I first reviewed King of Kong Fistful of Quarters back in 2008. It still stands the test of time as one of my favorite movies of all time. Well I just noticed that it is actually On Demand right now. I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t at least let people know it was available. It’s under movie collections and then Leonard Maltin Picks. Thank me later.
Movie reviews really aren’t our thing here at the Stool. But every once in awhile a movie comes along that we’d be doing an injustice not to let our readers know about. King of Kong Fistful of Quarters is one of those movies. Now I’d never heard of this until Manzo wrote an article in our latest issue about watching some dude compete for the World Record in Dig Dug at Fun Spot in NH. This article sparked some conversation about a documentary called King of Kong Fistful of Quarters which focuses on two guys competing for the World Record in Donkey Kong. So this weekend I checked Rotten Tomatoes to see the reviews about it and it got a 96% rating which if like the highest any human made movie can get. This sealed the deal. I decided to put down my clicker, get off my couch and go rent it at Blockbuster. This by itself is a monumental event since my couch could be on fire and I wouldn’t get up on a Saturday afternoon. Needless to say I’m glad I did it. Now I readily admit that I’m a video game guy so I thought the subject matter was pretty funny. But even The First Lady, who most would say is not a video game guy LOVED it. It is one of the best movies I’ve seen in years. There will be no better story about good vs. evil in the next decade And if there is any justice in this world Billy Mitchell will win an Oscar for the best villain of the year. I don’t care if this isn’t a category, he should still win. That’s how good he was. He makes the bad guy from No Country for Old Men look like Mary Poppins. So there is your Barstool tip of the day. Rent King of Kong…Fistful of Quarters. It gets four Golden Stools.