Movies GP G.S. Perno
Well done, but rough around the edges
While I agree that this was an excellent film, I wasn't quite as impressed with it as the rest of our reviews crew. The first half of this is spot-on and truly impressive, building the emotion and tension expertly. The games themselves though didn't feel as well done to me. There were too many characters thrown in just for the sake of having them, and by the time the games finally started, the film had to rush them in order to keep its excellent first half while still keeping the run-time reasonable. There were just too many things going on too quickly during the games, and the movie shifted at that point from being a great, scifi character drama, into being a survive-the-environment type of thing.