Synopsis: It’s 2034, and humans can control and kill each other in a large-scale online gaming world. But Kable (Gerard Butler), a wrongfully convicted soldier forced to join the violent competition, tries to free himself by taking out its evil architect, Ken (Michael C. Hall). While being controlled by a rich kid (Logan Lerman), Kable must also save his wife, Angie (Amber Valletta), who’s trapped in her own avatar world.
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Serious Jest: (Worth Watching) Excellent concept (an innovation from The Running Man), great cast (even more noteable actors than mentioned above, who do a great job), cool 80s-meets-future soundtrack, and impressive special effects. However, the actual plot development and total storyline were mediocre. Maybe this film tried to fit too many sub-plots into 95 minutes, and ended up superficially hitting everything. Characters were underdeveloped, and, consequently, great actors were underused. I feel like this film would have been better as a Home Box Office (HBO) series (kind of like a futuristic Spartacus).