Thursday, January 05, 2006

Joystiq-A warning regarding Grandma's Boy

-The movie is occasionally very, very funny. Tears streaming down the face funny. (This doesn't mean it's good. A good funny movie is a movie in which the spread between bad and good is relatively narrow and the movie is consistently funny. This one rollercoasters from high to low.) -According to Joystiq's very own Chris Grant, who granted us an exclusive post-movie interview, the movie "succeeded in one arena that almost every movie involving video games fails at miserably: it captured much of gaming culture pretty well to varying degrees of accuracy." The actors used real controllers and played real games with them. Easier said than done, as so few movies get it right. -The way we see it, there are two audiences for this movie. Potheads and hardcore gamers. If you're the former, there are better ways to spend $10. If you're the latter, there are better ways to spend $10. If you're both, well, go see it. It's not like you'll remember to come back here and flame us for recommending it to you. Overall rating within the entire universe of films: 4.0 / 10 Rating within the subset of movies significantly about video games: 9.5 / 10 -Via Joystiq Original Article I'm not sure what to think of this gaming movie. I've heard about it for a while, and apparently a lot of the shirts that are on it are from It'd probably be an interesting thing to watch with Dan and Don when it hits the movie channel, but I wouldn't watch it in theaters over V for Vendetta, Chronicles of Narnia or King Kong.

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