A couple of weeks ago we asked you what the worst adaptation of a video game to the cinema had been for you, and today we want to do just the opposite, that you tell us what it has been, in your opinion, the best adaptation of a video game to the cinema.
We could think that the choice is easier, since there are more bad adaptations than good ones, Nothing could be further from the truth, there are quite interesting adaptations that demonstrate the effort and interest that their managers had to reach a good level, and it is very sad to have to choose.
In my case I have three great candidates. The first is Resident Evil 2, a film that still did not stay true to the Capcom franchise, but had a pretty good staging nonetheless. It was not bad, in fact I liked it much more than the first part, perhaps because of the development in the city.
The second is Mortal Kombat, the original from 1995. I was lucky to see her in the cinema, and I enjoyed her as a dwarf. Despite the limitations of the time, the staging, the characterization of the characters, the choreography of the fighting and the setting were very good, so much so that not long ago I decided to see it again and I was very satisfied. It wasn’t nostalgia that drove me to value it that way.
Finally there is Silent Hill, a film that was released in 2006 and that I could also see in the cinema. Very faithful to the essence of the Konami franchise, with a well-worked narrative, a very careful set design and some really good special effects for the time. I also really liked it, and I have to see it again.
Mortal Kombat is my favorite adaptation of a video game to the cinema
It was a difficult decision, but I am clear, Mortal Kombat is still my favorite. I understand that not everyone agrees, this is not intended to be a professional film critic, but a personal assessment with a minimum of common sense.
That movie left us, despite the limitations of the time, scenarios that perfectly represented the essence of Mortal Kombat, characters with a characterization pretty faithful, unique moments, such as the combat between Cage and Scorpion, and a soundtrack that has gone down in history.
Now it’s your turn, what has been the best adaptation of a video game to the cinema? The comments are yours.