The Best and Worst Video-Game Movies, Ranked by Vulture

Fun new list from Vulture. I must agree with their decision to put Mortal Kombat (1995) in the top three.

Something has happened in video-game adaptations over the past few years. In the three decades since the release of the first game-to-screen movie, 1993’s Super Mario Bros., there have been precious few good entries in the genre (in a critical sense). But things started to change with the arrival of Sega and Paramount’s lovable live-action Sonic the Hedgehog in 2020. It eked out a positive critical consensus and even reintroduced the singular physical comedy stylings of Jim Carrey after a long Serious Film hiatus. Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider has garnered a respectable chorus of supporters in the years since its release, and 2021’s Werewolves Within turned out to be a straight up gem. Promising growth is happening in the game movie space, and for that we should rejoice!

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