For Feb 11th- Gamer

Remember when I watched “Prince of Persia”?  And the opinion I had regarding video game and movie cross-ups?

I don’t think the animosity of the relationship could be more well-defined than in “Gamer”.  Apart from depicting many stereotypes about the gaming industry at large, as well as its demographic, it also tries desperately to appeal to the lowest common denominator (with emphasis on the lower).

Apparently, the future (2034), is filled with senseless sex and violence.  And in this case, the future also looks like downtown Albuquerque, NM.


Story/Writing: 1/2

An interesting idea to be sure, but maybe a couple of really terrible one-liners.  A little too ripped out of “The Running Man” at times as well.

Acting: .5/2

Pretty much everyone disappoints here, even Butler.  Keith David was a nice touch in a little cameo.  Hall as the villain was a pretty good choice, but he isn’t around enough to feel like the malevolent force he is supposed to be.  Meanwhile, Ludacris continues to prove that most rap stars can’t act.

Photography/Set: 1/2

The set choices were okay at best. The photography style was kind of neat, at least for an action flick.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Decent sound complimented by pretty good visual effects.  They did suffer at times, ruining some of the illusion.

Misc: .5/2

A few good ideas left comepletely unassembled.

VERDICT: 4.5/10

Good for a night of mindless violence, emphasis on the mindless.

P.S.- Sorry about the terrible update schedule, but I’m trying my best.


About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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