Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Movie review: King Kong

King Kong is a wild ride. I (Tim) liked it a whole lot. Peter Jackson made an interesting, pulse-pounding movie that does not let up once you reach the island. The 1930’s setting was far more interesting than if it was set in 2005. The actors did a great job, despite spending much of the filming in front of a blue screen. Kong looked amazing and actually seemed like a real ape, not a man in a rubber mask. The movie had little swearing and no artsy sex scenes (like Titanic – gag!). In fact, the interactions with Ann and Jack have a more innocent quality to them, unlike most modern movies. It was also refreshing to see a brave man who did not strut around and a heroine who did not take her clothes off. All in all, I would recommend this film.

Sweet scenes: The Running of the Brontosaurs
Kong vs 3 T-Rexes (big mouths, little arms)
Kong vs. bi-planes

Turd in the punchbowl: There was way too much taking the Lord’s name in vain in this film. It drives me crazy when people do that.

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