The strange differences and similarities between film and video games can teach us a lot about the nature of interactivity.
Video games and movies are two of the most popular forms of entertainment among the general public. It is a passion among many to go to watch the new movie in the theatre or to buy the latest console in the market.
Over the years, video games and movies have formed a strange but happy relationship with each other. There have been movies that have been inspired by video games, and there have been video games that have drawn inspiration from video games. The Jurassic Park movies gave rise to Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, while the popular Resident Evil film series were born out of a Japanese video game franchise.
Below we take a look at the three best movies based on video games, and then the three best video games based on movies.
Video Games Adapted to Movies
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is one of the most well-known video game-based movies of all time. Starring Angelina Jolie as the protagonist Lara Croft, the 2001 movie revolves around the collecting of ancient artifacts from the Illuminati. Although the movie did not go down well with the critics, the fact that it is still often repeated on television demonstrates its popularity among the public. Of course, the film was based on one of the most iconic gaming protagonists and series in modern times, with the franchise remaining popular to this day. Much as the gaming series was rebooted in 2013, there is set to be a reboot of the film series, with the release of Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider scheduled for 2018.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was a box office hit upon its release in 2010, generating over $336 million at the box office. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan and Ben Kingsley as Nizam, the movie revolves around a young prince and a princess trying to stop a villain from destroying the world with a special dagger. The film was inspired by the video game series of the same name, but it failed to match it in thrills and excitement. For some, the video game was better than the movie.
Just Cause is an upcoming movie based on the video games series of the same name. The action-adventure Just Cause video game series is hugely popular, perhaps because it draws inspiration from real-life events of the United State of America’s invasion of Panama in 1989. The movie will reportedly have Jason Momoa – Aquaman in Justice League – as the lead actor.
Movies Adapted to Video Games
Movies have been made on the Dark Knight since the 1940s, and it was only a matter of time before there was a video game adaptation. Batman: Arkham is a hugely popular and successful video game series. There are four main instalments, each with a different and compelling storyline. The popularity of Batman is also reflected in the number of iGaming titles available online, including Sun Bingo’s Batman & The Joker Jewels slot games. In this five-reel, 25-payline slot, Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, and Robin face their old nemesis, the Joker. Among the features in this title are the Batmobile, a couple of the Joker’s calling cards and a retro soundtrack.
Given the huge popularity of the Mad Max movie series, it was only a matter of time before it was adapted to a video game. After all, what has been a success on the big screen is certainly going to be a hit among the gamers. While the video game does not quite capture the thrill and the entertainment of the movies, it is certainly worth trying for a bit for some fun.
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
The Indiana Jones movies have lasted the test of time and are still popular today. Based on adventures of the archaeologist. Dr Henry Indiana Jones, the movies have been hugely successful among the public. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis video game was originally released back in 1992, and has all the fun and thrills you experienced in the movie. This is one of the best video games to have been inspired by a motion picture.