The Gamers (2002)





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One late night in a college dorm, four socially inept geeks immerse themselves in a fantasy world of their own creation. As their characters journey through forbidden kingdoms, ancient ruins, and the forsaken wilderness, the players attempt to solve a mysterious puzzle that could ultimately mean the difference between getting a life and death. Who is The Shadow? Where is The Princess hidden? Will any of them ever find a date? And how long do they have before their annoyed neighbors call the cops?
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Great to see something so sweet, original, and interesting overcome the shortcomings of its budget. The Gamers is a story about geeks imagining a fantasy world where they go on adventures, steal people's pants, and can't remember if they are asleep or not. This is a short and entertaining film that doesn't get bogged down in explaining the mechanics of the game. This means we are in the world of the gamer, and the world of the gamers' imaginations from the start.Technically it doesn't look great, but it's wonderful to see a film that kicks the ass of overblown 3D, expensive, HD disappointments such as Avatar. The content is king here.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

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Stupid, a little funny, stupid again, then a "surprise" ending. Of course, all former D&D players will love to see that some version of themselves is still playing in college.

Michael Meehan
Michael Meehan

You don't have to play Dungeons and Dragons or any other tabletop roleplaying game to enjoy this movie, but you get more out of it if you do. This low budget, yet highly entertaining movie pokes fun at the things that happen oh so often to gamers of all kinds. The limited computer graphics used are comparing any big budget action movie to...MS Paint. They're almost bad enough to jolt you out of the created fantasy world, but at the same time they're bad enough to be laughable. Already available on DVDl, a Director's Cut with better computer graphics, options to watch the original cut or an edited 'family viewing' cut should make 'The Gamers' more enjoyable and accessible to a wider audience.

Barbara C
Barbara C

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