Gamestop: Rise of the Players

  • Page Views 660
  • David vs Goliath!

    BY Robert Waldman


    Play the market and take the risk. Stocks can be volatile. Remember The immortal famed Wall Street insider Gordon Gekko: Greed is good. Watch the little guy take on the capitalist behemoths in the fascinating GameStop: Rise of the Players. Now on view at The Rio Theatre and ultimately destined for video on demand and home DVDs this Elevation Pictures release is fun from the get go.

    Closet investors and happy go lucky day traders will get a kick out of this fascinating documentary. Here we see the unbelievable story of some small-time small-town rookies who somehow saw value in a supposedly failing company and road their gut feelings to success. Just like Blockbuster Video, the once enormously successful video rental chain, GameStop was (and is) a brick-and-mortar video game chain with 1000s of retail stores across The United States.

    With Covid fears sending the world into a panic it was deep freeze time for this supposedly “overstored” company. So the so-called experts on Wall Street and corporate America gave the company a huge thumbs down. But a groundswell of local supporters and small-time players, both in the gaming world and small retail stock player landscape thought otherwise. This movie charts the incredible way some mom-and-pop investors along with some funny you tube videos and channels used their foxy charm to create a groundswell of interest in the company. That curiosity and peek interest in The firm saw a surge in first time and new investors essentially saving the company and hurtling all those big time sophisticated short sellers into both embarrassment and a near fatal nosedive.

    Consider the story of GameStop to be the ultimate underdog story.

    For more reviews, please visit my website


    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 16 May 2024
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Plans drawn for Canada visit of Bongbong Marcos

      Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly hosted her Philippine counterpart Enrique Manalo in Ottawa on May 8, 2024. In a media release that day, Joly related that she and Manalo held wide-ranging discussions on several shared concerns between their two nations, from defence cooperation to climate action. The ...

    • 16 May 2024
      2 weeks ago No comment


      A historic event happened on April 11, 2024 at the Dosa Restaurant on Kingsway, Vancouver. when the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Vancouver Filipino in particular, has signed The Memorandum of Understanding between the church and Allan A. Ignacio, Philippine Consulate Officer, and Olive Macawili, OIC Assistant Labor Attache, MIGRANT ...

    • 25 April 2024
      1 month ago No comment

      It’s official: April 27 is Lapu-Lapu Day in Vancouver and B.C.

      The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are proclaiming April 27, 2024 as Lapu-Lapu Day. In addition, the City of Vancouver is illuminating city hall on Cambie Street and the Burrard Street Bridge with Philippine colours in honour of Lapu-Lapu, the first national hero of the ...

    • 04 April 2024
      2 months ago No comment

      Filipinos report racism in Canadian community sports

      Filipinos are likely to experience or witness racism during community sports in Canada. This finding was part of the data released by Statistics Canada following its latest survey of participation and experiences in community sports. The national statistical agency defines “community sports” as “organized sports, including those played in ...

    • 21 March 2024
      2 months ago No comment

      Canada eyes space cooperation with Philippines

      The Philippines held its first space cooperation conference on March 19, 2024 as the country seeks to explore opportunities presented by the heavens. The conference was organized by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies, a Metro Manila-based think-tank; the fledgling Philippine Space Agency; and ...

    %d bloggers like this: