'From Bedrooms to Billions' is a 2 and a half hour feature length documentary movie telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day. ... See full summary »
Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.
Too many scenes that felt redundant, unimportant and just shoved in without any meaningful connection to the subject matter of the documentary
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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