The Game starring Michael Douglas & Sean Penn and directed by David Fincher, Se7en, Fight Club. Is a psychological thriller, with more twists and turns than the famous road between Cannes & Nice!
What do you give a man who has everything that money can buy. Well if he’s your brother and money is no object, you give him the one thing he can’t purchase. Another chance at life.
The Game is the kind of movie that if you enjoy Sudoku or logic puzzles will certainly strike a strong chord with you.The script was well written by John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris, and without wishing to give too much away
Douglas stars as Nicholas Van Orton a Wealthy financier who has not only incredible wealth but the lifestyle to match, he is single and his character is strongly reminiscent of Gordon Gekko, the character in Wall Street, cold, aloof and detached with an arrogant dismissive persona.
Van Orton receives a strange and intriguing birthday present from his somewhat wayward brother Conrad, played strongly by Sean Penn
The gift is “The Game”, “a profound life experience”, which draws from role playing type games and initially Van Orton is reluctant to participate, however he is quickly drawn into a profound plot masterfully directed by David Fincher, director of Seven and Aliens 3, the movie moves along at a cracking pace and as a viewer you are constantly surprised and intrigued as the plot pays out.
As Nicholas participates in “The Game”, his life is torn to pieces and he meets character after character who cannot not to be trusted.
The movie challenges you to figure out what’s coming next, and because of the complexity and speed that can be a challenge. The movie really does get into your head and therefore keeps you guessing the whole time.
As I said it can be quite a challenge to watch but If you don’t give it a chance you’ll never know what you missed.
After a thrilling hour interspersed and filled with thrilling chases on foot and car , shootouts, kidnapping, explosions, and other action sequences, the Movie reaches it’s climax.
The ending will probably take your breath away as all the pieces come together, for me the ending although spectacular and pure Hollywood does feel rather weak particularly after the previous hour or so and ultimately leaves with you more questions than answers.
I feel that The Game is a interesting intriguing movie, with some excellent plot devices and Michael Douglas plays the role incredibly well, there are some holes in the movie particularly if you over analyze, however if you want ob entertained in a challenging psychological thriller then I am sure you will enjoy this movie