King Kong (7/10)

King Kong (2005)
King Kong : Cute monkey

I had no expectations whatsoever for this film. And I didn’t even like LOTR, which wasn’t Peter Jacksons fault, I just thought the books were a bit boring. But having seen the trailers of King Kong, I decided to go and see it.

So here are 5 things about Peter Jackson’s King Kong:

  • This 3 hour adventure should have been cut down to a 2 hour adventure. Now there was this annoying break in the middle, and I can easily pinpoint some scenes who I would not have missed. (F.ex. the creepy bug scenes, a big piece of the sailing trip, and more than half of the Dino scenes. If I wanted Dinosaurs I would have seen Jurassic Park in stead. Even though I have to admit that the dinosaur shots in this film beat those in JP by a mile.
  • Interesting actors in this film : Jack Black (don’t really know what to think of him, he normally plays weirdos, also in this film), Jamie (Billy Elliot) Bell, Adrian Brody, and a man with nice blue eyes, whose name, I found out, is Thomas Kretchmann. IMDB helped me remembering where I had seen him before : he was also in Der Untergang.
  • King Kong is the cutest monkey I have seen in a while, nearly human. The King Kong shots are amazingly fantastic and probably the main reason to see this film. And yes I actually had a kleenex moment, when it got defeated at the end. Just too sad.
  • I nearly got dizzy watching the scenes where King Kong is standing on the very top of the Empire State Building. Yes I am afraid of heights, and it looked so real that I had to look away a few times. Incredible what they can do with computers these days.
  • I would rate it a 7 out of 10. Go see it if you like spectacular films, and monkeys. But do see it in a cinema, with a large screen. Don’t expect an intelligent story, this is pure entertainment.

They were also showing a bit longer trailer for The Da Vinci Code, and have to say that it I now can see Tom Hanks playing Robert Langdon. He actually looked kind of cool with his long hair. Despite book which I found a little bit disappointing in the end, I look forward to this film.