This is part 1 of 2 of an evaluation of Indie Game: The Movie.
When I wrote about my experience with Braid after watching Indie Game: The Movie, I only briefly explained what I thought of the Kickstarter funded documentary. I prefer to avoid writing about film because there is usually a stroke of brilliance I fail to see them; an analytical and critical ability that is much more developed when regarding video games. With this documentary, the subject matter is what I'm familiar with - it's what I write about. So when I evaluate the film with criticism or praise, I feel comfortable sticking to my words, even if they represent the opinion of the minority.
Since the presence of video games in society is still very much new to most people, I approach books or films about them cautiously. I fear that people, who praise books about the relevance of video games, or people that praise films about the video game development process, praise them just because it's about video games.