GOTTA’ CATCH ‘EM ALL: From MORTAL KOMBAT to NEED FOR SPEED – Our Favourite Films Based on Popular Video Games
The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City - a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
With the hit and miss nature of films based on video games, and with the release of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU fast approaching this May, The Fan Carpet and Twinspires promo code take a look at some of our favourites over the years...
MORTAL KOMBAT (1995)
Based on the popular video game of the same name "Mortal Kombat" tells the story of an ancient tournament where the best of the best of different Realms fight each other. The goal - ten wins to be able to legally invade the losing Realm. Outworld has so far collected nine wins against Earthrealm, so it's up to Lord Rayden and his fighters to stop Outworld from reaching the final victory...
WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING (2016)
Humans and orcs clash in this feature-film adaptation of the popular fantasy video-game series. After realizing that their home is becoming uninhabitable, a race of orcs travel to the land of Azeroth. There, they encounter the realm's human denizens, who fight back against the invaders. In time, an orc warrior (Toby Kebbell) forges an alliance with a group of humans in order to overthrow his race's corrupt leader (Daniel Wu) and bring peace to the land..
SILENT HILL (2006)
outed from sleepwalking problems, Rose Da Silva decides to take her daughter Sharon to the town she talks about in her sleep, Silent Hill, to face her nightmares, where Sharon goes missing and Rose must fight the power of the town to get her back.
TOMB RAIDER (2018)
Lara Croft is the daughter of Richard Croft, a famous adventurer who disappeared several years ago. Now she finds clues to what her father was searching for when he disappeared and is determined to follow his path. She heads to East Asia, where adventure and danger await.
NEED FOR SPEED (2014)
Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.
POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU HITS CINEMAS ON MAY 10