The main thing is the fighting sequences which do look pretty good and 'game' like, you could be watching a frag fest like 'Halo' when watching this and it probably would be like this if it was done for real. The 'interactive computer net world' sections of the film are handled well too showing how the controllers use their real life 'players', it does come across as quite believable which really holds the film together. The other game shown in the film being a 'The Sims' style game which is also well done but maybe a tad too much cliched sex going on...but I guess that's kinda real too.
The plot is a mix of a few films sure but the director does manage to show other angles to the story which do relate well to today's interactive game world. Butler is also a good choice as the main 'slayer' and continues his good run as a hero but that's it for cast really.
Sounds like a real B-movie but its pretty decent and worth checking out, still can't quite beat the classic 'Running man' with Arnie though.
Worth a watch for the action just dont have high expectations when going in to watch this movie.
Death Race meets Call of Duty!
This futuristic prison Sci-fi film gets off to a great start and also ends well, but somehow lacks a little enjoyability in the middle. This really highlights the amount of time and commitment given to computer games and where the future could lead with the addiction of games and the future of our prisons.
Action, guns, women, nudity, video games, this movie is a like a guys wet dream! The twist in the movie kept your attention to the end and there wasn't any voids or holes to be filled, despite the complexity of the film and how the video games were ran, it explained it all pretty well.
The only negative of this entire movie was the ending. Since I don't want to spoil it for those who may read reviews before watching the movie, I'll say, the ending is too quick to come, to sudden, and it almost seemed like they had this grand movie put together with an extreme bland and ending that seemed boring to what it should/could have been. I expected a bit more out of the conclusion, but, the movie itself was great.
Honesty time: I really liked this movie- twenty plus years ago when it was called The Running Man. This teched up retread of that film is basically CGI fluff surrounded a gooey center that is essential a weak, predictable story. It's good if you want to see stuff blow up, but other than that it's worth a pass. Basic action fluff.