If you have ever had even a fleeting interest in the Marvel universe, this is the movie you have been waiting for. It’s the movie that was promised all those years ago and, let’s be honest, did we really, truly ever think we would get here before the actors started saying no and/or the money ran out?
Simon is just an average teenager. He has lots of friends and a tight circle of close friends. He has a happy home and loving parents. In fact, there is nothing unusual, special or unique about Simon at all. Well there is one thing.
Lead by Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn ….. who is seriously bad guy incarnate when he wants to be …. they not only want control of the game but control of the human population when they are not playing. How? They buy the player’s debts and thus enslave them.
The tension is ramped up from the opening seconds and does not let up. Within about 20 minutes I was ready to leave because I just could not stand the tension. And everyone in the cinema felt the same if the murmurs and seat shuffling were to be believed.