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    "King Kong(2005)"....Peter Jackson's wonderful remake of the 1933 classic is a knockout!! Great special effects, beautiful cinematography,astounding art direction/production,solid music score, and terrific directing by Jackson. The movie is entertaining from start to finish. The solid screenplay is wonderfully brought to life by Naomi Watts,Adrien Brody, and even Jack Black (I really cant stand this gross/creepy guy..but he was "ok" here). Also loved seeing Andy Serkis, and his character of "Lumpy" is a hoot. His performance as "Kong" is the icing on the cake though. I like that there is many different dinosaurs and giant bugs present in the movie, and some might think they were over the top, but they all work for the most part and add a little more excitement. The island natives in this version are so ugly,scary, and evil. These scenes add such creepy atmosphere. The wonderful music score, great costume designs, and wonderful special makeup effects all add greatly to the movie too. One of the best remakes/monster movies ever!!

    10/10
    Last edited by HorrorMovieFan; 09-25-2011, 01:57 AM.

  • #2
    King Kong 2005 remake isn't horror. It's a romantic comedy which botched the magic of the 1933 original.


    She isn't a scream queen for nothing, right?

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    • #3
      I recently bought this on Blu ray. I can't wait to rewatch it.

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      • #4
        Although I enjoyed the film and Serkis was great as Kong, it was definitely too bloated for it's own good and I find it doesn't hold up to repeat viewings like the original or even the campy 1976 remake. Don't get me started on the awful CGI effects in the brontosaurus stampede scene or the casting choice of Jack Black.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SaviniFan View Post
          Although I enjoyed the film and Serkis was great as Kong, it was definitely too bloated for it's own good and I find it doesn't hold up to repeat viewings like the original or even the campy 1976 remake. Don't get me started on the awful CGI effects in the brontosaurus stampede scene or the casting choice of Jack Black.
          Serkis is great in everything he's in. He is also bloody brilliant in Rise of The Planet of The Apes.

          I agree with u the CGI is beyond annoying, which is why I said this remake is an abortion of the 1933 original. And Jack Black wasn't the only thing wrong with the casting. What the hell is Adrien Brody doing in the movie where he has no chemistry whatsoever with THE REST OF THE CAST?! To this day, I think it's a definite crime that he won Best Leading Actor over Daniel Day-Lewis in 2004.


          She isn't a scream queen for nothing, right?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HorrorMovieFan View Post
            "King Kong(2005)"....Peter Jackson's wonderful remake of the 1933 classic is a knockout!! Great special effects, beautiful cinematography,astounding art direction/production,solid music score, and terrific directing by Jackson. The movie is entertaining from start to finish. The solid screenplay is wonderfully brought to life by Naomi Watts,Adrien Brody, and even Jack Black (I really cant stand this gross/creepy guy..but he was "ok" here). Also loved seeing Andy Serkis, and his character of "Lumpy" is a hoot. His performance as "Kong" is the icing on the cake though. I like that there is many different dinosaurs and giant bugs present in the movie, and some might think they were over the top, but they all work for the most part and add a little more excitement. The island natives in this version are so ugly,scary, and evil. These scenes add such creepy atmosphere. The wonderful music score, great costume designs, and wonderful special makeup effects all add greatly to the movie too. One of the best remakes/monster movies ever!!

            10/10
            Love the original as well as Jackson's film. This should be in the entertainment section though. The 1933 film is definitely a horror film whereas this is more of an adventure flick.

            CG haters are some of the dumbest people on the planet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sea Hag View Post
              Love the original as well as Jackson's film. This should be in the entertainment section though. The 1933 film is definitely a horror film whereas this is more of an adventure flick.

              CG haters are some of the dumbest people on the planet.
              As is a smartass.

              I dunno bout you, but when CGI is done right, the movies can be huge entertainment like Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Lord of The Rings trilogy, Inception, and even the first Transformers.

              King Kong 2005 remake is a case of bad use of CGI. Just like Star Wars 1-3.


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              • #8
                I like Jackson's film just fine. Think it gets too much hate. The 1933 version is definitely superior, but it is better than the 1976 version IMO.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sea Hag View Post
                  CG haters are some of the dumbest people on the planet.
                  I don't believe anyone here was hating on CGI. I was only pointing out a central scene in the film where it was done in such a shoddy way that in my opinion it only hurt the film. Like Emo-rtal said, when used properly it can enhance a film even when it is the center of a scene.

                  I found most of Peter Jackson's Kong to be well done as CGI is concerned. Jackson and the WETA studio has a good handle on it. The Lord of the Rings films have proven that. Don't jump to conclusions about someone's opinion as a blanket statement as hatred for a particular special effect technique. I've seen plenty of shit practical effects as well as stop motion. Just as any other tool of film making though, there are sometimes when they excel.
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                  • #10
                    It was a good flick but certain parts of it dragged on for too long.
                    Only part where the CGI was a bit iffy was the stampede scene but the V-Rex's and the bug pit were great to look at.
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                    • #11
                      I thought Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong was a pretty good movie overall. Sure, it has a running time that doesn't make it too friendly in re-watching it over and over, but I think Jackson just had a real zest for the material and I think it shows in the film itself.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Godzilla King of Monsters View Post
                        I thought Peter Jackson's 2005 King Kong was a pretty good movie overall. Sure, it has a running time that doesn't make it too friendly in re-watching it over and over, but I think Jackson just had a real zest for the material and I think it shows in the film itself.
                        this is true. solid cool remake and think it deserves alot of praise.

                        (9/10)

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                        • #13
                          I've never noticed any bad SFX in this movie. Honestly, I didn't like it when I first watched it. I made the mistake of watching it late at night on a small TV in standard definition. I bought the Blu-ray last year and I was just completely blown away by how awesome it was. It's reference quality material in sound and video, and Naomi Watts is very easy to look at for three straight hours. Never really thought of it as a horror film, though...

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                          • #14
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                            I thought it was mostly crap. I had totally lost interest after they left the island.
                            The insect scene was the only great thing about this movie.

                            4/10

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                            • #15
                              I like this movie a bunch, despite the flaws. Sure, it drags a bit and it could have certainly lost some weight but there are some fantastic moments in this.
                              The spider-pit sequence is among one of my all time favorite scenes, with Lumpy's death to the Carnictis being my fav. "kill" of all time. The V-Rex battle puts me in monster bliss every time I watch it.

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