Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Top 8 DVD Reviews (so far): “The King of Kong”

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Continuing my Top 8 list to celebrate the first 100 TweeterFlix DVD reviews, here’s number 7 (so far):

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

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) You don’t have to be a geek or like videogames to appreciate this documentary. It’s the classic tale of the little guy fighting against the establishment. In this case it’s a school teacher, Steve Wiebe, who decides he can beat the Donkey Kong world record. And he does. But when Steve submits the evidence, Twin Galaxies, the governing body, and Billy Mitchell, the current record holder, throw all sorts of obstacles in his way. But like the determined Mario in the game, that doesn’t stop Steve.

Number 8: “The Dark Knight”

Coming up next: “Thirteen”

“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

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