For around a decade now, superhero movies have been the number one genre in Hollywood. Every year millions of people line up to go and see a superhero movie. This year has Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, and more! Deadpool is already breaking records, and is on track to become the highest grossing R rated movie of all time! These movies are huge. But sadly, everything, must come to an end.
You see, before superhero movies, things were different. There wasn't necessarily one genre above the rest, in fact Hollywood hasn't had that since the western. Now I am not saying "superhero movies will do away like the western" because that's not true. We will always have superhero movies, I am just saying that there is a new player in the mix, and will be taking over for a little bit.
I'm talking about video game movies. They have been attempted in the past, and have fallen flat. Tomb Raider Series, The Mortal Kombat movie, The Super Mario Movie, so on and so forth. All of them did poorly. But with new tech, and new fresh ideas from new people, we can create a whole new successful genre of film. And wouldn't you know it, the process has already begun. In the year 2015 we had two video game movies come out. Hitman: Agent 47, and umm... Pixels. But we won't talk about those. There have been some good video game movies that have come out. Scott Pilgrim vs The World was good, Need For Speed was good, The Resident Evil Series is very popular. Those movies are what show us, that there is hope for a video game movie to be good!
The reason I say that pretty soon video game movies are going to take over, is because of supply and demand. We as humans want stuff that we can relate to, we want stuff that blows up, we want cool, we want retro. That is why superhero movies have been so popular for so long. We love the idea of people like us having something happen that turns them into super special and they save the day. But it's getting old, and change is a necessity for life. Say there was no such thing as comics, no such thing as superheroes, what is something that everyone loves that could be a movie? Video games! It's just right around the corner!
Here is just a short list of SOME of the video game movies that have been announced:
- Angry Birds Movie (2016)
- Tetris Movie (TBD)
- Five Nights At Freddy's Movie (TBD)
- World Of Warcraft Movie (2016)
- Assassins Creed Movie (2016)
- Uncharted Movie (2017)
- The Minecraft Movie (2019)
- The Last Of Us Movie (TBD)
- Watch Dogs Movie (TBD)
- Mass Effect Movie (TBD)
- Temple Run Movie (TBD)
- AND MORE!!
There is so much in the new and improved genre of film to look forward to! It has begun. 2016 is the year that video game movies make a comeback and make a statement! Two of the most beloved video game franchises of the 21st century will be getting a full length movie this year. Back when superhero movies really took off in 2008, we had Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk. That was it, those two films started one of the most beloved franchises in the whole film industry. It is possible for video game movies to become the next big thing, video game movies will become the next big thing!