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Video Games or Movies?

Updated on July 11, 2012
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Charlotte has been in customer service for over 10 years. She has a passion for writing, photography, and event planning.

Which is better?

I personally am a movie fanatic. Classic, action, comedy, romance, drama, documentaries. I will watch anything at least once. In my spare time that is one of the things I like to do. I am very passionate about my movie watching lol. Two hour and a half movies and i'm set. On the other hand there is a whole world of video gaming that I have been introduced to because of my boyfriend, who is an avid gamer. Just out of a conversation, or more like an argument, we were having he compared his video game playing to me watching movies. I was completely confused when he said that because it didn't make sense to me. But when he really broke it down I started to see where he was coming from.

A video game is basically an interactive movie, well a good one should be at least. There are elements in a movie that are also in a video game. For example: A movie has a story, a plot, and has a category much like a movie. I like to use the Indiana Jones franchise, and the video game Uncharted. In the first movie "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) Harrison Ford's character Indiana Jones is an archaeologist assigned by the government to locate the Ark of the Covenant. In the video game the protagonist Natahan Drake is an explorer who seeks out the lost treasure of El Dorado in the first installment to the game "Uncharted:Drake's Fortune" (2007). The similarities between the two are almost unbelievable.

So it would make sense that many movies would become video games, and vice versa. Think about all the superheroes that have jumped off the big screen into a video game. Batman is one of the biggest. Most of the marvel and DC comic characters have become movie and game stars. Spiderman, Superman, The Avengers, I mean these are just a few. Then you have horror action movies such as Saw, and Silent Hill. Even Resident Evil, and Tomb Raider both spawned successful movies. These movie and game companies really know what their doing.

The amount of time it takes to watch a movie, and to finish a game definitely differ. But I can understand why someone would rather play a game. I still would choose to watch a movie over playing a game any day, but it has definitely opened my eyes to how the two worlds can intertwine. I'm sure my boyfriend appreciates that too, I'm not down his neck as much about playing games for a long period of time. LOL

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      6 years ago

      Great article

    • charevette profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlotte Washington 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Ga

      Lol thanks, I thought it was an interesting point. I credit my boyfriend for the idea ;)

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      Eric Washington 

      6 years ago from Rochester, NY

      I like how you compared the two. This is a very well written article. Bioshock FTW!


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