Then and Now

See the Cast of ‘Resident Evil’ Then and Now
There have been five live-action ‘Resident Evil’ films made, and it wasn’t until the most recent (‘Resident Evil: Retribution’), that all the main characters from the video game series were finally introduced. Over the past decade, Paul W.S. Anderson has been doing…
See the Cast of ‘Wing Commander’ Then and Now
In 1999, video game cinema was not much more different than it is now. In short, it was terrible. One of the leading guilty parties was ‘Wing Commander,’ an adaptation of the extremely popular PC space-shooter franchise. While the video sequences for the games starred the likes of Mark…
See the Cast of ‘DOA: Dead or Alive’ Then and Now
Girls. Martial arts. Bikinis. Eric Roberts. It was a recipe for success. The end result however was a hilarious disaster, the likes of which could never be replicated again. ‘DOA: Dead or Alive,’ based on Team Ninja’s and Tecmo’s voluptuous fighter, brought together a mis…
See the Cast of ‘Bloodrayne’ Then and Now
Seven years ago, the world was forever changed by one brilliant movie. That movie was not ‘Bloodrayne.’ No, ‘Bloodrayne’ was something more. It may not have won any awards or acclaim, but ‘Bloodrayne’ was destined for greatness of a different sort. As the pr…
See the Cast of ‘Silent Hill’ Then and Now
In 2006, TriStar finally wizened up and developed a film based on Konami’s horror classic Silent Hill. Written by former inmate and ‘Pulp Fiction’ co-screenwriter Roger Avary, ‘Silent Hill’ was actually not a bad adaptation of a video game. Shot in Centralia, PA, w…
See the Cast of ‘Street Fighter: The Movie’ Then and Now
Nearly twenty years ago, Street Fighter II was one of the most popular arcade games across the world. As such, it made sense to try and capitalize on that success with a movie tie-in. Universal Pictures tapped the writer of ‘Die Hard’ and ‘The Running Man’ to adapt the ga…
See the Cast of ‘Postal’ Then and Now
There once was a time when the name Uwe Boll was synonymous with video game movies. It was not a good time. However, in spite of the lack of success of these adaptations, Boll managed to fund several different film franchises based on relatively popular video game series. While some of the films mad…
See the Cast of ‘Double Dragon’ Then and Now
In 1994, someone decided it would be a great idea to turn Double Dragon into a film. It wasn’t a terrible idea in theory. Kung-fu action flicks always find an audience, and there was definitely potential in the story of two brothers taking down a crime kingpin to rescue a girl. That potential…
See the Cast of ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ Then and Now
Lara Croft returned earlier this year, re-establishing her cred as one of the premiere leading ladies in gaming. However, Lara’s stock may never have been higher than it was a little over a decade ago when she inspired not one, but two feature films. Now, twelve years after her first silver s…

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