King Kong

2005

Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance

351
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 380787

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Cast

Colin Hanks as Preston
Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow
Andy Serkis as Kong / Lumpy
Jack Black as Carl Denham
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850.53 MB
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23.976 fps
3 hr 7 min
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23.976 fps
3 hr 7 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ktgc 7 / 10

Mixed Feelings

King Kong is a well known story to millions of people and director Peter Jackson has brought it back to the big screen with much longer screen time and much bigger budget. Is it worth watching? My answer would be yes. Is it as good as Titanic or any of the Lord of the Rings movies? Definitely no. I have to admire Peter Jackson's courage to lengthen the story to include more human emotions and he succeeded in one area, but failed in another area. The relationship between King Kong and the "beauty" (Naomi Watts) is well defined and actually evoked a lot of emotion from me. The tragedy between King Kong and the "beauty" has connected me with King Kong, a computer generated character and I felt sad to see him die. However, Peter Jackson also created a similar relationship between the "beauty" and male (Adrien Brody). This human relationship of risk-all for a beauty does not work well and it is greatly overshadowed by the relationship of King Kong and the "beauty." The other human characters are just like cardboards that are not really interesting and inconsistent, except Jack Black character who is supposed to be the evil character of the movie. One example of inconsistency of character development is the captain who switches from greedy, practical minded character to bravery and heroic not just once, but actually twice in the movie. King Kong would be a much better movie if it only concentrated on the love story between King Kong (the Beast) and the "Beauty." It can be much shorter and much more entertaining. Overall, King Kong is still a good movie, but it is not as enjoyable as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe or any of the Lord of the Rings movies.

Reviewed by Nazi_Fighter_David 8 / 10

When Kong got to the top of the Empire State Building, at least for a few minutes, he was the king

It was the most powerful connection, I think, between a structure and a city and a fictional character that the 20th century had ever seen…

Of all the "King Kong" films that exist, Peter Jackson's new Kong is, without any doubt, the best… The film won 3 Oscars, for sound editing, sound mixing, and visual effects… It is set in 1933 where America was facing economic troubles unlike any seen before…

Jackson wanted 1933 New York to be very, very authentic… He recreates a chaotic, crazy, busy city bustling and vibrant… The streets were absolutely jam packed with cars, trams, buses, crowded with hawkers and thousands of people … The Empire State Building had just been built…

Jackson goes in the heart of New York and describes the Depression by showing private security forces raiding buildings; mass evictions of people who simply could not pay their rent; people winding up as squatters; and long line of people waiting to be fed…

He gives a little hint about the Prohibition: police busting up an illegal still; Carl Delham getting a box of whiskey to take upon his trip and it's labeled "Lemonade." And oddly enough, he presents the end of Prohibition, when we see some liquor advertising at the climax of the movie that wasn't there at the beginning…

Jackson also introduces vaudeville... Vaudeville was a variety show, a string of acts put together to form a complete bill of entertainment… Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) was one of vaudeville good-looking actress who loses her job due to the lack of money…

Skull Island was another very important location for Jackson… The amount of imagination and creativity that went into the ideas behind it is quite amazing… The zoology, the flora and fauna, the cultural history of that impossible island is thrilling… It was, indeed, a huge work to rebuild a hellish place of inexhaustible mysteries…

We are talking about small group of desperate souls eking out the barest existence possible… Natives who have come to worship a giant gorilla—named "Kong" by them— as some sort of god, practicing human sacrifice to appease his anger…

We are also talking about a lush jungle and tropical rain forest with giant reptiles with very large feet to cope with the uneven and broken terrain of the island… We are talking not only about dinosaurs but also beasts just as terrible, or even worse… We're talking about a natural predator trap full of rotting carcasses and scavenger creatures… We are also talking about giant, parasitic, warm-like creatures which are much more than active predators and scavengers… We are talking about perils resided not only in the depths of the island but in the skies as well, where terrifying flying creatures ruled…

"King Kong" delivers a fantasy-adventure piece, with its balance of peril and romance in much the same way "Titanic" did… The romance part is not where one would expect it, but involves a beast with a beautiful and fragile creature who experience a tender if unexplained bond… And this union is the finest moment of the film… Ann looks into the ape's eyes and sees something impressionable there… And the audience notices it too… Jackson has done something emotional here… In addition to the ape's beastly character, Kong gazes at Ann and shows true, endearing traits… We are struck by his protective nature as we can understand the desires of each to protect the other… Ann can't escape this fateful meeting that changes everything… It's as if her whole life has been a prelude to this moment…

Jackson's "King Kong" is a grandiose thrilling adventure, sufficiently magical and colorful whether it's reverently watching a sunset, or doing some ice-skating

Reviewed by SonOfMoog 7 / 10

Beauty and the Beast

This is a wonderful homage to a wonderful old movie. It doesn't have a lot of its own to commend it, but it really doesn't need anything. It's obvious to anyone who has seen the original that Peter Jackson loves the movie. And, that love helps to carry this remake in its slow and tedious moments. So, King Kong (2005) works for me, and I think it will work for most who see it, especially those who've seen the original.

Some cast comments: Adrien Brody was wonderful as Driscoll. There is a poignant scene in a theater where the triumphant Denham is recounting their jungle adventure. The scene is mostly a closeup of Brody, whose face speaks volumes in response to Denham's delusional account of what happened on Skull Island.

I agree with most who feel that Jack Black was miscast as Denham. He captured the sleazy con man fine, but not the pompous and pretentious auteur. Oh, he tries. He's just not believable as a filmmaker. If he was trying to recollect or channel Orson Welles, it was a pretty feeble attempt. Might have helped, I would think, if we had seen some ersatz footage of Denham from another project.

The real star of this movie is Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow. I read elsewhere that Watts and Jackson went to visit Fay Wray before she died, and Wray's opinion was that, "Ann Darrow is in good hands." I've also heard it said that the 1933 movie was Denham's story, the 1976 remake was the ape's, and Peter Jackson's homage is Ann Darrow's. I agree with these assessments completely.

Watts is radiant, luminous, too beautiful to bear as Ann. I think her best scene occurs near the end of the movie when she realizes that Kong has escaped, and that she has to meet him. Her walk down the street and out of the light to where the ape was wreaking havoc, so deliberate, so determined, so courageous, and self-assured is one of the really great scenes of 2005.

I don't agree with Roger Ebert that KK is one of the best movies of the year. And, I take exception with the significance he attaches to the bonding scene at Kong's lair. But, I like this movie, and it's clear to me that Peter Jackson loves the original. Nicely done.

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