The Gamers (2002)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
Critic Reviews for The Gamers
There are no critic reviews yet for The Gamers. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!
Audience Reviews for The Gamers
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.
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.
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 weak...like 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.
The Gamers Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.