March 12, 2013

'Zero Charisma': The RPG Movie You Have All Been Waiting For (Well, At Least I Have Been Waiting For...)


I love... or should I say "LOVED"... the era of role playing games. I caught the tail end of the RPG craze in the late 80s and loved every second of it. Not only Dungeons & Dragons, but games like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Marvel Superheroes, and Talisman. I spent many hours using my imagination to become a warrior, a thief or a wizard... so many great memories. I also feel like I ended up pretty well adjusted... but that was not always the case. RPG players have often been characterized as chubby nerd who drink a lot of soda and are socially awkward. While that is not always the case (I for one and quite handsome and very socially accepted by my peers...lol), it certainly fits the mold. Zero Charisma is a wonderful look in on the life of one of these adult RPG players and what it is like in your life when "The Game" is the most important aspect of your life. Scott is a metal loving geek who lives with his elderly grandma and works a shit job. But one day a week he is the man, a 'Dungeon Master' in charge of running the RPG for a group of fellow nerds he plays with. But when they add a new member to the group, things start spiraling out of control for Scott. Changes in his personal and fantasy life push him to the edge, and he is on the verge of a breakdown. How will he respond? This movie looks great, and will be screening at this years South By SouthWest so will probably begin receiving some major attention soon. That is where distribution and future release plans will be secured. Check out the trailer after the jump...



   

No comments:

Post a Comment