Nothing sends chills down the spine than mentioning those dreaded words, video game movie adaptation. Whether you’re a fan of games or a fan of movies, everyone is pretty much in agreement that video game adaptations are average at best and downright offensive at worst.
However, there has been a sudden glimmer of excitement with the release of the new Warcraft trailer. For the first time in a long time, there seems to be some genuine anticipation for a video game movie adaptation. Along with an Assassin’s Creed movie and Activision launching their own movie and TV studio, could we finally see the day where there are good video game movie adaptations? I look into the evidence and also discuss what these movies need to do to learn from the mistakes of the past.