REVIEW: Zero Charisma is a movie I really enjoyed. It’s drama/reality of people that we as gamers have known or know. A number of times I found myself shouting at the screen in frustration, wanting to stop the train wreck of the main character’s plight.
I fear a lot of modern gamers may not understand how easy and plausible this movie could be. The factors that were alluded to in the movie, the background items, even the names used. I feel how the events shaped what happened. Some may laugh at the outlets the main character chose to release. For me, I just wanted to give the guy a hug and try to help channel the pain.
In the end, I found my feelings the same as other recent gamer-type movies I’ve seen, like ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ and ‘The Dungeon Masters’. The glitz of computer gaming, guest stars, and movie trailers has overshadowed the original base of scifi/fantasy conventions instead of evolving and adding to tapestry.
Maybe it’ll come back around, some point.
SNL’s opener for the 39th season I felt was a little weak. But it is a ‘rebuilding year’ since they have six new cast members this season. I felt they underused Tina Fey and while Arcade Fire is good, it seemed not in pace with the rest of the show. Hopefully as the season goes on, they’ll find a rhythm that works.
That said, the Obamacare spoof with Aaron Paul was funny.
(this is watchable outside the US.)