On the 23rd of September 2010 Internet Celebrity James Rolfe
Announced that he planned to create a movie based on his Hit internet show The Angry Video Game Nerd. I have been a fan of Rolfe’s work since 2008 and I love his show The Angry Video Game Nerd so just like a lot of people when I heard he was making a movie I was pretty hyped.
Well its been four years since the announcement but the movie has finally been released and I have had the honour of seeing it, after all this time and it only seems fitting that I express my feelings of the movie in the style of a review
Long time AVGN fans will know that James has been asked to review a particular Atari 2600 game since the AVGN web series started to get popular, the game in question is E.T. Directed and created by the legendary Howard Scott Warshaw.
The AVGN movie’s plot is heavily based on the Famous Atari Landfill in the New Mexico Desert, obviously I’m not going to go into much detail because I am not the only long time fan who has waited this long to see the movie. I will tell you that the movie is an absolute blast to watch it has a good blend of action, comedy and sci-fi.
The movie uses a lot of very obviously fake special effects some people may see this as a bad thing, but I personally think that the effects work really well, it helps remind us that this an Independent movie and not some big blockbuster which some people expected it to be, but most importantly it helps make the movie feel like an AVGN episode which is great because this also makes great comedy and as I said before its a really nice blend.
This movie has a lot of cameo’s and it was really fun trying to find them all within the movie some are more easier to find than others and honestly I was pleasantly surprised by some of the cameos that I recognised. It was really cool to see all these internet stars I love in one movie a few examples are Black Nerd Comedy, Pat the Nes Punk and the Nostalgia Critic.
The movie had a really awesome cast not just including the cameos but the actors that were hired for the movie were surprisingly really good and each gave a fantastic performance. I also thought it was really cool to actually see the nerds life outside of the game room, showing us the nerds character more in depth by expanding the nerds life in ways we have never seen before
To Sum it all up the AVGN Movie was much better than I expected, it had an ingenious plot, a kickass soundtrack, a great cast and the movie it self was absolutely hilarious and gripping to both newcomers and long time fans, In my opinion it is one of the best independent not to be taken serious comedies and I look forward to more of James Rolfe’s work in the future.
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