Now on Apple TV+: Tetris, about the most famous game in the world


This is one that you really want to see as a right-minded geek: Tetris, a new movie with Taron Egerton about the world famous game that everyone has played ad nauseam. Gonny van der Zwaag | – 31 March 2023, 8:44 whatsappfacebooktwittertelegramlinkedinmailprint

Tetris on Apple TV+

It might be a reason for some people to become an Apple TV+ subscriber, while others might be more into hit series like Ted Lasso and maybe are) or the upcoming nature series Big Beasts. Tetris is about obtaining the US rights for the puzzle game Tetris, which was invented by a Russian. The negotiations are taking place at a time when there are considerable tensions between East and West during the Cold War.

So Tetris is not about the game itself, but about the human side of it. We see Henk Rogers (Taron Egerton) who travels to Russia to get the rights to the game from its inventor, Alexey Pajitnov. He clashes with the Russian government. The actual story already had some remarkable twists, but in the film that is even more exaggerated. For example, a chase in cars has been added, which never actually took place. But it does produce exciting images.

Tetris was previously shown at the tech, music and film festival SXSW and was well received there. Egergon previously made the miniseries Black Bird for Apple TV+, so if that appealed to you, Tetris is probably fine too. He will be working on another project for Apple later this year, called Firebug.

To watch Tetris you need an Apple TV+ subscription, which you can try for 7 days before paying. The service can be found on almost every Apple device, but also on your smart TV, PlayStation, Xbox and more. If you do not have a suitable device at all (for example, only a Windows PC or an Android smartphone), you can watch via the web browser by typing in Every Saturday morning you will find a fresh load of viewing material on iCulture, which can be viewed on the various streaming services in our Weekend viewing tips section.

Watch: Tetris on Apple TV+