“Movie Reactions” is a game played here at Nerdy Minds HQ when we brainstorm for movie review features. Now we bring our game to you, with prizes for the winners! The game is simple: record (audio or video) the reactions you have after seeing a movie for the first time. Submit your recording, and find the best ones featured (in whole or in part) on the front page!
You’ll need a recording device (audio or video) anda mostly quiet space; if a quiet space is unavailable, that’s okay – you’ll just need a microphone that will prioritize your voice over the background noise (or hold the recorder close when you speak). If using a video camera (or cellphone), you’ll probably want a tri-pod or flat surface to set it up on (or steady hands) and decent lighting – but feel free to get creative (found footage reviews, anyone?)!
1+, all ages (with basic communication skills). Best suited for 2-4 players, ages 5 and up!
The only rule in “Movie Reactions” is this: No talking about the movie – at all; not even a “So good, right?!” or “Oh my gosh!” – until your recording device is set to capture your audio and/or video. This gives time to wrap your mind around what you’ve just watched and build suspense between you and the other “Movie React-ers” (players)… But don’t wait too long! You don’t want the excitement (or disdain) to dispel. Once you’re set up, give yourself a “3-2-1… action!” and spill! Talk to us solo, or discuss with a friend – conversation, and even debate, is highly encouraged! Once your recording is complete, send an email with your recording file attached to firstname.lastname@example.org; we’ll score your submissions and determine the winner(s)! Finally, keep an eye on our website or social media accounts (find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nerdymindsmag and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nerdymindsmag) to see if your “Movie Reaction” is featured!
“Movie Reactions” submissions are scored for content and interest-level by our judges. Winning “Movie Reactions” will be featured on our website, and winning “Movie React-ers” will receive a prize with same-movie relevance (while supplies last – if a relevant prize is not available, a substitution will be made).