Monster of the Day #1340

Here’s the traditional death of the underling who failed the overlord character. I must emphasize once again that the CGI monsters actually look *much* worse in the movie itself because they are actually moving…kinda.

  • Gamera977

    One thing that always seemed odd to me is that the best video game movies like Tron and The Last Starfighter (IMHO) weren’t based on actual games but instead the general idea of video games. Seems most that were based on a real game were pretty awful.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Like have a ready made audience was all they needed to turn a few bucks.

  • Flangepart

    Tickets bought before word of mouth said ‘Run away, run away!’.

  • SteveWD

    One thing (among many others) that always bothered me with this movie is that they could apparently afford a location shoot at Petra, but couldn’t afford a final render on the CGI.

  • I like CGI beasties when they’re done well. The guys from the past few days? Dullsville, man. Total yawnfest. L 7 with all that implies.

  • The Rev.

    Even worse, movie Shao Khan does this to more than one underling, and the other time he does it it’s for the dumbest reason I’ve ever heard: not making people the underling killed beg for their lives first. He was about the only underling to actually accomplish something in the entire movie, even if it was offscreen! He should have gotten a promotion! Just one of many ways movie Khan was a massive chump. The Khan we got for three seconds at the end of the first movie was about 2,000 times more true to game Khan, and all he did was show up and say nine words.