Thursday, January 22, 2009

Movie: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

We were introduced to this movie this week by our Aunt/Uncle Sceech. The King of Kong is an iconic documentary about life, struggles, competition, and video games. It is centered around the old arcade game King Kong, where Mario must battle King Kong, avoiding many projectile objects, to try to rescue Princess Peach (an impossible feat).

Billy Mitchell has held the record on King Kong for decades when a newcomer to the videogame scene, Steve Weibe, beats it on a game console he keeps in his garage. Controversy surrounds Steve's score, so a head-to-head competition is proposed betwixt the two to determine who should hold the Guiness World Record for the highest King Kong score.

Quick vote: This movie is incredible. We give it an A+ and wholeheartedly recommend it!

1 comment:

Jinx said...

YES! I saw this movie a few months back, and meant to recommend it to you, but completely spaced it out. I'm glad someone else was on the ball and suggested it to you. It's shockingly awesome!