Monster Camp
Monster Camp

I’ve got a big question for everybody – Has anyone out there seen Monster Camp yet?

It’s a doc(mock?)umentary about LARPing, following the members of Nero Seattle as they play one of their games. Here’s the tag line:

“Slay Normalcy, Save the World. MONSTER CAMP is a rare and fascinating glimpse into the world of live-action role playing (“LARPing”), a real-life version of the videogame phenomenon World of Warcraft.”

Now, the impression I got from the trailer was very much, “Hey, look at this odd hobby! The people who play it sure are dorky, huh? Comedy gold!!” (It is listed as a Comedy, after all) I was reminded strongly of the infamous Lightning Bolt kid, who is what most people think of when someone mentions LARP.

On the other hand, the rest of the write-up and bits of the dialogue in the trailer make it sound like they’re trying to put a positive spin on it. They keep talking about escaping reality for a bit and really make an effort to show people having fun.

So, thoughts, comments? Is it worth seeing this movie, or am I going to spend the entire time cringing and yelling at my T.V. “Oh, come ON!! We’re not ALL like that!! Of COURSE that sounds a little strange out of context!!”

News: Posted June 6th, 2008 by Alina