'Tetris' review: This movie is far better than it has any right to be

March 15, 2023 0

A Tetris movie sounds like a punchline about how Hollywood has truly run out of ideas. After a sea of sequels, remakes, and movie adaptations based on every kind of toy on the market, a film based on a video game in which you arrange blocks seems like it should be a bridge too far. It should be stupid. And frankly, thisTetris gets a tad stupid, albeit in a brilliant way. Combining the stranger-than-fiction story of its making with an ardent embrace of the game’s aesthetic and nostalgia for the era more broadly, Tetris is a surprisingly smart, silly, and satisfying adventure. I entered a cynic and came out grinning like a fool. Tetris is the true story of Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov. 

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Scripted by Noah Pink, Tetris introduces us to Dutch video game designer Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) in 1988, as

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