Wanna bet the girl on the poster appears nowhere in the movie?
Remember The Wizard? Of course you do. Road-trip movie starring Fred Savage and Jenny Lewis, about a cross-country trip to participate in a Nintendo competition, mocked at the time, loved semi-ironically by hipsters nowadays.
Noobz, starring Jason Mewes, promises a look at gamer culture from the inside…and a cross-country trip to participate in an online gaming competition. Judging by the trailer, though, my guess is that its best hope lies in semi-ironic rediscovery twenty or so years from now.
Noobz opens theatrically January 25th, and hits DVD/On-Demand four days later.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist