December 20, 2005


I saw the Peter Jackson remake of King Kong over the weekend. Let me tell you, I can't recommend this film highly enough.

Kong is a force of nature who beats everything down in his path, that alone leads to a couple of jaw-dropping moments. On the other hand, Jackson pulls off more of the same magic he performed with Gollum, you can actually feel the creature's emotions and sense a strong bond between him and the girl.

The island natives are no laughing matter. And there's one scene that will give you the shivers at best, nightmares at worst.


Blogger Jake said...

I want to see!

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see KONG too. It looks really awesome, especially that wonderful shot of KONG on the Empire state building as he swats at the biplane. Makes my heart drop everytime I see the commercial.

We chose to see C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".

Another excellent film and very true to the book. The computer effects we on a similar calibre to LotRs and made it possible to populate the world of Narnia with the various mythological denizens.

I do not think C.S. Lewis would have been disappointed.

12:25 PM  
Blogger BRIAN MC said...

I will check out Kong this weekend.....I am sure I will find it very entertaning.....

Have a great holiday bro!

10:38 PM  
Blogger BRIAN MC said...

Kong was excellent! ....and you were right....the "natives" were no laughing matter!

The Dino scenes were cool as well!

3:38 PM  
Blogger Rothar said...

Absolutely. The movie rocks, I want to see it again...matter of fact, I think I will!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finally saw "part" of Kong. Not on the big screen but in widescreen DVD.

All I can say is..."YAWN". For the first 30 minutes to an hour, I was ready to turn it off. This movie took forever to get going.

Most of the characters lacked any real dimension and there was no real on screen chemistry between the reluctant hero and the DinD.

The natives were violent and feral. Heavy emphasis on violent. A small enthusiastic yeah, for some action...finally.

Saw the part where the damsel is nabbed and sacrificed to Kong. Can you say dislocated shoulders boys and girls? Also, during the flight through the jungle, she would've been dead six times over before she reached Kong's lair.

Dinosaurs were interesting, but the stampede was almost comical. Somehow, I don't really think that was the mood Jackson was going for in a serious picture.

We turned it off after the pit of nightmares. I found it really hard to suspend my disbelief in this film. There were just too many things that struck me as being "wrong" in the physical world to make it other than amusing and at times laughable.

I'm sure I haven't even seen the "best" part. I'll have to finish watching it this weekend.

7:00 AM  

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