This review will most likely be brief, cause there’s not a whole lot to say.
“Gamer” reminds me of just about every other dystopian futuristic movie where a bunch of convicts are forced to play a game in which they either die or survive to play x amount of rounds for freedom. But, of course, freedom is just jokes. Oooh, didn’t see that plot twist coming, did I?
The difference here is that the “avatars” of the game are actually people, like in the SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE! sort of sense. Controlled by rich assholes. There’s also a less violent game which is kinda like the Sims meets Second Life, but with people and fat assholes controlling them. See the theme? The moral to this movie is clearly “Remember how people warned you that you’re either getting your ass kicked by a kid or that hot chick is actually a fat dude whacking off? Yeah, IT’S TRUE!”
So not a whole lot about this movie hasn’t been done before, and in many cases, a hell of a lot better.
But you know where this movie kicked all sorts of ass? Random dance scene!! That’s right! Why not? A bad movie needs an awesome dance number to confuse viewers into thinking it could have been good. Not just a dance number, but a dance number with killings!
(so, you know…kinda violent.)
Watch Gamer (2009) – Dance Scene in Entertainment
So there. I just saved you two hours and gave you the best part.