With the Mortal Kombat
reboot breaking streaming records on HBO Max, an interest in video game films has been generated yet again even though such adaptations have had a mixed record over the years. While fighting games like the aforementioned Mortal Kombat
, Street Fighter
, and Tekken
have revolutionized the genre with every new installment, their film adaptations have not fared that well either in terms of critical reviews or box-office collections.
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However, despite criticism towards the narrative or acting, most of the films based on fighting games boast well-executed stunt choreography and other technical aspects like visual effects and production design.