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Monster Hunter’s movie adaption to hit Chinese cinemas on Dec 4
Superhero movies have had their heyday. Is it time for video game adaptions to dominate the silver screen? Up to now, the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, and Warcraft have all gotten the movie-magic treatment. But these ambitious, money-burning projects rarely achieve high scores from critics. Moreover, games produced in Japan or other non-western regions face additional cultural barriers in the cinematization process if they have failed to garner a foreign player base.
But the fantasy-themed RPG Monster Hunter franchise has managed to lure in enough global players with its themes of hunting dinosaur-like creatures with adorable feline…