Video games have long moved from just being the past time of geeks to becoming box office hits. Maybe, it’s because of the huge following that these games have which makes them a massive marketing success or maybe it’s just because Hollywood producers have gotten a little bit lazy (sic). Whatever the case may be, there has definitely been an upsurge in the number of movies based on video games that have been produced. This article highlights some of the best video game movies you need to rewatch this year.
Go Back In Time In Assassin’s Creed
We begin with Assassin’s Creed. If you love playing the video game, then, you might find this movie quite interesting. What piques your interest, first of all, is the star-studded cast. Michael Fassbender stars as Aguilar, the 15th-century assassin and member of the Assassin’s Creed. While Oscar winner, Jeremy Irons is a member of the modern-day Knights Templar. The movie did pretty well in the box office and was one which attracted both die-hard fans of the game and movie goers. You might want to get your hands on the DVD and watch this one for sure.
Warcraft Hits It Big
Another movie that gets its origins from a video game which you need to watch for third or maybe fourth time is Warcraft. This video game turned movie made it big in the box offer raking in a remarkable $433 million. What’s more, it sure looks set to make a comeback with a sequel already in the works. The movie version of this fantasy video game really did justice to the game and won the admiration of both players and moviegoers alike.
Tomb Raider – From Video Game To Pop Culture
As a mobile phone slots game from the stables of Microgaming, Tomb Raider is doing quite well. It has transcended the video game world and has become not just a movie franchise, but also developed a video slot favorite.
Angelina Jolie as the curious, delectable and drop dead gorgeous treasure hunter really captures one’s imagination of how Lara Croft should be in real life. But Alicia Vikander portrayal of Lara Croft in the reboot shows a more vulnerable side to the video game character. You definitely need to watch both the Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander Tomb Raider movies to decide for yourself.
Resident Evil The Ultimate Video Game Turned Movie Franchise
For me, Resident Evil is the best example of how a video game can move from the small screens to the big screens. This video game has churned out sequel after sequel with steady success.
Milla Jovovich playing Alice was the best decision ever by the producers and she reprises her role in each sequel with the elegance and ruthlessness required. This video game may not go down as it is the best video game of all time. However, its movie version may certainly go down as the best video game turned box office movie of all time.