10 Worst Video Game Film Adaptations Ranked: From Resident Evil To Sonic The Hedgehog | The Independent

Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers have drawn inspiration from other mediums.

Old classics like great expectationsto newer nuggets like There is no country for old people, the 20th and 21st centuries have yielded many incredible literary and stage adaptations. However, when movie studios decide to bring acclaimed video games to life on the big screen, the results are usually far less successful.

Although there have only been a few video game adaptations considered successful – for perspective, 2019 Detective Pikachu sits at the higher end of the critical spectrum so far – there are countless examples of game adaptations gone bad, kid-focused fare like sonic the hedgehogto gritty and violent schlock like the resident Evil franchise.

Even though many of them feature high budgets and top-notch actors, there’s something about video games that doesn’t translate over and over again into movies.

Here are 10 of the worst video game film adaptations of all time, ranked from bad to very, very bad.

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