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eHero (2018)

TV-14 | | Drama, Sport | 25 May 2018 (USA)
An up-and-coming video gamer faces his greatest challenge yet as he and his team must overcome a fiery gaming superstar, as well as their own battling egos, to win the ultimate video game championship.

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Joseph Procopio

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Joseph Procopio (screenplay by), Frank Procopio (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Hovanessian ... Tyler 'Pulse' Conway
Tim Progosh ... Scotty Malloy
Victor Verbitsky ... Dave 'Tank' Foreman
Chloe Rose ... Kate 'Mirage' Valery
Sean Astin ... Richard Brixton
Sean Colby ... Jonathan 'Phantom' Spencer
Landon Norris ... Steve 'Cranked' Wilson
Varun Saranga ... Wayne 'Ego' Levin
Ryan Taerk ... Chuck 'Chucky' Toland
Michael Boisvert ... Tyler Conway's Father
Brett Hallick ... Young Tyler Conway
George Nickolas K. ... Intruder
Adrienne Wilson Adrienne Wilson ... Tyler Conway's Mother
Wei Dong Yuan Wei Dong Yuan ... Wei 'Inhale' Yuan
Wei Ming Yuan Wei Ming Yuan ... Wei 'Exhale' Yuan
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An up-and-coming video gamer faces his greatest challenge yet as he and his team must overcome a fiery gaming superstar, as well as their own battling egos, to win the ultimate video game championship.

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Drama | Sport

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The map "Monolith" was actually designed primarily by BlazeDillon. This was the first of several maps of his published officially with the launch of the game. Others include maps in "Shooty Squad" and Maps in Halo's matchmaking. See more »

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eHero: Hollywood eSports
19 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

As an avid gamer I'm always disappointed there aren't more eSports and generally video game themed movies out there so I was quite excited at the prospect of eHero. I haven't enjoyed anything of this obscure sub-genre since the excellent Video Game Highschool (2012).

It tells the story of a young man (Aren't they always when it comes to gaming themed stuff) who after a high profile win gets the chance to join a team and really progress his eSports career.

Well first off consider me jealous, that would be right up there on my list of dream jobs but though it's increased on popularity I still have absolutely no faith in it as it's simply not taken seriously by enough people (The ones with money and power).

Now again I was looking forward to this, I thought it was likely to be a 90 accurate portrayal of someones journey into professional esports. Alas I was sorely mistaken.

eHero is Hollywood eSports, what I mean by that is instead of doing a standard realistic movie based on the industry they adopted all the usual sports movie tropes (To the letter) and threw ridiculous amounts of needless backstories and dramatics to keep people interested. We don't need that, we needed an enjoyable movie that tells a story within eSports not THAT!

If you've seen a sports movie, any sports movie at all then you'll know exactly how this is structured. Trouble is you know all the macho nonsense that usually goes with them? Yeah that's present here as well and simply shouldn't have been.

eHero on paper is something that I should have really enjoyed, it's something that quite frankly I crave. The end result? A cliched mess made by people who have absolutely no clue when it comes to gaming or eSports. And if I'm wrong and the people do know about those two things, then that is SO much worse.

Should be a movie for gamers, isn't.

The Good:

Decent concept

The Bad:

Unlikeable characters

Poor soundtrack

Opts for dramatics over realism


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