This Month On Edge
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
The things that caught our eye during the production of E270
Jeremy Snead’s Kickstarter-funded documentary seeks to tell the story of videogames in 100 minutes. If that sounds like a tall order, it’s because it is. Lacking a central premise, Snead instead spends his hour and 40 minutes flitting endlessly around a timeline
trying, and failing, to stitch it all together coherently. Some two-dozen talking heads should have helped, but exec producer
Zach Braff and his Scrubs co-star Donald Faison have little to say, and there are far too many marketing men. Reggie Fils-Aime
has the blandest of high praise for NES and SNES, while the inevitable future-gazing late on focuses solely on VR, with input from Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey and Oculus investor Cliff Bleszinski. Snead’s goal is a noble one, but this is too big,
and rich, an industry to be condensed into a single film.