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Friday Debate – Which video game character needs a live action movie deal next?

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If Detective Pikachu is a prime example, then it very much is possible to make a movie based on a video game property and not have it be an absolute train wreck when the mainstream audience watches it. I’m looking at you, Super Mario Bros. If Sonic the Hedgehog is also an indicator, then it’s more than possible to do exactly the same but with a nightmare fuel abomination in tow that has been sent back to the drawing board after the Internet has had a field day with it. I mean seriously, who even approved this?

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Point is, is that Hollywood now realises what they need to do to make a good video game movie, even if Street Fighter did show them the way back in 1994 and was promptly ignored. FINE! KEEP YOUR LACKLUSTRE ADAPTATIONS! IN FACT, NOW MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO PRAY TO THEM! I think I’ve got a decent recipe sorted for a good video game movie now:

  • Don’t be embarrassed by the source material
  • Go wild with the world around the characters
  • Lots or realistic CGI fur
  • Like seriously, a shitload of that fur
  • But no teeth
  • All the Easter eggs
  • Just enough star power, but don’t rely on it
  • MORE FUR
  • Plenty of heart

Take that recipe, and apply it to your favourite video game franchise. Who do you want to see get given the silver screen treatment next? Better yet, don’t just tell me, explain to me how you’d like to see Ristar Wars: The Farce Awakens develop on the big screen. Give me your dream team, the actor you’d want playing or voicing your childhood hero.

The director’s chair is yours, you’ve got the budget and a talented crew ready to make this film a reality. Lights, camera and…ACTION!

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: May 24, 2019

79 Comments

  1. I’d absolutely kill for a Ori and The Blind Forest movie with the animation quality of Kingsglaive.

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  2. Kromas

    May 24, 2019 at 10:54

    Commander Shepard. or basically anyone from Mass Effect.

    BJ Blaskcovitz.

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    • HvR

      May 24, 2019 at 10:54

      Was about to say none, all the furriness going in the articles bothered me and threw me off.

      But yes you are correct

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      • PoisonedBelial

        May 24, 2019 at 10:55

        I wonder what material PornHub would have if you search BJ Blaskcovitz or Doom Guy? xD

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        • HvR

          May 24, 2019 at 11:06

          Something that will finally cross the line and be the first porn to be banned in Germany

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          • Guz

            May 24, 2019 at 11:25

            Nein!!

    • Admiral Chief

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      I’m Commander Admiral Chief, and this is my favourite suggestion for a live action character

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    • konfab

      May 24, 2019 at 11:35

      You beat me to it.

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  3. Hugh Lashbrooke

    May 24, 2019 at 11:06

    Abe (from Abe’s Oddysee) would be a pretty sweet character to see in a movie. Filmed in live-action with a mo-cap Abe – he’s got a great balance of heart and comedy that would make a big-screen adaptation a lot of fun to watch.

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    • Guz

      May 24, 2019 at 11:06

      ^^ take all the up votes.

      It would be comedy gold

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  4. Original Heretic

    May 24, 2019 at 11:06

    Easiest would be something that has a very loose story to it. Like Dead Cells. Can pretty much do anything with it.

    But I’d love to see a God of War movie.

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  5. Hugh Lashbrooke

    May 24, 2019 at 11:06

    I had such high hopes for the Assassin’s Creed movie, especially with Fassbender involved, but I guess that won’t ever get done properly now that it was so mediocre. Wasn’t there a Splinter Cell movie planned at some point? That could make for a pretty tense stealth action film.

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  6. Scott Lee Clayton

    May 24, 2019 at 11:16

    None, if they game was made and written well enough in the first place to convey its story and characters then it doesn’t need a film!!… Also why cant anyone in the film industry come up with their own bloody ideas anymore?, leave comics & games alone they are their own media they dont need you over bloated industry ro destroy our memories thanks.

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  7. konfab

    May 24, 2019 at 11:16

    Live action version of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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  8. Pariah

    May 24, 2019 at 11:16

    The Elder Scrolls.

    Whether good or bad, at least it’ll be bug-free for the first time ever.

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  9. The Big Bad Wolf

    May 24, 2019 at 11:26

    *chants*
    SAM AND MAX
    SAM AND MAX

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    • The Big Bad Wolf

      May 24, 2019 at 11:26

      Disclaimer: I know that they’re comic book characters by origin, but still.

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    • Guz

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      There was the cartoon if I remember correctly

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  10. The Big Bad Wolf

    May 24, 2019 at 11:57

    OR
    Unravel. No dialogue, just visuals.

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  11. Darren Peach

    May 24, 2019 at 11:57

    Cynical side aside….wait what… I kinda like the new narrative in the Doom games. The story might be very very very very very er minimal, but the Doom slayer back story is actually gaming lore goodness of note. There is something ultra cool about it. The Doom slayer…gives me goose bumps.

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  12. Brad Lang

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    Bubsy.

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    • Brad Lang

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      You fear what you don’t understand.

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    • Dresden

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      YES!

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  13. Admiral Chief

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    Star Wars The Force Unleashed. Galen Marek needs a movie dammit

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  14. Admiral Chief

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    BlackThorne (because I’m never giving up on that)

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  15. Pariah

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    Black & White, based on the first game, but from the perspective of a villager.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      HAH, a true horror

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      • Pariah

        May 24, 2019 at 11:45

        “NO NO NO. Don’t cast fireball on OUR village. Dumb turtle!” – a voice rang from the heavens. But Nico didn’t hear anything. He had just watched his whole house, whole family, and whole world, go up in flames. Choosing to move to a rival village was easy for him.

        Little did he know what awaited there…

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  16. Admiral Chief

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    BattleTech

    BECAUSE WE NEED A PROPER GIANT ROBOT (MECH) MOVIE

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  17. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    Just Cause. Just go blow stuff up while looking cool & don’t worry about the plot. It works for Fast & Furious.

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    • Pariah

      May 24, 2019 at 11:45

      Fast & Furious 11: Just Cause.

      I can see it working.

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    • Guz

      May 24, 2019 at 11:57

      Directed by Micheal Bay of course

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    • Guz

      May 24, 2019 at 11:57

      Directed by Micheal Bay of course

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  18. WhiteRock

    May 24, 2019 at 12:45

    Gordon Freeman.

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  19. WhiteRock

    May 24, 2019 at 12:45

    Morgan Yu.

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  20. WhiteRock

    May 24, 2019 at 12:45

    Corvo Attano.

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  21. Frans J Smit

    May 24, 2019 at 14:07

    Dead space or FEAR. I’d go watch that

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  22. Generic ZA

    May 24, 2019 at 11:06

    Has anyone made a Fallout 4 movie yet?

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  23. Guz

    May 24, 2019 at 11:15

    None of them! There I said it. most are nothing more than cash grabs anyway,…

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  24. Hugh Lashbrooke

    May 24, 2019 at 11:45

    Any of the old Sierra quest games would make solid character-driven TV shows –

    Police Quest: A police procedural comedy-drama
    Space Quest: A sci-fi comedy adventure
    King’s Quest: Medieval adventure with magic
    Quest for Glory: Fantasy adventure with POV from each of the character classes

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    • Sageville

      May 28, 2019 at 08:24

      Space Quest the movie would be an absolute hoot!

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  25. fleshtwister

    May 24, 2019 at 16:02

    – Commander Keen
    – Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn
    – Unnamed warrior from Diablo

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  26. The Big Bad Wolf

    May 24, 2019 at 11:57

    OR
    Unravel. No dialogue, just visuals.

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  27. Skoobaz

    May 27, 2019 at 11:19

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