Friday, May 22, 2009

“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”

Here's my review from Twitter: Steve Wiebe is the Luke Skywalker of the videogame universe & defeats its Evil Empire. Not nearly as geeky as it sounds. 9 (out of 10) This is a really nice movie. While it's a documentary, it has all the characteristics of a (space) western. Steve the underdog is the honest, fresh faced guy who's trying to break the world's Donkey Kong record. Billy Mitchell, the current record holder, is the villain, who along with his henchmen at Twin Galaxies, who certifies these sorts of things, are doing their best to keep his record from being broken. Steve keeps at it, even traveling cross country to a "sanctioned" arcade and Billy keeps acting like a jerk. I won't tell you how it ends other than to say that Steve wins their respect.

“The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”

Released: 2007

Rating: PG-13

Length: 79 minutes

Cast: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Todd Rogers, Steve Sanders

Director: Seth Gordon

Genre(s): Documentary, Technology

1 comment:

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