The idea behind Gamer (2009) is simple, we have another cautionary tale about the dangers of technology mixing with morality in our modern world. It is another look at what might happen when runaway science meets up with cold callous business world facts and profits. Gerard Butler plays the lead role of the deathrow inmate that is fighting in a game while being puppeted by a hotshot nerdy teenage tactical player. Michael C Hall is great but under utilized, Butler spends alot of time on screen but really is nothing more that a muscled up killing machine and also under utilized. The best work comes from Valletta and Sedgwick but isn't enough to carry the film. At 95 minutes for an action thriller of this scope it seems a little on the short side and might have been the victim of over editing.
...Dexter Morgan from Dexter!