Why are movies based on video games almost always bad?

The q screen panel discusses Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon Detective Pikachu — the latest in a long trend of films based on video games.
The director of the forthcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie promised “changes” after the trailer premiere was met with massive criticism. (Paramount Pictures)

Every week, the q screen panel convenes to look at the biggest stories happening in the worlds of film, television and streaming entertainment. This week, TIFF's Kiva Reardon and arts writer Tina Hassannia join host Tom Power to talk about Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon Detective Pikachu — the latest in a long trend of films based on video games.

Produced by Ben Jamieson

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