This week's new movie releases - Sept. 4, 2009 (Blog)

Category: Gamer News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: August 31, 2009 | Publication: Screening Blog | Author: Franck Tabouring
Publication/Article Link:Screening Blog

GAMER (with Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris)

Synopsis: Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle has created the controversial form of entertainment, "Slayers," a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost desires and fantasies in front of a global audience. At the center is Kable, the superstar and cult hero of "Slayers," the savage, ultra-violent first person shooter game. Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week.

First thoughts: This is the next action flick form the creators of the "Crank" flicks, and that means brainless action scenes with plenty of crazy violence and tons of explosions and stuff. I'm sure the whole story behind "Gamer" won't matter for a second. "Crank" and its sequel really entertained me, so I'm kind of looking forward to this senseless big-screen experience. This one gets a 7/10 on my excitement meter.