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King Kong (1933) Movie Information

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515

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

234

Genres:

Adventure, Action

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/07/1933

Director:

Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

Actors:

Fay Wray
Robert Armstrong
Bruce Cabot
Frank Reicher
Sam Hardy
Noble Johnson

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

An adventurous film crew leads a ship to an X on a rare map to find mysterious animals including Kong himself!

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Snoogans 03/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The most classic of 'monster' movies. The film earns it's title by proving, after all these years, that it's still a completely entertaining fantasy adventure that delivers the action. The effects (dated as they may be) remain fascinating to watch and admire for their skill.

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mitchellyoung 08/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Sure, it isn't as special effects laden and impressive technically as Peter Jackson's update, but this film is full of an adventure story told with such respect for the characters and with such energy that it is exciting and inspiring to watch. Despite the budgetary constraints, the settings recreate a world that reflects true movie magic.

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The Film Rebel 08/19/2010 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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4/4 

When asked what the greatest movie of all time, what do you answer? Gone with the Wind? Citizen Kane? Shawshank Redemption? Well, you can keep those movies. I'll take King Kong any day.

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  Yojimbo
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09/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"King Kong" by Yojimbo

An impulsive director whisks an unknown actress to an unexplored island to capture a mythic beast on film. The Jurassic Park of its day, King Kong is the original monster movie. Unfortunately the very element that no doubt wowed audiences of the time are now its greatest handicap; the visual effects. Special effects have obviously moved on a great deal over the last 80 years, consequently the creaky stop-motion animation is rather shocking by today's standards and the close ups of the beast's face look like a glove puppet manufactured by someone whose sole information about a gorilla's visage was supplied by an attention deficit toddler. That's not to say that the original Kong is not without its charms; it has a real sense of nostalgic adventure, the other effects have fared rather bette...

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2.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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11/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

King Kong review

Carl Denham invites Ann Darrow to be in his film, which h considers the greatest of all time. They go to Skull Island where oversized creatures are bred. Groundbreaking special effects for its time which include a story that is emulated countless times. You can really see the emotions of Kong based on his eyes. Its look maybe dated, but it is one of the pioneers for effects. The visuals were effective and screenplay engaging. A few lines from this classic: Carl – “Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty that killed the beast!” Jack – “He's crazy enough to try anything. When I think what might have happened today.” The only qualms I had was the swift adoration of Jack, Ann screaming despite Kong saving her from time to time from various beasts and the tenacity of Carl despite...

Rating of
4/4 

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  The M.O.W.
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08/01/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The one true King of Monster Movies

This is one of the best monster movies ever made. And, unlike more recent movies in the genre, one the entire family can watch where parents do not have to worry about scenes of graphic violence.

"Carl Denham" (Robert Armstrong) is a high-risk-taking motion picture director known for risking the lives of his cast and crew, but always brings them back with spectacular films that garner fair reviews. He was able to gain possession of a hand-drawn map which leads to an island unknown to civilzation.

"Denham" charters a boat with a tough crew under command of "Captain Englehorn" (Frank Reicher) and his First Mate "Jack Driscoll" (Bruce Cabot). "Denham" brings on board his latest star discovery, "Ann Darrow" (Fay Wray, in her most famous role), whom he found on a New York City street l...

Rating of
3/4 

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