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King Kong (Special Edition) back to product details

Lost time
written by Vitis October 30, 2006 - 10:59 AM PST
I want those 3 hours of my life back. I love Jack Black, but when the movie ends with him saying in typical campy JB style, "T'was beauty that killed the beast." I wanted to claw my eyes out. It was special effect cliche after character cliche after cliche cliche. Naomi was lovely but totally uninspiring and she was the best of the bunch. Ugh!

Almost "King"
written by talltale March 18, 2006 - 4:21 PM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
The greatest special effect/monster movie in the history of the genre, but also unfortunately, the too-longest, KING KONG is by turns thrilling, amazing, eye-popping, delightful and slow. The early depression era/urban scenes are set up lovingly, with nice attention to character and detail; the middle section is scary and awesome; and the finale, which offers the least novelty and adheres most closely to the original, just goes on and on.

Naomi Watts deserved at the very least a nomination for acting so beautifully opposite a special effect; Jack Black is fun, as usual; and the supporting cast supports in style. From his first films onwards, brevity-when-necessary has never been part of Peter Jackson's repertoire. He surely could have used a dose or two here.


(Average 6.15)
107 Votes
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