The Worst Video Game Movies Of All Time

Above: Stars of the 1994 film, 'Double Dragon'
Above: Stars of the 1994 film, 'Double Dragon'

This week, we were gifted with the new trailer for, Assassin’s Creed. The action movie is yet another video game adaption to hit the big screen. Thankfully, from the brief glimpses we’ve received, it doesn’t appear to be a total train wreck. Upon analysis, there are a couple of big things going for the flick. Firstly, Assassin’s brings with it some serious star power. All of Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Irons, elevate the film from mere adaption, to legitimate blockbuster. The cast is supported by another notable name, Justin Kurzel. The Australian director has maintained a successful run of films, including 2015’s Shakespearian drama, Macbeth.

If you’re a fan of the video game franchise, you’re praying for a successful and true, film adaption. Within the past decade, we’ve seen traditionally “nerdy” comic book films, debut to critical acclaim. The same, however, cannot be said of video game movies. While Assassin’s Creed is hoping to turn the tide, it’s hard to forget the plethora of video game duds. While we hope for the best, it’s fun to reflect on the worst. Here are some of the worst video game adaptations of all time.

Alone In The Dark (2005)

The most complicit suspect in the failure of video game adaptions, is German director, Uwe Boll. A perfect case in point, is his 2005 garbage heap, Alone In The Dark. The movie is based off of the horror adventure of the same name, and stars Christian Slater, Tara Reid, and Stephen Dorff. The game series hasn’t been successful since its 1992 debut, so the fact that Boll felt a film was warranted, is extra confusing. Usually, video game movies are inspired by great franchises, so when a film is inspired by a bad one… well, you can imagine the results. Check out the awful promo reel, above.

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Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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