Thursday, June 11, 2009

A little scary, a lot yummy

Coming out to theaters in the US this September, is the movie Gamer. The description of the movie from its site:

"GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.

Kable (300's Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle's ruthless technology."

My thoughts? Avatars being real people that you control to the death? Hello ethics? Um... scary! But Gerard Butler? (Warning, incoming gratuitous Gerry Butler pic)

I would watch anything with him in it. So yes, there's the yummy. :)


  1. Wait a sec. Misneach isn't real? What are you...

    I mean...uhhh...yeah. Of course he isn't.

  2. The boy needs a shave. And more scars.

  3. Ethics? This. Is. SPARTAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

    Sorry, had to do it.

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  5. Sorry I deleted the previous comment because it wasnt linking properly.

    And queue:

    World of World of Warcraft

    Enjoy :D

  6. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm........

    I wonder if he still has those abs. *drools*

  7. Micheal C Hall AND Leonidas?


  8. @Ratshag: The boy needs nothing! He is perfection! :)

    @Misneach and Khol Drake: Haha

    @Jaz: I remember seeing that clip a while back. Its hilarious!

    @Beruthiel and Corgii: I'm glad I'm not the only one drooling.

  9. Ah, yes, Heaven forefend that gaming could ever lead to anything positive in the future rather than dragging down into a dystopian nightmare of bread and circuses. Thank heavens we were have the film industry to warn us through high octane action thillers.

    Okay, I'm just being grumpy. It looks fun.