On a recent episode of the Geek Versus Week podcast, we discussed the new Tomb Raider movie which naturally led to us discussing some of our favorite video game movies. We discuss a bunch of them, but at the end of the day, we each had our favorites. Did your favorite make this list? What did we leave off?
Super Mario Bros.
Let’s start off with what may be the worst of the worst. Sixty-five million years ago, a meteorite crashes into the Earth, killing the dinosaurs and causing the universe to split into two parallel dimensions. The surviving dinosaurs cross over into this new dimension and evolve into a humanoid race.
This one isn’t great, but it’s certainly not bad. It’s hard to go wrong with “The Rock” AND Karl Urban. In the year 2026, a heavily populated research facility on Mars is suddenly attacked by an unknown assailant. Following a distress call sent by Dr. Todd Carmack, a group of marines, led by Asher “Sarge” Mahonin, is sent on a search-and-rescue mission.
My personal favorite, that I want to THINK is great, but well… Jimmy Woods is a young boy suffering from PTSD after his twin sister Jennifer drowned two years earlier. He is focused on travelling to California for unknown reasons, exasperating his mother Christine and stepfather Bateman. Jimmy’s father Sam lives with his elder sons Nick and Corey, but does little to help his youngest deal with his grief.