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#7 of 20 from My Favourite Movies of all time by
I don't know when epic became a euphemism for "too long" but holy crap this is epically too long. At 3 hours and 7 minutes long, I skipped the 9pm showing because I wouldn't get
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Also a well-qualified candidate for the Unnecessary Remakes List, I started watching King Kong in 2005 and it's still not finished. The budget for Kong made the bail-outs
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“A visual masterpiece and chock full of monsters, Peter Jackson's remake of 1933's "King Kong" is definitely a good film, but suffers from being to long, and quite a bit boring at
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#15 of 20 from Monsters Through The Ages by
“Mother Would be attracted to tales of Beauty and the Beast! She would love to see that Kong- T-Rex duels!”
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“In Peter jackson's version of this classic horror/love story Kong and Ann Darrow even go on a date i nCentral Park!”
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“I know what you're all thinking, but honestly this film was a bloated mess. Did Jackson fix that in the Director's cut? Nope. He added 20 odd minutes more!”
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The Big Scene: Peter Jackson's King Kong.  There's that really really really really long scene in this really really really really long movie where they all knock Kong out and
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“While it’s not a true horror remake, as this version is much more action-adventure oriented than the original, it was still a great movie. At least it looked that way in HD.”
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About this movie


The extended version of Peter Jackson'sKing Kongadds 13 minutes to the running time--fortunately those 13 minutes include two dynamic action scenes and no material has been added to the movie's belabored set-up, which tries to give depth to these quintessentially b-movie characters with a clumsy patchwork of melodrama and in-jokes. But once movie-maker Carl Denham (Jack Black,School of Rock) and his crew finally arrive at Skull Island, the movie kicks into gear with spectacular action, technical wizardry, and genuine feeling. ThoughKongseems crafted to dazzle the eye on the giant screen, the overlong structure improves when you can take an intermission at will. At home, each scene can be approached on its own terms, be it the insanely choreographed battle between Kong and three T. Rexes or the subtle and multi-layered interplay between Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts,Mulholland Drive) and Kong (played, through motion-capture technology, by Andy Serkis, who previously played the similarly animated Gollum in Jackson'sLord of the Rings). The addition of a rampaging ceratops and an underwater race with what the movie's crew dubbed a "piranhadon" not only add more eye candy, but provide some valuable moments of character development. But in the end, that's frosting on the cake; when the movie's weaknesses and strengths are weighed, the emotional power of the fantastical relationship between a woman and a giant ape is a real cinematic achievement.--Bret ...
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Director: Peter Jackson
Genre: Action, Adventure
Release Date: December 14, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
Runtime: 3hr 8min
Studio: Universal Studios, Wingnut Films
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