Tekken: Blood Vengeance Movie Review

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Blood Vengeance succeeds where its live-action counterpart failed and while this stunning CGI movie isn’t without some problems, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better film based on Namco’s flagship franchise. A Tekken movie should try its best to capture the qualities of the video game: it should have …

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Tekken Movie Review

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Tekken might be a bad movie, but at least it tries to stay true to the look and the spirit of the games which is at least admirable. I’m well aware of the poor quality of video game movies, but I have to say that I was cautiously optimistic about …

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The King of Fighters Movie Review

The 2D fighting games of the 90s might have had their problems, but they deserve better. I often complain about the slew of fighting game franchises that have been adapted to live-action films, but I must admit there’s something moderately entertaining about movies like Mortal Kombat, Dead or Alive, Street …

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Samurai Spirits 2: Asura-Zanmaden Movie Review

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Even if its story doesn’t make any sense, Samurai Spirits 2 represents an improvement over its predecessor and that’s not something you can say about most sequels. Samurai Shodown’s first movie (titled Samurai Shodown: The Motion Picture) wasn’t particularly good: the story was nonsensical, the characters flat, the animation uneven …

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Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Movie Review

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Everything about Bayonetta is absolutely bonkers and I’m glad to say that this anime movie captures most of the game’s campy and utterly insane qualities. If there’s a video game that should receive an adaptation in anime form that’s probably Bayonetta (Metal Gear Solid and Asura’s Wrath are strong contenders, …

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Art of Fighting Movie Review

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This adaptation has forgettable characters, a bad story and all the qualities usually associated with a Saturday morning cartoon from decades ago. There must be something about fighting games that encourages directors, producers and actors to keep making movies based on them. Is it the relatable characters? Is it the …

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Hitman: Agent 47 Movie Review

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Hitman: Agent 47 is an expensive yet bland production that manages to stay boring and unimpressive from the moment it starts until the credits roll. A movie based on Hitman already exists and it wasn’t particularly well-received. Anyone who watched the action-thriller fiasco probably found it hard to get excited …

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Chanbara Beauty Movie Review

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Chanbara Beauty relies on cliches, bad special effects, shallow characters and terrible dialogue to make a movie that’s 85 minutes of boredom. Ever since the first OneChanbara game came out for the PlayStation 2, anyone who played it or is remotely aware of it, knows its intentions: OneChanbara is a …

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Pixels Movie Review

Pixels is so bad that it makes you hate the things you love the most. Nowadays, pretty much any movie receives some sort of coverage before it comes out, but I feel like Pixels received even more attention than your average upcoming flick. That happened because Adam Sandler was involved …

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