Game Movie Director's Theory On Why Game Movies Stink

Some video game movies are... OK. Most are terrible. Why is that? Allow a guy who makes video game movies for a living (try and) explain.

Paul W.S. Anderson has directed every Resident Evil movie since the first one all the way back in 2002, and thinks the reason most game adaptations suck is simple: a lack of knowledge.

"A lot of video game movies are made by directors who don't know the video games they are based on from a hole in the head", he told MCV. "They don't do justice to the games, they don't immerse themselves in the games, they don't understand what people liked from the games. And that is the wrong approach and clearly those movies don't work."

"You can fool people once, you know. I was excited to see the Tomb Raider movie the first time it came out. I saw it, it wasn't very good, I wasn't very excited to go and see the second film. I think with Resident Evil it is very telling that each movie has done better than the one before."

Well, no offence, it also helps people have very low expectations for a Resident Evil movie.

Interview: Paul WS Anderson [MCV]


Comments

    wasn't this already covered yesterday?

    ... he hasn't directed every movie, just the first and RE: Afterlife. If you're basically just going to write three sentences and just copy and paste some answers you could at least do some fact checking with all the spare time.

    Sorry if that came off as me being a bastard, but it really doesn't take that long to go to imdb or google and have a quick look.

    So....this article was just copy/pasta from the much better article by Serrels yesterday?

    Booooo repost. Serrels +1

    “A lot of video game movies are made by directors who don’t know the video games they are based on from a hole in the head”

    POT. KETTLE. BLACK.

    I'm getting some deja vu here.

    Most of Hollywood don't make better video game movies most of them are good and most are worst so if Hollywood make a movie like World Heroes that would be a worst cocept ever or a better Street Fighter movie remake will be better.

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