I’ll be honest, I never learned that Minesweeper game. It was on every computer of every friend I had, and I can’t count the times that I came over and they were picking away on that ugly gray rectangle, planting flags on seemingly random squares. Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop me from laughing my ass off over this brilliant trailer for Minesweeper: The Movie.
For something inspired entirely by a game that’s just a combination of pixelated icons, the trailer is incredibly well put together. With explosions, props, set design and the whole shebang. That makes it all the funnier. I can’t imagine how much time the College Humor guys spent making this!
I also feel obliged to praise them for a fantastic job in capturing Hollywood idiosyncrasies. They have the daring soldier whose father was killed by mines; the elite drill sergeant with the shady past; the tragic death of a friend accompanied by the notorious “Noooooo!!” scene, and finally: the worst case scenario that’s very unlikely (the dreaded eight flag), but does happen against all odds! Not bad! Felt like an actual movie.
About the Author
Hrafn Th. Thorisson (hthth) is a friend of The Man, and we’re both anxiously waiting for someone to produce this movie. And a sequel. And a prequel.