History Film / Gamer

20th May '16 1:59:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}:
** Kable. Not only did he survive for so long in what is essentially ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' with real people, he's also capable of killing a dozen {{Mooks}} in close combat with his bare hands.
** It's said that Hackman killed nine dozen people, and he's one of the few people that survive an encounter with Kable.
25th Sep '15 12:18:15 PM Black_Diesel
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''Gamer'' is a 2009 movie starring Gerard Butler. He plays John "Kable" Tillman, a death row inmate, forced to battle other prisoners in an online game called ''Slayers'', and has his every move is controlled by a young gamer's remote device. If they survive 30 matches, they get a full pardon. To the players, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. But, to a resistance group that opposes the game's now-billionaire inventor, Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), Kable, who has just survived his record-setting 27th match, is a critical piece of their plan to end the sinister inventor's form of high-tech slavery.

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''Gamer'' is a 2009 movie directed by [[Film/{{Crank}} Neveldine]]/[[Film/GhostRiderSpiritOfVengeance Taylor]] and starring Gerard Butler. He Creator/GerardButler who plays John "Kable" Tillman, a death row inmate, forced to battle other prisoners in an online game called ''Slayers'', and has his every move is controlled by a young gamer's remote device. If they survive 30 matches, they get a full pardon. To the players, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. But, to a resistance group that opposes the game's now-billionaire inventor, Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), (Creator/MichaelCHall), Kable, who has just survived his record-setting 27th match, is a critical piece of their plan to end the sinister inventor's form of high-tech slavery.
9th Jul '15 1:30:54 PM xxbiasonxxx
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* LaResistance: The Humanz.
29th Mar '15 8:11:53 PM Fireblood
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29th Mar '15 7:56:56 PM Fireblood
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* TheChessmaster: Castle

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* TheChessmaster: CastleCastle.



* CrapsackWorld: People seem to have absolutely no regard for human life, it makes some sense in Slayers but the same attitude is shown in Societies.
* CurbstompBattle: [[spoiler: The final confrontation between Kable and Hackman.]] Mostly because Castle was in control of [[spoiler: Hackman]].
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The movie glorifies and fetishizes that which it rails against. The ostensible message may be that violent media takes away our basic humanity, but it spends an uncomfortable amount of time making violence look ''cool.''
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:The cause of Castle's downfall, right before Kable kills him. A surprising example; considering how tech-savvy Castle is he really should have seen this coming]].

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* CrapsackWorld: People seem to have absolutely no regard for human life, it life. It makes some sense in Slayers but the same attitude is shown in Societies.
* CurbstompBattle: [[spoiler: The final confrontation between Kable and Hackman.]] Mostly because Castle was in control of [[spoiler: Hackman]].
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The movie glorifies and fetishizes that which it rails against. The ostensible message may be that violent media takes away our basic humanity, but it spends an uncomfortable amount of time making violence look ''cool.''
Hackman]].
* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler:The cause of Castle's downfall, right before Kable kills him. A surprising example; example considering how tech-savvy Castle is he is-he really should have seen this coming]].



* FateWorseThanDeath: Lampshaded with a very sombre quip. In the HellholePrison where Kable is locked up, one of the inmates completely loses it and tears out his own throat while no one bothers to stop him. When the guards arrive to question what happened, an old con wearily notes "looks like he escaped".

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Lampshaded with a very sombre somber quip. In the HellholePrison where Kable is locked up, one of the inmates completely loses it and tears out his own throat while no one bothers to stop him. When the guards arrive to question what happened, an old con wearily notes "looks like he escaped".
29th Mar '15 7:53:33 PM Fireblood
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''Gamer'' is a 2009 movie starring Gerard Butler. He plays John "Kable" Tillman, a death row inmate, forced to battle other prisoners in an online game called ''Slayers'', and as his every move is controlled by a young gamer's remote device. If they survive 30 matches, they get a full pardon. To the players, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. But, to a resistance group that opposes the game's now-billionaire inventor, Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), Kable, who has just survived his record-setting 27th match, is a critical piece of their plan to end the sinister inventor's form of high-tech slavery.

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''Gamer'' is a 2009 movie starring Gerard Butler. He plays John "Kable" Tillman, a death row inmate, forced to battle other prisoners in an online game called ''Slayers'', and as has his every move is controlled by a young gamer's remote device. If they survive 30 matches, they get a full pardon. To the players, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. But, to a resistance group that opposes the game's now-billionaire inventor, Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall), Kable, who has just survived his record-setting 27th match, is a critical piece of their plan to end the sinister inventor's form of high-tech slavery.
19th Mar '15 6:29:24 PM YungVenuz
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* ThisLoserIsYou: It's a film about video games which portrays gamers as disgusting, morbidly obese perverts and sadistic, murderous sociopaths with no regard for human life.

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* ThisLoserIsYou: It's a film about video games which portrays "video games" controlled by actual human beings in depraved - either sexually OR violently - situations, and aside from the MLG player behind Kable, what other gamers as we see are disgusting, morbidly obese perverts and sadistic, murderous sociopaths with no regard for human life.
18th Aug '14 11:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* AxCrazy: [[ScaryBlackMan Hackman]].

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* AxCrazy: [[ScaryBlackMan Hackman]].Hackman]] is a mountainous inmate who enjoys killing way, ''way'' too much. Lampshaded when Kable notes that he really isn't right in the head when Hackman comes to boast about killing another prisoner.
6th Jun '14 4:19:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Lampshaded with a very sombre quip. In the HellholePrison where Kable is locked up, one of the inmates completely loses it and tears out his own throat while no one bothers to stop him. When the guards arrive to question what happened, an old con wearily notes "looks like he escaped".
10th Mar '14 4:55:11 PM Westrim
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* ThisLoserIsYou: It's a film about video games which portrays gamers as disgusting, morbidly obese perverts and sadistic, murderous sociopaths with no regard for human life.
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