Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

Over the weekend we watched a documentary about Donkey Kong and it was fantastic. I can't recap it in a way that gives it justice, so here's the synopsis:

A middle-school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul vie for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong. Steve and Billy engaged in a cross-country duel to see who could set the high score and become The King of Kong. Along the way, both men learned valuable lessons about what it means to be a father, a husband, and a true champion discovering that you don't always need to win to be a winner.

The King of Kong: a Fistful of Quarters was a window into a world I will never know: professional gaming. It ended up being intense and tense, sort of a sports movie with a dash of Mean Girls.
Photo from here.

1 comment:

John said...

Totally great movie, isn't it? I found out about it because my coworker's brother was the producer. So glad to see you spreading the word about it. Who would've ever thought people like that existed, right?