Sunday, July 20, 2014

Video Games: The Movie


Take a trip back to the days of the Atari 2600, Nintendo, Xbox, Playstation, and whatever other video games you played with when you were younger.  This documentary, executive produced by Zach Braff and narrated by Sean Astin takes you from the dawn of video games, with rudimentary classics like Pong, to today's 3D and virtual reality games.  For those of you like me, who once loved them but are now far removed, it serves as nostalgic and entertaining but also educational.  Things have certainly come a long way since I hung up my controller with games like Super Mario Brothers.  Today's games are almost indistinguishable from movies, but yet more active than the passive entertainment of TV and movies.

'Video Games: The Movie' is now available on Video on Demand.

Grade: B

Who is this movie for?  Real gamers might enjoy it for nostalgic purposes.  I enjoyed it for that but also to see what the kids are playing with today.  Anyone who ever enjoyed any video game will probably find it entertaining.

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