The Curse of Video Game Adaptations Part 1: An Introduction

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Imagine for a second the following if you will. “It’s a dark, brooding picture,” one critic hails. “A gritty neo-noir that draws immediate comparison to films like L.A. Confidential and books like Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood,” another agrees. “While not perfect, its combination of a detective thriller and spurts of extreme violence make Max Payne an unforgettable film” notes a third, contributing to the first positive critical consensus for a movie based on a video game. Alas, such was not the case, and instead, the Max Payne movie audiences were treated to was at best a mediocre action movie, filled with by-the-numbers directing, a confusing screenplay, and only a shadow of its source’s story, characters, and aesthetic.

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aDDicteD1670d ago

very nice article, the only video game that done it right was the first mortal kombat FF:advent children and silent hill