King Kong (2005)
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
This movie was so-so. It had it's moments, but wasn't the greatest.
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
This is best king Kong movie, ever. After 13 years this movie looks really good.
First of all this movie was longer than both Harry Potter first movies. Some of the acting was great in this movie, but I did not like the whole savages on Skull Island were people of black/African culture that really brought the movie down for me. There were scenes in this movie where slow motion was not at all necessary. When I saw this movie I was hoping for a really good action packed, full of destruction field, but it was just boring. I did like the fight scene of the T-Rex and King Kong so I won't bash that too much, but seriously so much more could have been done with this movie.
I don't understand the heroine desperately wanting to run away from king kong causing the loss of many human lives then wanting to return back to it!
Seeing that this movie has the equivalent of a "C" grade on here is pretty sad. This movie is awesome. Peter Jackson took an amazing, original idea from the 30's and he did a tribute worthy of the source material. Not only that, he added to it in mostly positive ways. The movie isn't perfect, but a "C" it is not. I believe it deserves every bit of a 9/10. Naomi Watts' underrated performance in this movie is brilliant to watch. Not only is she incredibly beautiful, she shows amazing skills and creativity by convincingly giving us a range of complex emotions in a relationship with something she had to imagine completely in her mind through the entire movie. Kong wasn't there, but she showed absolute fear. She showed amazement, respect, wonder and love to this imaginary presence that was only added digitally later on. Jack Black did a great job as well. I remember when I heard that he was cast for this, I didn't know how it was going to work. He really did well. The humor was mild, he really got the "scumbag" point across as someone who would tell any lie and take any risk to make his money in the end. There were a few goofy scenes and lines that didn't quite fit for me. A few times when the CGI looked sloppy even for 2005, but that only takes it from a 10 to a 9 for me. The things they got right outshine any flaws to me. They really made me care for Kong, and his relationship with Ann was touching. I really love that addition to this remake. In the original, that relationship was completely one sided. But, it worked well here and that was not an easy task to pull off. Besides a few flawed areas, the CGI was incredible even by 2018 standards. The fight with Kong holding Ann while taking on three T-Rex looking dinosaurs was really entertaining. The bugs were done quite well. The sauropods and that chase scene is one spot where the special effects just weren't right.The historical firearms were really neat. I do not think the Thompson submachinegun shooting .45 caliber handgun rounds would stop a massive dinosaur, though. It takes perfect accuracy and an entire magazine full of ammo to POSSIBLY stop a Grizzly with .45 ACP (it has happened...not ideal, but it has)Great movie. As someone who has loved the original since I was a kid, this was an excellent remake in a sea of crummy cash-grab remakes.The ultimate edition is 3 hours and 20 minutes long, but it never felt long winded to me. I will always be thankful that Peter Jackson lended his talent to the amazing character of King Kong. His movie deserves to stand next to the original.