When the first reports about a film about Tetris made the rounds a few years ago, there was great ridicule. Because a lot of people thought it was going to be a literal film adaptation of the game – à la Battleship! But instead, an exciting, autobiographical story in the Cold War awaits us. See for yourself in the first trailer!
Video game adaptations are currently the hot thing – after all, Sonic, Detective Pikachu and Rampage have cleared the big screen, while series (Castlevania, Arcane, Cyberpunk Edgerunners) are also exciting. Nevertheless, the film adaptation of video games still has a stale aftertaste – after all, there are also many bad film adaptations. Accordingly, the announcement of “Tetris – The Movie” rang the alarm bells for many people. But the trailer allays those fears. The film itself can be seen from March 31, 2023 via the Apple+ streaming service.
Tetris is not a video game adaptation
Tetris isn’t actually a direct adaptation of the game, which would be a bit crazy given how abstract the game is. Instead, it’s a biographical drama that tells how one of the biggest games in the world ever became a worldwide success. After all, the programmer Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, was an employee of a Soviet Union company – so during the Cold War the distribution and game rights had to be negotiated.
The trailer promises an exciting and entertaining insight into the chaos of that time. Do you also find this idea exciting? Are you looking forward to the movie? Or would you have preferred a literal adaptation of Tetris. Just because it would be so crazy? Write us your opinion in the comments!