The Wizard – El Segundo


In my ongoing rants against movie sequels, I remembered the one movie that should be made into a sequel, but never will – The WizardStay Alive’s dismal showing at the box office doesn’t boast well for future video game movies, but that movie doesn’t boast well for society on the whole.  I expect to see many more video game movies to hit in the next few years, and all of them would be smart to take a lesson from the classic tale of an underpriveleged, semi-autistic child, whose sister recently died, travelling half-way across the U.S. in a mad dash to get to Universal Studios to compete in a video game championship.  Oh and did I mention he is able to make the whole trip with Fred Savage, that takes concentration above and beyond any video games I’ve played, adding Christian Slater and Beau Bridges to the mix doesn’t hurt the movie either.

If you’re not convinced of the gloriousness of this movie check out the clip below:

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Baumannegger
    Apr 18, 2006 @ 18:55:14

    Wow dad. I totally remeber seeing that movie on TNT like fifteen years ago. Good flippin’ times.

  2. schroediki
    Apr 18, 2006 @ 17:38:29

    i need the power glove…tell me that one of us owns this glorious film…

  3. MANdrew Frickerigno
    Apr 18, 2006 @ 17:28:24

    Oh my, i love the Power Glove too.