Because the amount of successful video game movies are approximately 0.
Mortal Kombat is an ultra cheese movie that is bad in a good way
Resident Evil is more like cult films too
And for those films which are kind of mediocre at best...there are dozens of terrible ones with no redeeming qualities.
This. Plus generally Video to movie transitions don't work. Video games already have much more content than movies, both story and gameplay wise. Halo has a great story, great gameplay, and people spend hours playing it. IN movies, you only have two hours, so in retrospect you get less content due to the fact that the gameplay element is removed. Hell usually, only the cutscenes are about 3 hours long ONLY.
That's not to say that Video game movies HAVE are bad or anything, but more times than not, they don't end up working out.
@theacidskull: When I first saw it, I didn't even listen to the rest of the scene, I was laughing so hard.
It caught me off guard the first time to be honest. I mean, it was so intense at first! I was like "Oh yeah look at that music and PLOT!" and then suddenly light dishes out the potato chip quote and I'm like:
Literally just simply handing out and talking. No super fancy-shmancy restaurants, no rowing boats under the moonlight or some bullsh*t like that. Just a simple, fun date. SIMPLE. Like catching a movie or having lunch.