It has always been a fan’s dream to get their favorite games as a live-action movie. However, not quite all games will make a decent film. Take the Super Mario Bros. for example, which was made in 1993 and made a net profit of a whopping $27 million. While the Mario Bros. as a game series is one of the oldest ongoing smash hits, the movie was far from the success it had as a game. This list contains five games that, if they were produced into a live-movie, would fall just as hard or harder than poor old Mario did.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega’s version of Mario, Sonic has not only had his own game series but several cartoon series also. However, if brought to the big screen, Sonic the Hedgehog would not enjoy any of his fame or glory brought about by his relatively large success. With a movie almost exclusively about anthropomorphic animals that can run far above Mach 1 and the fact that combat involves turning into spinning ball of death special effects and costumes would either be shoddy work or the entirety of the movie would barely relate to any existing canon, perhaps going far from it.
Sorry Portal fans, but Valve’s bestseller game just wouldn’t make a decent movie. It’s not that Portal isn’t a great game, it is, but to watch Chell (the protagonist) complete several series of puzzles and challenges by strategically placing blue and orange portals all while GLaDOS commentates and interjects the stark silence with random tidbits of sarcasm and humor would make for a poor story. All in all, it would very quickly become a very tedious movie.
Think about it, a chubby microscopic man running about with a hundred carrot people isn’t going to be easily done, and the repeated theme of fighting large creatures for parts to your wrecked ship is boring at best when you are just sitting and watching. Pikmin has very little story to it and almost no dialog. Plus, who would want to hear Captain Olimar’s whistle every few seconds or so? It would give all watchers a massive headache.
Really, Pokemon itself isn’t a bad idea, but to convert it to a live-action film is. The cute and cuddly creatures such as Pikachu wouldn’t turn out to be too pretty after going through a realistic design. Plus, most of the story would be revolving around battles between Pokemon. Perhaps something based off of Pokemon would be kind of cool, but Pokemon itself wouldn’t translate too well into a realistic setting. Out of the top five video games, the popularity to Buy pokemon go accounts is mushrooming in the economy. The craze of video games is increasing the subscription of the go accounts for the manufacturers.
Although it would be easy to imitate a game that is supposed to mirror real life, it wouldn’t be interesting. To watch some random family wander about, get a job, have kids, etc. would be absolutely boring. There is no storyline to the Sims, so a movie would be near impossible. If you inserted a story into the movie it would no longer be a movie on the Sims, thus the Sims is probably the worst game to make a movie of.