Monday, January 02, 2006

King Kong

King Kong
2005 -- Rated PG13
Director: Peter Jackson
Adrien Brody, Jack Black, Naomi Watts

I went to see this movie solely because I loved the work director Peter Jackson did on the Lord of the Rings trilogies and I wanted to see how he treated Kong. I was deftly afraid I was going to see another horrid remake of the 1933 black and white classic. Now weeks later I still feel an ache in the pit of my stomach as I recall the great ape's loneliness and demise. Jackson (and even more-so Andy Serkis, who played the ape for the computers) has crafted a worthy retelling of the story. Not once did I ever think about the time during the 3+ hours of the film. This is likely the best remake of a movie ever made.

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