The series “One of us” (The Last of Us) breaks all viewing records. The project has been called the best film adaptation of the game and a hit of all time. Although after the third episode, let’s say, there were questions for him. And we decided to recall other good adaptations of games on large and small screens, having prepared a list of the most successful. And again we emphasize – it’s good. If a movie isn’t here (e.g. “Silent Hill 2”) it’s only because we don’t like the picture.
“Mortal Kombat” (Mortal Kombat)
- Year of release: 1995;
- Genre: action, fantasy, adventure;
- Format: feature film;
- Running time: 101 minutes;
- Rating on IMDb/Rotten Tomatoes/Kinopoisk: 5.8/45% from critics, 57% from viewers/7.6;
- Directed by: Paul WS Anderson (Paul WS Anderson);
- Budget: $18,000,000;
- Cost: $122,195,920;
- Age: 16+.
“Mortal Kombat” is rightfully considered the standard of 90s action movies in general and video game adaptations in particular. Interesting characters, great fights and high-quality fan service rocked the industry at the time. The continuation of “Mortal Kombat 2: Annihilation” (Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) could not repeat the success and received extremely low ratings from both critics and viewers.
For all its cult status since 1995, Mortal Kombat is too outdated. You can see the photo today only for the sake of nostalgia. Yes, and a simple plot is unlikely to captivate much. Modern games in the Mortal Kombat series show a much higher level of dramaturgy and require completely different adjustments.
Source: VG Times
Christina Moncayo is a contributing writer for “Social Bites”. Her focus is on the gaming industry and she provides in-depth coverage of the latest news and trends in the world of gaming.