Toubled Teen in Ben X is an MMO Gamer

A New York Times review of Ben X notes that the indie film’s troubled protagonist escapes from real world difficulties by playing MMOs.

(GPDon’t we all, Ben, don’t we all…)

From the review:

To Ben… school is a nightmare of peer cruelty and home… a vortex of parental frustration. To cope, he escapes into an online fantasy universe where his heroic avatar spends hours immersed in a popular video game alongside a generously endowed virtual honey known as Scarlite…

Integrating live action with Ben’s gaming exploits, “Ben X” crawls inside a troubled mind with more stylistic commitment than narrative competence…

Ben X opens today in Manhattan.

 

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