Feeds

Ten movies inspired by video games

Playing in the cinema

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Resident Evil (2002)

RH Numbers

This survival horror provides few scares, there's a lack of gore and the walking corpses are unconvincing. That said, I'd still rate it as one of the better movies in this list, taking a proverbial dump on Uwe Boll's zombie crapfest House of the Dead.

Certainly, compared to what it's up against here, Resident Evil comes out looking like quite a polished turd production. However, it never reaches the thrills of a George Romero flick – ironically, he pulled out of the project early on.

This first Resident Evil outing, was also one of the few video game adaptations that turned a significant profit in the Box Office. Sequels were inevitable – which have unfortunately become progressively worse – but its success also convinced movie studios to snap up the rights to more video games. Oh dear. Marilyn Manson's soundtrack wasn't so bad, though.

Resident Evil 2002

Uwe BollUwe BollUwe BollBoll-buster Rating 50%
More info IMDB

Silent Hill (2006)

RH Numbers

Decent special effects and arty directional moments give Silent Hill a positive spin, but while the game series is up there with Dead Space for providing serious shit-yourself moments, the feat isn't really repeated here. Instead, the director teases goose pimples by trying to capture the eerie nature of the game, along with a heavy dollop of gore at times.

While loosely based on events in the video game, even die-hard Silent Hill fans are likely to be bamboozled over the film's puzzling plot.

Either way, it's probably one of the better crossovers, but as with most video game movies, is let down by bland acting and dreary dialogue. The film doubled its money in the Box Office though, so stay tuned for a 3D sequel, set for screens this year and said to bridge the movie's story closer to the game's mythology. We'll see about that.

Silent Hill

Uwe BollUwe BollBoll-buster Rating 40%
More info IMDB

New hybrid storage solutions

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.