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Tetris: The Importance Of Intellect

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FilmScopes thank the creators of the movie for bringing the beloved history behind the game of Tetris to life on the big screen.

Your vision and hard work have brought joy and excitement to fans all around the world, and your dedication to creating an authentic and engaging story is truly appreciated.


The Game Built Out Of Fun


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The original version of Tetris


Tetris was created in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, a computer engineer in the Soviet Union. Pajitnov was working at the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre in Moscow when he came up with the idea for the game. The original version of the game was simple, with falling blocks that players had to arrange to form complete lines.

Within the film, it was shown that Alexey Pajitnov built the game on a computer that did not even consist of a graphics card meaning that the game that we all know and love today was originally built out of the special characters present on the keyboard rather than an actual block.

What makes Tetris so entertaining is the fact that a game that was built out of such pure and honest intentions in mind managed to incorporate themes of corruption, murder, betrayal, and intense scenes of tension and suspense. It is truly a story that tells the tale of how simple business contracts between gaming companies can lead to some of the most suspenseful and teeth-biting films of this year.


Did You Know This About Tetris?


  • Prior to filming, Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov both read the script and gave their approval. Even though there were significant artistic licenses taken with certain scenes, such as the final vehicle pursuit, they even attended the red carpet premiere and noted that the movie was actually pretty realistic.
  • The last line of the creative closing credits states that Dmitry Pajitnov, Alexey’s son, unfortunately, perished in a skiing accident in 2018 and that the movie is dedicated in his honor.
  • Henk claims towards the beginning of the film that he can still see the Tetris pieces in his nightmares when he sleeps. The Tetris Effect is a real phenomenon that exists. The phrase was created in 1994 by journalist Jeffrey Goldsmith to explain what happens when something is focused on for a long time and begins manifesting in one’s thoughts, perceptions, and dreams.


Tetris Probably Killed A Few People


A young mand and an old man in a suit and tuxedo
Kevin and Robert Maxwell (Robert Maxwell died due to mysterious circumstances after he could not get the rights to the game)


Throughout the legal battles over the games’ rights, one thing remained constant: the game’s reliance on intellect. Tetris is a game that requires quick thinking, spatial awareness, and problem-solving skills. Players must be able to think ahead and predict the consequences of their actions, making it a game that rewards intelligence.

The movie made sure to make it a vital element to inject into the plot. Henk Rogers, our protagonist played by the talented Taron Egerton, has to stay on his toes from the beginning to the end of the film to get the latest information as fast as possible just to have a fair fight with those who abuse their power and money to crush their competition.

This importance of intellect is what made Tetris so popular in the first place, and what has kept it popular for so many years. It also made the legal battles over the game’s rights so contentious. Companies saw the potential for profit in the game, but the Soviet government saw it as a valuable piece of intellectual property that belonged to the state.


Honesty Demands The Sacrifice Of Safety


Three men enjoying alcohol
Henk Rogers making a deal with Nintendo’s president


The legacy of Tetris is a testament to the importance of intellect in gaming. It is a game that rewards quick thinking, problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness. And while the fight for its rights may have been complicated, it is clear that the game’s popularity is a testament to the enduring appeal of these qualities.

One of the key qualities of Tetris is how it portrays the theme of honesty. It was hammered into the heads of the audience again and again as Henk Rogers repeatedly uses the only ace up his sleeve that evens the playing field with his competitors: Pure honesty. It is the saving grace that pushes and pulls the strings of the multiple “antagonists” within the film without making it feel cheesy and cliche.

Tetris is a game that has captured the hearts and minds of gamers around the world for decades. Its reliance on intellect and problem-solving skills has made it a classic, and its complicated history has only added to its mystique. It is clear that the legacy of Tetris will continue to live on through the gamers who understand the art and science behind its concept.


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