For my awesome last post, I’m going to mention an MMO-related movie which I thought was better than the one we watched the last day class.
Ben X is a 2007 Belgian drama film based on the novel Nothing Was All He Said by Nic Balthazar, who also directed the film. The film is about a boy with autism who retreats into the fantasy world of the MMORPG ArchLord to escape bullying. The film’s title is a reference to the leet version of the Dutch phrase “(ik) ben niks”, meaning “(I) am nothing”.
The novel was inspired by the true story of a boy with autism who committed suicide because of bullying.
You can watch the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s3GR7QNo6g