So, it seems like I am the only person on the planet that actually liked this movie.
When did the Geek culture become soo picky and protective? We should be THANKFUL that Hollywood wants to make movies like this. Seeing the success of this and other video game themed movies is the only way we will ever get to see the like of Link and Samus on the silver screen.
What were people expecting? It’s Adam Sandler in the main role! Did they think he was going to raise his level of acting for this film?
And the plot? OF COURSE it’s a bit far-fetched. IT’S BASED ON VIDEO GAMES.
I’m old enough to have done the arcade experience and Pac-Man was just a bit before my time, but I got to partake in the glory days of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat battles where your turn was based by where your quarter was placed.
So, am I blinded a bit by nostalgia? Yes.
But strip away all the expectations of a serious movie, and instead go in with the mindset that I did – a goofy comedy centered around video games.
It’s a Sandler film, and yes, there are some hilarious moments, made possible because of the story, and the references.
The FX is amazing, and they paid homage to many of the classics and even to some newer titles, one including the Master Chief…
So, if you just want to see a comedy, you’ll like this film. If you want to see a Sandler film, it’s average for one of his movies. If you want to see a video game themed movie, it’s a decent flick.
There you have it, the movie is easily a 6 or 7 out of a 10.