A Groundbreaking interactive DVD that plays like a video version of the "Choose Your Own Adventure Books" as the story follows 21 Year old Eric (the character whom the audience makes ... See full summary »
A Groundbreaking interactive DVD that plays like a video version of the "Choose Your Own Adventure Books" as the story follows 21 Year old Eric (the character whom the audience makes choices for) as he deals with a skull crunching breakup. Eric is a struggling musician who works a side job and just broke up with the greatest love of his life, the somewhat insane yet adorable Liz. Now you, the viewer, must guide Eric through one insane evening with Criminals, Drugs and Damsels while deciding whether Eric will win back the love of his life or crumble into Moral Decay... his fate is now in your hands. The Weathered Underground allows the viewer via remote control or mouse (online) to control the story ultimately choosing a story of redemption or debauchery. Featuring over 30 different endings and 1,000 choices. Written by
The title "Weathered Underground" refers not to the radical group during the Vietnam war, but to the young and jaded hipsters of the late 2000's - ignoring the war and shunning previous conventions amidst the underground music and drug culture. It quotes a line from the picture "They look so Weathered and Jaded... 21 and they look like they've been through combat and divorce. Weathered Kids stumbling through the underground... This is our revolution..." See more »
I gave it ten stars simply for it's originality. I could see how some would hate it. As matter of fact, several of us sat around watching and my cousin was so annoyed that he left the room. But I think it was because his girlfriend thought the lead actor was cute. It is somewhat offensive in the way that south park might be to some conservatives. But it's very smart too. You can tell it was made with very little money but it looks so cool and unique that you don't really care. If anything, I thought it was endearing.
And sooooooo funny. I couldn't stop playing the thing. Really addictive. I read that it's coming out on ipod and I'll be the first in line damnit.
It's not like other pictures, which will probably mean that you will either love it or hate. But let's be honest, what Kubrick film got a good review when it first came out? Very few. Most got trashed. Or Pink Flamingos? Or Araki? These films got trashed by half the people that saw them because they dared to do things that other movies had never done. The Weathered Underground is daring, at times provocative, and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this weird little interactive movie ends up becoming a cult classic. Kudos to the filmmakers. You've done something that I liked. And I generally hate everything.
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