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Video Games: The Movie

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VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE Young fans revel at the sight of Mario and Luigi video game characters at a Super Mario Bros fan event
Variance Films

Videogames are cool! And important! Want to hear that repeated ad infinitum by game developers and nerd-friendly celebrities? Then you’ll love this doc, a montage of industry triumphalism masked as cultural history. Exec-produced by Zach Braff, the movie glances at the economic history and artistic evolution of videogames, and it’s nice to hear from gaming auteurs such as Hideo Kojima. But the film mostly settles for trite aphorisms. (”With a game, the journey is the reward,” says one talking head.) It’s about as much fun as a 100-minute loading screen. (Also on iTunes and VOD) C-