Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wrestle Jam

GREAT article on Kotaku about the making of Wrestle Jam, the fictional video game that Randy the Ram plays with his young neighbor during a scene in Darren Aronofsky's brilliant and moving film The Wrestler. I'm not going to say that Mickey Rourke was robbed if the Best Actor Oscar (Sean Penn was excellent in Milk) but it really could have gone either way. The article talks about how the video game and the scene in which it is played is a great bit of symbolism about Randy's struggle with his own reality in the film. Kudos to Michael McWhertor for some great writing. Very cool stuff.