Video game movies have a notorious reputation for being terrible, but there are a few that have managed to break the mold and actually be entertaining. With video games being a popular form of media, it’s no surprise that studios have attempted to bring these stories to the big screen. However, many of these attempts have fallen flat. That being said, there are a few hidden gems that are worth watching. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring some of the most entertaining movies based on video games.
Sonic the Hedgehog: The first on our list is the 2020 movie “Sonic the Hedgehog.” This movie is based on the popular video game franchise and follows the story of Sonic, a super-fast blue hedgehog. The film is a mix of live-action and animation and features Jim Carrey as the villainous Dr. Robotnik. What makes this movie stand out is the fact that it takes a lot of elements from the game and puts them into the film. Fans of the franchise will appreciate the nods to the games, while newcomers will enjoy the action and humor.
Angry Birds: Next on our list is the 2016 movie “The Angry Birds Movie.” The movie is based on the popular mobile game of the same name and follows a group of birds who try to save their eggs from a group of pigs. The movie features an all-star cast including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride. What makes this movie entertaining is the humor. The movie doesn’t take itself too seriously and is filled with jokes and sight gags that will keep you laughing from start to finish.
Wreck-It Ralph: Moving away from the direct adaptations, we have the 2012 movie “Wreck-It Ralph.” The movie follows the story of Ralph, a video game villain who wants to become a hero. The film features a lot of nods to classic video games and is a love letter to the medium. What makes this movie great is the fact that it’s not just a movie for kids. Adults will appreciate the references to classic games, while kids will enjoy the colorful animation and action.
Detective Pikachu: Last on our list is the 2019 movie “Detective Pikachu.” The movie is based on the popular “Pokemon” franchise and follows the story of a young man who teams up with a talking Pikachu to solve a mystery. The movie features a mix of live-action and animation and features Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. What makes this movie entertaining is the fact that it takes the world of “Pokemon” and puts it into a live-action setting. The visuals are stunning, and the story is engaging.
In conclusion, while video game movies have a reputation for being bad, there are a few hidden gems out there that are worth watching. These movies take the world of video games and bring them to life in new and exciting ways. Whether you’re a fan of the original games or just looking for a fun movie to watch, these films are definitely worth checking out.
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