The awesomely idiotic Hardcore Henry is the closest a movie has ever played to a video game

Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With Tomb Raider in theaters Friday, Ready Player One screening at SXSW, and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle now on home-viewing platforms, we’re looking back on “video game movies.” The catch: None

Hardcore Henry captures the visceral thrill of watching someone play a video game

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Shot with head-mounted GoPro cameras, the Russian-made action flick Hardcore Henry mimics the experience of watching someone else play a very derivative first-person shooter with sub-Duke Nukem humor. But despite the undeniable “How’d they do that?” factor of the stunt- and pyrotechnics-heavy mayhem, the movie’s…