Sunday, July 6, 2008

King Kong.

King Kong is a 2005 Academy Award winning film directed by the visionary Peter Jackson and starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody and Jack Black. Andy Serkis, who played the role of Gollum in the Lord of The Rings, through motion capture, plays Kong. King Kong won Oscars for visual effects, sound mixing and sound editing. The film is a remake of the 1933 classic.

Peter Jackson's King Kong is one of my all-time favorite movies. Fresh from the success of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson picked up this project.. and he did wonders with it. At a screaming three hours and twenty minutes, the Director's Cut edition is a treat to watch. You don't get a seconds rest throughout the length of the film. Jack Black gives the performance of a lifetime. His portrayal of an obsessive film-maker, Carl Denham, is Oscar worthy! It's a shame he didn't get one for it. It truly is a gem of a performance. The film itself is a marvel. With visual effects that make ones mouth hang open and with sound that makes one jump up in their seat, King Kong is, technically, mind-blowing! The sequences of the SS Venture moving into the fog, the first coming of Kong, his showdown with three Tyrannosaurs, his rampage through New York City, and numerous other sequences are simply unbelievable to witness. King Kong requires a giant screen and surround sound for one to get absolutely involved in the film. After that.. Prepare yourself for 220minutes of outstanding film-making.

King Kong too is one of those grossly under-rated movies. It is one of those films that you have to see to believe, and see you must! The tribute it pays to its previous versions, or the new age of visual amazement that it brings, Peter Jackson's King Kong gave me a feeling of intense satisfaction after I saw it. It was much much more than I had ever expected it to be. Just an amazing piece of cinema!

10/10! One day, it will become a classic.

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