I saw King Kong on Friday and I absolutely loved it. I’ve heard the critics say this movie was too long. I’ve heard them say that if it had been an hour shorter they would have given it all five stars. Frankly, I don’t care. I paid $9 to see this and Peter Jackson gave me an extra hour of a movie about a giant ape and it was well worth it.
The dinosaur chase scenes put Jurassic Park to shame. Halfway through the movie I commented to my friends that I thought this movie was redefining movies altogether. There are scenes in which dinosaurs are falling off cliffs and dangling from giant vines and King Kong comes in and beats them up as if they were toys.
Well I won’t go into a lengthy review. I’ll just say this one gets 5 stars and I’ll definitely get the extended edition of this just so I can watch the dinosaur chase scene again and again. It will be worth it.
Some interesting notes:
- You might want to check out the review over at The Uber Geeks.
- King Kong IMDb entry.
- Remember that show called Early Edition about a guy who gets tomorrows newspaper today? Well, Kyle Chandler, who played Gary Hobson is in this movie.
- Shades of Grey review.
- 1933 King Kong Movie Stills