‘Video Games: the Movie’ brings a flashback of gaming memories. It is a documentary of the origins of the gaming industry. From games of the SEGA and Nintendo to modern consoles like Xbox and Playstation, the movie is truly a nostalgic treat.
Most of the film spins back and forth between a 3D timeline of developments in the gaming industry and checks off the arrival of new companies, consoles, and games. From the introduction of gaming, where games like Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Doom, and Myst were all the rage, and then on to various computer games and handheld gaming devices which proved a great pastime for children growing up in the 80s, 90s and 00s. The movie covers all aspects of the gaming generation.
The executive producer of Video Games: the Movie, Zach Braff is indeed the biggest name among a handful of middleweight celebrity enthusiasts, states that old and modern generation of games perfectly describe the example of science and art working together and this movie indeed is a good addition to the gaming industry as well as the film industry.
Despite the odd structure of the documentary, the movie succeeds in offering a general and brief appreciation of the great time and team effort that go into creating a game. The director also does a good job of conveying the passion of gamers and changes in the gaming industry over the years.
The movie successfully shows how a game can be more than just a hobby and provides you a great concept that the future can only be bigger and brighter and full of happy surprises. So, if you are a fan of gaming and fun movies, then Video Games: the Movie is definitely worth a watch for you. Just the nostalgia will keep you entertained throughout its duration. It will indeed be a trip down memory lane for passionate gamers.