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Plot: In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment. Convict Kable, controlled by Simon, a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty sessions in order to be set free. Or won't he? Runtime: 95 mins Release Date: 04 Sep 2009
Let me start off by saying that this movie is a DEFINITE blu-ray purchase in my books. Next to Transformers 2 and Terminator: Salvation.I was so excited and anxious to see this movie, even with the pre-show rolling. Goddamn, this movie did not fail one bit. If you liked the Crank movies, you'll love this movie. The director manages to squeeze in his some Crank elements in the movie, especially with the nudity, fast-paced violence, and humour. I think this would of been a better big screen debut for him. Anyways, doesn't matter. What matters is that I loved it, and you will love it as <more>
well. BUT, if you're a gamer.You obviously know what to expect from the trailer and the title of the movie, so being a gamer yourself makes this movie even better for you, just like it did for me. You may also choose to like the Sims or if you use Playstation Home on PS3, you'll also like this movie.The way the director presents the gaming culture is spot-on, probably because he loves videogames as much as the next person. I mean, you could see how much he loves retro-gaming in Crank 2. So everything was spot-on.What got me a little cheesed was that it was too short. I was hoping for a 2 hour or more movie, and although it was completely flawless in every aspect, it should of been longer.But this movie doesn't have to limited to just the gamer demographic. Action and Sci-Fi fans can watch this as well and love it. If you're a fan of dystopian settings or big brother settings in films, you'll also like this. This movie kinda combines the matrix with metal gear solid VR missions and escape from new york.A lot of people are saying this movie is basically "The Running Man" 2.0, but it's not. It seems like it, but it's not. Don't listen to that crap, those people who say that are probably cheapo's who can't afford a movie ticket and are very critical to others. That's probably why they analyze their life as we speak. You must see this movie, I insist that you do. And don't see at an AMC theatre, those are expensive. Go to Famous Players Cineplex theatres, they're certainly much cheaper.The visual effects were awesome and on par with Iron-Man and Transformers 2. The feel and setting of that big brother state where the world bids on living and breathing players to win their matches is amazing. It's like a big corporation controls the world, but it's really one guy who's got the world tuned in to his games, he's got everyone who loves games and television hooked on his newest live action game, "Slayers" . His ratings are up, and he's far richer than Bill Gates, overnight. The prison in the movie is also under strict martial law, so with all that combined, it's no telling how close humanity really is to virtual reality. Hell, it's possible, it just needs more funding and attention.So stop whatever you're doing, and go see this movie. After that, turn on your game console or PC computer and play Call of Duty 4, Killzone 2, or if you're in the MAG beta, play that. I know this movie had that effect on me. One other little tiny flaw this movie had was Ludicrous, I couldn't stand him, especially when he says "we're all slaves man" . How much did he get paid for that line? I swear it sounds so pre-prepared and scripted. I wonder is Rev. Jesse Jackson had anything to do with it. It's kinda obvious why he would say such a line, but I won't point out the irony there.So go see it, you won't regret it.
Gamer is a high concept pumped up action sci-fi from the team that brought us Crank 1 and 2, well what can i say about this movie except WOW, what a blast. Gerard Butler plays our main hero in a brutal game set up by a power hungry billionaire, the hero is controlled by a teenager and if he wins 30 games our hero will be released as he is a convict. This is a game were real people get killed, but whats great about the film is its visual style and technically the film is awesome, the action is fast and brutal, the whole thing is just right in your face which some movie snobs won't like but <more>
i loved..I reckon this is the best action film for 2009....i know some people wont like the excess of this movie but to hell with them, if you like you're action hardcore look no further..
Lots of action, a story and a good actor. (by king_of_queens1987)
Definitely one of the most action containing movies this year. And yet another good movie for Butler after "300" and "Law Abiding Citizen", keep it up I say.Lots of explosions, shoot-outs, run and gunning, with an intelligent and not too absurdly Utopian idea of how entertainment could be outweighing human rights and human dignity soon, especially under the aspect of Big Brother and such. Not too far of a step away from these day's media. Absolutely worth watching, be it for its action, the story or just for the action-loaded Gerard Butler, you shall enjoy this <more>
Three films in one -- nuanced & stimulating in every way (by erhmntx)
The premise of "Gamer" is resoundingly simple: What if gamers could control actual people? Coming into the theater, due to the simple premise and embarrassingly poor marketing of the film, I was expecting a brainless, adolescently indulgent action flick. What I got was a mind-blowing surprise."Gamer" is three films in one: 1 Subculture examination of the gamer ethos; 2 Pulse-pounding action movie; 3 Thought-provoking science fiction piece.As others have mentioned, this film truly brings the gamer experience to the big screen. The battle shots bring MMORPG <more>
first-person shooters to real life, and the Sims/Second Life-like scenes played just as true, right down to the robotic, singlemindedly determined motion of the characters. The directors obviously spent many long hours gaming in preparation for this film or just for fun .As an action film, "Gamer" holds its own, delivering plenty of fights, battle scenes, and adrenaline-soaked moments. Hollywood knows how to do action, and in "Gamer" you see some of what it has learned from films like "The Matrix", "Saving Private Ryan", and others. I won't say too much, but there's a particularly juicy scene involving some kind of giant snowplow."Gamer" shines most brightly, and most unexpectedly, as a science fiction piece. The film interweaves themes familiar to our 2009 reality, including economic desperation, prison overcrowding, the fallout of materialism, and technology naively promoted as a panacea for society's ills."Gamer" shows us a society addicted to technology at the expense of facing reality. Masses of gamers, locked in adolescence or enraptured by the promise of mindless self-indulgence without consequence, living solely through their avatars. Desperate segments of society, the poor and criminal, who have surrendered control of their bodies to the will of gamers. A populace that embraces televised war games as a solution to prison overcrowding, rather than addressing the true causes of mass imprisonment. The megalomaniacal pushers of technology running largely unchecked as the masses surrender control.Michael C. Hall delivers a breakout silver screen performance as the multifaceted Ken Castle -- after his great work in Six Feet Under, this is another power move for his career. Kyra Sedgwick nails her cougar reporter character, who begins the film as another no-conscience profiteer but becomes more through the course of the film. And Gerard Butler plays the hero archetype admirably, as every bit of the man who his spoiled teenage gamer-puppeteer cannot become."Gamer" may end up as a cult classic, a slowly growing mainstream success, or could stay underrated indefinitely, but it's definitely worth a view.
My Brain Has Been Splattered Into Next Tuesday (by MoronUnited)
Leaving the theater after seeing Gamer, I truly felt as if my brain had been tossed into a meat grinder. Neveldine and Taylor, the directing team behind the Crank series is back again with an action movie that only further shows that this directing duo are the supreme rulers of the 21st century action genre. Dear god, this movie is just..........holy mother of.........indescribable. How can mere mortal words explain just how amazing this movie is? Gerard Butler plays Kable, a death row inmate wrapped up in a cruel game that has captivated the minds of the entire human race. Convicted death <more>
row inmates are given a choice in this depiction of a not-so-far-off earth future: rot in jail or take part in a game in which you must fight your way through thirty rounds of mayhem to be set free. But there's a catch.....when you are in a match, a gamer has complete control of your physical movements. It's an interesting plot that is thrown out the window in favor of massive gunfights and explosions. Seriously, watching this movie is an absolutely insane experience from start to finish; a fulfilling movie for the mind and soul.Gamer is the movie that Michael Bay has tried for over a decade to make, and has failed miserably each and every time. Neveldine and Taylor just know exactly what action fans want to see and have succeeded in reviving the dead action genre three time out of their three directing attempts. The action scenes in this movie are simply stunning in every sense of the word. Cars do barrel rolls through the air while engulfed in flames, body parts are mangled, human corpses are thrown across the screen like rag-dolls.......it's truly a spectacle to behold. The constant action pulls viewers in thanks to being coupled with great effects and a hardcore musical score.Another great aspect of the film is the cinematography, which is nothing short of genius. Normally, shaking the camera this violently only helps to hammer in the nails on a movie's coffin, but here, it is done so well and with such brilliant direction that it enhances the tense feelings given off throughout the movie. Sure, there is the occasional obvious green screen effect, but that's all part of the fun that Neveldine and Taylor are known for with their Crank series, which Gamer takes quite a few notes from.Random cameos are in no short supply either in Gamer, but it's many lesser known stars such as James Roday and Maggie Lawson from Psych and Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes. Even John Leguizamo has an important role in the movie in which he performs very naturally. As far as the supporting cast is considered, Michael C. Hall and Kyra Sedgwick are both phenomenal, and despite them seeming to be odd choices for a movie such as this, the casting decisions were nothing short of excellent.What can I possibly say that will assure that you go see Gamer in the theaters? Seriously, if you are looking for an action movie in a time when action movies tend to suck, look no further than Neveldine and Taylor's latest action masterpiece. It's an electrifying and explosive flick that is pervasively loud and violent, and that's all we action fans could ever ask for. One of the best action movies of the decade, and one of the greatest movie experiences I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. Two thumbs up and expect to have your mind splattered across the theater walls.
I know a lot of people don't like this movie. Why I can't understand. Perhaps if they watched the whole film they would begin to get it. Gamer burns an image of humanities values, trends, and weaknesses as we move inevitably forward in this technological revolution.I think we all know and hope mind control or anything of the like of this is far off into our future. The movie isn't trying to make you believe this could happen but painting the images of how we are as a society using the technology we have and how our emerging disconnect from reality is altering our moral <more>
compasses.Gamer has plenty of action and effects to satisfy the action enthusiast while adding a touch of the oddity and creativeness of a cult classic. You don't have to be a hard core gamer get the satire but if you have played a few games online or own an Xbox360 you will either be able to identify directly or at least associate the scenarios with someone you've played with before.My wife and I are GenX-Y so we're comfortable with the concepts and I think we might have been the target audience for this movie. The plot is no more complicated then your standard "Running Man" or "Death Race" but where it hit us was in the imagery. Days later after we saw the film we were still talking about it elaborating with our own revelations on society and in some ways creeped out about the concepts. If a movie can do that I think you got your money's worth. All in all I recommend this movie to anyone. Keep your kids at home there is a little nudity but the situations they are in will make them seem more graphic.
The Running Man For The YouTube Generation (by Robert_Nijman)
Going into this movie, I wasn't really expecting a lot. I had only seen one short preview, which made it look like any other post-Running Man fight-your-way-out-of-trouble action flick that sees the protagonist trapped in a game show-like fantasy, going through army's of bad guys like Pacman through so many of those little pills. I didn't know however, that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the writer/director duo that brought us Crank and Crank: High Voltage, were at the helm of Gamer. The first minutes of the movie made that distinctly clear, though, as high powered action and <more>
fast paced kinetic camera-work introduce us to the world of Slayer, a first-person shooter that has its inmate characters live and die at the control s of real world gamers. Movements of both players and camera and the feel of the game are right on the money if you've ever seen shooters like Counterstrike or Call of Duty.The world of Gamer is a not too distant future where Castle, an overnight software giant shying the likes of Microsoft and Google, reigns supreme. Its young manager, media mogul Ken Castle, couldn't be more offspring of Generation X or Michael C. Hall's joyfully overacted and clearly Dexter-based part would be played by Coupland himself. The immense riches brought on by his revolutionary gaming technologies make him a have-it-all loner who has lost all contact with the everyday reality spawned by Taylor and Neveldine. The virtual world is slowly replacing the tangible one, as more and more people hook on to games like Society, where you get to control an actual human being in a more-or-less fictional setting, best described as Sims at a Mad Max-themed rave, dressed by Brüno. It is in these aspects that the directors are at their best, using internet and other digital references to portray these future playgrounds, hyper technological media and the next generation of adult entertainment. The kind of future not quite as dark as the one imagined by Orwell, but pretty scary nonetheless, like we're all trapped in the Ministry of Virtual Reality.If Castle's virtual world Society laid the first bricks for his soon-to-be world dominating company, second invention Slayer certainly paved the rest of the way, captivating a loyal audience the world over. The hero of the game is Kable a contemporary Ben Richards if you will , or John Tillman outside the map of the game, played by Gerard Butler. A prison inmate who gets a fighting chance for parole, if he successfully completes thirty missions in Slayer. Which means the seventeen-year-old professional gamer that controls him has to beat a world full of other gamers, most notably Terry Crews' Hackman, an all-killing, all-dancing beast of man, whose impressive physique neck , short singing routine 'I haven't got any strings' and the fact there's no-one in the real world controlling him make him more fierce than Dynamo, Fireball and Buzzsaw combined. Rich background casting is provided as well, seeing supporting parts for Ludicrous, John Leguizamo, Alison Lohman, Milo Ventimiglia and Keith David, among others although some in a blink-and-you'll-miss-'em capacity , but this is clearly an all-out Butler-show. Quite possibly due to the fact the makers intended to put moviegoers into the perspective of his character as well.Tillman's wife Amber Valletta and daughter on the outside are what keep him going, but we soon find out he hides an important secret as well; one that Castle would very much like to remain hidden. In the end, that gambit combined with the somewhat rushed climax are what amount to Gamer falling short of being a true original, but other than that I highly recommend you go see this movie. The extremely detailed look at a possible future makes it eerily clear we may be closer to an alternative 1984 than we are past it.
The weirdest movie ever made, and an enjoyable film (by Jackpollins)
Going into Gamer, I was expecting a straight action-thriller. Weirdly, I was expecting wrong. Yes, Gamer does have a huge amount of violence and thrills, but the film goes into a strange satire of sorts in which people are controlled by people playing video games. A hot woman is controlled by a 2,000 pound guy and an ugly man is controlled by a hot woman. I was strangely delighted by this, though. Yes, Gerard Butler stars as Kabel in a dark action-thriller a lot of the time, but Ken Castle Michael C. Hall is the source of the satire. He created the world "society" where everyone <more>
is controlled by a video game player. This movie is like The Running Man hopped up on Red Bull. It's bright, colorful, and fun, but then dark, weird, and thrilling. The movie is ultimately a film that knows you're gonna enjoy them juggling two complete different plots, so they do. The film makers put in weird but noble effort, and a cast of very good people like John Leguizamo and Kyra Sedgwick are in it. Expect to be confused, expect for it to be stupid, expect for it to be weird, but definitely see it nonetheless.
I was stunned to see so many people hate this movie, i for one saw it as a brilliant remake of the Schwarzenegger classic from the 80:s. I mean what's not to like about it? I saw someone comment on the fact that it wasn't a "brilliant insight into humanity" and if you wanted it too be then stay away. Now, when was the last time you saw such a film? I truly however think this movie is more on par with the book "The running man" than the 80:s movie and executed as a movie hell of a lot better than most crap nowadays.Insightful, upgraded, flirting with todays <more>
fps-players and with an exciting take on what might be the futures take on the Colosseum i highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good action movie.