King Kong

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Action/Adventure
Running Time:  185 min.
Release Date: December 14, 2005
DVD: March 28, 2006

Current rating: Rating: 4.24
based on 13596 votes and 419 reviews
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Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Kyle Chandler

Synopsis

Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), an actress from the world of vaudeville, finds herself out of a job in Depression-era New York. Her luck changes when she meets Carl Denham (Jack Black). Denham is an entrepreneur, raconteur, adventurer and filmmaker who is struggling to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Bold, ebullient and charismatic, Denham has a natural sense of showmanship and an appetite for greatness, which ultimately leads to catastrophe.

Meanwhile, Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), a New York playwright, finds his heart and physical courage are put to the test when a gigantic ape is captured in the wild and brought to civilization.

Director: Peter Jackson
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham
Screenplay: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens
Official Site: www.kingkongmovie.com

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  • 2 stars "CGI mess where people run away from one monster to another monster(s) and it is rather ridiculous than thrilling. It is dumb and empty, except for the end where King Kong looks very emotional and is basically just a huge animal who wants to play and live happy life like any other creature, he´s not a monster here. I expected much more from P. Jackson than a movie which is good only at the very end."
  • 4 stars "This movie's King Kong tops the one in Skull Island despite the better choice of cast members in the latter, especially a great performance by the female lead and other cast members. The only difference other that was the great dinosaur fights in the first movie as opposed to the Skull Crusher reptiles in the latter. It's a good movie, hope for more movies showing King Kong in the future. I'd rather see"
  • 5 stars "Happy 40th Anniversary, KING KONG!"