Film adaptations of videogames tend to be absolutely awful – and from the looks of this trailer for Namco’s Tekken the filmmakers aren’t out to change that. It does however look significantly more entertaining than Street Fighter : The Legend of Chun Li and the Dead or Alive movie, but the bar for fighting game movies isn’t set exceptionally high.
The film-makers don’t seem to have taken too many liberties with the Tekken canon which -Â like most fighting games -Â is absurd to begin with. At least it’s an actual fighting tournament, and there seems to be a pretty big focus on actual fighting and most of the characters resemble their in-game counterparts. It looks like rubbish, but at least it looks like fun rubbish. Nobody was expecting Oscar material here.
Trailer after the jump.
Last Updated: January 15, 2010