Yesterday we reported on the release of the highly controversial GTA documentary shot by the BBC. The documentary was aired despite the legal action Rockstar is taking against BBC. As Rockstar has filed a lawsuit previously, it should come as no surprise that they don’t a particularly high opinion of the film. “The Gamechangers” has been slammed by reviewers almost universally, especially citing the fact that Houser and his brother, the founders of Rockstar, have always kept themselves far from the media. Therefore there is no way to know if lead actor Daniel Radcliffe’s performance is authentic in any way.
It is ironic how most of this GTA “documentary” is about as baseless as the countless rumors that surround the games in the franchise. While the film is “based on real life events”, much of the happenings of the narrative took place behind closed doors in real life, therefore BBC hardly had the necessary material on which to base the story line.
Current and former Rockstar/DMA developers have voiced their opinions on the film on social media.
Oh dear. Shit’s about to get. Well. Shitter. #gamechangers
— Brian Baglow
— Mike Dailly
@BBC Was Basil Brush busy? What exactly is this random, made up bollocks?
— Rockstar Games
As you can see, the developer is hardly pleased with their depiction in the “docudrama”. The documentary is also terribly biased, while making a poor attempt to seem fair. While the firlm certainly does not display any of its characters in a positive light, as it progresses, it becomes apparent that it is leaning towards Jack Thompson’s camp. Could this controversial film about a past controversy spark another controversy?
Did you guys see the Gamechangers? What did you think?