Sunday, August 19, 2012

The King of Kong - A Fistful of Quarters

Fistful of Quarters, King of Kong movie poster.

A couple years ago when we had Netflix, I was obsessed with this movie, The King of Kong, A Fistful of Quarters. I watched it probably 40 times. Everyday I looked forward to loading it up via our Wii connection, sinking into the coach, and relaxing. Pure bliss and enjoyment. Everyday I relished the time warp back to the 1980's; the sound of the CHING-CHING-CHING echoing through the arcade rooms.

The King of Kong is a real, raw, journey into the underground geeky world of video arcade gaming. It spotlights two men as they strive to become (and become) the best player to ever play Donkey Kong. I guess deep down in my heart, I am a geeky socially awkward nerd. I feel such a connection to these guys; a kinship. It's very interesting to watch these men obsess almost in autistic like ways.

My father, Tom Hendrix, is attempting to break the world record in Tetris, so it seems like a fitting time in my life to reflect on The King of Kong!


The King of Kong - Part 1 of 9.

Watch the ENTIRE movie HERE! on YouTube!!

2 comments:

  1. Remember tho Son, no name calling...Your not a geeky socially awkward nerd. Your totally 100% Simeon.

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