Game over or game on: Video game film adaptations
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'Max Payne'( Michael Muller / 20th Century Fox / July 9, 2012 )
'Max Payne' (2008)
Domestic box office: $40,689,393
Why the game succeeded: The BAFTA-award winning game was one of the first to use "bullet time" in its game-play, allowing players to slow down time to dodge bullets! The Hong Kong-action and film noir also impressed critics.
The movie? Game over: This "Punisher"-like story was OK, but when the elements of a drug trip and supernatural entities mixed, it became a bit confusing. And though Mark Wahlberg is likable, he was too monotone for this anger-bubbling-under-the-surface character.