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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 December 2012 (USA)
The first year in the life of independent game studio "Mojang" following the landmark success of their debut title, "Minecraft."

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Credited cast:
Jens Bergensten Jens Bergensten ... Self
Jonathan Blow Jonathan Blow ... Self
Lewis Brindley Lewis Brindley ... Self
Brent Copeland Brent Copeland ... Self
Ben Craddock Ben Craddock
Logan Decker Logan Decker ... Self
Daniel Frisk Daniel Frisk ... Self
Eric Fullerton Eric Fullerton ... Self
Mattis Grahm Mattis Grahm ... Self
Chris Hecker Chris Hecker ... Self
Todd Howard Todd Howard
Daniel Kaplan Daniel Kaplan ... Self
Geoff Keighley ... Self
Evan Lahti Evan Lahti ... Self
Simon Lane Simon Lane ... Self
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The first year in the life of independent game studio "Mojang" following the landmark success of their debut title, "Minecraft."

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Too many scenes that felt redundant, unimportant and just shoved in without any meaningful connection to the subject matter of the documentary
21 November 2017 | by fartnutsaywhatSee all my reviews

I would say that overall, I found this 1 hour and 47 minute documentary to be annoying and less informative than a Wikipedia page I could read in 10 minutes The scenes with the kids and the lets-players felt unnecessary and detracted from the original purpose of the documentary, which seemed like it was to provide insight on the development of Minecraft. I get that those scenes were present to show the wide range of appeal that Minecraft has, but there were so many of them that it started to feel like the filmmakers just wanted to make the documentary last longer than an hour and were running out of interview material. There were also a lot of times when an interviewer asked Notch the same type of question and received the same kind of answer from Notch each time. The type of question I'm referring to is along the lines of: "did you ever expect Minecraft to become so popular?", or "did you ever expect that ______ would happen because of Minecraft?", with Notch basically giving the same answer of "no" each time. This probably sounds like nitpicking, but it happens so often that I couldn't not mention it. My verdict is that I don't think this should have been almost two hours long, because the content added to fill for time is just that, filler. I'd give it a 5/10, with it's only saving graces being the production value and the scarce amount of scenes that actually have some kind of significance.


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