Friday, October 21, 2011

78. King Kong

King Kong

Don't be put off by the god awful graphics shown above.  This was actually a pretty good movie minus the racist tribal scenes.  If I have to explain the plot to you, please comment about your life story.  I had seen the Peter Jackson remake.  That was around seven years ago, so all I really remember is lots of crazy special effects.  According to the book, this movie spawned movies that focus mainly on graphics rather than plot or character development.  I was actually pleasantly surprised that the plot didn't totally suck.  The director did a good job of slowly building up to the main action.

I would recommend watching it; it is the classic man vs. beast tale.  Hell, even some of the music sounded like it was from Jaws.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

First film ever to be rereleased.

When Fay Wray heard the leading man being described as "tall and dark" she thought he would be Cary Grant.

Kong's roar is a combination of a tiger's and a lion's roar played backwards.

Saved RKO from bankruptcy.

It was beauty that killed the beast...

Number 41 in AFI's top 100 movies list.

Trailer with unflattering image:


  1. Amazing anecdotes. I love the one on Fay Wray.

    1. I know! What a disappointment that must have been.