- 1 hr 35 min
In the year 2034, the world is a dystopian society where the government has allowed a technology company to create a game called "Slayers" where real-life convicts are controlled by players in a virtual reality environment. The players are connected to the convicts through a nanotechnology called "Nanex," and they control their every move, feeling everything they feel.
The star of the game is Kable played by Gerard Butler, a death-row inmate controlled by a teenage gamer named Simon (Logan Lerman). Kable is a warrior in Slayers, where he's trying to win 30 battles to be granted his freedom. The game is not only controlled by the gaming company, but it's also run by an egomaniacal billionaire named Ken Castle played by Michael C. Hall.
Ken Castle isn't satisfied with just controlling Slayers; he's created a new game called "Society," where players control real people in their everyday lives. People get paid to be controlled, and they do everything from shopping, cleaning to having sex. The catch is that they can never control their lives themselves.
As Kable progresses through the game, he realizes that Castle has created an evil empire that goes far beyond what he initially thought. He's also informed that the Nanex technology is being implanted in millions of people without their knowledge, giving Castle ultimate control over society. Kable is not only fighting for his own freedom, but he's also fighting for the freedom of the entire world.
Meanwhile, a group of hackers led by Humanz played by Ludacris is doing everything in their power to take down Castle's empire. They seek out Kable's wife, Angie played by Amber Valletta, who plays a significant role in the movie. She's not only Kable's wife but the hero of the movie, taking out all the bad guys and giving the movie a female lead character.
The movie is an action-packed thriller that is perfect for fans of shoot 'em up video games, action movies, and war movies. It examines broader themes of control, freedom, and the morality behind using other humans as pawns in a game. With excellent performances from Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, and Ludacris, you'll be on the edge of your seat until the end of the movie.
Overall, Gamer is a movie that explores the potential horrors and consequences of technology and how it can disrupt the future. The movie has solid performances, great action, and is a fun watch for anyone looking to kill two hours. The movie's intense action scenes, moral dilemmas, and an intriguing plotline will have you thinking about it even days after you've finished watching it.
Gamer is a 2009 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 27.