|Originally posted by Acton |
I watched 'Gamer' the other night based on a friends review of it. I thought it was a massive pile of shit. Shit acting, shit script, shit plot and shit directing. I really don't want to waste anymore of my time talking about it, as I've already wasted 90 minutes of my life watching it.
I'm no longer trusting my friends future reviews, on anything.
Gamer can be hard to watch for a conservative viewer, especially for its frenetically shot action which is very true to the FPS game aesthetics (death is reduced to a mere frag). So far, action movies usually highlighted its most dramatic moments via slow motion, thus giving the audience the opportunity to elevate these scenes to a cult status. Gamer is a big fuck-off to all this, and takes an innovative approach.
The ideas it presents are interesting, too. Here's a great analysis of it.
(I understand any of this won't change anyone's mind, but it is a good read.)