820. Game Over, Man!

Title: Game Over, Man!
Director: Kyle Newacheck
Year: 2018
Run time: 1hr 41m

“Three buddies with big dreams go from underachieving slackers to badass warriors when their posh hotel is taken over by terrorists.”

Live blog

0:28 – Mr C is criticising the graphics on the idents now. “Pencil didn’t bounce properly.”
7:42 – “Takes pictures of the hot models and the guns and the hovercrafts, and the hot models shooting guns on the hovercrafts.”
14:38 – Smoking, vaping, he’s right, it does look weird.
23:25 – What the…
25:46 – I do like the fact that their elevator lift shaft plan didn’t work. That never happens!
28:51 – “Stop talking cool!” You just know that Adam Devine has wanted to be in a spy film his whole life.
32:56 – Lot more of Bumper in this than I was expecting to see.
33:24 – Ridiculous fight scene though.
36:11 – Oh, how many people have wanted to do that! By Steve-O!
41:12 – Home Alone 3 burn.
46:16 – “Then I could soar off into the night hella majestically.”
47:20 – “Fuck the po-lice, except for right now.”
53:16 – Shaggy though!
1:04:45 – “Babe, do something. Volunteer as tribute!”
1:06:05 – Gaffa tape rage!
1:11:02 – Oof, this film does not know what it wants to be.
1:30:11 – “It’s kinda fun being badass.”

Conclusions

Oh, just terrible.

I was kinda expecting it to be pretty rubbish, and it really only popped up on our radar because of the Adam Devine/Netflix combination that worked so well with When We First Met. There were some moments that were good, and somehow it managed to be funnier than I thought, but also a lot worse than I thought as well.

Like I said in the notes above, the film doesn’t seem to quite know what it wants to be. It’s a comedy, sure, but then some of the violence is just too graphic to sit well in context. So maybe it wants to be a thriller but the story is nowhere near strong enough to cover it.

Really, very bad.

Rating: 1/5.