Hollywood has been trying for years to crack the code of turning video games into movies. As of yet, it’s hard to say that there has been a single film based on a game that was great, but that doesn’t mean they’ve all been terrible. Most of them are. Most of them are laughably bad, but a few have at least some good qualities that make them worth a view, even if they’ll never become your favorite movies.
Here are seven movies based on video games that you should check out if you haven’t before. Yeah, we can’t really claim that they’re fantastic, but we’ve all enjoyed the occasional movie that wasn’t perfect. Here are a few that aren’t exceptional, but they’re fine.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Hollywood is taking another swing at Tomb Raider, with Alicia Vikander playing Lara Croft in a movie based on the video game series’ reboot in 2013. Hopefully, the reboot will help the movie in the same way it helped the games. Having said, the original attempt to bring Tomb Raider to the screen with Angelina Jolie wasn’t actually terrible. The actress was perfectly cast as the globetrotting adventurer that the character was originally designed to be. Opinions seem split on which of the two Lara Croft movies is the slightly better one. The sequel got barely better critical reviews, but it doesn’t include a bungie-based indoor gunfight, so that puts in the original over the top in my opinion..