With the recent news that Mega Man would be getting a new movie soon, it got me thinking about the movie industry as a whole and how it has worked with the video game industry thus far.
To some, it’s an amazing chance to see a unique idea come to life and see an interpretation from someone else on how this universe works. To others, it’s an unholy combination that results in chaos.
For example, Resident Evil has seen some success. With multiple live action and animated movies getting some decent “ehhs”. Street Fighter, while not incredibly exciting did get some cheesy but memorable movies alongside many more.
On the other side simply uttering “Super Mario Bros Movie” gets dirty looks and hisses from cats. Humanoid Goombas, Bowser as a villian with spiky hair, and of course, the infamous Dinohattan and dark scenery that was so far away from the source material the only thing they had alike were the names.
Despite that, there have been a few steps towards solving that and they are quite exciting.