Monday, September 09, 2013

The Gamers: Hands of Fate

You can watch The Gamers: Hands of Fate (one of two movies I'ved backed that riff on Manos: Hands of Fate, the other being Manos: Hands of Felt, yet to be released) for free online in a few places such as the main site and at Vimeo.  If you sit through the credits, which is really what makes the film as long as it is, you can catch me at the 2:03:23 mark for my Kickstarter backing.

I didn't like it as much as the original Dorkness Rising (full show at that link), but then I'm much more of an RPG kind of fellow, which Dorkness focused on, than a card game fellow, which Hands of Fate focused on, despite owning boxes of Magic cards and having won a tournament and placed in others.  I'll have to watch Dorkness to recompare.  Don't get me wrong.  Funny.  I laughed out loud in a few places.  There's some clever dialog and situations.  But the overcome the odds, band together, happy ending is a bit too long and conventional for my taste.  Although also more professionally done than the original if I remember accurately.  My daughter would love it, but the language and references are a bit much for a ten year old IMHO.

Worth watching, particularly if you're a bit of a gaming geek.

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