Mutant Chronicles Reviews
There are some films that are terrible as adaptations of their source material, but are still good films. Robocop 2014 is a good action film, but a lousy RoboCop film. Super Mario Brothers isn't a SMB film, and isn't good, but if you ignore the odd Mario bits, and treat it as its own weird screwball slapstick trashy comedy it's surprisingly fun. Mutant Chronicles, on the other hand, fails on basically every level.
As an adaptation of the original setting... It isn't. There's basically nothing in common here beyond a vague dieselpunkish vibe and the presence of demonic forces. Only the presence, The monsters in the film are basically just zombies with a big claw, bearing no resemblance to the Dark Legion.
Ignoring the games and looking at the film as its own thing: It's even worse. The plot is nonsensical, the characters bland, the effects are all over the place, ranging from flawless to laughable, the acting is terrible (Both Malkovich and Perlman deliver their worst performances I've seen). The faint praise: The action scenes aren't awful, just forgettable. And while the monster design is pathetic, the makeup and effects teams do a pretty good job with it.
Avoid at all costs. This is both a bad adaptation and a bad film, on the same level as Catwoman, Fant4stic and The Last Airbender.