Tetris, the subsequent unique film for Apple TV+, has already debuted on the SXSW competition, and it appears that evidently Taron Egerton managed to beat the general public as soon as once more with a real story, identical to he did in 2019 with Rocketman, the Elton John biopic.
Tetris is a logic online game initially designed and programmed by Alexei Pazhitnov within the Soviet Union. It was launched on June 6, 1984, whereas he labored for the Dorodnitsyn Computing Center of the Soviet Union Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Its identify derives from the Greek numerical prefix tetra and from tennis, Pazhitnov’s favourite sport.
The movie tells the unimaginable story of how one of the well-liked video video games on the planet reached avid avid gamers world wide. Henk Rogers (Egerton) discovers Tetris in 1988, then dangers every little thing by touring to the Soviet Union, the place he joins forces with inventor Alexey Pajitnov (Nikita Efremov) to convey the sport to the plenty.
Tetris First Reactions Praise the Videogame Origin Movie
Mashable describes Tetris as a “surprisingly smart, silly, and satisfying adventure that combines the stranger-than-fiction story of its making with an ardent embrace of the game’s aesthetic and nostalgia for the era more broadly.”
Awards Watch goes a bit additional and calls the movie “a deep story that goes beyond a political thriller tropes and dirty entanglement of webs and deceit, because at its heart is a story about integrity and honesty, as we see Henk and Alexey – and even a few Russian allies – come together to do the right thing.”
Deadline opinions it as “simply riveting, playing more like a Cold War-era international spy thriller rather than a manual for acquiring rights to a Russian video game. Yes, that latter sentence is what makes up the bones of this story, but I guarantee you will be on the edge of your seat, and remarkably it is all true.”
ComicBook Resources finds a selected option to describe it, calling Tetris a mixture between Bridge of Spies meets Succession. Recognizing “this may seem like an unlikely tonal fusion, but the stark difference between the two — and the differing kinds of danger they present — creates the ideal space for Egerton’s Henk to flounder and flourish alike. Tetris tells a wild true story in a very fun way, keeping the story’s legal and political intrigues without getting bogged by them. Elevated by a strong cast and good direction that knows when to lean funny and when to lean tense, Tetris is a winner.”
But it’s not all excellent news for the film, as The Wrap finds some historic issues in Tetris: “The makers of the movie consistently fight against their better impulses whenever they try to find deeper and/or period-specific meaning in their hagiographic drama. Some half-hearted scenes set in and around Moscow try and fail to suggest what life was like in the Soviet Union.”
Tetris is ready to launch on Mar. 31.