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Title:   Man vs. Snake
Director:   Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir
Year:   2015
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.27.15

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.27.15Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015
Full title: Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler.

This is like a sister film or spiritual successor to King of Kong. It shares several interview subjects (most notably american tie-wearing Billy Mitchel and Twin Galaxies referee Walter Day), but is about the high score of another game. Nibbler is like a cross between Pac-Man and that game Snake where the more he eats the longer he gets and the more cumbersome he is to control without eating his own tail.

This was great. Really great. Just as good as King of Kong in my opinion, but distinct enough to stand on its own. For one, i really love how there is no clear villain. Billy Mitchell comes off much more sympathetically here, as does Dwayne the crazy canadian competitor to our protagonist Tim McVey (not the terrorist). They also use some animation to really great effect. A highlight is during a telling of McVey setting the original high score where they use the talking head audio to drive the animation.

It's just as well-produced and structured as King of Kong, just as impactful (it got a little dusty in the audience when a certain meal of mac & cheese was mentioned, I wish the Alamo would have brought some out just then for everyone), and just as invigorating. Great movie
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