The film becomes a cheerleader for its subjects, which limits its ability to understand them.
I will have to disagree. The documentary is an underdog story. They really hit this home. They are geeks who don't fit in even among geeks in the video game industry. Every underdog needs that drive. So naturally the cheerleader will follow. Anything less would be kicking them when their down.
Jul 3 - 11:43 PM
You took away the 100%, with a pretty stupid review. Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Jul 11 - 04:00 PM
Agreed, this review was pretty stupid, although I still don't fully understand it. In the full review he says things like, "By only focusing on Indie devs, they aren't giving us the full story," and,"The first part of the movie focuses on the games being a personal art form, while the second part focuses on sales." (Obviously paraphrased) I think he missed the whole point of the movie. It wasn't to tell everyone about the gaming world of corporate vs. indie, or to tell us why games are made by indie developers, or to tell us three success stories about Indie devs. The purpose, I think, was to show us the struggles of the past, present, and future for indie devs and to inspire us to express ourselves in whatever way we feel is best.
Jul 13 - 02:25 PM