Imagine the douchiest dude you know. Now make him twice as douchey, give him the hair and beard of an extra in a 1970s yacht-rock video, and imagine him never, ever shutting up about how awesome he is at Donkey Kong.
That’s Billy Mitchell, the smarmy villain of this amazing documentary that chronicles the journey of down-on-his-luck schoolteacher Steve Weibe, an average gamer nerd determined to dethrone Mitchell as the greatest Donkey Kong player in the world.
In the end, good triumphs over evil, as the humble Weibe plays by the rules and amasses a record-breaking score — but not without enduring treacherous foul play by Mitchell and his freakishly geeky minions. If poker and eating are sports, crushing the dreams of evil nerds sure as hell is too.
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