Hollywood + Figthing games = Suckfest of a movie!

Pardon me if I hurt anyone with my comments, I just need something off my chest...
 
I guess the title says it all, Hollywood just suck at making films based on video games... 
Anyone seen the live action Tekken Film?  It SUCKED...
Oh how about The King of Fighters live action movie? It SUCKED as well...
Need more? Try The Legend of Chun-Li! It Sucked sooo hard, it would've been much better if they made a porno instead....
Let's look at the classics... Street Fighter + Van Damme anyone? Eeeeeeeew! Suckfest! 
  
Come on Hollywood, are all of you guys so freaking rich that you just spend money making these crap without thinking, Oh Wait, THIS SUCKS! CUT!!! 
 
.... Wait I have another thought, ARE Western Filmakers SOOOO Bad at fighting games that they do not know the story to these fighting masterpieces??? AHA! You guys can't go past the 2nd round ar ya? HAHA That's why you make up crappy story's for your fighting game movies!!!!
 
... I feel better now. hehe

17 Comments
17 Comments
Posted by Illyana Rasputin

The only fighting game I enjoyed seeing adapted thus far was DOA: Dead Or Alive. There were aspects from the original Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat films I enjoyed, but not the entire films as a whole.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Mortal Kombat is watchable. Tekken wasn't THAT bad. Sure, it was crap, but it wasn't repulsive like Street Fighter. 
 
DOA had Sarah Carter in it, so I'm tremendously lenient toward it.

Posted by LT1085

Hollywood isn't one big evil entity that purposely ruins movies like that. You have to take into account the director, producers, actors, budget, script etc., etc., etc. Blaming everything on "Hollywood" is so  cliche. 

Posted by pinchpaker29
Katsuhiro Harada, director of the Tekken video game series, panned the film. “That Hollywood movie is terrible,” he tweeted. “We were not able to supervise that movie; it was a cruel contract. I’m not interested in that movie.”
Posted by saiyan_earthling

They all sucked. The only exception was the first Mortal Kombat movie.

Edited by pinchpaker29
@Illyana Rasputin said:

" The only fighting game I enjoyed seeing adapted thus far was DOA: Dead Or Alive. There were aspects from the original Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat films I enjoyed, but not the entire films as a whole. "

DOA had it on a lighter note but come on, I know DOA was made famous coz of virtual g-cup bouncing goodies(which i dont mind even if non of the chicks on the film had) but it had a lot of potential with it's stories, really playing it ( the mainstream games, not those beach volleyball crap), you would see how deep and dark Ayame or Kasumi's backgrounds are... The movie was like an old Spice Girl music video.
Posted by pinchpaker29
@saiyan_earthling: Nice Avatar! :D
Posted by saiyan_earthling
@pinchpaker29: Thnx, so is yours =)
Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@pinchpaker29 said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" The only fighting game I enjoyed seeing adapted thus far was DOA: Dead Or Alive. There were aspects from the original Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat films I enjoyed, but not the entire films as a whole. "
DOA had it on a lighter note but come on, I know DOA was made famous coz of virtual g-cup bouncing goodies(which non of the chicks on the film had) but it had a lot of potential with it's stories, really playing it ( the mainstream games, not those beach volleyball crap), you would see how deep and dark Ayame or Kasumi's backgrounds are... The movie was like an old Spice Girl music video. "

I agree with you. It was great eye candy, but that was about. I have yet to see a fighting game make a REALLY good translation. Ong Bak is awesome.
Posted by Death Certificate

Has there ever been a live action video game movie that didn't suck? 

Posted by pinchpaker29
@Illyana Rasputin said:
" @pinchpaker29 said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" The only fighting game I enjoyed seeing adapted thus far was DOA: Dead Or Alive. There were aspects from the original Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat films I enjoyed, but not the entire films as a whole. "
DOA had it on a lighter note but come on, I know DOA was made famous coz of virtual g-cup bouncing goodies(which non of the chicks on the film had) but it had a lot of potential with it's stories, really playing it ( the mainstream games, not those beach volleyball crap), you would see how deep and dark Ayame or Kasumi's backgrounds are... The movie was like an old Spice Girl music video. "
I agree with you. It was great eye candy, but that was about. I have yet to see a fighting game make a REALLY good translation. Ong Bak is awesome. "
Ong Bak was good! i dont think it was based on a fighting video game though.
Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@pinchpaker29 said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" @pinchpaker29 said:
" @Illyana Rasputin said:
" The only fighting game I enjoyed seeing adapted thus far was DOA: Dead Or Alive. There were aspects from the original Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat films I enjoyed, but not the entire films as a whole. "
DOA had it on a lighter note but come on, I know DOA was made famous coz of virtual g-cup bouncing goodies(which non of the chicks on the film had) but it had a lot of potential with it's stories, really playing it ( the mainstream games, not those beach volleyball crap), you would see how deep and dark Ayame or Kasumi's backgrounds are... The movie was like an old Spice Girl music video. "
I agree with you. It was great eye candy, but that was about. I have yet to see a fighting game make a REALLY good translation. Ong Bak is awesome. "
Ong Bak was good! i dont think it was based on a fighting video game though. "

You're right. I was trying to think of an example of a good fighting film. :) 
 
  I just saw Raging Phoenix. It wasn't as good as "Chocolate".
Posted by Kairan1979

The only watchable movie based on video game was the first Mortal Combat.

Posted by OmegaDynasty

Yep. Pretty much. 
 
  
  
Posted by TheGoldenOne
@saiyan_earthling said:
They all sucked. The only exception was the first Mortal Kombat movie.
Posted by Aiden Cross

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Mortal Kombat is watchable. Tekken wasn't THAT bad. Sure, it was crap, but it wasn't repulsive like Street Fighter. DOA had Sarah Carter in it, so I'm tremendously lenient toward it.

Pretty much this.

With the exception of Street Fighter, it was just so bad that it was enjoyable to watch. :P

Posted by Shadow_Thief

@Aiden Cross: The weird part is that if you watch the Van Damme movie The Quest, you realize "hey, that was actually a better Street Fighter movie than any of the actual Street Fighter movies."