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Kyle wants to make a Pure Pwnage movie and has to do some convincing because Jeremy is now living the suburban life and doesn't want to participate.

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Geoff Lapaire
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Credited cast:
Jarett Cale ... Jeremy / Phil
Joel F. Gardiner Joel F. Gardiner ... FPS Doug
Gwenlyn Cumyn ... Emma
Thomas Finn Thomas Finn ... Shawn
Geoff Lapaire Geoff Lapaire ... Kyle
Miranda Plant ... Tagi
Ajay Fry ... Ajay Fry
Alberta Mayne ... Studio Executive
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathan Brian Adams Nathan Brian Adams ... Accounting Coworker
Ken Bice Ken Bice ... Accounting Coworker
Sebastian Deery ... Spokesperson
Mitchell T. Fryman Mitchell T. Fryman ... Progamer IrishSpuds
Zachary B. Fyffe Zachary B. Fyffe ... Progamer CheesyRat
Andre Guantanamo Andre Guantanamo ... Lonny Jive
Peter Hodgins Peter Hodgins ... Chauffeur
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Kyle wants to make a Pure Pwnage movie and has to do some convincing because Jeremy is now living the suburban life and doesn't want to participate.

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The greatest video game player of all time returns to pwn n00bs... and if he's not too busy, change the world while he's at it.

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'Tahmoh Penikett' was approached by "Geoff Lapaire' and 'Jarett Cale' via a mutual friend to be part of this movie. He flew from Los Angeles to Vancouver and filmed all this scenes in 1 day. See more »

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Incredibly funny and well-crafted movie
4 March 2017 | by uniforcedSee all my reviews

Pure Pwnage hits a perfect balance between being self-aware, making fun of the process, and telling a serious story. The characters are charming, engaging and believable within the universe, and the comedy is laugh-out-loud funny. I rarely laugh at comedy movies, and I didn't know what to expect, but I can't overstate how funny this movie is at times. It's amazing to think that I had to actively look for it online, and that it's not promoted as the big comedy movie of our generation.

The storytelling is extremely ambitious. You have several plots and meta-plots going on at the same time, often hilariously breaking the fourth wall. The movie changes view between a struggling director trying to put this movie together, a group of gamers who feel like they're too old to play games, and the actors clearly going out of character to make fun of the story. You hardly notice it, because it's so well put together, but you can tell a LOT of work and writing went into this movie.

You don't need to know the story of Pure Pwnage to enjoy the movie, but it certainly helps. Pure Pwnage was the first web series that explored the online gaming culture, and had fun with the themes, trends and habits of gamers. In the early 2000's, you were nobody if you didn't know the meme "boom, headshot!", a phrase used by Dough, a character on the show. Pure Pwnage was the first multimedia to treat gamers as adults, and it made the culture what it is today. Sadly, I don't think the people who grew up with Pure Pwnage know that this movie exists. As soon as I learned, I just had to see it.

One thing to notice is that the director is extremely creative and ambitious. You can tell he's obsessed with the theory of movie-making. This means that you're never bored, and that the movie contains more absurd twists than a Terry Gilliams film, but it also means that his obsession with technique can get in the way of continuity and tone. He often bites over more than he can chew, and then continues to march like nothing happened. I don't know if it's good or bad, but it's probably why the movie works, but also why it abandons a few plot elements. The pacing is absolutely amazing, and I have no idea how this movie isn't the result of some big studio. Overall, it's an excellent production with only a few flaws.

The first half of the movie perfectly captures the magic of the early 2000's web series. The second half ties the story together, and contains multiple layers of plots and dimensions that will blow you away. Somehow, under the charming and playful characters, the movie retains an exciting plot, while constantly making fun of the characters and the culture it portrays.


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Release Date:

3 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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