Thoughts From A Scot: Should Games Be Made Into Films?

Altered Beast and Streets of Rage have been announced as the latest games to be adapted for film/TV and to be honest I don’t know how I feel about it. […]

Altered Beast and Streets of Rage have been announced as the latest games to be adapted for film/TV and to be honest I don’t know how I feel about it.

I LOVED those games, the remaster of Altered Beast on the PlayStation was pretty cool especially those gory cut scenes as you changed into the various forms and Streets of Rage is a brilliant game,I had it on my mobile until I realized I would get nothing done while I had that at my fingertips. Do they belong on film, though?I am assuming its live action as it is off the back of the new Assassin’s Creed movie but I just don’t know if it will work.

Assassin’s Creed is easily adaptable as its an open world romp through some pretty historically accurate periods so there is lots to play with. Enough I hope that if the movie does well we get a TV series where the character goes back to different time periods each episode Quantum Leap style but killing instead of helping

Streets of Rage was a 2d beat em up where you walked along a street kicking the crap out of punks. Admittedly the punks would look cool on screen and I would LOVE to see a live action version of the girl with the whips but that’s a different conversation altogether. The Warriors kinda covered the whole gang fights gangs while walking along the road (brilliant film and game) and can you imagine how dated it would be if it was to appeal to the people who grew up playing it! A revamped version maybe? Well, what’s the point if it doesn’t resemble the game??

The thing is, I enjoy games made into films I watch them for what they are, a bit of fun and excitement, the acting may be atrocious, they may never win an oscar but if they manage to sneak in some ridiculous costume or catchphrase from the game then I am sold!! Street fighter with Kylie Minogue why not resident evil I think we are on 15 or 16 now, love em so if they make a beast or Rage film I will watch them, hell I will probably love them but I just think there are other games out there perhaps a little more suited to be on screen

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement