I know this is off topic and a few days late. But the more I think about the documentary the more I realize it was really poorly made. I'm upset it wasn't done well because it could have been epic.
It was entertaining, but the focus was wayyy off. The cultural impact of the Fab Five was what was most important. In order to really care about them you have to understand that and the documentary didn't focus enough on that aspect of their "revolution."
That whole last chapter about Chris Webber and the sanctions was totally stupid and off point. It shouldn't have been about how the sanctions hurt Webber - because in all honesty they didn't affect him at all. He didn't apologize, didn't get arrested, it was anticlimactic to talk about him being indicted. The focus should have been on how the Fab Five built Michigan Basketball up and then tore it down by virtue of the sanctions.
What's Shakespearian about the Fab Five is that they brought Michigan basketball to a NAtional level, and then they destroyed it. That's the interesting story. Up until John Beilein took over the program hadn't really recovered.
The fact that they all [sans Webber] produced it was the problem. They turned it into a biography of themselves which isn't the interesting story. How is it possible for them to have seen the impact THEY were having on the world? It's not. THis film should have been done by people who weren't so close to it all. Observers. Those are the people who make great documentaries.
They also should have spent more time talking to Jimmy King and Ray Jackson about what their lives are like - the two lost members who never really had NBA careers. That would have been fascinating. How do you go from being in the spotlight like that to being just another regular guy?
All in all this had the potential to be an amazing film, but as a Michigan fan and graduate I feel like it really fell short.