I hadn’t heard much about this documentary, other than it being a doc about a couple of guys who are good at playing Donkey Kong. Hearing that little bit about it, I went "meh" even though it was getting good reviews.
Well, last night I decided to give it a try. I watched it and absolutely loved it. It has everything you want from a good movie – drama, comedy (even if it’s inadvertent to those involved), suspense, heroes, villains, minions, gaming nerds, espionage, and, as they say, so much more.
Basically, it’s about two guys. One is the reigning Donkey Kong champion, and the other is a guy who attempts to challenge the world record score. The events that unfold are too good to be true, but I have no doubt it’s all true. I don’t want to give anything away in case you watch it, but believe me, you couldn’t write a better story.
Even if you think it’s not your cup of tea, go and watch this film. You’ll love it.
Here’s the trailer. To me it misses the mark of what this movie is about. What it doesn’t show you is the awesomeness of the how drawn in you will become to the events that unfold.
King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters – Movie Trailer