Screaming at the screen in a theater when things start to head downhill for the hero never really seems to work fro me. With the iPhone app of the interactive film The Weathered Underground, though, it might (ok, screaming at an iPhone still won’t produce results, but the idea is that the story can be affected by input).
The movie, which showed up at the App Store yesterday after being available on DVD since earlier this year, lets the viewer choose the protagonist’s path after the young musician loses the love of his life and adventures through the city trying to win her back. Over a hundred path forks are hurled at the viewer — one every 90 seconds or so — which makes for a lot of movie packed into the $4 app.
An interesting idea that seems tailored for the iPhone or iPad; question is, how well does it entertain once the novelty has worn off, and will we see more of these?