The game-to-movie mistakes article was pretty good. I'm not exactly in agreement with all of the author's points but that is kind of related to the main issue that I personally see in adaptations - this is still a bit of a trial-and-error type thing. The recent "Halo" and "Resident Evil" adaptations were fucking awful, but that has nothing to do with their connection to their respective games and almost solely due to abysmally stupid scripts and writing. In Resident Evil particularly I felt all of the actors were at least good, with Lance Reddick as the obvious best, but great actors can't make up for terrible scripts and writing.
By and large, I feel that all different styles ofadaptations are valid; it's just a matter of picking a lane and then finding the sweet spot. Unfortunately, Hollywood ignores the nuance and navigating the complexities and instead focuses solely on achieving a mass-market appeal (i.e. more money) regardless of whether that is in service of respecting the property or not.
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