Judging from the audience size in the theater, I'm probably the only one who saw Gamer this weekend. The trailer made it look awful, but it was better than you think! The conceit: rather than being about man versus machines, or about jacking into an alternate matrixy game universe, Gamer takes place in the real world but is inhabited by meatbots (remote-controlled humans). It's a little heavy on the first-person shooter action, but it's still watchable. The directors are going to be the next hot thing, with their upcoming adaptation of DC Comics' Jonah Hex (starring Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Will Arnett).
Rating: 6 out of 10.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Alison Lohman, Ludacris.
Directors: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor.