I haven’t seen this movie. Someone suggested once that we go see it, but it didn’t have any appeal for me at all… even WITH Gerard Butler in it! I laughed when I read this review of it.
I mentioned this blog before, and I like to stop by once in awhile and read up on any new posts that might be there.
I love how it started:
I’d imagine the pitch meeting for Gamer went something like this:
“We’ve taken the basic idea of Death Race and replaced the racing with a shoot-em-up video game that uses real people instead of computer sprites, you know, because video games are really popular now. We’ve also replaced all of Death Race’s humour and self-awareness with dialogue and characters culled from the very worst depths of 4chan, only without any understanding of their Net Age irony. And instead of Jason Statham, we’ve got Gerard Butler. Yeah, that’s right, the guy from 300. And P.S. I Love You. Let’s see if anyone notices.”
Well, I did. And I’m not too happy about it.
I left a comment on his site. “Don’t hold back. Tell us what you really think!” Yeah… it was a scathing review. I got quite a chuckle out of it, and I’m definitely not going to bother with it until MAYBE it comes out on DVD!
You can read the entire post here.