Buddy games is a movie about six long-term friends reuniting to play the buddy games, a crazy competition between individuals involving absurd levels of physical and mental challenges. While they are at it, the group either figures out the true meaning of friendship and fixes the previous wrongs or dies trying in the process!
Directed by Josh Duhamel, who also stars in and has co-written it, “The Buddy Games” never falls short in being mildly amusing. The movie has a cheeky sense of humor which is quite funny most of times.
A complete package of laughter, emotions and drama, “Buddy Games” is now running in theatres and will drop on DVD as well as streaming on Tuesday, November 24.
Here are some surprising facts and honest opinions you need to know about “The Buddy Games”:
1. Josh Duhamel was inspired by the annual Buddy Games he has played with friends in real life
While writing the script, the actor and directed stated that he was inspired by the annual Buddy Games 2020 he has played with his friends for more than 20 years.
Speaking in an interview with a private news organization, he said that the movie is far more heightened and dramatic than anything they did in real life… he warned viewers that there’s a caveat, things you’re going to see in this movie don’t actually happen in reality. He describes the film as “wild,” “fun” and “competitive.”
He said that he wanted to make something that he loves to see, and friendship and brotherhood are something he values the most. He believes that friendship and brotherhood are something really important, especially when you get older.
2.2. “The Buddy Games” is also Josh’s directorial debut
In addition to starring in the movie, “Buddy Games” is also Josh’s directorial debut. But you know what, directing a feature-length movie was also his biggest fear.
The 48 year old director said that he feared that he could not actually pull it off. He says that he would find it difficult to manage the crew of 100 people and to be able to answer all the questions that were directed at him. Obviously, directing a movie is not a piece of cake; you have to keep an eye on everything from costume department to the camera equipment, and the director has to prepare for all the answers that come at the time of filming.
Directing a movie in the midst of a pandemic was itself a challenge, but Duhamel claims that this experience won’t stop him from directing any future products. He says that he knows critics are going to scrutinize his work entirely; there’ll be good comments and there’ll also be bad ones, but the director doesn’t care! He says, “I learned to sort of develop the thick skin when it comes to that.”
3. Apart from its raunchy humor, the movie’s sentimental representation of friendship feels unrealistic…
Some of the critics believe that there’s something in the treatment of the men and the movie’s sentimental representation of their friendship and brotherhood that doesn’t feel real. The heightened drama and unrealistic emotional display only feels like it’s only for a movie and do not happen in reality.
Well, we have to reserve our judgment for until the movie hits the streaming sites with the amazing the buddy games cast.
4. Olivia Munn is also starring in the movie, but disappointingly, she’s barely in it!
Duhamel plays Bob, a man who is more loyal to his friends than his wife, and he prefers to spend time with them than with her, even if the wife is portrayed by Olivia Munn.
I mean, who on earth would deny the company of a beautiful wife like Olivia Munn for some grownup friends. Fans are not liking it, apparently.
Since Bob is going to neglect his wife over some bunch of gross guys, we won’t see a lot of Olivia Munn.
5. The Buddy Games may give you some “TAG” or “Hangover” vibes…
Buddy Games is seemingly about the restorative powers of male bonding, with some vulgarity mixed with emotions. Vulgarity is fine, but when it mixes with emotion, it feels so wrong! That’s probably the problem with the movie.
Some critics believe that the movie has some “Hangover type vibes but with some extra rudeness and vulgarity!” Maybe the crew and actors had fun during the set, but unfortunately, all that fun doesn’t really translate on to the screen.
6. The grownup adults feel like man children…
If you want to see some men-children (middle-aged White guys engaging in a number of semi-athletic challenges) harming each other and themselves and cursing almost all the time, “The Buddy Games” is probably a movie you should go for!
Fair warning; the movie hardly has any eye treats except for Bob’s wife played by Olivia Munn, so it won’t be the worst thing you would ever sit through.
7. There’s nothing original in the movie…
Honestly, “Buddy Games” gives us the feeling that it’s part of an already existing movie named “Idiocracy”- an example of how stupid we’re going to feel if we don’t start to avoid the path we’d already started down.
The movie is a stupid version of Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” met with the clichéd 2018 comedy “Tag”, blended with the “Jackass” episode in which Johnny Knoxville ends up testing a protective cup by having someone drop on his groin, a billiard ball, from the rooftop of a two-floor building.
8. The movie is finally releasing in theatres after almost three years it was shot
We extend our congratulations to Josh Duhamel for making his directorial debut, and finally being able to release his films in the theatres three years after it was shot... This lad really deserves it!
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