No Right Explanation

No Right Explanation
Worst Videogame Movie Ever

Firefilm | 26 Mar 2012 16:00
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Kyle: We could all start listing the movies that we neglected to mention until we're all blue in the face ... or in my case, slightly purple. But I have a bigger issue that should be addressed, because it seemed to permeate the comments for last week's episode all the way through.

Lots and lots of folks told us that the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat movies should not be criticized or mentioned in our "bad game-to-movie" discussion. Why? Because they were so horrendously strange and crappy that they're fun to watch?

Hey, I know that it's fun to watch a really silly/bad movie and make fun of it. Chris and I actually sat through Legend of Chun-Li and Dragonball: Evolution back to back. And we had fun. But the point was not which of these movies is least fun. If that were the case, we could have avoided the pants-on-head craziness of our episode and just have done a straight-up debate. Our question was, "What is the worst game-to-movie adaptation?"

There's no right answer. Obviously. And we brought up plenty of them as contenders. So when I see someone say, "But SF and MK are fun to watch, Hitman was just boring and lame," I really do agree with that statement. But at the same time, Hitman was a competent, if really inconsequential, example of a bad adaptation.

I guess what I'm getting at is this: everyone's definition of the word "worst" must vary. And the margin of error is based on how many of us will watch a crappy ol' movie for a sense of nostalgia or ... heaven help me for saying it ... irony.

Oh, and don't think Uwe Boll wasn't present in the air when we filmed this episode. Fact is, I would totally mention that strange fellow, but I haven't seen more than one of his works. I learned my lesson quickly that if I keep mentioning the pugnacious little sleaze, he'll never go away. Case in point, what was his last game-to-movie? Postal? That was like four years ago. He was gone! And everyone who mentioned him because of this episode ... you are the ones who are the ball-lickers! Now we're all going to have to uncomfortably look the other way and hum to ourselves when he announces his next one: Catherine: The Movie. You're welcome, everybody.

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