Russ Pirozek writes:
"Good indie movies are hard to come by, especially in the age of the blockbuster film that either crushes everything in its path or falls flat on its face. That rings especially true whenever a movie takes on another genre, whether it be comic books (which are getting much better), television shows (example: 21 Jump Street, which was moderately successful), and especially video games (just about all of them are horrible). So when an invite came to see an advanced screening of noobz, a movie about a group of gamers who take a trip out to a major tournament to win a grand prize, doubts were high. Considering the film was granted a blessing from Microsoft and Epic Games (the tournament was for Epic’s Gears Of War 3), it has to at least be watchable."