The long awaited sequel to my Top 10 Video Game Movies Part I. Sorry about that, I've been working like crazy lately.
Why don’t they port Doom to the PSN and X-Box Live? I don’t think it would be hard to do and I would totally buy it. This has nothing to do with the movie, but goddamn I love that game. I guess that’s part of the reason Doom the movie is so high on the list. They do make some drastic and unnecessary changes to the plot of the game. In the game, humans discover warp pads on one of the moons of Mars. As humans experiment on these pads they accidentally open a gateway to hell. A lone Space Marine must fight Cacodemons and save Earth. The movie added a bunch of scientific gobblity gook in an attempt to make a sophisticated horror/action/sci-fi movie like Aliens. They should have just stuck to the original plot (dudes killing hell monsters) and made a sweet straightforward action movie like Predator. It was still a pretty sweet movie.
3. Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
|Different movie same idea|
|If you don't want to see the movie after looking at this promo pic I guess I should mention that Gerrard Butler is also in the movie, because you probably aren't into the ladies.|
2. Resident Evil
I describe this movie as “exactly what it looks like.” Most people say to this, “well I think it looks stupid.” You know what? You’re stupid. To me Resident Evil looks like a movie about a supermodel killing zombies, and I was not disappointed. I never played any of the games, so I have no idea how close the movie follows the source material. The plot was kind of convoluted and goofy, and Resident Evil is a Japanese game to it might be very similar. On the other hand, there are no schoolgirls getting tortured to death by perverted old men so it might have nothing to do with its Japanese roots. I had a tough time deciding which Resident Evil movie to put on this list. In the end I decided to pick the one where Milla Jovovich shows her lady parts. I’ve had a huge thing for her since I saw the Fifth Element in the theater at the age of 14, so I was able to get past her hospital gown and shaved head and concentrate on her nakedness. That kind of mentality is what separates men and women, and separates Resident Evil from the other movies in the series.
1. The Last Starfighter
|The game that never was|
When I saw this as a kid I was like, “holy shit that was awesome.” Rewatching this movie in my late 20’s I concur with my earlier sentiment. The movie also features some early CGI, alien bounty hunters (Sweet!) and flying cars. A really enjoyed this movie.
I guess that’s a pretty good way to wrap this list up, with a movie that isn’t actually based on a videogame. But what does it all mean? I guess if this list proves anything it proves that there’s a serious lack of good movies based on videogames. If this list proves anything else I guess it proves that I’m a sucker for hot babes. I mean, House of the Dead? That movie sucked. Oh well, back to the shitty beer.
|Goddamn you House of the Dead, and your sexy ladies!|