was a movie that represented the dream of every kid during that time: to
be publicly recognized as the greatest NES game player on earth. It also
represents the pinnacle of Fred Savage's movie career. Sure, he starred in
the brilliantly written opus "Little Monsters, but it just doesn't compare
to "The Wizard". Be sure to keep an eye out for a young Christian Slater
as "Nick" in the film too. The Wizard also proved just how strong of a
grasp that Nintendo had on us. When they could make us buy tickets to a
movie that was basically one giant advertisement for their products, it
was pretty obvious they had us by the Goombas.
"I love the Power Glove. It's so... BAD."
Fred and his
little brother (the one who has the über
gaming skills) set out on a journey
to the West Coast to compete against all the other video gamers. I think
this movie was partially responsible for my strong desire to relocate
out West. But that might be because I still think there's a chance that
one day I'll meet
Lucas, the badass who wore his mighty Power Glove with pride. I'm still
hoping for a director's cut DVD release of "The Wizard" in which Lucas
goes absolutely haywire and bludgeons all the other puny competitors to
death with his Power Glove. Hey, I can dream can't I?