Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The King Of Kong

A fistful of quarters. One of the best movies ever, I swear! This movie is a documentary of the battle between good and evil, right and wrong, modest and smug, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell. Yes, this is a documentary about the top score for Donkey Kong. Sounds silly, and while it almost is, this movie is fantastic.

Anyone who grew up in the 80s knows Donkey Kong. They know all about getting to that final level, which is unattainable for a majority of us. Billy Mitchell scored the top score in 1982, and had yet to be beaten. Until Steve Wiebe came along, a man who had lost his job, lost his ability to play his beloved sports due to injury, and needed a boost. So, he took up Donkey Kong in his garage, and set his sights on beating the record.

Now, I'm not going to tell you the ending, but this movie is seriously a delight to watch. Karen, you listening? :) I think your husband would like it!

1 comment:

Kj said...

oh yes. eric would love it for sure. thanks for the recommendation.

now i have a new challenge for you. i have tagged you in my blog or a six word memoir.