The warm reviews for Detective Pikachu have shown it’s possible to buck a long-running trend but it’s not the first example of a gaming adaptation done well
What makes a good video game movie? Is there even such a thing?
The curse of the video game movie has long been documented, and the stigma that it’s impossible to make a good one regardless of how much money you throw at it or who plays the lead has dogged the genre for years. Video games are more lucrative than Hollywood films overall, yet video game adaptations still struggle to be taken seriously by studio executives, who often misunderstand what makes the source material so popular to begin with.
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