The moment you see the Lionsgate logo on the screen, you know you’re gonna see a good thriller, some gore and some tits. Like 99.9% sure.
Gamer. Or as I call it, Counter-Strike: The Movie. In the first 5 minutes, I think I counted about 2417 shots fired. It gets easier on the brains after that, and it gets better on the other aspects: the story is decent, the cast is filled with well-known faces: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Amber Valletta, Lucacris, John Leguizamo, John DeLancie, Terry Crews. I also loved Milo Ventimiglia as Rick Rape, that was unexpected.
It’s got nice colorful interludes from the “Society” LARP, nudity, gore, surrealist scenes and so on. Takes a swing at grindhouse B-movies and does it in style.
The story is not something exceptional, let’s say if Death Race is Need For Speed, then Gamer is Call of Duty. Nice effects, nice gritty scenery and a lot of blood splashing everywhere. I also liked the television broadcasts splices here and there, specific to the genre.
All in all, a fun watch.
🍿 🍿 🍿 🍿 / 5