Movies based on video games have not been very successful in the past. But that’s no reason for Hollywood to stop trying. After all, some of them still make a profit. In December, a movie version of Assassin’s Creed will hit theaters, starring A-list actor Michael Fassbender. And while hope springs eternal that this will indeed be a decent movie, worthy of the video game franchise, cinematic history tells us to think otherwise. After all, Hollywood is littered with many failed movie adaptations of popular video games. Here are 10 of the worst movies based on video games ever… and we mean worst!
10. Need for Speed (2014)
On paper, this movie must have seemed like a great idea. Actor Aaron Paul was fresh off his success on Breaking Bad, movies about cars and outlaws such as the Fast and Furious franchise were red hot, and Need for Speed is the bestselling video game series about racing, with more than 150 million copies of games in the series sold to date. Yet, the end product was slammed by critics for being an extended car chase and not much else. Need for Speed currently has a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Interestingly, one of the few positive reviews of this movie came from the vaunted New York Times, whose film critic A.O. Scott praised the film’s car chase sequences, and called the overall film “an energetic, unpretentious B movie.” High praise indeed! Despite the critical slamming, Need for Speed still grossed just over $200 million worldwide on a production budget of $66 million – making it a profitable film.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHX-iE2x_0 Via YouTube