End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday March 21, 2018

Welcome to the future! End Credits this week talks about an exciting new area of intellectual property, or I.P., that will form the basis of Hollywood franchises of tomorrow: video games! Hilariously, despite the widespread popularity of video games – as evidenced by the fact that the industry makes twice as much money as all the movies at the box office – Hollywood has yet to find a way to adapt the material. This week on the show, we take a closer look…

This Wednesday, March 21, at 2 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

1) Gamer Fate. Hollywood has been trying to crack the code for movies based on video games for 25 years, and has enjoyed little success. From Super Mario Bros. to Assassin’s Creed, the history of video game-based movies has been one of many bombs, and very little in the way of success (and Resident Evil doesn’t count because name five people you know that love it). But there are a few gems, and more importantly there are many movies that owe more than a sense of inspiration to video games. We offer 10 different titles worth checking out.

REVIEW: Tomb Raider (2018). Speaking of video game movies, we review this week the first video game movie remake. Taking its cue from the rebooted game series, the new Tomb Raider casts Alicia Vikander as a young, pre-Tomb Raiding Lara Croft who, while working as a bike courier in London, is forced to finally confront her father’s last voyage and the mysteries that drove him to a lost island off the coast of Japan including the dangers there in. Can Vikander’s Croft learn how to raid tombs in order to save the world? And, more importantly, is this new Croft franchise ready?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 2 pm.

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