The goovie, or gaming-movie, has for a long time been the subject of ridicule in the world of the film critic. We felt the need to ask the question: Can movies and games ever mix? We take a look at the history of games and movies and see whether they can ever work together.
“Final Fantasy missed the boat completely. The focus on setting up a visually stunning piece of work was realised, at the expense of any coherent storyline. The creators once again underestimated the necessity for a movie to include a plot. I even remember, back in the day, seeing an excitable kids TV presenter on Blue Peter interviewing a CGI animator about how great the lead character was because she had 70,000 individually created hairs on her head. If 70,000 hairs on your head makes you great then come have a look at me, because I have about that many on my chest, shoulders and back.”