Asteroids: The Movie Nails Its Subject Matter Right On The Head

Here’s something you don’t need to be told: video game movies are generally awful. The flimsier the source material’s narrative (hey, they’re games; it’s expected/forgiven in many cases), the worse the big screen adaptation (with the only real exception being the first live action Mortal Kombat, naturally).

Which is why folks on YouTube try their best to do it right, and quite often they succeed far more so than Hollywood or wherever the heck Uwe Boll is these days. With the most recent example being an adaptation of the arcade classic Asteroids.

The following, which Kotaku was the first to highlight, does two things very right:

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