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Unicorn City (2012)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  24 February 2012 (USA)
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Voss entices local gamers to create a Utopian society in an attempt to impress a potential employer, but paradise is disrupted when his nemesis lays claim to the city and Voss's true love.

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Voss is a gamer who is unemployed and looking for work. When a management position opens up at a gaming company, he interviews but lacks evidence of leadership abilities necessary to land the job. Given a week to prove himself, Voss does the only thing rational adult would do; create a Utopian society for gamers. Voss convinces his gaming guild to follow him into the mountains and has Marsha, his best friend, document his abilities. However things get complicated when Shadow Hawk, his gaming nemesis, arrives to over throw Voss' kingdom. Written by Adrian Lefler

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During the "chased through the waves of grain" scene, actor Brandyn Cross, a LARPer, hit a pothole and lost his prosthetic leg. Fellow LARPer James C. Morris, in the same scene, tripped over the leg, and skinned his knee. As he was wearing a kilt at the time, this resulted in a bloody mess, and he was fussed over for several minutes before he demanded air and sunlight so he could recover in peace. See more »

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Voss: We're going to do this like men and beat the hell out of each other!
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Unicorn City's Hidden Producer: Goes to Emilie Lefler for not divorcing Adrian Lefler who ignored her for 4 years to get this film produced. Thanks gorgeous!!! See more »

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A Wonderful Joy Ride Of Geekness
8 February 2012 | by (Dungeon Crawlers Radio) – See all my reviews

Whether you are a game or not Unicorn City is packed with scenes we can all relate to at one level or another. Unicorn city is a comedic tale about "gamers". But even a none gamer can sit down and enjoy this movie (my wife). Unicorn City is filled with amusing and witty dialog along with great moments of comedic timing that will have you laughing in your seat. This movie allows you to embrace your inner geek as it has you laughing without guilt at the characters on screen. The great thing about Unicorn City is that it doesn't ridicule "gamers" but rather embraces their ridiculousness. Brining the movie goer to a place where they can relate to the characters in many ways. From the guy that just doesn't see whats right in front of him, to the love sick girl next door, and the ever faithful brother. Each of us can relate to this movie in some way. The inviting playfulness of the film leaves you feeling good, optimistic, and rejuvenated.

Devin McGinn plays Voss, the ambitious gamer trying to find his place in the world while being plagued by the power struggle with the tyrannical guild-master, Shadow Hawk (played by a brilliant Jon Gries). Voss also has to deal with problems at home dealing with the unwanted wrath of his impatient older brother (Kevin Weiss), who bullies Voss about being jobless. After an amazing and hilarious dream sequence Voss discovers a way to both rid himself of Shadow Hawk and get his dream job with a prestigious gaming company, and Voss, along with his hilarious gamer friends, take camp in what becomes Unicorn City, "A Utopia for Gamers". Meanwhile Marsha (Jaclyn Hales) the sweet, beautiful stuck-in-the-friend-zone fellow guild-member, offers to help Voss on his quest and perhaps finally change their friendship into something more.

This film handles the often repeated cinematic themes of the "down and out guy tries to make it in the world" and "girl nurtures an unrequited love" in a way that isn't old and cliché shows how well it can be done in a way that will have you wanting to go high five a gorilla!!

So grab your staff, throw on your cape, and roll your twenty sided die and go see this movie which is sure to be a "Critical Hit"!


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