GBAtemp Portal Poll for the week of 10th February 2018 Are movie adaptations of video-games ever a good idea? With the recent news that the upcoming Super Mario movie will be worked on by Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind such works as Despicable Me and Minions; we ask you - are video-game to movie adaptations ever a good idea? Movie adaptations of video-game franchises is not a new concept and many franchises have already made the jump to Hollywood with varying degrees of success. You have examples such as Tomb Raider which saw decent critical reception to the Mortal Kombat movies which were less successful. You even have the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros which despite being a cult favourite, is known for being notoriously bad and performed so badly at the box office that the sequel which was even teased at the end of the film was cancelled. Some might argue that video games are interactive movies already and that, if anything, value will be lost in the transition to film as you are more disconnected from the narrative when we compare films to story-heavy games such as Final Fantasy or The Last of Us - one of which already has several movies and the latter rumoured to be in the works. Then you have movies that although based on video game culture such as Wreck It Ralph (2013) or Pixels (2015), that were polar opposites in terms of success both critically and commercially. What separates a good movie from a bad one and does the level respect of paid to the source material matter? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll and leaving your comments below!