Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sorry Paul, But You're Wrong On This One

Paul Constant is one of my favorite writers, but he recently wrote about something that I have to take issue with:

There has never been a good movie based on a video game. Think about that for a second. For twenty years, Hollywood has been trying to adapt video games to film; Wikipedia lists 29 adaptations made in that time. They've never successfully made a good one.
Hollywood never made a good video game based movie? Sure, their track record is pretty terrible, no doubt about that. But a little movie called Mortal Kombat: The Movie would like to have a word with ye. Not only was it not bad, but it was actually pretty decent. Plus it had a killer soundtrack.

No doubt, after acknowledging this little oversight, Mr. Constant will go back and amend his original post, accordingly.


  1. Nope! I do not amend my original post. I saw Mortal Kombat in the theaters. It was maybe the first movie I went to with just my friends, and no adults. The best thing about that movie was the soundtrack. Take the soundtrack away and it's just terrible. You're right that it's the best video game movie to date, but that's like being the world's most grown-up baby. (I had high hopes for Doom, but I left the theater totally destroyed.)

  2. MK: the Movie? What a total disappointment that crap-fest was. I remember fans of the MK series hating it (me included), and there being nothing to interest non-fans. I'm going to have to go with "keep searching". :)