Adaptations of video games to cinema is a sensitive subject. Hollywood often finds it difficult to stage a good adaptation of a video game franchise. But sometimes the result can be very convincing.
Sonic : the fastest in the history of video games
It’s one of the biggest financial hits on this list. For a budget of $ 85 million, Sonic grossed over 319 million. And although we did not expect it, Sonic can fall into the category of best video game adaptations. Because in spite of its faults, the film remains very faithful to the universe of the game. Jeff Fowler puts forward everyone enchanted by the little blue hedgehog who must face a Dr. Robotnik embodied by the madness of Jim Carrey. Faced with the success of the film, Paramount has already launched production of the sequel.
silent Hill : horror in video games
In 2006, the French filmmaker Christophe Gans takes on the horror franchise silent Hill. Worn in particular by Sean Bean, the film offers a superb polished aesthetic which perfectly pays homage to video games, and absolutely scary sequences. The graphics of the monsters are attractive and Christophe Gans signs an interesting film due to its visual proposition. On the box office side, silent Hill reported more than $ 100 million in revenue (for a budget of 50 million). A suite, Silent Hill: 3D Revelation, even saw the light of day in 2012.
angry Birds : the surprise of the top
It’s amazing to see thatangry Birds is present in this top. But the fact remains that Clay Kaytis’ film is a rather effective comedy, and a visually stunning and very colorful entertainment. Without being the film of the century, it is a cartoon that is part of the legacy of Dreamworks productions share a similar tone and animation. Produced by Sony, the film grossed over $ 352 million in revenue for a budget of 73 million (which is even better than Sonic). A score that prompted the firm to produce a sequel in 2019.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu : manga and video games
Directed in 2019 by Rob Letterman, Pokemon: Detective Pikachu turned out to be good entertainment, but above all a superb tribute to the world of manga and video games. The filmmaker has managed to recreate the open world of pokemon with a certain generosity. Worthy heir to Who wants the skin of Roger Rabbit?, the film also owes a lot to the hilarious dubbing of Ryan Reynolds. Yet despite its $ 433 million in revenue (for a budget of 150 million), Warner is currently refusing to produce a sequel.
Warcraft The Beginning : the favorite of gamers?
Directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie’s son), Warcraft is considered by many to be the best (in any case the least bad) video game film adaptation. Worn by Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell and Dominic Cooper, Warcraft is a pleasant entertainment, which portrays a rather controlled heroic fantasy universe. Without achieving the excellence of The Lord of the Rings or from Game Of Thrones, Warcraft remains a compelling blockbuster that has grossed over $ 439 million in revenue (for a budget of 160 million).
resident Evil : Paul WS Anderson is the king of this top
How not to end this top with resident Evil ? Directed by Paul WS Anderson in 2002, the film is notably worn by Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. Without being a masterpiece to speak of, it’s a one-of-a-kind entertainment. A strange blockbuster, out of time, which has aged without becoming obsolete. It’s rhythmic, sometimes very silly, but also surprisingly enjoyable with interesting horrific passages. And even if the film is a little away from the games, it’s definitely one of the best video game adaptations to date..