KING KONG (2005)

Another movie anniversary is upon us. December 14, 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, which released on December 14, 2005.

Having come off the huge success of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson remade King Kong. Jackson, himself, has called the 1933 film, the movie which lead him to become a filmmaker.

While I do think it is quite long, due the New York stuff at the start, I did still like it. It might have liked it more, if all the New York stuff at the beginning was faster paced, but that’s all I can think of.

While I did like this movie, and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, I still think the original 1933 film is the best.

Synopsis (from Rotten Tomatoes)

Peter Jackson’s expansive remake of the 1933 classic follows director Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his crew on a journey from New York City to the ominous Skull Island to film a new movie. Accompanying him are playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), who is whisked away by the monstrous ape, Kong, after they reach the island. The crew encounters dinosaurs and other creatures as they race to rescue Ann, while the actress forms a bond with her simian captor.