Trivia Quiz—Video Game Movies

This image is an excerpt from the poster for Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, a furry, blue creature with white gloves and white and red tennis shoes, running toward the viewer amidst blue lightning as drones chase him with the San Francisco skyline in the background against a cloudy, blue sky. There's also a large gold ring directly behind Sonic.

With the diverse forms of media that exist today, many of our favorite characters and titles have crossed over from their original sources into new forms that offer exciting possibilities. This process dates back many years to stage plays adopting from novels and short stories with all forms eventually feeding into the movie industry. Since the rise of arcade games and gaming consoles in the 1970s and 1980s, video games have enjoyed one of the most enduring relationships with movies, providing popular, mainstream characters and stories to be adapted for the silver screen.

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The latest video game adaptation to hit theatres is Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action adventure comedy based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog. The movie follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination. The movie also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

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How well do you know the titles that have made the jump from the console to the big screen? Test your video game movie knowledge with our 10-question quiz.


1. Which of these actresses has played Lara Croft in a Tomb Raider movie?


2. This video game, first released in 1996, was later made into a movie of the same name starring Milla Jovovich in 2002.


3. Well before the 2020 movie release, the video game Sonic the Hedgehog was first released in 1991 on which video game console?


4. Before the movie in 2016, the first Assassin's Creed video game was released in 2007. Which of the following is not one of the titles released in the Assassin's Creed video game series?


5. Which of the following video games does not appear in the 2015 movie Pixels?


6. This popular first-person shooter video game was released in 1997 on the Nintendo 64 console and was based on which James Bond movie?


7. The video game Star Wars: Battlefront was released in which year?


8. Dwayne Johnson starred in this 2018 movie adaptation inspired by which 1980's arcade game?


9. This actor starred in the title role of the 2008 neo-noir action thriller Max Payne, which is based on the video game franchise of the same name.


10. The following synopsis best describes which movie based on a video game franchise? "As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war."


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Sonic the Hedgehog opens at Regal this Friday, February 14th.

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