Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Fellowship of the Dice|
Actors: Aimee Graham, Price Carson, Jon Collins
Directors: Matthew Mishory, Matthew Ross
Genres: Comedy, Drama
You were either one of them, still are one of them, or at least remember them from your high school cafeteria. The stacks of books, the funny looking dice, the esoteric babbling. They were not only odd, geeky, awkward and ... more »
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Nostalgic, yet insipid...
Thomas M. Bennett | New York | 12/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having participated in role-playing adventures for many years - albeit many moons ago - the film caught my eye under my recommendations list. While it did struggle to show what the gaming experience can be about, it also chose to do so in the typical Hollywood overkill fashion. Ok, we get it...they're misfits, square pegs, insecure, crutches for each other's weaknesses.
Now go back and re-write their lines, get a new bloody cast for the interesting central character - well played by Aimee Graham - who are not all entirely pathetic creatures deserving of contempt rather than compassion. They could have been interesting without being outrageous losers.
The interludes, with the actual gamers from a convention, were a nice touch, and closer to my memory of actual people, with whom I played over several years. Not borderline loonies, just people looking for fun in an alternate environment where they're not sitting in a boring algebra class or counting the minutes in their cubicle to their coffee break.
Sir Thomas | Morrisville, PA USA | 12/22/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a pretty hard core gamer for many years so I was really interested to find a movie about gaming, whether it was a documentary or a spoof of gaming or what have you. I have to say that this DVD was really pretty disappointing. The fact that it pokes fun at gamers isn't what bothers me. This was just a collection of horrible stereotypes. It would've been something at least, if they were 'insider' jokes or stereotypes but this was one long train wreck of outsider stereotypes, poor sound quality & poor humor. Not really even about gaming so much as just a collection of terrible characterizations. I usually can find something positive to find to say about most movies. . .but not this one. I really don't like to give bad reviews because I'd like to encourage the makers because I think it would be great to see more movies about gamers and gaming and think there's a lot of material for great humor there. . .but it's just not here. Honestly I wish I didn't spend the money on it."