The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters ()

directed by Seth Gordon
featuring Billy Mitchell, Doris Self, Steve Wiebe, Nicole Wiebe, Steve Sanders, Todd Rogers, Walter Day

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Seth Gordon's documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organization, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organization, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games. Eventually Steve Wiebe, with time on his ...

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Feb 25, 2011

Very Entertaining

I spent the first half hour thinking that this was a mockumentary until it slowly dawned on me that everyone concerned was deadly serious. And in fairness, the movie treated all the characters with respect. The movie exposes a world you probably are completely unaware of, but that has a universal appeal.
I enjoyed every minute of it and look forward to seeing the movie again.


Mar 11, 2010

King of Kong

This movie is about your traditional "good versus evil" battle. Really interesting. But I wish it would've fleshed out the injustices (in the video game world of competition) more.

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