Netflix’s “Game Over, Man” not to everyone’s taste

Game Over, Man is the definition of a ‘love it or hate it’ film. Within the first five minutes, you’ll either be completely on board with its coarse, often juvenile sense of humour or you’ll have switched over to something else.

The film follows main characters Alexxx – yes, with three x’s – Darren and Joel (played by Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson respectively) who work as wait-staff at a posh hotel. When terrorists hold the hotel hostage, they take it upon themselves to save the day.

Game Over is clearly a riff on the 1988 action classic Die Hard and refreshingly, it doesn’t try and hide the fact. There are plenty of nods to the original, although like a lot of the film, these can be hit or miss.

It’s helped along by the great chemistry between the main characters, which no doubt has a lot to do with Devine, Holm and Anderson having previously worked together on the TV show Workaholics. In fact, this was originally intended to be a tie-in movie with the series which explains a lot.

The most divisive part of this movie will be its humour and I can see a lot of people being put off. This is not a high-brow film. In fact, calling it low-brow might be too generous.

Expect lots of genital-related jokes, over-the-top violence and some sight gags that are questionable to say the least. While Game Over is aiming to parody Die Hard, it’s brand of humour is very much in line with similar films like Dumb and Dumber.

If you’re the sort of person who can handle their fair share of gross-out humour without getting squeamish, then you’ll probably enjoy this. Otherwise, you’re better off looking elsewhere.


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