Oct 28, 2008

Movies: The King of Kong

The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters was a great documentary that came out in 2007. The movie taps into universal themes of good versus evil, played out on the classic video game arena. Full of archetypes: Steve as the mild-mannered hero, Billy as the mullet-wearing, hot-sauce vending villan. As one reviewer pointed out, "the competition is so intense because the stakes are so low." Video games are not the focus of the film, but rather, the stage upon which the characters alight. Highly recommended.

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