Video game movies are a bizarre phenomenon, in my book. Take a successful IP and adapt it into a movie. Sounds logical enough. Hell, it might even be good! But by and large these attempts don’t go over as well as other film adaptations.
With reasons like no game “authorship,” the removal of any element of emergent narrative, and other issues movies made from games have a steep slope to climb on the way to acceptance, let alone decency. Enter Persona 3: the Spring of Birth, and if you’ve ever been a slight fan of the Persona series, it’s time to give video game movies a second chance.