P.O.V. Films: P.O.S. Gimmick

There is a new gimmick in movies, P.O.V. (point of view). What exactly is a P.O.V. movie? Short answer, imagine a GoPro camera mounted to the actor’s forehead for the ENTIRE film. If you’re a gamer, it’s a first-person shooter movie. It is hard to think of a way this will turn out to be anything other than greasy baboon shit. It is a travesty needs to die quickly. See for yourself:

Pandemic trailer:

Hardcore Henry trailer:

Pandemic is set to open Friday, April 1, 2016 with Hardcore Henry following on it’s heals Friday, April 8, 2016. I would hope that the release dates are significant, i.e. that the filmmakers know this is a horrible idea and are just punking us for April Fool’s Day. But, and there is always a but, because found footage has been such a phenomenon I’m sure that P.O.V. will be proclaimed as the greatest clever idea since artisanal hobo bindles.

To be honest, I am a bit surprised it took so long for this to happen. Way back in 2005 Doom had 5 minutes of the movie shot in first-person shooter mode. It was supposed to elicit something like, “Ooooo, cool! It’s just like the viddy game!” It was awful and annoying, but at least it was only 5 minutes. See for yourself:

Doom First Person Shooter Scene:

Now, picture that for an entire movie. 90 minutes. An hour and a half. Let that sink in. What jackoff would think that kind of stunt is a good idea? That is the kind of shit that activates simulation sickness, or grand mal seizures, or will straight up stroke out some of the audience.

Let me extend a hearty “Fuck you!” to the people responsible for putting out this garbage. You are terrible for doing so and should be ashamed of yourselves.

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