As films become toys, video games become movies, and, yes, movies even become video games, the lines between forms of entertainment are continuously blurred. Throw in virtual reality and AI acting, and it’s just about a throw-your-hands-up kind of situation.
So it’s no wonder that as more and more video games are adapted to the big screen, we should probably take a look back to see what did — and didn’t — work. Per our IndieWire critics, it might make sense to leave “Warcraft” in the wake, and put the O.G. “Mortal Kombat” 1995 film in our rearview for good.
As we look towards Tom Holland’s Indiana Jones-esque “Uncharted” (featuring that iconic zero gravity sequence) in theaters February 18, the “Mortal Kombat” sequel, and Seth Rogen’s miniseries dissection of the IRL “Console Wars” between Sega and Nintendo, we revisit the top video game adaptations thus far. Remember when “Rampage” was the top-rated video game movie on Rotten Tomatoes? We sure do.
Plus, we have to brace ourselves for Chris Pratt voicing Mario in the “Super Mario Bros.” animated film, opposite Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach. And we’re sure some fans are still holding their breath for a live-action “Cyberpunk 2077” movie starring Keanu Reeves, because, well, he actually was in the video game.
From “Silent Hill” to “Sonic,” and all the “Resident Evil” in between, check out our list of top video game adaptations.