The King of Kong Movie Review

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The Good: Captures lives of gamers in the most fascinating way, it’s funny, each scene keeps you intrigued and waiting for the next one.

The Bad: A little too long and dragged out in parts.

The King of Kong:

If you want to see one of the more fascinating and intriguing documentaries ever made then The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is the one to watch. If you haven’t heard of The King of Kong before, here is what it is about.

The King of Kong takes you behind the scenes of professional, competitive gaming; the rules, the passion, the obsession, and even the referees. Yes, there are referees.

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The documentary is a classic story of good guy vs. bad guy. It follows the lives of avid arcade gamers, particularly Billy Mitchell–the King of Donkey Kong. With bragging rights to a ridiculously high score that has stood for years, Mitchell is first portrayed as some type of hero to the gaming world, even a celebrity.

Where the movie really gets interesting is in introducing Steve Wiebe, a science teacher and family man from Redmond, Washington. Wiebe is a down-to-earth, nice guy that just happens to be an amazing Donkey Kong player on the quest to pummel Billy Mitchell’s world record.

If at this point you are thinking “this sounds so boring,” don’t be fooled. This documentary does such an amazing job of really capturing the gaming culture, of getting into the minds and lives of the gamers and seeing how they are so obsessed; you’ll be glued to the screen.

As the movie progresses you begin to really like Wiebe for the great guy he is; a guy who is just trying to live his dream. You also begin to despise Mitchell; a slimy, sleazy, prideful son-of-a-gun that doesn’t have the guts to meet his foes.

Mark my words, you will be very entertained throughout The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Enjoy! Rating: 4 out of 5 stars=Pretty Darn Good

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