Thursday, February 12, 2009

The King of Kong A Fistful of Quarters (2007) PG13 - 4 Stars

This is a great documentary for anyone who grew up in the classic video game era. Bill Mitchell has held the record for most points on Donkey Kong for over 20 years. Steve Wiebe has been practicing in his garage and video tapes his game that beats Bill's. But this won't do. Bill thinks his record is still the best because Steve's game was not played in front of the public. When the judges dismiss Steve's high game after taking apart his video game and accusing him of wrong doing, Steve decides to take the challenge and travel to the Twin Galaxies arcade where his score can be officially recorded. And he beats Bill's score. But Bill records his new high game on video tape and now insists that he once again holds the record. You want to root for the underdog in this one!

2007 - The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - Utah Film Critics - Best Documentary.

Directors: Seth Lewis Gordon, Seth Gordon
Producers: Ed Cunningham
I viewed 6/08

1 comment:

grasshopper said...

how could you not root for Steve Wiebe to take down Billy Mitchell...