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11 Video Game Movies: How Embarrassing Are They?

Sometimes you base a movie on a book, sometimes you make a TV show out of a movie, and yet sometimes you base a movie off of a video game. Guess what? That last one is how you get results. Well, bad results. Video game-to-movie adaptations almost always end up embarrassing, but just HOW embarrassing? Well, let’s rank them and find out!

Double Dragon

The Double Dragon movie starred a cast member from Party of Five, took the source material way too literally, and was just an unbelievably bad effort all around.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 5/5 Kidnapped Girlfriends

Mortal Kombat

You know? The first Mortal Kombat movie’s actually not bad. Yes, it is very silly, but it knows it’s silly and has a lot of fun with it.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 1/5 Goros That Have Been Punched In The Balls

Mortal Kombat Annihilation

Now its sequel, on the other hand, thinks it remains silly and self-aware, when it is in fact actually absolute trash. Mortal Kombat Annihilation is really bad, and it was so obviously going to be bad that Christopher Lambert refused to return to the role of Raiden.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 5/5 Mud Wrestling Mileenas

Street Fighter

Beyond the fact that Street Fighter has a very bad Jean Claude Van Damme performance (which is really saying something), the film really makes no sense within the context of the Street Fighter universe. It also wastes Raul Julia, a great actor who died way too young.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 4/5 Kylie Minogue screaming “Medic”s!

Street Fighter: Legend Of Chun-Li

This movie is incredibly boring EXCEPT for the fact that Chris Klein gives an all-time nutso performance as Charlie Nash.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 3/5 Goros That Have Been Punched In The Balls

Super Mario Bros.

Boy oh boy, talk about taking liberties with the source material. But honestly, Super Mario Bros. is so weird that if it had been called something else, I’d probably actually kind of like it. Of course, the actors themselves look embarrassed to be in it, so…

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 4/5 Goombas In An Elevator

Warcraft

Just really, really boring.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 2/5 Executives Thanking God For The International Market, Where This Thing Actually Made Some Money

Prince Of Persia

Jake Gyllenhaal’s not Persian, so that’s weird. This movie also features Ben Kingsley mailing it in to an impossible degree, AND YET Alfred Molina actually seems to be giving it his all and is a lot of fun.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 3/5 Nightcrawlers

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is just not a good movie, and there’s something… unwholesome about the CG work.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 1/5 Uncanny Valleys

All Of The Resident Evil Films

They kind of get better as they go, but the first Resident Evil has some awful action sequences, and totally wastes the lore of its source material.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 2/5 Unending Sequels

Wing Commander

Freddie Prinze Jr. gives it his best, and a more damning assessment I couldn’t imagine. Poor, poor Freddie.

EMBARRASSMENT FACTOR: 5/5 Kilrathis.

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Will Weldon
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