This list is fraught with danger – because as we all know, films made on the premise of a successful video game usually turn out to be complete and utter rubbish. So we take this list with a pinch of salt – we’re not saying the films listed are any good, nor will they appeal to the masses; rather, by comparison with those of their own genre, these are the best of the bunch. If you’re up for a “video game movie” marathon, these would be our picks.
Here, with guns blazing and questionable female role-models intact, here are the best films based on video games… so far.
The grand-daddy of modern video-game films, Resident Evil is the perfect example of how to do it right. Pushing aside little things like story and character development, Resident Evil is pitched directly to the scare-centers of the brain, bringing the monsters and world of the Resident Evil games stunningly to life. The pounding score by Marylin Manson and Marco Beltrami perfectly accentuate the dark, frightening terror of the below-ground Umbrella complex, through which Milla Jovovich wears a tight red dress (yummo!) and runs away from monsters. Of all the video-game films available to watch, Resident Evil is the poster child for how to do it the right way. Pity about those sequels, though.
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