I blacked out from the fumes coming off this thing
Compacted look at the creation of home console video-games and the Nintendo vs Genesis years; brisk and well put together (by Daniel Junge, an Oscar winner for short-doc) but ultimately tells a story you've likely heard a number of times before in similar documentaries.
There are some nice touches with the new interviews (I liked that they sit around/on pixelated renditions of video game graphics) and it sort-of approaches some oft-pushed-aside topics but ultimately with such a brisk running time this all ends up really rushing past. Worth a look.
Alan Rudolph is one of those director whose work seems to elude me a little bit; Love at Large has a wonderful tone and terrific comedic performance from Berenger, but for me it has too many slack stretches to land on its feet.
There'a s LOT to like here though, great performances and cast all around (Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw, Annette O'Toole, Ted Levine, Neil Young [!!!]) and the moments that made me laugh seem to hit this perfect little…
A couple alright jump scares in a movie that otherwise is going for REALLY! LOUD! SCARES! The updating of the technology only removes scare factor and highlights why less-is-more when it comes to the genre. Does everyone need a camera on them? Do we need to cut around between all the different angles as if the credited editor was a Ninja Blender?
When things do get into the spooky house, it starts to work a little better but still, this is a huge waste pretty much all around.