That Monkey Movie
Thursday, December 29, 2005
The Mrs. and I checked out the newest theater in town this week. We decided we were in the mood to watch something with giant gorillas in it, but sadly King Kong's single giant gorilla was all that was available.

I enjoyed some of the movie. I certainly recommend if you plan on seeing it at all, you see it in a theater environment. 'King Kong' demands to be seen with the volume cranked up just short of painful and on a screen the size of the film's starring primate.

Now, for the things I did not like about 'King Kong' (minor spoilers ahead):
  1. The first 1/3rd of the movie in which no one was stabbed, crushed, or eaten. (snore.)
  2. The uncircumcised worms. (You know exactly what I'm talking about if you've seen it.)
  3. Jack Driscoll, a supposed script-writer, fights everything and everyone in the movie. He punches dinosaurs, kicks giant insects, karate chops a platoon of US soldiers, swings all over the jungle Tarzan-style with one arm and a woman hanging onto him, and even single-handedly wrestles King Kong. (He wins by putting Kong in a sleeper hold.)
  4. The makeout scene between Kong and Ann. No one wants to see a woman covered in that much gorilla saliva.
  5. The dog. (Enough said.)
  6. The ending scene when they calm King Kong by giving him a very large kitten to play with. (Come on, we've all read "Koko's Kitten". Don't try to pass this off as original.)
  7. The ending line. It started with "Nay" for crying out loud.
Again, it's worth seeing, but don't tell me I didn't warn you about the worms.


Blogger Clint said...

Pretty good review of 'King Kong' from one of our allies across the pond:,,1680381,00.html

For some of the same reasons that he did not like the movie, I fully recommended seeing it in a theater environment. It really does get silly when you take out the sensory overload.

1/06/2006 11:29 AM  

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