Jan 08 2013

Noobz: The Gamer Movie Too Dumb to Live

Published by at 2:00 pm under Movies,Videos

httpv://youtu.be/YxM8CgtIZKA

If you told me that someone was going to make a movie about eSports, I’d think that was pretty cool. I like The Wizard, and things have come a long way since playing Super Mario Bros. competitive. I routinely watch pro Starcraft and League of Legends, and I could see how it could make for an interesting/funny feature.

Noobz is the complete opposite of all that. It’s a movie that tries and fails to channel Grandma’s Boy, at least according to this short trailer that still somehow feels like it’s hours long because of how painful it is. It’s about a pro team that plays Gears of War 3 competitively (hahahahahahahah), and it’s clear even from this small amount of footage that Epic might have paid to fund the entire movie themselves. Unfortunately, all it will do as portray their product as beloved by morons.

I don’t understand who this movie is aimed at. How can you market a movie toward gamers while at the same time mocking them mercilessly? A movie with video game humor would be great. A movie making fun of video gamers is not, particularly when that’s who you want to see your movie. If someone can explain this abortion of an idea to me, I’m all ears.





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9 responses so far

  • Tim W.

    This is one instance where I don’t feel like a douche bag for saying this movie looks like hot garbage.

    It reminds me of something put out in the late 80′s or early 90′s to capitalize on this “new” and “hip” video game craze that all the kiddies are talking about.

  • John

    It’s seem to me they tried a “lampoon” approach and failed flat.
    You can easily see the main actor trying to mimic Ryan Reynolds in those days and the “Pothead” looks like Jay from Jay and Silent Bob.

  • http://ponchoism.tumblr.com ponchoism

    well, he is Jay from Jay and Silent Bob :)
    (Jason Mewes)

  • Trueman

    wait… this isn’t a fake trailer? They’re really making this garbage?

  • J5

    That’s probably the most refreshing trailer I’ve seen in a while….

    Because I thought Bill Belamy died in a Rock ‘N Jock related incident.

  • nesseagletown

    oooooo a Casper van Dien cameo, the really broke the bank for that reference.

    and Adam Sessler, did you not get to see any of the movie before you agreed to do this…come on man…

  • thenottakenname

    Somebody is gonna have some ‘splainin to do once this bombs completely.

  • Graz

    You can tease your target audience if the stuff you have to say is true/funny and you do it out of love. SotD teased the zombie genre but it was funny and the makers clearly loved the genre. The makers of this movie don’t seem creative and seem to hate games.

  • http://www.torchship.at Aether McLoud

    That’s what you get when you have people who have no idea of a subject make a movie about it (e.g. Driver and Formula 1, Hackers and hacking, etc…)

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