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Movies featuring larping
Topic Started: Dec 27 2013, 11:29 AM (894 Views)
Kildar
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There are quite a few movies featuring larping as one of their main plot elements. I think it is important for us to know about them, because they are a way the general crowd knows about our hobby.

So far I know about the following:

The Wild Hunt
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493886/
Pretty good portrayal, although a little on the side of "potentially dangerous potential psychopaths".

Role Models
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430922/
Portraying larpers as sometimes-likable weirdos, it was not very good but watchable.

Lloyd the Conqueror
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675439/
Similar to Role Models, but with a somewhat better portrayal of larping. Features things like you actually have to train somewhat to be better at larp fights, unilke Role Models where the "normal guy" can beat most veteran fighters after the second bout. (also it was shot in Canada, it would make a really fun drinking game with the only rule of "drink if you recognize a Calimacil weapon by name")

Unicorn City
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1734589/
I didn't watch it, but those who did said "I want my one and half hours back".

Knights of Badassdom
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545660/
(unreleased)

Mazes & Monsters
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084314/
A bonus from the early years of roleplaying (1982!), warning people about its dangers when people take it to live-action. It could be argued that doesn't feature larping as the ones above, but still, "let's actually act it out" is something along the lines of thought tabletop roleplayers trying out larping could have.
Edited by Kildar, Dec 27 2013, 11:30 AM.
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Naz
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Right. It would be good to count in the documentaries as well - perhaps as a separate topic?

Darkon
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462246
This is a movie about Darkon club in the USA - which uses fighting rules sort of similar to most Croatian larps. Territorial control. Watchable.

Monster Camp
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970948
Depicting a Seattle chapter of NERO Alliance (nowadays called Alliance Larp and under a different management). Filmmakers try their best to portray larpers as social misfits, but it actually tells an educational story about larp management and some issues that come with it (in certain cases). Recommended.

Discovery Channel on Nordic larp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77ACDFVzH_0
A short piece which managed to stir some controversy, as the subject didn't sit well with everyone. You'll either love it or hate it.

Realm of LARP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH50QyKfoXs&list=PL6C1A053B4D2F9F98
A webseries documentary on larp, from a perspective of a larp player. Done with cooperation of Seventh Kingdom IGE. Worth a watch to see how their larps work.
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Faintheart
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080012/
"A romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife."
(it is not directly LARP, but it's really close :) )

5 Pravidel (5 Rules)
http://www.film5pravidel.cz/en/
Documentary film of Czech LARP "Project system" - LARP about life in a totalitarian regime.
Edited by Krushak, Dec 27 2013, 02:37 PM.
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Naz
Dec 27 2013, 11:45 AM
Right. It would be good to count in the documentaries as well - perhaps as a separate topic?

Darkon
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462246
This is a movie about Darkon club in the USA - which uses fighting rules sort of similar to most Croatian larps. Territorial control. Watchable.
While Darkon promoted itself as a documentary it was pure shit and explained nothing. basically it was just random shots at people playing and people talking about stuff that was more or less related to the game. It explained nothing and if you don't know larps beforehand you wouldn't know what the fuck is going on.
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Kildar
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Update:
Knights of Badassdom seems pretty bad so far.
http://shoshanakessock.com/2014/02/10/knights-of-badassdom-why-we-deserve-better-larp-movies/
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One of the worst movies ever IMHO :D
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Upcoming movie: http://www.crolarper.com/2014/04/larp-movie-interview.html
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