Movies »The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

the king of kong a fistful of quartersWhen my dad called me to tell me I had to rent The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, he said that he'd never seen a movie about something he was so disinterested in that was so interesting. After just watching it, I couldn't agree more.

Director Seth Gordon takes us into the insular world of competitive video gaming where long haired, American-flag-tie-wearing ego maniac Billy Mitchell has been the reigning king of Donkey Kong for decades. The community treats him like a god, so when soft spoken sweetheart Steve Weibe topples his record, their world is shaken.

These nerds have claws, and come out in an attempt and keep thier “jedi” on his throne. Where vain Mitchell is cocky and cowardly, Weibe (who is described as a man who never quite made it to the top of anything he's ever been involved in, and has often cried over past defeats) has integrity and courage. He's so endearing and his obstacles so unfair, we were yelling at the screen as became more and more wrapped up in his quest to attain the highest score.

In the end, the best part of this movie is its message that nice guys don't always finish last, as long as they stay true to themselves. After all, no matter what the issues with the scores (there is still considerable debate) this is a movie that proves the nice guy is the better man.

You will love this.

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Posted on March 17, 2008

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