LARP movies are bit of a mixed bag. Some are subtle, some never make it to the box office, and others have Ken Jeong in them - yet despite their differences, they're all usually worth your time.
If you have room in your life for another LARP-centric comedy this week, you should probably check out the digital release of Michael Peterson's Lloyd the Conqueror (details below) since it looks like one of the most promising LARP movies to ever make it out of production.
Like Unicorn City or Role Models, Lloyd the Conqueror focuses on a pair of everyman protagonists who fall into LARPing through a series of unfortunate circumstances (failing out of college, in this case). Once they drink the Kool Aid and realize that LARPing can be kinda fun, however, they soon realize their professor's LARP group is being threatened by a domineering jerk and must band together with other geeks to stop him.
I'm really beginning to wonder if "out of luck palooka turns LARPer, gets over him ego, and finds love" is on track to become an established movie trope, because I can think of a few examples where this exact thing happens.
...but, dammit, despite the reliance on story elements that have been mostly done before, Lloyd looks good. Really good. Like, award-winning good.
Happily for LARP movie fans in the US, Llloyd the Conqueror will be available through a spate of channels starting tomorrow. Amazon Instant Video has a pre-order available for $14.99, while iTunes offers the same movie for $24.99. It'll even come to The PlayStation Network, DirecTV, On Demand (for cable subscribers), and Dish Network.
So what I'm really trying to say is, if you want to laugh your ass off at good comedy and watch grown men hitting each other with foam swords, you should probably check this one out.
If you want more info on the film, or just want to see its blatantly sexed up US cover, you can head on over and check out its Facebook page.