Just so you guys know...the version you guys are watching released insome countries isn't the real version. It's a special edition withcartoons and text etc to explain the game.
I just watched the real version of the movie in LA in a screening whichis 91 minutes long. The real movie is fun to watch. It comes out ithink in U.S. and Canada only in June or July.
The version you're watching now goes back and forth between Thomasexplaining the story to Stephen Baldwin's character. The new cut, is astraight story. There are at least about 5 new scenes i saw that weretotally new, including Matador's scene, which is in the beginning ofthe movie! It has different music, different songs....its like atotally different movie!
Well it is a good low budget effort, but it lacks any real direction.There are some good ideas in there, but the movie is really mediocre.The trailer has you expecting more, but the movie is actually a letdown.
As for the Game, it has a bit of the basic theory based on the Mysteryand Style school. It has some dramatization of the most famous openers,palm reading, and a few really old gambits. Zan makes a very briefappearance, but he does not contribute much, if at all...
I was eagerly awaiting for this movie to come out, and I got verydisappointed. In a way, it also portrays pick up artists like deceiversthat are unable to find love. Which is weird, because up till themiddle part of the movie, everything seems to move nicely forward andthere is some excitement as the hero learns about the game rules. Butfrom that point on the movie just slumbers to a really not interestingstory, where the pick up artists are also portrayed just as pettywomanizers.
I believe the Game is still safe, 99% of the current dating technologyis still hidden from the publics eyes.