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Game Over: 5 Video Game Films That Were Simply Lackluster

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Hollywood has never seemed to hit the jackpot when it comes to films based on video games. Many of these films have indeed made a profit. The main problem often lies with their lack of faithfulness to the material they’re adapting. We take a look at five video game flicks that didn’t really sit well over time.

Mortal Kombat Annihilation

The first Mortal Kombat film wasn’t great, but it’s watchable by most gamer’s standards. 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation enjoyed none of the success of its predecessor. A major highlight about this film, however, is the soundtrack. Bands such as Pitchshifter and Face To Face helped charge up the action scenes.

New Line Cinema

BloodRayne 2: Deliverance

If we could, this whole list would be nothing but Uwe Boll movies. The retired director has made a career out of making bad video game adaptations. Out of his entire filmography, we’re picking BloodRayne 2: Deliverance. Why? Well, it’s one of few Boll films not nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award.

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Street Fighter

For Street Fighter fans, the 1994 film did the unthinkable and retconned a major character. In the film, Blanka is known as Guile’s friend Charlie. The animated series kept this retcon going until its cancellation in 1997. One of the brightest moments belonged to Raúl Juliá’s portrayal of M. Bison. Unfortunately, the actor passed away two months before the movie’s release.

Universal Pictures

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. is one of those rare films that’s so bad, it’s good. In this film, the Mushroom Kingdom is replaced by Brooklyn, and Princess Daisy is now a college student. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto didn’t hold any grudges against the producers for the 1993 movie.

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within had absolutely nothing to do with Final Fantasy. Without a Chocobo or phoenix down in sight, it aggravated longtime fans of the RPG franchise. Whether you loved it or hated it, you couldn’t deny that it was a beauty to behold. At a whopping $137 million dollar budget, it was the first ever photorealistic computer animated film. To this day, it’s still the most expensive video game movie to ever be released.

Square Enix/Columbia Pictures

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