King Kong (2005)

King Kong (2005)

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King Kong (2005)

From Peter Jackson comes the Kong, starring Jack Black, Naomi Watts and Andy Serkis' motion-captured body as the great ape.

New York, 1930s. A group of filmmakers and explorers (led Black) travel to Skull Island to investigate legends of a giant, 25 foot tall, rilla named Kong. There they find the tales to be true: the jungle is a time capsule, protected and hidden for millions of years through it's isolation. Using a beautiful actress (Watts) as bait, they lure Kong and slap his ass with a one way ticket to a freak show back in the city. But we all know you can't keep a giant ape in a cage for long.

2005Rating: M, contains medium level fantasy violence188 minsUSA, New Zealand
AdventureFantasy
Director:
Peter Jackson ('Bad Taste', 'Heavenly Creatures', 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy)
Writer:
Peter JacksonFran WalshPhilippa Boyens
Cast:
Naomi WattsJack BlackAdrien BrodyAndy SerkisColin Hanks
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I totally agree

I hated this movie yet I was a fan of the original like Peter Jackson. The original is quite unwatchable now due to the corny special effects however this movie has gone way too far. I would have liked more tension, more suspense, but there were too much over-the-top action scenes for my liking. So yes, I agree with the former posters that say 'less is...

1.0
0

Good movie somewhere

There's a good movie in here struggling to get out. Way too self indulgent, piling flash effect upon flash effect. And the moments stuffed in to sell the computer game... ?! Should have cut it down to well under 2 hours.

2.0
0

Less is More.

There are many moments which are clever, even inspired, in this movie. The opening shots of chimps in the New York zoo is an excellent 'fooled you' moment, and little Jimmy's reading of 'Heart of Darkness' on board ship makes for some amusing ironies. At its best, it is superb, especially in the realism in the animation of Kong himself: could this be...

3.0
0

Review

Less would be more.

2.0
0

Review

It was ok, But seems over the Top and Over compensating for something. It was way too long and some bits were so out of it it became stupid instead of creative. Less is def More!!

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year...

4.0
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Surprisingly involving and rather beautiful movie...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Reminds you just how big movies can be and still be beautiful... a brazenly exciting three hours...

5.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Kong does boast some flab around the middle but by the final reel there?s little doubt that what could have been Jackson's folly is a triumph...

5.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

MARVELLOUSLY EXPRESSIVE...

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year...

4.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Surprisingly involving and rather beautiful movie...

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Reminds you just how big movies can be and still be beautiful... a brazenly exciting three hours...

5.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Kong does boast some flab around the middle but by the final reel there?s little doubt that what could have been Jackson's folly is a triumph...

5.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

MARVELLOUSLY EXPRESSIVE...

4.0
0

I totally agree

I hated this movie yet I was a fan of the original like Peter Jackson. The original is quite unwatchable now due to the corny special effects however this movie has gone way too far. I would have liked more tension, more suspense, but there were too much over-the-top action scenes for my liking. So yes, I agree with the former posters that say 'less is...

1.0
0

Good movie somewhere

There's a good movie in here struggling to get out. Way too self indulgent, piling flash effect upon flash effect. And the moments stuffed in to sell the computer game... ?! Should have cut it down to well under 2 hours.

2.0
0

Less is More.

There are many moments which are clever, even inspired, in this movie. The opening shots of chimps in the New York zoo is an excellent 'fooled you' moment, and little Jimmy's reading of 'Heart of Darkness' on board ship makes for some amusing ironies. At its best, it is superb, especially in the realism in the animation of Kong himself: could this be...

3.0
0

Review

Less would be more.

2.0
0

Review

It was ok, But seems over the Top and Over compensating for something. It was way too long and some bits were so out of it it became stupid instead of creative. Less is def More!!

3.0
0