A documentary masterpiece. Contenders for the Donkey Kong video game world championship face off at a video arcade. This contest is transformed into a memorable drama by the presence of a villain. It is rare for documentaries to have villains, but this one does, and he wears black. The bad guy, a slimy conniving world-record holder and his corrupt minions, is matched up against a likable, genuine good guy nerdy hero. A righteous battle ensues over many months. I haven’t found anyone who didn’t thoroughly enjoy this visible confrontation between the forces of light and dark. One of my favorite documentaries of all time.
The King of Kong
2007, 79 minutes
$2, Amazon Instant Video rental
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