It's the middle of summer movie season. These days, that means tons of movies, designed to bring in the broadest audience to justify their $100 million-plus budget. And sometimes, you can tell these films, deep down, want to be "B" movies. Here are 10 huge-budget movies that would have been more fun with less money.
It's official. No more gold teeth will be added to that gruesome smile, as GRIN, the Swedish developer responsible for games like Bionic Commando, Wanted: Weapons of Fate and more is closing its doors due to "an unbearable cashflow situation."
Despite swinging into retail stores amidst a flurry of hype, nostalgia, and relatively kind reviews, Capcom's Bionic Commando failed to capture big numbers at retail, pushing only 27,000 units in its opening month.
Fewer machines are better poised to enslave humanity than the ubiquitous iPhone. That doesn't make Apple's gadget the ideal device for a Terminator game, though it does suggest a good platform for crude movie tie-ins.
Set in 2016 in a decimated Los Angeles, Terminator Salvation the video game is meant to connect the leap between Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation the movie.
Sweden-based developer GRIN is said to be the latest game studio hit by cutbacks, as multiple sources have told Kotaku that the Bionic Commando and Terminator: Salvation dev has laid off more than 100 staffers.
In trying to describe how much they disliked the new Terminator movie, many movie reviewers decided that comparing it to video games would do the trick.
Christian Bale is best known for bananas at some cinematographer. He's also an actor! And like millions and millions of people on Earth today, he loves video games.
If you own the PS3 or 360 versions of Terminator Salvation, you're fine. If you own the PC version, however...well, you probably already know the thing doesn't work.
An AP story about game adaptations of movies mentions that the developers of the Terminator Salvation game worked "under the same roof" as the film crew, in hopes of making something that doesn't, well, suck.
Terminator Salvation is sure to explode at the movie theater, finally offering moviegoers an in-depth look at the post-apocalyptic world we've all been hearing so much about.
This May, flick Terminator Salvation hits movie theaters. Sources tell arcade site Arcade Heroes that a Terminator Salvation light gun arcade game is getting released.
If you weren't completely turned off to the Terminator franchise after the cinematic sewage that was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the latest issue of GamePro might be of interest to you.