King Kong DVD Review
Peter Jackson has remade the classic story of King Kong and we have the review of this new 2005 version.
He brought the legendary Lord of the Rings novels to life in three epic movies, now Peter Jackson has tackled the classic monster movie, King Kong. Get the goods on this new flick and see if it's worth your time to check out!
King Kong - Movie Magic
Washed up film director Carl Denham (Jack Black) has found a map leading him to a remote, never-discovered island. He's convinced that this will be the perfect location for his next flick and tries to convince his financial backers to support his trip. When the producers make it clear that they aren't keen on funding another of his flops, Carl takes matters in his own hands, rounds up a cast and crew and heads off on a steam boat before the producers have time to go back on their word.
King Kong - King of the Jungle
When the steam boat's captain finds out that Carl has a warrant out for his arrest, he tries to turn the ship around, but soon they find themselves run aground on a mysterious island. Carl rounds up his cast, the beautiful Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), the self-obsessed Bruce Baxter and of course the talented script writer, Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), and heads off to do some filming. Within minutes of reaching land, it becomes apparent that this is no deserted island. A tribe of indigenous people attack the group - with fierce, earth-shaking growls coming from somewhere deep in the forest. They manage to get back to the boat, but a tribal warrior sneaks onto the ship, kidnaps Ann Darrow and they prepare to offer her up as a sacrifice to the beast of the island - King Kong. When Jack Driscoll realizes what has happened he quickly rounds up a crew of men to go save her!
King Kong - The Fight Begins
What happens next is a few hours of crazy special effects, intense battles between man and beast and a whole lot of running and screaming! While King Kong is visually stunning, a lot of the scenes could have been chopped down. This movie runs for three hours and 15 minutes - and it didn't actually have to be that long. And while it's cute that Ann and King Kong hit it off (King Kong is taken by her beauty) it gets a little creepy how attached she gets to this giant ape.
King Kong - DVD Features
The DVD for this epic Peter Jackson movie comes on two discs. The first disc contains the movie and a few featurettes about the flick. The big extras come on the second disc though. Almost three hours of behind-the-scenes, post-production footage that shows you exactly how a movie like this comes together. Also, you'll be able to check out a King Kong timeline, starting in the 1930s. Don't forget to take a tour of the infamous Skull Island either!
King Kong - Bottom Line
King Kong is an amazing flick - especially if you're big into the action movies. Peter Jackson did an outstanding job at creating this beautiful, prehistoric set and he certainly knows how to make an audience jump out of their seats. Now, if he could only cut out some of the King Kong/Ann Darrow love fests and the long, drawn-out dino battle scenes, he'd have himself a real winner.
King Kong Rating:
This is a really great movie! I went to see it with my boyfriend and we both loved it! The director should keep up the good work. It was so awesome!
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