive but it failed to generate any emotional interest. The movie collected a rating of 55%.
So, these are the movies based on some of the most famous video games ever. Which movie is your personal favorite? Write down your valuable feedback in the comments section below.