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Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)

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The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.

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Kevin Finn, James Rolfe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Rolfe ... The Angry Video Game Nerd
Jeremy Suarez ... Cooper
Sarah Glendening ... Mandi
Bobby Reed ... Bernie Cockburn
Stephen Mendel ... General Dark Onward
Helena Barrett ... McButter
Time Winters ... Dr. Louis Zandor
Eddie Pepitone ... Mr. Swann
Jake Johnson ... Young Fan
Andre Meadows ... Andre Meadows
Gustaf Lingmark Gustaf Lingmark ... Bartender
Jessica Rockwell Jessica Rockwell ... Barcade Babe
Mara Hall ... Cooper's Mom / Main Gambler
Isaac Sherman Isaac Sherman ... Nerd (Age 3)
Noah Sherman Noah Sherman ... Nerd (Age 3)
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The AVGN must overcome his phobia of the worst video game in the world to save his fans.

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Trivia

James Rolfe and his wife April drove to California, all the way from their Philadelphia hometown. See more »

Goofs

At the Las Vegas casino, Mandi is seen playing a 'One Armed Bandit' fruit machine. A close up shot of the machine shows that she wins the 777 Jackpot but, when the camera angle changes to show her celebrating, the machine shows 3 random fruits, which is actually not a win at all. See more »

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The Angry Video Game Nerd: I have to save the fans.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank all those who made this film possible and most importantly...you the fans! See more »

Alternate Versions

The end credit sequence, along with a scene of the Nerd being transported down from the spaceship, was re-edited, using real footage from the E.T. video game, into a standalone episode. In the movie, due to copyright claims, the game is called Eee Tee. All gameplay of games shown in the film is recreated animated graphics, made to resemble the original games. Actual gameplay for the E.T. game was recorded, and then given to the animators during post-production to recreate with slightly different graphics. In the Movie a sequel to Eee Tee, titled Eee Tee 2, makes an appearance and is comprised of 3D animated graphics, emulating the original video game. See more »

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Referenced in The Roast of the Angry Video Game Nerd (2013) See more »

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Nerds Before Birds
Written by Brendan McCreary
Performed by 'Young Beautiful in a Hurry'
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Not really worth your time.
7 September 2014 | by melchiorumSee all my reviews

Being a huge AVGN fan, I have been waiting for this movie from the very first moment it has been announced. Unfortunately, for me the waiting was not worth it.

The movie commits the biggest crime any comedy movie can commit - it is not funny. Actually, it's kind of tired and boring and at times even cringe-worthy. The jokes are old and forced, the acting is mediocre at best and the pacing is way off. Do we really need to see all the Nerd praising every 5 minutes of the film? We know AVGN is famous. We get it, it was supposed to be self-conscious satire. But in order for it to work you need to use it for something, like plot development. But the movie goes nowhere with that, leaving the viewer wondering if it was really a satire or maybe an actual pointless narcissism. The characters are boooooring and no one really gets a proper development. The plot is unimaginative and it jumps all around, failing to focus on a specific event long enough to engage the viewer.

It feels like the film could have worked if the team just picked a direction they wanted to go. Like if they went full bat-sh*t crazy with it without holding back. Instead, the movie is stuck in this weird limbo between "intentionally so bad it's good" and "we're trying to make a real blockbuster". As a result we have a mediocre mix of AVGN show and some B-comedy movie with both parts interfering with each other and thus not working at all. The film has no identity.

You know those "movies" that team TGWTG make sometimes (like Kickassia)? Those are actually funny because it feels that everyone there are just having fun while going full insane. That's not the case with AVGN, and that's a bit sad.

If you are a fan, consider watching this, but don't expect much. If you are not really into the AVGN, then the movie has nothing to offer you at all.


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English

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21 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$325,927 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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