Review: Nike’s The Last Game

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Set in a dystopian future where clones have replaced all human footballers due to their superior decision making and skill, The Last Game would make for a thrilling fourth instalment to the Goal! trilogy. Were it more than a five minute advertisement for Nike’s Risk Everything brand exercise.

It’s as if the creatives behind the film originally wanted The Last Game to be a feature length film then realised they could sell out and make a fortune so did that instead.

Some of the biggest names in football – Neymar, Rooney, Ibrahimović – all make caricatured appearances, making up some of the ‘Originals’ team of footballers that ultimately take on a clone eleven to win back the world game for all humankind.

For a football fan it’s a nice way to spend five minutes, but it could have easily been a great way to spend half an hour. It might even be more entertaining than the pre-match warmup show, depending on the panel of experts offering their opinion.

To be kind, the idea for the tagline, Risk Everything, is cute, basing itself on the premise that the best football is played by those who aren’t afraid to lose, be injured, or embarrass themselves. And Wayne Rooney sure fits that description.

However as a short direct-to-YouTube film, what exactly are Nike risking in the making of The Last Game?

Which rebel player ultimately scores the goal to defeat the clone army – sorry, football team? You’ll have to watch it and find out. Actually no we’re not sponsored by them it’s Ronaldo.

Of course.

Rating: two deflated Brazucas out of five

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