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King Kong (2005)

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2005 under Reviews | No comments

4 out of 5 gross face-sucking slugsDirected by Peter Jackson

This was a pretty good movie, with only a few minor flaws that had me bring it down by one star. Here we go:

Likes:
- Opening titles: Simplistic, yet perfectly fulfilling
- Landscape, era, and costume design: Astounding. As a period piece, this was magnificent. Old New York looks amazing and feels so real.
- CGI: O man! King Kong looks so very real. The face, the hair, the expressions ... everything works and works well. Kudos to Wellywood studios!
- T-Rex battle scenes: Spectacular and really really long ... so you are sure to get your fill of the amazing snaps, snarls and jaw-ripping action!

Don't Likes:
- The death of Andy Circus: Trust me, once you've seen it, you'll know what I mean.
- Lack of occasional character closure: Captain Englehorn, Hayes and Jimmy ... sure Hayes gets a form of closure, but its seems as though they are really built up and then, nothing.

UPDATE: I just saw this for the second time a few days ago and I have to say that almost all the things I didn't like about it the first time were pretty much resolved by watching and enjoying it again. Not only has my confidence in Peter Jackson's directing been solidified, but now I am sure that I really like this movie.

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