IN THE GAME

GQ (Australia) - - SOURCE -

AN­GRY BIRDS IS COM­ING TO THE BIG SCREEN. THAT’S RIGHT, THE BLOWOUT FIN­NISH VIDEOGAME FRAN­CHISE IS THE LAT­EST AT­TEMPT FOR GAM­ING TO MAKE ITS CEL­LU­LOID MARK. HERE, A LOOK BACK AT WHAT’S GONE BE­FORE YOU RE­ALISE THEY’VE ALL BEEN A BIT RUB­BISH.

The An­gry Birds Movie is in cin­e­mas May 12

SU­PER MARIO BROS (1993) Den­nis Hop­per as a spikey-haired, tur­tle-mon­ster-vil­lain thing, aka King Koopa. Oh dear. LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER (2001) An­gelina Jolie grabbed a padded bra to play the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter. Men wept, and then went back to their joy­sticks. STREET FIGHTER (1994) ‘Our’ Kylie gets her time to shine – op­po­site the bulky Bel­gian and one-time thing, Jean-claude Van Damme. Still, it was bet­ter than Mario and his mate. NEED FOR SPEED (2014) Aaron Paul un­does the bril­liance of Break­ing Bad in 130 odd min­utes. DOA: DEAD OR ALIVE (2006) One of the most crit­i­cally-re­ceived video game films of all time – Rot­ten Toma­toes giv­ing it a score of 35 per cent. PRINCE OF PER­SIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (2010) A wild suc­cess. (Trans­la­tion: maybe-kinda-sorta as much fun as one of the Pi­rates of the Caribbean se­quels.) MAX PAYNE (2008) Mark Wahlberg and Mila Ku­nis in a neonoir de­tec­tive film for­ever des­tined for the bar­gain bin. RES­I­DENT EVIL (2002) “My favourite guilty plea­sure,” ut­tered di­rec­tor James Cameron. View­ers dis­agreed. GQ.COM.AU 43

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