I can see Viva Amiga as another missed opportunity. There have been a clear demand for a good documentary about the Amiga phenomenon. There was the money collected by Kickstarter and there was enough time.
But something should be missed from the project because the result in my opinion is not satisfying for the hardcore Amiga fan nor the amateur who has some interest. It is too superficial for the viewer that has some knowledge about Amiga, and tells too less for the one who knows almost nothing about the possibility that the Amiga meant.
Anyway the first half of the movie was a pleasure for me as being an Amiga addict. There is so few places nowadays where Amiga is mentioned, so we should appreciate everything that tells us from that golden age of computing.
Re: Viva Amiga big day Posted on 10-Jan-2017 13:03:30
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Re: Viva Amiga big day Posted on 10-Jan-2017 13:24:11
I can see Viva Amiga as another missed opportunity.
The genie is out of the bottle and no one is that excited anymore I'm afraid. In true Amiga spirit the whole 'when it's done' and reliance on milking our optimism & patience dry has allowed the birth of another lacklustre product
There looks like there is a second part coming.
We won't hold our breath! Life is too short. Congratulations to the team for finally releasing this film but may be everyone should just now move on with their lives.
_________________ "Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art." John Lasseter, Pixar Animation Studios
Re: Viva Amiga big day Posted on 14-Jan-2017 19:42:18