The legacy of videogames blown up into feature films isn’t pretty: big-screen attempts to cash in on blockbuster games gave us flops like Doom, Tekken, and BloodRayne. But Angry Birds is slingshotting its way into this brave territory anyway, along with a 52-episode foray into your TV. Will Angry Birds break the game-to-movie curse? Will those grouchy spherical fowl surprise us all and take us on an emotional journey of self-discovery, redemption, and plucky humor? According to the film’s press release, the project has secured the producer responsible for Ice Age, Robots, Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who, and Alvin and the Chipmunks, so … probably not. But they can’t say we didn’t warn them. From Max Payne to Prince of Persia, see 12 other games that flopped when turned into films.
By Melissa Leon