Last Night I had the opportunity, if you want to call it that, to see the documentary "The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters" at the Campus Theater (I could make a post about the 66 year old art deco theater, but I won't) in Lewisburg, PA. I am not much for documenataries but this one was quite good. It had acutally been suggested to me by a friend who had seen it at the Austin, TX film festival.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters follows a middle school science teacher as he battles a hot sauce mogul for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong.
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called it "Roaringly Funny". I wouldn't go that far. It was humorous at times. But not roaringly funny. I did laugh out loud a couple of times. I had too. Some of these characters were funny. And remember, this was a documentary, with real people, not actors.
As with most documentaries, at least in my opinion, they show a bit too much. The entire thing could have been about 15 - 20 minutes shorter without losing anything at all.
In all, I was really glad I went and I think you would be too.