This so-called “video game movie curse” has slowly found its way into the mainstream conversation with films like Doom, Resident Evil and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, all coming out in the early 2000s. Each of these films were panned by critics despite bringing in millions to the box office.
Young adult representation in media has always been nuanced. For every “Superbad”, there’s a “13 Reasons Why”. Young people have always had a tough time getting some sort of break in being properly represented.