Saturday, November 20, 2010

/AFK The Release

Well last night /afk came out. For those who haven't seen it, I will include it at the end of this post after I talk about my thoughts on the movie.

The movie is about a quest by the character named Piet to solo Onyxia before he quits the game. The movie itself has dramatic moments but it is very much a comedy. I enjoyed it. It plays to the gamer in if you play WoW or not. Sure the director and writer(Benjamin Dressler) uses some of the stereotypical gamer references, but he does it in a way that it is not insulting to gamers alike. He does it for the comedic factor and to get you to understand the position our friend Piet is in.

I often found myself cheering him on and laughing at him for some of those trademark gamer moments. All the actors involved did a great job at filling their role and telling the story. This is the first movie that I have seen that has linked Machinima and actual movie footage with this quality of work. Although I am sure I will get a bunch of information back telling me that I am full of crap.

So watch the movie tell me what you think and be sure to give Benjamin Dressler the credit he deserves for creating a great film on the minimal resources he had. Well done sir, well done.


  1. Nice that was really good. Favourite part was with the BE when it appeared he was staring in her eyes then yells HORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDEEE and charges LOL

  2. very well done I enjoyed it