The University of Wisconsin's The Daily Cardinal has published the ordinary game-movies-are-awful article, this time enjoyably titled Video games tend to make for 'Payne'-ful film adaptations. This one differs slightly from the norm by suggesting that modern game films are an excuse to show too much skin -- maybe I need to start watching these things again. It claims Wing Commander is part of an earlier, if still tepid, era:
Beyond the aforementioned, T&A-heavy films, though, video games have not adapted well to films. Who can forget the “Super Mario Bros.” movie from the early ’90s? Well, everyone, actually. Who doesn’t remember sitting with friends watching Freddie Prinze Jr. fly his jet to glory in “Wing Commander?” Actually, statistics show that only three people ever saw “Wing Commander,” and they were all in the film. “Fatal Fury?” Pass. “Street Fighter?” Collegehumor.com did it better on a shoestring budget 13 years later. “Mortal Kombat?” Scorpion beckoned with his calls of “Get over here!” but no one heeded his call.