- Faculty of Art and Culture
- Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies
- "It´s a-Me, Another Bad Review!": Assessing the Perceived Failure of the Video Game Adaptations Based on the Cinematic Adaptations of Super Mario Bros. and Max Payne
- Tutor(s): Teet Teinemaa, PhD
In this MA thesis, I examine the commercial and economic failure of film adaptations that were based on video games. The thesis consists of two parts, a theoretical part, and an analysis. In the theoretical part, I explain the relationship between the two media (film and video games) and how to analytically approach it through different concepts. In the analysis, I analyze two film adaptations: Super Mario Bros. and Max Payne through the methods of discourse analysis and close textual analysis in order to find the possible causes of their perceived failure.