Oscar® winner Peter Jackson directs Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody in this cinematic vision filled with non-stop action, terrifying creatures and groundbreaking special effects.
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Boisterous, spectacular remake of 1933 classic.
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Fresh: Too big for its own good, too pure of heart to diminish, brawling, magnificent, heroic and flawed: That's King Kong, and that's King Kong.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Rotten: At three hours, Jackson's Kong is too bloated and digressive to match the pure adrenaline of the first film, perhaps the finest B-movie ever made.
- Bill Muller, Arizona Republic, Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Fresh: It takes a while to get everybody to Skull Island, about 70 minutes, but it's time extremely well-spent.
- Bob Mondello, NPR.org, Saturday, October 18, 2008
It was far too long. Jackson let success go to his head I feel. It is pretty audacious remaking a classic like King Kong, and although I wasn't against the idea, I feel his ego was the real monster here. Also, unfinished and pointless subplots frustrate me.
- SirPant, Tuesday, August 25, 2009
great movie. Peter Jackson has outdone himself, which is difficult, considering his previous three masterpieces
- TomBowler, Monday, August 17, 2009
The film is visually, almost like a revolution. However, because of the length, most people won't appreciate this and worry about when the film ends. The film does have great performances from Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody and Jack Black. But the real focus should be Andy Serkis, who portrays as the cook and Kong. The infamous Insect pit is very intense and may most likely disturb children or those not comfortable with bugs.
- samoriley, Tuesday, August 7, 2012