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Questions tagged [video-game-adaptation]

Question regarding the Film or TV-Show made out of a Video Game.

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How closely tied into the source material is Assassin's Creed?

I just finished seeing Assassin's Creed, and it seems to be a bit different than what I know of some of the games it's tied to. How different is it? Is it just based on them, using it as a shared ...
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Are there any authoritative explanations for why video game movie adaptations receive poor critical reception?

At the time of this writing, Wikipedia's list of films based on video games shows that out of all such theatrical films with an international release, only two have a Metacritic rating of "Mixed or ...
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Why isn't Kung Lao in any of the Mortal Kombat movies?

Kung Lao is such an important character in the Mortal Kombat video-games (especially in Shaolin Monks). Why isn't he in any of the Movies? Does anyone know a specific reason behind this? The Great ...
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What is the most commercially successful movie adaption of a video game?

I was listening to a talk show predicting flops this summer and it was argued that upcoming video game adaptations would be flops. So I was wondering which video game adaptations had been ...
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Is the series based on a game?

While watching Huntik: Seekers and Secrets, something seemed odd how they would receive missions. If the mission involved an uncharted ruin the image they would get would show what it would look like, ...
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What went wrong with Super Mario Bros?

As is widely regarded in both gaming and movie communities, Super Mario Bros is considered one of the worst movies and adaptations of its time. The question is, what happened during production of ...
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Is the story of the Prince of Persia movie purely based on the titular video game?

I heard that Prince of Persia: The sands of time movie was based on the Prince of Persia: The sands of time video game. However in the wiki article it is said: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ...
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Why is Alice chosen as the main protagonist in Resident Evil?

Alice is the main protagonist in the Resident Evil film series and even the main attraction of the movie. What was the reason to choose a different protagonist from the video games? There are so many ...