Video Game Theater
A movie adaptation of a video game is not a new thing. This process dates all the way back to the poor excuse for a Super Mario Bros. film. Images of Dennis Hopper as King Koopa had to be surgically removed from my brain and dulled with one of the game’s famous magic mushrooms. Not all iterations have been as bad as that though, (Mortal Kombat, cough, cough) yet they have not been very good either.
It can be a hard process; do you cast actors as the well-known virtual characters? Or do you just use a game’s setting and develop a new story within its world? Here at Hey Poor Player we believe we can do a lot better than those fat cats in Hollywood, so here is our list of the top 5 video games that would make great movies.