Special When Lit

Rating: 7/10

I do love pinball and this documentary is about a bunch of people who also love their pinball too. It was entertaining but not particularly informative. Sure, anyone who sees this thing will cite the story of how pinball needed to proven as a game of skill rather than a game of chance in order to become legal. That interesting but it’s only about five minutes of the running time. The rest is mostly devoted to the connection players, collectors and creators have with pinball. I have seen this type of documentary too much: dip to black, overlay a text comment/chapter title (as opposed to narration) then fade in to some weird guy who is obsessed about a niche topic yammering on about how important his niche interest is. If it counts for anything, this documentary does have great title graphics.

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