WTF Friday: Video Game Movies

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Friday everyone!

One of the types of reviews Rachel and I like to do are movies or television shows, most that have to do with video game-related themes. Lately, I’ve been hearing about a few more that are or will be in production…

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There have been a handful of movies throughout the years that are based on video games. Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed… There’s quite a bit of them, some in live-action, others in animation, direct to television, and, of course, anime.

Video games make quite a profit in today’s culture, so it’s no wonder that studios continue to create movies based off of them. If there are enough players for the games, then it’s logical that there will be an audience for a movie.

Recently, however, I heard of a Minecraft movie that is rumored to be in the works. With the rights secured in 2014 by Warner Bros., the movie has recently hired its third director to take the reins. Originally, the movie was rumored to come out this May, but with a director just getting on board, who knows when this movie will be released. And, while I’m sure people still play Minecraft, is the audience still there for this movie? There are spin-offs, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure games and Netflix episodes, but will there be a full-length movie audience?

Also, Just Dance is somehow going to be made into a movie. I have no idea how this is going to be a thing. All I can picture is flash mobs and, possibly, something like “Save the Last Dance.” As if Just Dance isn’t enough, it will be against the Dance Dance Revolution movie.

Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog (which also made me go “Wtf?” when I saw that strange posters) are coming out this year. There’s also an untitled Monster Hunter movie that may be in the works. Of course, there’s also movies out there with plenty video game elements, such as Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph and Ready Player One, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline.

I’m curious to see how well the upcoming movies will do in theaters. Just Dance? Minecraft? Perhaps if we were getting a Legend of Zelda movie, something with settings that resembled The Lord of the Rings, I’d be pre-ordering tickets.

…Then again, I’d be worried the franchise would be ruined.

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Top 5 Multiplayer Games

Rachel Mii Double JumpHey everyone!

There are a lot of games out there that are definitely more fun to play with others rather than playing alone.

The games I mentioned in my favorite games to play with friends post, here are five games I enjoy playing in multiplayer mode!

5. Skylanders

This game is definitely playable alone, but I do enjoy playing with other people. I like being able to use more Skylanders at once. You can see more of the powers they have, level each Skylander up faster, and it’s always fun to have a sidekick by your side in a level.

4. Donkey Kong Country

Whether you’re playing the old SNES DK game or you’re playing the new Wii U version, this game is so much better with friends. I find it more fun to run through each level with DK and Diddy running separately with each player rather than together with just one player controlling them.

3. Yoshi’s Woolly World

This game is too cute not to play with friends. End of story.

2. Super Mario Bros.

Like Donkey Kong, this game is a lot more fun no matter which version you’re playing. Though I have to admit that the newer Wii U versions seem to be easier with more people playing. You can explore more of the level in less time and there are certain levels that I feel would be hard to beat without the help of another player.

1. Just Dance

Who wants to have a dance party by themselves? You just look like an idiot if you’re dancing alone. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to laugh at your friends when they in fact can’t dance.

What are some of your favorite multiplayer games?