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The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a movie starring James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Patrik Baboumian. A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that...

Other Titles
The Game Changers: Zaļais spēks
Running Time
1 hours 48 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Louie Psihoyos
Writer
Joseph Pace, Shannon Kornelsen, Mark Monroe
Actors
Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Wilks
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Comments about documentary «The Game Changers» (23)

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Denise Hamilton

Nowadays everyone wants to read their new books for the first time and wanting to watch them to see how they are. That's not the case for everyone. A true gamer wants to watch what it feels like to play a game and play it for 2 hours. That is why this documentary has been made, to let gamers know what they can expect from the game industry. Before the game industry began to use audio to create a game, people simply did not know the audio was even necessary. It is believed that in games audio makes a huge difference to the game and how you perceive the game. The documentary, Game Changers, allows gamers to hear how that audio was used and it does show how game audio was later used to improve the game. It is believed that if audio was left out, the games would not sound good and the audio would become annoying. Unfortunately that is not the case. In many games, audio is used to enhance the gameplay. In this video, the audio is used to enhance the gameplay in many games. From the intense sounds and battle scenes to the music which enhances the game. This is something that you must hear to truly appreciate the game. The Game Changers is a great video that lets gamers know what audio can do in games and what it will do in the future. It is a must-see and can be used as a great source to learn about game audio.

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Jerry

The Game Changers is a personal and informative documentary about one of the most powerful and fascinating social and political changes that will take place in our lives, a change that we are not only powerless to stop, but actively frightened of. In the last few decades we have experienced an unprecedented increase in material wealth, but more than that, we have witnessed a wealth of social, political, and legal inequalities that have grown by the hour. As we travel through the changing wealth, inequality, and power of our world, one question keeps on rising in my mind. Why is it that the majority of the population remains so clueless to the question "What is happening?" Instead, they see only the illogic of the wealth, that is their problem. However, if the question was asked about the inequalities, and the injustices, that are more directly affecting the poor and working class, they would not necessarily react the same way. They would see that their own lives are not only on the line, but the lives of their children and their children's children are too. This film lays out the compelling case that these injustices are linked, and so it's time to get organized. We need to demand a response. We need to demand a reduction in the size of the banking industry, and a strong tax on financial speculation. We need to demand universal health care for all. We need to demand the freedom to organize. The Game Changers is not just about one person's wealth, but about the ways that wealth is increasingly being linked to power and influence, and the way that people are powerless to stop this, or even to stop it from happening to them. I was fortunate enough to learn a great deal about the political, economic, and social issues that are at the center of this film. I was fortunate to attend the premiere in New York City, and I am glad that my friends and I can now see the film for ourselves.

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Jason H.

This documentary is the best I have ever seen about the video game industry. It's also a great representation of the hidden problems that still exist with video game companies. It shows the competitive gaming scene as well as the popularity of Halo and other video games. It also focuses on some of the negative effects of video games on the individual gamers. While this documentary is not very long, it does contain many great stories and details that I personally can relate to. You really do want to see this movie, because there's nothing like watching someone who has been a gamer and to some degree an Internet sensation telling the story of how video games have affected them.

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Sharon

I am shocked at the reviews here. I came to this movie on a whim. I'm from the old country and still carry the culture with me. The drama is real, and I think that the actors did a wonderful job. The man from Idaho who was the mayor was the most articulate. His wife played their roles so well, the two daughters played their roles too. This is a true story about a great event in history. I am looking forward to the next installment. You should see this movie. I will say that the reviewers who said it was not real were correct. It is a true story, it is authentic, and it is a sad story. It is a story of the growth of a nation.

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Angela

Wow! A surprising and very realistic view of the gaming industry and a new angle of action that may interest many. A must watch for all who love gaming, and gamers in general.

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Donald H.

I had a lot of expectations before watching this film. The trailer looked amazing and the premise of the film seemed promising. It was on my watch list and my roommate was excited to watch it. I got up from my seat, put my laptop on my lap, grabbed a cup of tea and a pen, and sat down to watch. I've seen some really good documentaries, but this is definitely the best one I've seen to date. The documentary is divided into sections, each one going into a different aspect of the game. There are clips from the game itself, the game itself, and various interviews. They do a great job at explaining the history of the game, as well as the different characters and how they are connected to it. There is also a lot of discussion about the people who play the game, their opinions, and how they feel about the game. It was refreshing to see how different people feel about the game. One thing I didn't like about this documentary was how it was split into two parts. It felt like there were two different parts, but there wasn't. It felt like they tried to cram in too much information. I felt like they could have easily cut the footage that wasn't needed. Overall, I recommend this film to anyone who enjoys the game or those who are interested in the history of the game.

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Kathryn G.

I found it to be an extremely eye opening experience, as it dealt with everything that has been brought up in discussions of 'Gamers' in America. It got me thinking about what it is like to be a gamer in general. I would have never thought it was possible to know everything that goes on in the world of video games. If you've ever wondered what it is like to have a 16 year old boy playing a video game to the point where he goes 'brah'. Then the home of some gamer who felt he had to 'play' his entire life in order to play this video game, or perhaps you know someone who has felt like a gamer like that since they were a kid. This documentary really showed a lot of emotions that were not revealed in any other way. Some things I would say were important were the questions that the gamers had to ask themselves. The good one was 'what is a gamer?', the bad one was 'is playing video games really wrong?'. What people didn't expect from this documentary was that all the video game personalities in the world would see themselves as gamers. They may have a different opinion than the majority of gamers, but they may not have the same lifestyle or desires as the average gamer. I really think that everyone in this documentary could relate to one of the video game personalities in this documentary. The bad one that was dealt with the most was 'would you be happier if you didn't play video games?' and that I had to ask myself was that the way I wanted my life to be? This is something that people are dealing with every day and there are so many people in this world that are struggling with it. I would say that the bottom line is this: We all have our own paths that we choose to follow in life. This documentary will be used by all to understand what a gamer is, and why it is such a topic of conversation. There are no winners in this discussion and that is what makes the question worth asking.

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Michael Ramirez

This documentary may be a little slow at first, but trust me, it's worth it. The first time I saw this, it was on HBO. I thought it was interesting, but not much actually happened in the first 2-3 minutes. After about an hour, I decided to check the internet, and there I saw a video, from a family that were almost executed. The father was a junkie. The son had been sexually molested by a sex offender. And the daughter was raped by a neighbor who had a gun. The neighbor had been previously arrested for dealing crack, but had not been convicted of anything. She was the first child that was involved with the man that had abused her, and the first child that was involved with a sex offender, which was the reason why she was coming to the conclusion that they had been involved in this at the time. So, this was a really eye opening documentary, and I recommend it to anyone, I truly do.

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Marie Douglas

I watched this documentary and it was just the opposite of what I expected. It was filled with factual information that was surprising to the viewer. There were many very interesting things that the people in the movie talked about, such as how the American people have an idea of being strong and that they are going to win the war, but in reality, they are weak. They are not going to win the war because of how they are feeling, not because of their military. The movie ended with a big question, which is why are we wasting all of our time fighting for something that will never be victorious. In the movie, the question was answered in the end, but not in a way that was very convincing. The movie was very informative and the subjects that were discussed were good, but it was not enough to convince me to watch the movie. I am a little surprised that the movie was not a big success. If you are going to watch this movie, it is not because of the fact that you are interested in the subject of the war, but because you want to see a movie that will make you think.

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Harry V.

Game Changers is a documentary that follows the progress of the local franchise of the video game franchise, "Doom" and its "Redeemer" characters. I loved the film. It's a unique look into a video game series that was originally conceived in the 80's. It's refreshing to see a documentary that doesn't have a stereotypical feel to it. It's not boring at all. It's very interesting and shows what the video game franchise has been able to do to the video game industry. I've seen the sequel and I hope they make more movies.

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Carl

The Game Changers is a documentary about how an average game of basketball can change the lives of millions of people. The film is narrated by the game's legendary players and is dedicated to all the individuals that have been affected by the game, including a real life basketball coach and a woman that was nearly diagnosed with cancer. It is a great film, but it is not really a documentary. It is very much a social documentary, in which the majority of the interviews were done by members of the game's community. This is a major difference from the docudrama, which focuses on the social impact of the game itself, but it is a much more effective technique in this case. The Game Changers is not a perfect film, but it is a very good one.

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Alice

What an inspiring and inspiring story. This is what change is about! I am from Michigan and I feel very sad about this happening to my brother. He did not play on the junior varsity but he did not play college ball either, he is now in college in a computer science program. I have 2 brothers that I could tell are doing the best that they can with the situation that they were put into. But, this does not matter. This is about the journey we go through and the impact of a game and an experience we have. The leaders in this story were athletes that worked hard and gave 100% in everything that they did. They had to take a stand and face the facts that they were often given a tough time by the coaches and the people around them. They knew it was for a good cause. They were not going to get a quick chance. They made a stand and did not give up on their dream. I am so proud of them. They were both proud of their accomplishments and they were so thankful that they got a chance to make it big. It is hard for people to see what the young athletes that they idolized as kids and looked up to were put in a position that they did not even ask for. They were forced to make a decision and take a stand and it was hard. They were willing to do whatever it took to be the best and not give up. What a privilege and honor to see them lead the way. The people that watched this story were able to see that we are all human beings and everyone deserves to be treated equally and be treated with respect no matter who we are or where we are from. They were able to see that when people treat each other with respect, everyone benefits. This is a story of people's first step to something bigger and better. They did not give up, they kept pushing and giving everything that they had. It is inspirational to see what they did. I am also very proud of my brother. He has been able to take a stand and realize that he was given a difficult situation to deal with. He is a great example for other young people. He learned how to deal with this situation the right way. He was courageous and brave in doing what he had to do to be successful. He was in the right place at the right time. He did not give up on his dreams. He followed his dreams and did the best he could do to be successful. He did the best he could to make the best decision that he could. I feel very privileged to have seen him at such a young age and also proud of him. He is a very special person and I hope that he can make his dream come true. Thank you for making this documentary. It is so inspiring.

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Kimberly G.

If you've been looking forward to this film, I highly recommend you see it. I was a little nervous, given the circumstances surrounding the screening. I've never been to a film before and was curious as to what it would be like. It's a pretty intense, but ultimately moving film. I was still impressed with the photography, the editing, the performances and the soundtrack. I feel like I'm not exaggerating when I say that this is the best film I've seen in 2014. I would recommend seeing this film. And if you have an hour and a half, I highly recommend seeing this film. It's very powerful and will make you question your life.

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Christopher Elliott

I must say I really like this movie! I did not know much about game changes and the other "gamers" like me that were affected by these changes and that's why I was looking forward to seeing it. It's definitely worth a watch! I am not really one of those "gamer" types that plays video games and is very competitive. However I did play for a very long time. I actually played seriously for a long time and I don't even think I know that many people who have played games long enough to know whether they are good or not. I am usually very critical of video games and have had my fair share of low scores. But this movie brought it home and made me appreciate the way I was treated. I think it really helped me become more comfortable with my place in the world. I really believe that if this movie had been released 5 years ago and not so widely publicized it would have done much better in the ratings. But with today's high rate it has been surpassed by nearly any other movie ever made! It deserves a 10 out of 10 rating!

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Jason P.

I knew this movie before I went to see it, and then I had to go and see it. I had been told this movie was good, and I was right. The movie is so good it even made me laugh. The best part is you don't even have to leave the theater to get some laughs. There is so much that is funny about this movie, and a lot of things you probably did not know about this movie. If you are looking for a movie with a lot of action and comedy, this is the movie for you. If you like Oscar winning movies, then you should definitely go and see this movie. I think this movie is a definite must see for everyone, and I hope that they come out with a sequel. 10/10.

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Sandra Estrada

I like to think I am not one of the "angry" folks. I can tolerate the little things, but there's something I hate about seeing a movie based on a book that I have never read. I can accept a story told well, and the acting is fine, but when you put the book on the screen and let the actors make the movie, I get a bit angry. This movie is NOT about the book. It's about the movie. And, even if you don't like the book, you will enjoy the movie. There are a few scenes that you won't get from the book. The movie, however, is a lot of fun. If you want to see the book, go out and buy it. But if you want to see a movie that is based on a book, then go see this movie.

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Robert C.

This movie is very interesting, because the producers take the time to show us how a great movie can be made. It takes us to a point where the producers were able to put a great story together and that is something that I was very happy about. It took me through the same obstacles that were in the movie, but it shows us how to be creative in a way that is very unique and original. It is a great lesson for people who are creative in all types of movies, and it is a good way to learn how to make a movie.

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Bryan

The Game Changers was a great film. I love the documentary style and the voice-over narration from the book, but I didn't really like the way they put the film together. It feels like a trilogy. Maybe it's a trilogy if you've read the book, but if you haven't read the book, don't see it. It will be hard to digest. For me, the book is more interesting and I think it should have been shown to anyone who wanted to see the movie, and the book could be shown in a different way. I am happy that they chose not to make the documentary a trilogy. They did a great job with the production and they followed the book, but they should have shown the film in the way they did. I really wish they would have shown the documentary in a different way. As it is, the documentary feels like a very incomplete film.

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George P.

For many, the notion of changing your life from the small to the huge is a concept that is thought-provoking and interesting. However, for the vast majority of people, it is something that's not really on the radar. And, for a lot of people, that's a sad state of affairs. I've read about a million comments about how the documentary was brilliant, how "unbelievable" it was, and how it was the "definitive" piece on this topic. I'm sure that everyone who read the book or watched the film will agree with me. I think the only one who hasn't would be most of the people who have never read the book, or watched the film, or just haven't thought about the topic at all. This documentary, which I just re-watched, is extremely well-done. There are things you don't see in the movie that are very clear, very visible, that are very "found". I don't think I would have thought of a lot of the things that were "blurred" or "not-realized" before, but these were what I saw. And, I'm sure you can see what I'm talking about. The whole thing is "me-watching-the-movie", and "me-referencing-it-for-the-next-year", but there is one thing that is very obvious: this documentary is about "change". Change is something that many people can't see, can't describe, can't easily imagine, especially in the early stages of a new life. And, that's why I think it's a wonderful thing to see. You get to see what it's like to start from where you were, and to move on to where you want to be. To think about what you're going to do with your life, and about how you want to live. The truth is, it's one of the best ways to learn. I just watched this movie again, this morning, and I was amazed how it affected me, how I can still feel the emotions that were captured in the film. I was crying right after the last scene. I just couldn't believe how the topic affected me. And, I just don't want to even say it, but the only people who may not have watched the film, but just read the book, and haven't seen the film yet, will see the film for the first time. And, I think that's really important. Because, they'll really understand, and they'll probably feel what the rest of us feel. And that's a really amazing feeling.

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Madison M.

The best thing I have ever seen in my life. I saw this film and have never felt so powerful and uplifting. I have watched the same film hundreds of times and can't get enough of it. If you can get into the story, you will be blown away by the incredible cinematography and the other amazing stories of people who have been affected by the tragic events. The best thing I have ever seen.

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Arthur S.

Based on an actual story, this is a pretty good documentary. The producers have done an excellent job in presenting the true story of the games. They have managed to accurately portray the growing pains that gamers went through while making a new product. I have to admit that the opening and ending scenes were a bit jarring as they seemed to be cut and pasted together. I do think they should have kept the footage of the first game and left out the introduction of the Xbox. I think that they should have also made the film a bit longer as they have very good footage. All in all, the story was pretty good and the audience got to hear from some of the people involved. This is a very good documentary and worth watching.

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Janet

I love a good documentary and the documentary on Game Changers is one of the best documentaries I have seen. This film chronicles the rise and fall of video game developer Rare, and the start and end of the video game industry in the United States. It also looks at the cultural impact the video game industry had on Hollywood and how some of its biggest stars are now prominent in the film industry. Rare has a lot to say about the video game industry and I love this film because of its subject matter. I am a video game nerd and this film is so good because it examines the industry from the gamer's perspective. It's very funny and so interesting. It makes me want to go back and play the games and talk to the people who make the games. I really enjoyed this film and recommend it to anyone who enjoys video games.

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Carol

The Game Changers is a great documentary about a group of gamers who get together every year to play a game called "League of Legends" to which they are given a handicap. The film is a must see for fans of the game and for anyone who is interested in the life of the video game industry. It's interesting and entertaining. The biggest problem that I had with the film was that I found it to be a little too long. I felt like it went on a little too long and was sort of like a series of clips that the film might have been better off leaving to other people. I'm also not sure if they filmed the interviewees (people like Quinn, Strats, Wither, Riven, etc.) in their real life. That could have added a little bit of realism. I'm not sure how much of this is fact and how much is the story of these people. The film would have benefited from a shorter running time but overall I think it was a great documentary. I hope to see more from these gamers in the future. The Game Changers was also interesting to see because the producers had to convince people to participate in the documentary and I think they did a great job. I really liked the fact that they made it clear that these gamers are not people that people go to for entertainment. I think the filmmakers also made the right choice to leave the participants' real life stories out of the film. I don't think that it would have been a better story if they had included the stories of Quinn and Wither in the film. In the end, The Game Changers was a great documentary about gamers and gamers that I think everyone should see.