Video Games and Comic Books have always been very near and dear to my heart. It has now become very popular to make movies of both comic books and video games and the fans always debate how good they are. But which one has the better movies? Video Games or Comic Books?
Comic Book Adaptations: Batman Begins
Video Game Adaptations: Resident Evil
Winner: Resident Evil barely edges out Mortal Kombat and Tomb Raider in my opinion, which is unfortunate because they are all only okay at best. Batman Begins on the other hand is awesome.
Comic Book Adaptations: Catwoman
Video Game Adaptations: Street Fighter
Winner: I’m not sure if there should be a winner when it comes to which has the better worst movie but I’ll say Catwoman is worse simply because Street Fighter had Raul Julia in it.
Comic Book Adaptations: Christian Bale as Batman
Video Game Adaptations: Robin Shou as Liu Kang
Winner: With Tomb Raider and Resident Evil having female leads this category is a blowout for the comics
Comic Book Adaptations: Jennifer Garner as Elektra
Video Game Adaptations: Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft
Winner: I like Jennifer Garner better overall but between these two movies the winner has to be Angelina Jolie.
Best Animated Film
Comic Book Adaptations: Ultimate Avengers
Video Game Adaptations: Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Winner: I was very impressed by Ultimate Avengers but even that movie is no contest for Advent Children.
Comic Book Adaptations: James Franco as New Goblin/Harry Osborn
Video Game Adaptations: People as Zombies
Winner: The Comic Book movies have ruined a lot of great villains like Magneto and Doctor Doom but Spiderman alone has more good villains (Goblin and Dr. Octopus) than the Video Game movies.
Better Zombie Slayer
Comic Book Adaptations: Wesley Snipes as Blade
Video Game Adaptations: Milla Jovovich as Alice
Winner: Blade kind of fell off in the end but Wesley Snipes was good enough in the first Blade alone to take this one.
Better Kevin Nash Movie
Comic Book Adaptations: Punisher
Video Game Adaptations: DOA
Winner: I’ll actually take DOA in this one. DOA is bad, but it was bad in a fun way. Punisher was bad in a bad way. Plus Kevin Nash playing the part of a wrestler that looked like Hulk Hogan was pretty humorous.
Future Film Most Looking Forward To
Comic Book Adaptations: Captain America
Video Game Adaptations: Castlevania
Winner: In my opinion this is about as even as it can get. For now Captain America edges out Castlevania just because I’m not thrilled about who is on board so far for the Castlevania movie.
Number of Jennifer Connelly Movies
Comic Book Adaptations: 2 (Rocketeer and Hulk)
Video Game Adaptations: 0
Winner: 2 > 0
I have to admit it was a lot closer than I thought. There are a lot more good comic book movies than video game movies in my opinion but at least for this one night the video games were competitive. In the end though Comic Books win 6 – 4.