From one format to another, since the continuous rise of the video game industry, movies and series have been looking to translate stories into their screens, here are some of the best ones.
Going from something as fun as a crazy time casino game to the big screen or the TV, takes a lot of work, preparation, and care.
It’s a delicate adaptation game because gamers are so protective and eager to see the stories be portrayed well, on the other hand, non-gamers need to be properly introduced to characters and universes.
Take a look at some of the successful representation of videogames on movies and series
The Witcher didn’t seem like it was going to be a clear success but made it by capturing millions of new fans on Netflix after its premiere.
A lot of praise was given to its main actor Henry Cavill who played all the games and practices nonstop with the sword, he also seems to credit Tom Cruise for part of his performance.
Not only Cavill but the rest of the cast as well do a great job in capturing the essence of the games, while scriptwriter managed to create a storyline that satisfied both gamers and new audiences.
This is one to keep in mind when you feel like escaping to a magical realm with handsome men, beautiful women, humor, all in all, an easy to binge show.
Resident Evil Franchise
This franchise is one of the most successful video game-based entertainment projects, one of the most surprising factors is that they are all live-action films with special effects in a format that can prove challenging from translating games into movies.
- Resident Evil
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse
- Resident Evil: Extinction
- Resident Evil: Afterlife
- Resident Evil: Retribution
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
There is a big difference form the video game where developers go back and forward with viruses they are up to nine different ones, while in the movies there is only one the T-Virus and its respective antivirus.
It’s a great choice for those that love action movies and blockbuster-style films.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie’s 2001 Tomb Raider was everything fans wanted and more, an A list star who embodied the character perfectly, comedy, around the world adventures, even the romance was acceptable.
The Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander also has a lot of kick, with a grittier look to it and the same international feel, it even started a whole trend of workouts after the actress tone physics debuted on the screen.
A great series for a family movie night, thirteen and up, fun, fast-paced action with a lot of comedy.
Tron is a unique case, and truly belongs in a category of its own, here is why: this film is based on a video game that just existed for creating the movie, that is until the premiere and success of the film which is when the game was finally really made.
It’s a great movie both the original and the sequel, the first has a lot of sentimental value and the second much higher visual aspect, great choice either way.