It’s been a while since I did a movie review and never thought that it would be a movie from Iceland but this at least deserves notice thanks to the huge amount of geekiness in the film.
Astropia (aka Dorks & Damsels) has pretty simple concept for a romantic comedy/gamer movie. A hot chick has everything and then loses it. The only job she can find is at a Comic/RPG store. Hilarity ensues. Now the movie is a bit slow in places but in between those yawn moments are some geeky gems that almost live up to The Gamers or Dorkness Rising. I never thought that I would hear the line, “Do you have The Book of Vile Darkness by Monte Cook?” Yep, that’s a line from the movie.
Overall, I’d say it’s a good but not great movie. Like I said there are parts that are just slow. And it may annoy some people but on the DVD I got from Netflix only English subtitles were the best you could do. No English dubbed version for those of you it might turn off.
So if you’re looking for an obscure gaming/geeky movie this one might just fill out your experience. And this is one of those cases where you really shouldn’t judge a movie my its trailer. Yeah, the trailer sucks with the movie voice over guy.
Recommendation: Rent it if you have the time and you are really into gaming and geekery.