Summon the laughter with the most critically acclaimed gaming movie ever made.
Gamers, which won Best Professional Film at Gen Con 2006, has been
profiled by CNN, ABC, Yahoo, The Hollywood Reporter, Computer Games
Magazine, Spike TV, Tips and Tricks Magazine, G4 Media, and Starz Cable
Channel. It features an all-star celebrity cast including Kelly LeBrock
(Weird Science), Beverly D'Angelo (National Lampoon's Vacation), John Heard (Home Alone),
William Katt (The Greatest American Hero) and Michael Bell (E! True
Hollywood Story) and many more.
For the last 23 years, a group of friends have lived life to the fullest... in the fantasy world. Obsessed with a roleplaying game called Demons, Nymphs & Dragons, these gamers are the subject of this hilarious comedy which
chronicles their journey to make it through their horrendous lives while
attempting to break a world record by roleplaying over 74,558 hours.
"The movie is sharp and witty, and sort of slams Spinal Tap into Office Space, with an episode of Family Guy stuck in the middle."
—Ian Bonds of www.QuickStopEntertainment.com
"Five out of five stars. Earns more Experience Points than ten Happy Madison
—Eric Childress of www.efilmcritic.com
"Gamers has a twisted sense of humor... Fun stuff."
—Scott Weinberg of www.dvdtalk.com
Best Professional Film: Gen Con 2006
Best Film of 2006: www.bumscorner.com
Best Screenplay: 7th Melbourne Underground Film Festival
While this movie is not the greatest movie of all time by far it has provided hours of laughter and entertainment to me and all my friends who are all gamers, and dedicated ones at that
In order to enjoy it you must be willing to look at yourself as a gamer and realize that these guys are us with the volume turned up to 11, and it's obvious to me that the others who have written reviews of this movie think far too highly of themselves and of what we are as gamers
I don't want to give any spoilers in the review, but the essence is that a series of socio-pathic, maladjusted losers also just happen to be a gaming group.
Probably the worst depiction of gamers that I have seen since the Dark Dungeon cartoons.
The show made me squirm with discomfort.
Additionally, the pacing was glacial.
The guys sitting around the table should have been institutionalized, not out in society and throwing dice around a gaming table.
Plus, the "surprise revelation" at the end of the movie indicating that everything in the movie to that point was a psychotic lie was like being drowned in manure AFTER you THOUGHT that you had escaped with your life.
Ok, I'm one to, at most times say, that we all have our own opinions and that we should make/establish our own opinions based off of our own experiences, not someone elses ...this being said of course, please do not waste your money on this movie/DVD. This is by no means, in my opinion, worth it. An F minus, a zero out of a hundred %.... get my point. I wouldn't even give this flick a full star. Please, heed this and do not waste your money.
Abysmal, unpleasant, and mean-spirited. It paints gamers as pathetic and phsyco and cruel to one another. The byline of "unapologetic" is certainly needed since the vein of humor runs along having a African-American seamstress design an "authentic wizard's robe" that looks like a KKK hood and cloak served up along with never ending gay jokes, gay slurs and swearing. Higher production values don't make up for what's not right about this film.
I'll be the first to admit that "The Gamers" (by Dead Gentlemen Productions) is, far and away, my favorite 'gamer film'. That being said, I think that, just like with any other new movie genre, you're bound to dislike a film if you compare it to the one that "blazes the trail". Especially, if that film happens to be one as humorous as "The Gamers".
I fully believe that the reason why "Blade Runner" did so poorly in the box office when it originally debuted, was because folks were of the mind, "Hmm...Harrison Ford? Science fiction movie? This is gonna be like 'Star Wars'! Alright!!" Of course now, both fan and movie critic alike, view "Blade Runner" as one of the most deeply provocative and classic sci-fi flicks of all time and a definite 'must see'!
So my advice is to not compare “Gamers” to “The Gamers”. They’re not the same film and I really don’t believe they were meant to be. Yes, from a strictly humorous standpoint, “The Gamers” beats all other ‘gamer flicks’ out there (which isn’t many) hands down. However, this doesn’t mean that “Gamers” is without merit and won’t provide you with almost an hour and a half of viewing enjoyment and laughs. I mean, C’mon…Your bound to hear more than a few chuckles when a guy stuffs beef jerky down his pants and dry humps it while saying, “Jerky, bi#%*!” and then serves it up at the gaming table! Or another guy gives his gaming buddy a huge quilt with the names of all of his own characters he got killed by being such a crappy gamer, and the names fill up both sides of the quilt!
Anyways, all I can say is, a review (even the one you’re reading right now) is just someone else’s opinion and you’re never truly going to know if you’re going to enjoy a film unless you see it for yourself. If I went by what the critics wrote about “Blade Runner”, I never would’ve went to see it when it first came out. Thank God, I decided to listen to my gut!