How come all these video game adaptations are suddenly great?

Posters from Arcane, The Last of Us HBO and Super Mario Bros movie
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Video game movie adaptions aren’t exactly a new concept. We’ve seen plenty of our favourite franchises hit the big screen over the years, such as Doom, Resident Evil, and Assassin’s Creed. However, as both an avid gamer and movie fan, I’m hardly the first to admit that they never quite hit the nail on the head – and many adaptions are just downright bad. So what's changed, and why are we suddenly seeing a rise in successful adaptations? 

Posters from the Resident Evil, Doom and Assassin's Creed films

(Image credit: Capcom/Universal/Ubisoft)

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Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.