Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst hangovers of their lives?
First of all, the introduction really got me into it, not only there is Gears promo all around, both in Jason Mewes store and room, but he also wear shirts and caps etc. On top of it, even if the movie is from 2012 and by then the game was like 8 years old, there is also posters from Bloodrayne 2, another of my favorite franchises. I actually have the same poster. And he even got a real size cardboard cut out of Sonya from Mortal Kombat reboot (2011). So yeah this room is awesome !
As we are introduced to the players, this is when i noticed the first flaws tough. First, no way these guys would be lev 1 and lev 3 if they are active Gears players. They should had manage to make them appear as level 100 players (if the update/dlc that introduced re-up was not there yet) since it was really not long to get there if you play every day. Then, im not sure on this when it comes to clan matches but Gears 3 is a 5 on 5 game, not sure why they play as 4 on 4.
I guess this is minor stuff for the general viewer so how is the movie itself? Well there is some funny parts, the general story is interesting, but in a way it never seen to fully commit into the subplots it try to go. The only one that somehow feel more developed is the Hollywood subplot wich i won't mention more to remain spoiler free.
Another thing that bothered me as a Gears gamer are the plays, not only the plays are terrible and it looks like actual Noobz or the actors themselves were creating the video game footage, but its VERY unlikely even as a godlike player that 1 dude could go 1 on 4 against other top players in Gears 3. Guy would had been wrecked by crossfire lancers.
I know this review is really all over the place and do not talk maybe enough of the movie but rather the game part, but its flaws that i had trouble overlook, even if i had a decent time and enjoyed the movie while at the same time it surely won't become a classic i watch back every couple years.
Jason Mews is really the brightest spot in it and elevate the movie as well, but thats not surprising, i always enjoy this guy's work.
- Sep 27, 2020