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Oct 20, 2008

Videogame Movies: The Good, The Bad & The Uwe Bolled

Gametrailers.com counted down the worst videogame movies of all time this week, probably in honour of Max Payne flopping in theaters this weekend. While I personally have given up on all modern videogame based movies on actually being a good watch, I thought I would take this opportunity to list my favorite videogame movies from the past.

1. Mortal Kombat
2. Tomb Raider
3. The Wizard
4. Cloak & Dagger
5. Silent Hill
6. Super Mario Bros. (I totally disagree with Gametrailers on that one.)
7. Resident Evil
8. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
9. Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life
10. The Dungeonmaster
11. Grandma's Boy
12. The Last Starfighter
13. Pokemon: The First Movie
14. Pokemon: The Movie 2000

I highly suggest The Wizard, The Last Starfigher, Cloak & Dagger and The Dungeonmaster for the retro gamers out there.

And just to give you an idea of the crappy videogame based movies that are in store for us, here's a list of movies that are either in production or pre-production right now:

* Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
* Tekken
* Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
* American McGee’s Alice
* Area 51
* BioShock
* BloodRayne III: Warhammer
* Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars
* Castlevania
* Citizen Siege
* City of Heroes
* Clock Tower
* Cold Fear
* Deus Ex
* Devil May Cry
* Doom 2
* Driver
* Earthworm Jim
* Eternity’s Child
* EverQuest
* Fatal Frame
* Fear Effect
* Gears of War
* God of War
* Halo
* Hunter: The Reckoning
* Kane & Lynch
* The Legend of Spyro
* Lost Planet
* MechWarrior
* Metal Gear Solid
* Metroid
* Mortal Kombat: Devastation
* The Neverhood
* Nightmare Creatures
* Onimusha
* Pac-Man
* Rainbow Six
* Return to Castle Wolfenstein
* Silent Hill 2
* Siren
* Sonic the Hedgehog
* Soulcalibur
* Spy Hunter
* The Sims
* The Suffering
* Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
* Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
* The Unforgettable
* Warcraft

We've also got three direct to video movies coming out real soon:

* Dead Space: Downfall (October 17, 2008)
* Resident Evil: Degeneration (October 18, 2008)
* Alone in the Dark II (2009)

So much crap to look forward to, expect Resident Evil: Degeneration - Capcom is making that movie much like Square Enix created Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, so that movie should be friggn' awesome.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Speaking of good ol' Uwe, you should check out the article I wrote about him a while back:

I'm especially proud of this one :)