Hey guys. I rented the movie Gamer from the Red Box at a Wal-Mart and watched it eating some shake ‘n bake pork chops. Well I have to say this movie is meant to be a total rush. Action is frantic, life is cheap, images hit fast, characters barely register, and the whole experience is one of desensitization. Me being an athlete I have no doubt that Crankheads will eat it up.
The “Crank” films saw Jason Statham rushing here and there to keep his heart pumping hard so that a Chinese poison wouldn’t kill him. In “Gamer,” an athletic Gerard Butler (from my favorite movie 300) dashes through an urban battle zone, wasting faceless, nameless opponents without any control over his actions. For Kable – a prisoner who can supposedly terminate a commuted sentence by participating in these gladiatorial games – is controlled (via implanted computer chips in the brain) by Simon (Logan Lerman). This teen video prodigy guides him to weekly victories that enthrall millions around the globe.
OVERALL: 76% B