The Worst Video Game Movies of All Time

February 20, 2020
Hollywood loves taking video game ideas and transforming them into movies. And while these releases are occasionally quite good (the latest off the conveyor belt, Sonic the Hedgehog, for example), in the majority of cases, they’re ludicrously bad.

Yet, some outrank others in how terrible they really are. So, here are the worst video game movies to be released ever!

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat, released in 1995, could be considered as so bad that it’s good. Yet, you wouldn’t think that about its sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation which is just bad. Rather than give either of these films an actual story, they simply feature fight scenes that for some reason or another don’t really go anywhere. Characters in the second film are killed off for no reason and don’t add anything to the minimal underlying plotline. When it comes to the worst, Mortal Kombat is definitely included!

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Put aside the fact that Jake Gyllenhaal acts in the titular role of this 2010 film, it failed miserably at the box office, even though it had a $200 million budget. It’s a shame really, because such a video game has the potential to be transformed into a really compelling film. Unfortunately, this one isn’t it.

Resident Evil

We’re not entirely sure that they could have milked the Resident Evil series much more, but with six films surrounding the video game, it surely tried to. None of the movies really make much sense overall, although it sort of comes together in the sixth and final film, The Final Chapter. Yet, that still doesn’t excuse Paul W.S. Anderson for putting out such dire movies based on the Resident Evil video games.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

There’s little doubt that Angelina Jolie was perfect casting for the likeness of Lara Croft. Unfortunately, this sequel to the original Tomb Raider film, which was released in 2003, sees her uncover the mystery of what is described as a real-life Pandora’s Box. It just has a multitude of plot holes throughout, and Gerard Butler doesn’t make things any better in his role as Terry Sheridan. We’d say to avoid this one, and definitely steer clear of the 2018 reboot starring Alicia Vikander, too.

DOA: Dead or Alive

When you consider that the DOA videogame features multiple women in skimpy garments battling it out, you’ll realise why this was also a terrible choice to convert into a movie. While the videogame may have been more appreciated, this movie is a tragic setup and features dull-as-dishwater cast members portraying unbelievable fighters. Released in 2006 and directed by Corey Yuen, it speaks volumes when Holly Valance is given a main role in a movie with a $21,000,000 budget. As it happens though, it only went on to gross $480,813 in the USA.


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