“I love the the Power Glove – it’s so bad.”
The above words, spoken by Lucas in 1989’s The Wizard, weren’t just an expression of 80s opposite slang, but a prophetic voice declaring to the world that Mattel’s NES peripheral was utter trash. Now a group of filmmakers want to chronicle the creation and continued popularity of gaming’s most notorious controller.
The Power of Glove is a new documentary that explores the origins of the Power Glove and its impact on gaming culture. Sure, it didn’t sell that well, and it was pretty terrible, but its effect on a generation of gamers can not be ignored.
There’s no firm release date for the film yet, but it can’t come soon enough. I might even have to go digging through my closet to find my old Power Glove to celebrate the release.
As an aside, I feel obligated to share Lucas and his badass Power Glove: