Hardcore Henry, it actually looks like a game.

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So, last night I watched Hardcore Henry, and while it might not be a game movie per se, it was really damn close to it, or as least I thought so.

The whole story, point of view, how it plays out, and all the random action scenes was like it were taken directly out of a random action game and I have to say that I enjoyed it for what it was. It worked well for a movie.

Spoiler!
The main guy, Henry, suffers from memory loss after being resurrected and has no voice because he never get a voice modulator installed and doesn’t speak through the entire movie, the others just does it for him. As the story progresses, he gains more skills and techniques as if he were leveling up throughout the movie. In the end, you realize that he’s not another human that has been caught up in a random story, he’s a bio-engineered soldier with no memory.

As I watched it, I thought of games like Mass Effect 2, Bio Shock: Infinite, Deus Ex and Dishonored, and it was all really well put together.

Visually, this movie is beautifully made with good and realistic effects. I read somewhere that it was sponsored on Indiegogo and I have to say, good work.
hardcore-henry-movie-review-9If you haven’t watched this movie yet, I suggest that you do because it is a really entertaining movie.

 

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Movie: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

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So, what the f did I just watch?

Regularly I’m really not one for YouTube hype but I just had to see this movie as some of the episodes that I’ve seen in passing are rather funny. I get that the movie is supposed to look bad, be low quality and so on, but the jokes are still really bad and lame despite it all.

The story is about the nerd who’s finally talked into reviewing the worst game of all times despite his greatest efforts not to. The Atari game E.T or as the movie calls it Eee Tee. The story has some really random parts and some poor characters.

The movie itself is rather low quality and some parts are so bad that they’re funny. However the usage of stereotypes makes me a bit annoyed as he states himself in his videos how he hates cliches but uses them himself in this movie. For example, the comment for Mandi in the movie; “She’s not a girl, she’s a gamer”. So what, now we’re a completely separate entity? Also the stereotypical “black mom” and the fact that nerds can’t have girls are just a few things I didn’t expect from him.

The nerd in this movie isn’t as foulmouthed and “extreme” as he is in his episodes which makes this movie way more boring than it could have been. The AVGN episodes is much better and I recommend watching them instead of this.

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