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You want ACTION...you got ACTION
on December 26, 2015
A person talking with a slayer:
Person: “Who aims? The player or the slayer?”
Slayer: “I’m the hand. Someone, somewhere else is the eye.”
The above dialogue comes from this sci-fi action film and pretty well sums up what this movie is about.
This movie takes video gaming to the extreme and makes you wonder if there are any boundaries to what humans will do to amuse themselves.
Briefly, in a near-future multiplayer video game called “Slayers”, death-row convicts are forced to do battle. Convict Kable (Gerard Butler), the highest-ranked warrior of this game and controlled by Simon (Logan Lerman), a skilled teenage gamer, must survive thirty gaming sessions in order to be set free. Will he do it?
Ken Castle (played over-the-top by Michael C. Hall), creator of not only “Slayers” but also “Society,” is the main antagonist in this movie.
This movie is definitely not for everyone. Yes, it has lots of action (almost non-stop) and special effects that held my attention but also contains excessive amounts of sex and nudity, violence and gore, profanity, as well as frightening, intense scenes. Be forewarned!
I liked the background music found in this movie.
Finally, the DVD itself (the one released in 2009) has four extras.
In conclusion, this movie is not for everyone but adrenaline-junkies will certainly appreciate it. After watching this movie, you may ask yourself:
“Who’s playing who?”
(2009; 1 hr, 25 min excluding end credits; wide screen; 24 scenes; rated ‘R’)
<<Stephen PLETKO, London, Ontario, Canada>>