Just a quick note to say that a brand new, on-and-off, film marathon (or movie marathon, as that rolls off the tongue better!) will be starting here on this blog tomorrow, taking a look at a game and its movie adaptation in one go.
Tomorrow the (sadly done to death but it was the first one, so…) combo of Super Mario Bros., both the original NES game and the movie, will kick us off. We then go into Double Dragon, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc. I’d write out the whole list but not only would take a while, but some of the games may change down the road. They won’t always be the first one in the series (especially Resident Evil, as I’m already covered 1-3…), and sequel films won’t always get a review of the second game in a series either.
Some game films will be excluded as I have no knowledge of the games they’re based on, so it would kind of defeat the purpose of the marathon. One or two films that are based on games I’m familiar with but don’t own any games of will appear by themselves as “Bonus Reviews”. I think it will be a fun thing to do here and there, and I’m looking forward to re-watching some bad movies from the childhood/teens, and experiencing some brand new ones to complain about! Hooray?!