There are few challenges more daunting in filmmaking than getting a videogame movie right. Many of them fail. Many of them fail badly. That being said, here are the top ten movies video games on Android.
Top Ten Movies Video Games on Android
The creative team behind Assassin’s Creed film took the correct approach. Ubisoft, the game studio, decided to snag the creative reins of the project itself and attach a reliable talent who believed in the potential of the franchise.
World of Warcraft was just ripe for being picked up by Hollywood. Being brushed aside as Lord of the Rings-lite, Blizzard’s jewel in the crown is packed with lore in abundance and it’s all guided under the steady hand of indie darling Duncan Jones.
3. Tomb Raider
Angelina Jolie starred in two big-budget Tomb Raider films as titular hero Lara Croft in 2001 and 2003, but these leaned into the cheesy elements that defined early video games. When Alicia Vikander took over the role for 2018’s Tomb Raider, it was the rebooted, down-to-earth 2013 game that served as source material.
The Super Mario Bros. movie is the most notorious videogame bomb in history. It took the beloved Nintendo characters and renders them nearly unrecognizable. It features elements from Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Land, and Super Mario World.
5. Doom (2005)
The hate shown in this film is astounding since this is a genuinely fun movie to watch. The best way to describe Doom is that it’s a Cannon film made in the modern day (Cannon Films created very cheesy, trashy, and over-the-top action flicks in the 1980s).
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Three out of 5 Resident Evil films made this list, with this one just barely surviving the cut. Milla Jovovich returned as Alice for this second film in the Resident Evil series, which is based on elements of the popular video game franchise. The sequel made more money at the box office than the first film even if it wasn’t quite as well-received by fans or critics.
When it was first announced, this movie seemed like an outright joke. After so many incredible years of Pokémon in pop culture, it seemed insane that the franchise’s first trip to the box office in live-action form would come by way of a Detective Pikachu game.
Gyllenhaal leans into the silliness and seems to pop off the screen in his role as the eponymous Prince and the time-rewinding aspect of the movie actually still holds up pretty well given a rewatch.
Based on the classic Midway monster arcade game series, it’s just as ridiculous as it needs to be to remain entertaining. An enormous gorilla is joined by a bizarre wolf-like monster and a sea creature as they cause havoc in a city filled with skyscrapers to climb and destroy, and only you can put a stop to the madness before it’s too late.
The character of Agent 47 is cold, calculating, and ruthless. He’s methodical and unemotional (gee, if the contract killer career doesn’t work out, he would be a great politician).