Gamer is a 2009 science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as an unwilling participant in an online game in which participants can control human beings as players. Gamer was released in North America and the United Kingdom on September 4, 2009.
Set in the near future, a time when mind-control technology has taken society by storm. Humans control other humans in a mass-scale, multiplayer online game. Reclusive billionaire Ken Castle has created the controversial form of entertainment, "Slayers," a hugely popular game that allows millions to act out their innermost desires and fantasies -- online -- in front of a global audience. Gaming has... See Full DescriptionGenres:Action/Adventure and Thriller Release Date:September 4th, 2009 (wide) MPAA Rating:R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language. Distributors:Lionsgate See Full Details
There seems to be developing a trend in recent years with these films being critical of society and the way it looks to be going. Films such as Live!, Surrogates and now this all seem to enjoy saying the same thing; "This is an image of you society and we don't like it". Ken Clarke's one of the originators of this type of film with his collection of films featuring teenagers getting down and dirty under the sheets. Clarke's films were quite deep, clever and had a serious message to send. "Gamer" … more
1. In 1992 Neil Esterbrook wrote “cyberpunk is dead,” stating that most cyberpunk authors had moved back into mainstream science fiction. Cyberpunk exists as a subgenre of science fiction literature, a subversive exploration of a ruling technocratic corporate culture. Indulging in both a fascination with, and fear of technology, cyberpunk often blurs the lines between what is natural and what is completely artificial, sometimes even reversing the … more
Discalimer: I saw this movie on Saturday at 12:30am completely on a whim. Set in a future world where (shocking) one corporation has dominated the global marketplace and is now showing hints of heading towards world domination, Gamer strives to scramble your brains not with its clever plot lines but rather with camera shakes, ultra-fast editing and the occasional POV shot. Gerard Butler plays a real-life video game soldier on death row, controlled by a swarm of neuron-inhibiting … more