Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon (Lerman) controls Kable (Butler), the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game's mastermind (Hall).
Hello readers, I was excited for this movie, the trailer was awesome, the concept was awesome, it just seemed like an amazing movie. Well I didn't have the money at the time to go see it, and I eventually forgot about it till I saw another ad for it. So I immediately rented it excited to finally see it. But then, I was suddenly happy that I didn't pay to see it in theaters. This movie has the power to make children cry and perverts sleep happy. You wanna know why? I'll tell you why.
The movie started out okay, introducing the two main characters and explaining the story. The only thing that made the opening bad, was that it was drug out. The opening scene was literally like 10 minutes, I got so bored because there wasn't any good action in it. Once it finally changed scenes, I only got more disappointed. It was some "sims" game where this fat guy controlled a woman and just tried to get laid. Any time this "game" shows up, there's boobs, which is about every 10 minutes, and it gets really annoying. It's a giant let down and I recommend this movie to no one unless you need a movie to put you to sleep.
Bottom line, It's labeled as an action movie, but the action is boring and anytime away from the boring action is nothing but freaking porn. Don't give this movie your time.
~The Narcoleptic Critic
Gamer, a Mr. E Movie Review
(Run time: 95 min. - Directed by: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor - Starring: Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, and Ludacris)
If you want to see a cool action-packed flick that's gonna just kick your butt from beginning to end then check out Gerard Butlers new movie Gamer. I loved the concept and actors so much that for the first time, in a long time, I actually wish a movie was longer!
In the not so far off future the world has gone through some desperate changes. The health care system has collapsed, the country's on the verge of bankruptcy, and everything has begun to fall apart. Then, one day a man named Ken Castle, played by Michael C. Hall from Showtime's Dexter, comes along with a solution. Virtual video games that give the user the ultimate control over real humans! Innocent at first the game was just a full scale version of the popular Sims style games. But, when the prison system needed financial rescuing a new version of the game was born. "Slayers" violent combat style play was an instant hit throughout the world and its star is a man named Kable, played by Gerard Butler. Behind the scenes Kable's controlled by a 17 year old kid named Simon, but, as the movie quickly plays out everyone is truly being controlled by Castle and his vast empire of technology.
Kable's motivation to stay alive is based on the notion that after he survives 30 sessions he'll be released to be with his wife, played by Amber Valletta from Transporter 2, and daughter.
Although most of the world is falling into Castle's trap of giving up control of their lives out of desperation, not everyone is so ready to conform to selling their souls to the devil. Enter Humanz Brother, played by Ludacris, and his underground movement of genetic cyber hackers who plan to free Kable and the rest of the world from Castle's evil grasps.
This movie has a strong tone for our society. Subliminally playing into the whole end of days prophecy's that Satan will return and unite the world only to forcefully brand us all with his 666. (In this case a promise for a cure to all disease using the same mind and body controlling genetics Castle uses to control Kable and his other "game pieces".) They even touch on the collapse of health care to make the point.
I think the story was entertaining and original. All of it complimented well with the movies face-paced, action-packed visuals, and a pretty believable possible future. (All except puking recently drank alcohol into a gas tank to get a truck running? That's one for the Myth-Busters!) I just wish that it had more of an ending cause I left the theatre thinking "it's over already?" Not that they missed anything, I just wanted more.
I really recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good movie going experience. All the POW's and BOOM's you want while being just long enough that you don't run out of popcorn and soda!
I was in a mood for action movie so I went to see this movie. After watching it for 10 minutes I had to leave.I have seen hundreds of movies past 4 decades and I am sorry to say that this has to be the worst. I am from a generation which saw music industry change when MTV started.You no longer needed to be able to play well and have good lyrics .Few catchy vulgar words and tune that sounds like it is from children's song was all needed to get some exposure and make serious money.Dire Straits made a song about this " Money For Nothing".I am sad to see the movie industry is following the same formula than music industry did.Artistry out of the window and cater for teenagers any kind of garbage for maximum profit. Movie started with action scene and explosions with very restless camera filming.I think there is a study that with teenagers you need to change the image every 1-2 seconds to keep them focused.This kind of filming is more suitable for persons with ADD.To mahe characters tough the use of word Fu-- seems necessary in every sentence. I was shock to see that a highly rated actress like Kyra Sedwick was in this movie.I have a teenager , 17-year-old daughter at home and consider myself being well tuned with teenagers. I feel sorry for them.I can pull movies and CDs from my shelf which I can watch/listen for years.How many of the teenagers can say the same of current movies/music.Is this movie the kind of crab the Hollywood wants to feed them and is it really all about the money ?. Lionsgate I feel sorry for your investors .
Let me loose!!!
as long as i can keep watching this movie because this film rocked!
If you live under a rock then you should know, Gamer is about tilsman aka kable(butler)who is a death row inmate and is competing for is freedom in a real-life video game called Slayers created by Castle(micheal c. hall). The inmates are controlled by these nanites in their brains that make it so the user(gamer)can control the the inmates movements. If you can make it through 30 battles then you receive your freedom...things are just never that easy though are they?
Gamer delivered on so many levels and the supporting cast was terrific. The action was top notch as Kable battles for is freedom from the selfish mastermind Castle.
If i had more money i would go see this movie again because i just loved it.
I gave this movie 5 outta 5 stars because i frigging enjoyed myself and all the actors did a great job...even ludacris delivers a good performance.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!