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Poll: What is the best video game (adaption or original) movie you've seen? (121 votes)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 29%
Silent Hill 9%
Mortal Kombat 12%
Prince of Persia 1%
Wreck It Ralph 12%
Grandma's Boy 3%
Hitman 1%
Super Mario Bros. 5%
Tron 0%
Tron: Legacy 3%
DOOM 1%
other (original) 2%
other (adaptation) 3%
other (documentary) 3%
other (animated) 3%
other 3%
RESULTS 8%

Wanted a consensus for this paper I'm writing. Mine's Scott Pilgrim, one of my favorite movies by one of my favorite directors Edgar Wright.

#1 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

i dont think tron qualifies for this...

#2 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3883 posts) -

Looks like someone wasn't born in the '80s.

The Last Starfighter?

Cloak and Dagger?

War Games?

The Wizard?

#3 Posted by Gladiator_Games (447 posts) -

Wheres my Wing Commander?!

#4 Edited by translucentfish (127 posts) -

I'm confused... is this supposed to be movies adapted from video games, or movies that have video games central to the storyline?

Regardless... Scott Pilgrim, Tron, and Grandma's Boy have little to do with either.

#5 Edited by BoS_Tobe (12 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac: Agreed because the Last Starfighter would win in my book hands down.

#6 Posted by Village_Guy (2657 posts) -

Halo: Legends? I mean it isn't that good, but I haven't seen a video game movie that really qualifies as good.

#7 Edited by Winternet (8035 posts) -

I . . what?

#8 Edited by EVO (3930 posts) -

King of Kong.

#9 Edited by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -

Final Fantasy: Advent Children

#10 Posted by RedCricketChase (444 posts) -

I'm confused... is this supposed to be movies adapted from video games, or movies that have video games central to the storyline?

Regardless... Scott Pilgrim, Tron, and Grandma's Boy have little to do with either.

Have you seen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? That movie is positively swimming in videogame. And it is gloriouz.

#11 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1066 posts) -

eXistenZ

#12 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

Neill Blomkamps Halo movie that never got made.

#13 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5076 posts) -

@village_guy said:

Halo: Legends? I mean it isn't that good, but I haven't seen a video game movie that really qualifies as good.

Agreed. At least it tried to show other aspects of the Halo universe.

#14 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

Indie Game: The Movie

...I guess?

#15 Posted by mitchell486 (115 posts) -

Yeah as far as "best movie to watch and enjoy" that is based around a video premise or contains video game references and content... I would say Scott is EASILY the best out of these.

Though war games, pheeeeew boy, that is a classic. Just watching it makes me feel like a badass and that I should hack into somewhere super secret so that I can get arrested and then break out and foil a plot to destroy the world just like Matthew Broderick. Though I haven't yet so... That's probably for the best.

#16 Edited by JadeGL (945 posts) -

Documentary - King of Kong

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#17 Posted by jiggajoe14 (791 posts) -

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

#18 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

Star Wars

#19 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Scott Pilgrim is winning? It was a fun movie but man, as an adaptation, that movie just isn't good. It throws most of the book's plot out the window about halfway through the film and Michael Cera just didn't capture the essence of Scott Pilgrim. Plus they leave a lot of the actual gaming scenes that were in the book out of the movie(Neil at the arcade, Lisa playing games after school, Scott playing psp on the couch ) I would've loved to see a directors cut of the film though, so that it doesn't feel so rushed at the end.

Back on topic though, I really enjoyed the first Silent Hill movie, but I can see where others have complaints about it.

#20 Posted by Ben_H (3408 posts) -

I voted ironically for Super Mario Bros.. It is not so much best as more of a "best".

#21 Edited by Optix12 (623 posts) -

i went for Other adaptation (not sure if it counts as original) Mortal Kombat: annihilation
Edit: And now i look like an ass who didnt read through all of the list to spot the third one labelled as mortal kombat. Regardless its not choosing a series but a single film and i feel annihilation trumps the original film for sheer greatness.

#22 Posted by Live2bRighteous (317 posts) -

Scott Pilgrim Vs the world, no doubt. I've always felt lucky knowing I've seen it on the big screen. Fun as hell movie!

#23 Posted by gaminghooligan (1477 posts) -

@live2brighteous: jealous. none of the theaters here had it playing at the time.

@mrsignerman44: I like Silent Hill, I mean it's not perfect, but as far as videogame movies go it wasn't bad at all.

@ben_h: first time I ever watched it, Super Mario Bros. started one of the worst trips of my entire life

@village_guy said:

Halo: Legends? I mean it isn't that good, but I haven't seen a video game movie that really qualifies as good.

Agreed. At least it tried to show other aspects of the Halo universe.

Guess I'm going to need to watch Halo Legends...

@spaceinsomniac: yeah I'm a 90's kid, but funny enough I highly debated putting The Wizard on here. It was actually the first game related movie I ever saw, followed by the last starfighter.

#24 Posted by Mezmero (2017 posts) -

Ryan: Hello and welcome to another time rewinding episode of This Ain't No Game. I'm your host Ryan Davis and this week we turn back the clock to 2010 with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, starring Yake Yellynyall as the Prince.

I said Mortal Kombat because I like dumb kung fu movies.

#25 Posted by Nightriff (5240 posts) -

Scott Pilgrim but I don't count that as a video game movie because it wasn't based on video games (I know your question accounts for that but they are different categories of film)

Mortal Kombat is my favorite adaption because it was true to the source material, was terrible in its own way but awesome in all other ways.

#26 Posted by translucentfish (127 posts) -

@translucentfish said:

I'm confused... is this supposed to be movies adapted from video games, or movies that have video games central to the storyline?

Regardless... Scott Pilgrim, Tron, and Grandma's Boy have little to do with either.

Have you seen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? That movie is positively swimming in videogame. And it is gloriouz.

I love that movie, but including it in a list of "video game" movies is like including Inglourious Basterds in a list of "movies about movies".

Not to mention that is was adapted from the comic book series, and the main fighting storyline was inspired more by musicals than video games.

But, whatever, I don't really care that much. Good movies are good movies, no reason to pigeon hole 'em!

#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (4784 posts) -

What is wrong with this poll?

#28 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

The Nines is the best Sims movie that could ever be made.

#29 Edited by gaminghooligan (1477 posts) -
@sackmanjones said:

What is wrong with this poll?

dunno duder you tell me, I'm open to criticism

@translucentfish said:

@redcricketchase said:

@translucentfish said:

I'm confused... is this supposed to be movies adapted from video games, or movies that have video games central to the storyline?

Regardless... Scott Pilgrim, Tron, and Grandma's Boy have little to do with either.

Have you seen Scott Pilgrim vs. The World? That movie is positively swimming in videogame. And it is gloriouz.

I love that movie, but including it in a list of "video game" movies is like including Inglourious Basterds in a list of "movies about movies".

Not to mention that is was adapted from the comic book series, and the main fighting storyline was inspired more by musicals than video games.

But, whatever, I don't really care that much. Good movies are good movies, no reason to pigeon hole 'em!

I can see you're point, but let me explain where I'm coming from here. Part of the paper this poll is being used for is going to compare movies based directly on videogames (adaptation) and movies that just involve/contain elements (original) of video games. Using the answers of this and many other polls I've conducted, I want to see whether a gamer audience is more likely to love one or the other. The reason I have movies like Grandma's Boy and Tron on this poll is because my initial fill in the blank q & a had quite a few votes for them. So far across all polls it's a tie between Scott Pilgrim and Wreck It Ralph neither of which were based directly off of a videogame. However the non-gamer polls seem to have standouts like Hitman, Prince of Persia, and Silent Hill.

#30 Posted by biggiedubs (503 posts) -

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

#31 Edited by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

War Games. I don't care if it's not a movie about a video game. It's close enough.

#32 Edited by teh_destroyer (3574 posts) -

Silent Hill was really good for what it tried to do :/.

#33 Posted by kerse (2118 posts) -

Silent Hill was really good for what it tried to do :/.

I agree, I really enjoyed it

#34 Edited by ShadowConqueror (3082 posts) -

Other: there is no good video game related movie.

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#35 Edited by SecondPersonShooter (620 posts) -

On the list, Scott Pilgrim, that movie is actually genuinely great.

But Mortal Kombat is easily second place because it's just the best kind of dumb fun

Is Hitman worth watching? It's the only movie on this list I haven't seen so maybe I'll fix that.

#36 Posted by mitchell486 (115 posts) -

The Nines is the best Sims movie that could ever be made.

I completely forgot about this being based on a Sims-like universe until you said that. Great movie! I forgot about that until now. Good call sir!

#37 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World absolutely.

#38 Posted by gaminghooligan (1477 posts) -

On the list, Scott Pilgrim, that movie is actually genuinely great.

But Mortal Kombat is easily second place because it's just the best kind of dumb fun

Is Hitman worth watching? It's the only movie on this list I haven't seen so maybe I'll fix that.

Hitman isn't amazing or anything, but if you catch it on tv or on the cheap I would watch it. It has some pretty cool action in it.

#39 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Halo: Forward Unto Dawn

#40 Posted by Gamer_152 (14099 posts) -

I don't think Tron qualifies for this, but my pick would have to be either Scott Pilgrim vs. The World or Indie Game: The Movie.

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#41 Posted by dinkys (52 posts) -

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

*Drops the mic*

#42 Edited by MetalThrashingMatt (212 posts) -

Grandmas Boy is the only correct answer

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#43 Edited by Hector (3375 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, for sure.

#44 Posted by Sgtpierceface (639 posts) -

Indie Game: The Movie. Also, this post doesn't really make any sense.

#45 Edited by Quarters (1806 posts) -

Out of that list, I think Tron: Legacy is the best movie, though it's definitely on the loose side of a "video game movie". However, more on topic, I have a huge soft spot for the Resident Evil movies(and by that I mean the live action ones, though the CG ones are cool). Bummed that it isn't on this list.

#46 Edited by Pr1mus (3959 posts) -

Scott Pilgrim is fantastic but i don't know how good an adaptation it is.

When i was 12 and MK came out is was a fine movie. Silent Hill is also fine as an adaptation. Its got the look and atmosphere of a Silent Hill game.

#47 Posted by donfonzie (206 posts) -

I would have to say Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. I consider it to be the only proper Street Fighter ever made (The Guile one and Chun Li one do not exist). Great animation, amazing soundtrack... its just plain awesome.

#48 Edited by crusader8463 (14426 posts) -

I loved all the MK movies growing up as a kid -- I even liked the few episodes of the TV series I got to stay up late and watch -- and I genuinely loved the Double Dragon movie. Seeing it as an adult DD is truly terrible, but as a kid I loved it. I also loved the Mario movie despite it really having nothing to do with mario, and I loved the Van Dam Street Fighter movie.

As far as genuinely good that I would suggest to adults, I really loved the Persona 4 anime. I really loved what they did with staying true to the series and taking their own twist on it at parts. Not to mention how they handled having a character that was a mute in game have talking roles in the show and it not being weird. Yu had some of the funniest bits of the show and often was a huge scene stealer.