Film Quiz Friday: This Ain’t No Game

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“Get over here!” There’s a new Mortal Kombat movie out, so this week’s film quiz includes a round about movies based on video games.


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Earlier this week, we reported that Nintendo is looking to make more animated movies based on its games, and with the latest screen version of Mortal Kombat arriving on VOD in the UK today, it seems the right time to do a round on video-game-to-film adaptations, which is everyone’s favourite type of movie!

Despite what the headline says, this is all just for fun and as always, there are no prizes to be won. Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. Please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and give us any other lovely feedback. 3, 2, 1… QUIZ!


ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

This round is about new UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 2008 – What was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
  2. 1997 – What is Jim Carrey’s day job in Liar Liar?
  3. 2011 – Which teenage assassin played by Saoirse Ronan in the film of the same name?
  4. 1954 – Born this week, who directed the films Clueless, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, and Look Who’s Talking?
  5. 1987 – Which Rolling Stones song shares its name with a 1986 comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg?
  6. 2004 – Who plays Van Helsing in Stephen Sommers’ Van Helsing?
  7. 1990 – In which British crime biopic did Gary and Martin Kemp play criminal duo Ronnie and Reggie?
  8. 2015 – Dark Web is the 2018 sequel to which video-call horror film?
  9. 1966 – Who does Elvis Presley play in the musical Frankie And Johnny – Frankie or Johnny?
  10. 1995 – In which 1994 comedy did the character Silent Bob first appear?


ROUND TWO – Film Quiz Friday: The Game

Here’s 10 questions covering arcade and console faves and their mixed fortunes on the big screen, from 8-bit adaptations to more modern crossovers.

  1. What is the name of Angelina Jolie’s character in the Tomb Raider movies?
  2. Which 2020 family movie had the tagline “A whole new speed of hero”?
  3. Which beloved British actor plays Mario in 1993’s Super Mario Bros?
  4. Complete the title of the Disney-backed video-game adaptation – Prince Of Persia
  5. On which planet is 2005’s Doom largely set?
  6. The King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters is a documentary about the high-score record for which classic arcade game?
  7. Who directed 2002’s Resident Evil and three of its sequels?
  8. What type of creature is Toby Kebbell’s character Durotan in 2016’s Warcraft?
  9. Which Princess of Pop plays Sgt Cammy White in 1994’s Street Fighter?
  10. Red, Chuck, and Mighty Eagle are characters in which video-game movie series?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. “I see dead people” is a quote from which 1999 supernatural drama?
  2. In what decade is 2014’s Pride set?
  3. In the news – Jenny Agutter will return for a new sequel to which 1970 British family film?
  4. Which country connects Cocktail, Dr No, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
  5. What title connects a 1955 Alec Guinness film and a 2004 Tom Hanks film?
  6. In 1988’s They Live, what type of accessory grants the wearer the ability to see through alien subliminal messages?
  7. Which literary character connects Michael Gambon, Richard Harris, and Jude Law?
  8. Which 2016 home-invasion horror film stars Stephen Lang as blind veteran Norman Nordstrom?
  9. Who connects the films True Romance, Pulp Fiction, and Sleepy Hollow?
  10. And finally, in a 1977 film, Scottish actor Alex McCrindle holds the distinction of being the first actor to say which iconic catchphrase on screen?


Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page). We’ll have another quiz for you next Friday, but until then, let us know your scores in the comments below.

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