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Peter Jackson


Naomi Watts
Jack Black
Adrien Brody
Thomas Kretschmann
Colin Hanks
Andy Serkis





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During the depression in 1930s New York, a down-on-her-luck actress runs into an ambitious film director whose plan to film on a remote island takes on unexpected dangers.

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It's a okay movie it's way to long and Jack Black is missed cast.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Somebody needs to lock Jack Black up.

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mitchellyoung 06/13/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is a wholly unnecessary remake of a true film classic. Peter Jackson doesn't really get the themes of the first film, but he does make everything bigger, better, and longer (a three hour running time, really?). The special effects are a marvel and certain performances (Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis as Kong) stand out, but it's kind of a pointless exercise in excess.

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01/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

King Kong (2005) review

Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) is approached by Carl Denham (Jack Black) to work in a feature film with her favorite script writer Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody). They all go a trip to Skull Island with Captain Englehorn (Thomas Kretschmann). The trip to Skull Island, tribes attacking was lengthy which lessens the tension, and the overloaded slow motion shots felt like overkill. Set pieces were immensely improved from the original. Screenplay and acting was decent. Best sequences were Kong against 2 dinosaurs, Empire scene and the city rampage. Additional creatures were a treat but which in effect drags a bit since the focus was turned away from Ann and King Kong. Having Jack Black as the director was just not that engaging since he is better off with comedies. King Kong was a good remake ...

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12/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"King Kong" by Yojimbo

A film crew travel to a remote, lost island to make an adventure movie only to find it contains a lost world inhabited by dinosaurs and a huge gorilla like creature worshipped by the local tribe. Remakes are invariably a bad idea and remaking a classic doubly so. In fact the only reason I even bothered with this was the fact that Peter Jackson was at the helm and I have to say he did not disappoint. Sticking closely to the original story this felt more like an affectionate and knowing update than anything else, even taking time out to mock some of the more dubious gender and racial politics of the original. As a whole it has elements of Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and even Titanic, Jackson handling all of these ingredients with consummate skill, creating a fantastically entertaining old ...

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09/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A love Story

The story of a man, a woman, and an ape doesn't need to be described. You know the story already. What this version does is tweak it a little, give some emotional depth and give us a heroine who deserves not only our sympathy (she REALLY has it bad in all three versions), but our respect. Ann Darrow in this film is a survivor of the Depression. Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) is a physical performer when we meet her. She's starving, but likeable. When the theatre she works for goes belly up, she's offered a job doing burlesque. By fate or chance, she refuses and finds herself in the clutches of Carl Durham (Jack Black) rouge filmmaker and scoundrel. She expiriences a slight romance that evolves with her and Carl's screenwriter Jack Driscoll (Adrian Brody).
When she is taken by Kong she quickly...

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