We in the gaming community all know by now never to look forward to any of our favorite titles being a blockbuster movie. Let's face it; most video game based movie titles fail to please the fan base, AND fail to gain any interest from those outside of the fan base. At best, we get a movie that's kind of, "meh." (And at worst we get anything by Uwe Boll.) I, for one, had given up hope.
And yet, this summer's movie lineup consists of Ratchet and Clank, Angry Birds, Sly Cooper, and Warcraft, and to be honest, each of them looks as though real care was put into honoring the source material and giving fans something they legitimately want to see. Whether or not they're great, could these by the "Spiderman" of video game movies?
Once up on a time, super hero movies had the same stigma as being god-awful, and everyone rolled their eyes when a new title came out. Spiderman, despite its eventual flaws, marked a new beginning in the genre, and now everything from Avengers to Antman, Deadpool to Batman vs Superman, are becoming huge successes and instant fan favorites. Maybe it's time video game movies received that same treatment. With this summer movie lineup, I'm hopeful that we might finally see that turn in the genre and start getting excited for titles like Legend of Zelda, Mega man, Metroid, and Castlevania, being the next summer blockbuster.
What do you guys think? Is there hope coming for our favorite titles? Or should video games simply stay video games?