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Saturday, January 24, 2009

The King of Kong

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

I finally caught up with this much-praised documentary last year and was a little underwhelmed. It primarily concerns the battle between two men vying for the highest score on Donkey Kong. There are certainly lots of quirky characters in the story, and the community of competitive gamers was well framed, but I honestly got a little sick of shots of Donkey Kong by the time I got about halfway through the movie.

The best thing about the movie is probably the presence of the ordinary family-man hero and the sleazy, hot-sauce magnate, underhanded villian. It gives the movie kind of a fun real-life David vs. Goliath vibe to it. Take a look at his pic and tell me you can't tell he's skeezy the minute you see him.

Grade: B-

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