Thursday, 7 January 2016

The Wizzy

Thanks to Rifftrax, I've now seen that Nintendo commercial.

An autistic kid does good playing computer games, but is otherwise shut off, so off to a mental home for him. His brother doesn't think that's a good idea, so... basically kidnaps him, and they go on the run. Then they get with a young girl, and decide to enter a computer competition. Oh, and all computer games are Nintendo of course. Along the way, they are chased by a child kidnap retriever, who is presented as a douche, and their father and older brother, who succumb to the excellence that is Nintendo games. And they encounter a kid with a Power Glove. Eventually, they get to the competition, just as everyone catches up with them, and everything is resolved through lawsuits. Or more Nintendo games. One or the other.

As this is all about kids, we get to see the young talents of Fred Savage, Christian Slater, and Beau Bridges! Okay, not so young. And other people who are also in this!

Okay, I will give the story does have a nice resolution, and once you ignore the whole Nintendo advert side of it, it's basic but decent. The characters are not deep, but kept simple enough. Oh, and there are more than a few cringe moments.

A slice of history, yeah, but not one I think we need to dwell on.


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