The concept of the video game movie is in dire peril. For years, the franchise languished becoming the black sheep of the industry. Where once many saw opportunity, now everyone watches on with dread. And who could blame them. After seeing so many critically disparaged renditions of "Resident Evil" and other guffawed films by Uwe Boll, it seems a natural reaction. And let's not even bring up that 90's "Super Mario Bros."
Remember that "Super Mario Bros?" movie back in 1993? Even if you don't want to admit it, you can't help but feel the sting of seeing one of the most iconic video game characters of all time get decimated on the silver screen. It was a painful experience, but also one that seemed to foreshadow the kind of sacrifice that gaming characters would endure for years on end.
The reality is that video games have not made good films, a shocking revelation when considers the wealth of content on order in the gaming world. For some odd reason however, Hollywood has not cracked the code.
So who can save the day and unite the two media in a manner that is worthy of both forms?
After the great opportunity of being chosen to be the actress to play Anastasia Steele in the highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” it can thrill fans all the more to know that Dakota Johnson has remained grounded ever since.