ESH Cast #395: We Haven't Even Started Talking About How Bad This Movie Is
Wanna take a stab at what movie the sistahs are talking about this week? It isn't Yentl.
This week's show got a little personal – hell, it went straight for the balls this week! Both of the sistahs took time out of their awesome-filled lives to sit down and watch the Jeremy Snead documentary, Video Games: The Movie.
Panda has dubbed this the "NOTumentary" as it seems that the movie's message was weak. In fact, it was completely missing.
Here is the proper definition of the word documentary:
- a movie, television or radio program that provides a factual record or report.
When talking about the history of video games one expects a documentary to follow the progression of its subject from humble creation to its successes and failures, and ultimately its present state. This movie barely does that. It seems to be more of a public love letter to a handful of consoles blatantly disregarding massive chunks of history. Sure, covering the entirety of the history of video games in under 2 hours is impossible, but to have a documentary about video games where you don't mention the Sega Dreamcast or NEO-GEO game systems, the birth and death of the arcade, or birth of major league gaming kinda misses the mark. But why rehash it here when you can hear about it for yourself.
So enjoy ESH Cast #395: We Haven't Even Started Talking About How Bad This Movie Is.