1. Movies forget the core of the game
Having tried twice to penetrate into the field of cinema, Agent 47 still cannot avoid failure. In 2008, the hitman movie version and rebooted in 2015 with the name Hitman: Agent 47 tried to bring the “bald-headed” assassin to the screen but failed because they forgot the essence of the image. this.
The attraction of Hitman lies in the sneaky assassinations, of course there are still action scenes, but the drama of the game is created by the assassinations “using brain”, silently rather than rushing. shoot and kill as if you knew “the director won’t let me die”. That is why the hitman movie version is no different from a normal “sticky rice” action movie and the audience is too bored with this genre.
2. Changes too much from the original
Resident Evil fans will probably understand this better than anyone else about the inconvenience when the movie version is too far from the game version, the movie keeps showing and the game comes out, nothing related to each other. Although Resident Evil is not exactly a movie-based adaption that failed at the box office, in terms of content, most fans consider the movie nothing to be conveyed from the original.
From a game of survival horror, filmmakers have brought them to the screen and gradually turned the series into an action genre with the focus on actress Milla Jovovich as Alice. And so we had a completely new series of movies that had little to do with the game for fans to spoil for years and years.
3. Not able to choose talented filmmakers
If you follow all the film adaptation projects from the game, you will probably see the name Uwe Boll appearing in the staff of many projects, namely House of the Death, Alone in the Dark, BloodRayne .. All these movies have one thing in common, that is … equally fail.
While there is a great plot from the game version available, choosing the wrong person makes these movie adaptations extremely dark. Of course, no one is asking the studio to invite David Fincher or Christopher Nolan, but the movies adaptations of this game deserve a better director!
4. Too dependent on advertising
If you were as excited as I was in 2005 when Doom was announced with the appearances of Karl Urban and The Rock, then you will probably feel extremely disappointed when the film did not make much impact at time of launch.
Honestly, the plot of the movie was made too bad, just fragments of the game’s plot. And the aggressive advertising tricks have made the fans excited, hoping that as much as they will immediately make them more depressed.
5. Too focused on getting it to the game
It is still known that a game adaptation needs to convey the soul of that game to viewers, but if you focus too much on making the movie look like the game, it will also be a failure for the work. this. As is the case with Max Payne, for example.
Gathering famous stars such as Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis …, the film crew then focused on recreating the scene, building characters with techniques to be as similar to the game as possible. Since then, the plot and content of the film has been gradually neglected so we have a movie “could not be worse” with the boring journey, lack of salt of Max.