lI ain' no LARPer monsieur, but I find KOB fucking awesome! \m/ >.< \m/
I can't say I expected it to be that cool tbh. But since I saw I was thriller and really enjoyed it... and every time I rewatch it.
It has a really neat sense of "geek"-ish humour, but also has a different unique to it's own, unlike stuff like The Big Bang Theory, which is a great show, but it's majorly stereotypezyed and adds very little of originality, at least in my view.
I have high myopia tho so don't trust me entirely, that's just imo.
What I like about KOB is that it doesn't aim too high in terms of it doesn't attempt to do or at least try to do stuff like (crap) flicks like Transformers or attempt on some other over used stuff like zombies or other geek culture stereotypes and at the same time it delivers some actual good story which also isn't based on something overly huge and ambitious like saving the boring world (or at least not in the start ;P), but is rather focused on and around the things and problems of the main characters, which seems not so big, but catch your attention none the less. It doesn't go sideways and spam you with unrelated (to the story) things and overall is can easily make you overlook the slightly bad SFX, which honestly aren't that bad imo. Even more when you add in that this is actually an indy film, e.g. low ass budget often leading to crappy performance. But in this case they do very good job with what they have I think.
And not to forget the great ending as well, I really loved it plus Summer Glau playing a bass is a pure -gasm of so many sorts. :P
Another think I like is that the cast is unbelievably awesome. I mean they are all great actors and are all entertaining to watch, everyone has a presence of their own and they fill their roles perfectly. When I first saw the movie on IMDb before it was even filmed I think, I wasn't so sure about the most of the cast, I always think they could've picked better actors when it comes to new movies, but unlike most cases it turned really great and I don't think that they could've or had to do any better.
The characters are awesome as well and it all ties pretty well. Gunter is really fun to watch, Summer is awesome as always, both in appearance and as an actor. And needless to say that the dwarf and the magician were consummate in performance as well, Peter Dinklage knows how to play a badass dwarf. And Jobriath's actor was a pretty good choice too, I don't find myself so often to like the main character in more recent
movies of similar types, they always pick some sissy guy with weak presence who is uninteresting and annoying to watch. I wasn't that sure in the earlier scenes I saw, but now I think that this guy does perfectly. And all of these boys and a girl
have really nice chemistry between them, they all fit perfectly with each other, and all did a very good job.
I don't want to sound too flattering and turn ppl away from the movie in the end, but I like it that much and I think it's really a good fun movie. Judging by the torrent sites I am far from being the only one.
And tbh it's hard to see something hanging on there, not that I promote piracy (that much >: ) ), but it's quite accurate tool for testing if something is popular and/or that good, especially when we are talking about movies. So it's great to see that the movie isn't actually considered as a fail in artistic and popularity terms even.
TBH I wouldn't mind a sequel.