Hardcore Henry was just the beginning, folks.
Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) took the first-person concept literally with The Limit, a 20-minute virtual reality movie that actually puts you in the thick of the action... so long as you've got a VR-friendly device handy. But this is why the technology exists in the first place. You are able to act alongside Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), jumping out of planes, beating up bad guys, and all other sorts of cliched action staples that can be forgiven as cliches since you get to partake in them.
Check out the trailer from STX Entertainment below:
In particular, you'll take on the role of a rogue agent with no memory of your past. To get your identity back, you hire M-13 (Rodriguez) an enhanced super soldier/assassin. Reedus joins the story as a cyborg capable of plucking bullets out of the air.
STX also released a short featurette on the making of The Limit, which was directed by Rodriguez, who co-wrote the script with his son, Racer Max. Robert points out that while this is a VR experience, it's unlike anything you've seen before in the context of the medium.
"It feels much more transportive... Here, you feel like you're inside the film," he says. "It's very different from a video game-type VR, because it's got the language of film. It's got the grain of film, it looks like film, it sounds like a film."
Watch the featurette:
Here's the fiery movie poster as well:
The Limit is currently available to purchase for VR-compatible devices and includes bonus features like 2D and 3D versions of the film, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, a commentary from Rodriguez and his son, and more.