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Fun and games

August 11, 2007

Would you like to see a movie based on your favorite game? Are you really, really sure?

As you might have guessed from my image heading, crops are ripening here in Norway. The geese are flying south, the days are growing shorter. Summer is almost over, and so is my holiday. Luckily for you, my dear readers, this means I am back in the blogosphere. I have decided to give myself a soft start, so my first post after the summer break will be all fun and games.

Street Fighter, Tomb Rider, Resident Evil… the list of movies based on computer games is already longer than the entire source code for Pong, and new titles are added every year. Although some of the games were quite entertaining, the movies are never anything but awful.

So, if movies based on rather popular and successful computer games tend to be somewhat lacking in the quality department, what would be the result if someone decided to make a movie based on one of the most popular* video games ever? Find out for yourself here!

* My theory that this game is one of the most popular games ever released for the Windows platform is based in on the fact that it is (was?) bundled with the Micros**t operating system, part on a rather widespread addiction to the game among my friends and family.

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