Check Out IGN's 'Video Game Movies by the Numbers' Infographic
We all know that video game movies are still cursed in Hollywood, bound to never be good, so while we wait the years it'll take to finally make a good one, our friends at IGN have created a new infographic: Video Game Movies by the Numbers. The chart visualizes, in typical cartoony style, various statistics including the highest grossing video game movie (which is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider hence the photo above) as well as best/worst reviewed video game movies, ranked by budget, ranked by opening weekend and so on. You can see the infographic below. This is interesting, but only confirms that most of these suck, no matter the cost.
I always find it weird exploring this genre, as it feels like there should be/have been more adaptations, but none really stick out, and everything is bad anyway (even Super Mario Bros!). I'm not sure why IGN even says: "To help convince your ladyfriend that VG movies are worth the time, especially if she wants to be your girl for the long haul" because there's nothing that impressive on this chart. Maybe it's just IGN being partial to gaming. Hopefully one day movies like Gears of War, BioShock, Assassin's Creed or Mass Effect actually turn out incredible. We can only hope there is a brighter future for video game movies. Thoughts?