Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Trailer

I hope you’re happy, internet… you made this happen. The Angry Video Game Nerd aka The Angry Nintendo Nerd aka James Rolfe has been entertaining folks for years with his angry rants against the impossibly difficult video games of yore, but now he has “gone Hollywood”, so to speak. After turning to IndieGoGo in 2011, he raised over $300,000 to make his very own movie. Now the first trailer for said movie has hit the internet and it looks like… well, a movie based on a viral video sensation.

The story finds Rolfe embarking on a quest to track down the site where over 1 million copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the Atari 2600 were supposedly buried, so that he can bring his fans a review of the absolute worst game of all time. Along the way he runs afoul of federal authorities, who think he is trying to find out the truth about Area 51. As you can probably guess, the movie is going to be released direct to DVD and has a projected release date of next summer. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Colin

    Looks terrible, will be terrible… thanks Internet, indeed.

  • Owozifa

    Looks awesome.

    Rolfe is interesting because I think he actively enjoys making bad movies. I think he knows what this is and what he wanted to do and considering how much it was something from nothing it looks entertaining.

    I’ve been entertained by worse.

  • Dan Squires

    I just went from 6 to midnight.

  • Chris Morgan

    I know it’s trying to be bad…but it’s still just…bad.

  • Henrik

    Not sure wether this movie will be good or not, but James Rolfes web content has been outstanding if you ask me.

  • Fatbologna

    Hey, Ash Watcha Playin’ is WAY funnier than AVGN and it’s not even really that funny. Gamer humor makes me wanna puke and I love games (even more than Frank).

  • Fatbologna

    The Giantbomb guys are the funniest dudes in the biz. Hands down.

  • Owozifa

    #6 + #7 together makes my head explode.

  • Fatbologna

    That just means your funny detector’s on the fritz.

  • Fatbologna

    Giantbomb is objectively the funniest gaming site on the internet. OBJECTIVELY!

  • Henrik

    AVGN isn’t that funny of a character, but the games he plays are sometimes mindblowingly funny, and he does a good job conveying some of that. It’s quite dependant on the game though. Never seen anything from Giantbomb, but I’m sure it’s terrible :)

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  • UKMark

    One born every minute.

  • UKMark

    One born every minute. And is that Giantbomb really supposed to be funny? Wow..I must be getting old. Fuck Fuck Fuckady Fuck is actually funny. Wow. Fuck.

  • Ozymandias

    I am ashamed.

  • Wow. That trailer felt 10 minutes long.

  • Scott

    Not a video game fan, but that movie looks pretty cool. I’d definitely see it if I could.

  • Fatbologna


    The joke is that they swear a lot in the game so they swore a lot in the quicklook of the game.

  • Fatbologna

    Condescending prick…

  • UKMark

    It was aimed at the humour and lack of, not you. But thanks for the insult, makes me feel good to be a human being.

  • crandonblaus

    I love AVGN’s youtube vids. He has obviously always been enamoured with video games and film. Via his youtube fame he has made the most of it, and collected enough funds to make his dream come true. Good for him. Whether its good, or bad, in my opinion is a moot point. It is what it is, and I’m sure he’ll sell some DVD’s.

  • Fatbologna

    Sorry, Mark.

    I was having a bad day yesterday.

  • UKMark

    We all have em matey. No sweat. Thanks.

  • devolutionary

    Looks like it will be worth a watch…once it hits Youtube ;)