King Kong

During a petroleum exploration, a group of professionals meet a giant ape on a remote island considered a deity by a local tribe.
United States
1976
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Gorilla
Imaginary
Snake
Stalker: 
Hunter
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Government: 
Army
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Crash
Explosion
Flood
Giant: 
Kaiju
Behemoth
5.04
You'll be a monkey's uncle!
8
5.04
7.04
6
2
4
2
Performances
Dialog
Effects
This remake is close to the original material. It's a much more polished film, though, and it handles its performers, pacing and visuals better. The story's the same, aside from minor alterations that work in the film's interest. The beast is scarier and, once again, it isn’t the only hostile creature on the island. The mountain and shore scenery are gorgeous and right out of an adventure movie.
The special effects, although vastly improved, still show green screen impurity. The puppetry comes out slightly better and, in fact, uses quite revolutionary techniques. While the first half is all dialog and the rest action-oriented, there’s always something interesting going on. The acting is impeccable, especially when it comes to our leads Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange.
The makers knew what they were doing and how to please the audience. They deliver a hybrid of subgenres on a good budget and significant production value. This film is, first and foremost, a romantic fiction. While it is filled with taboos mostly pertaining to King Kong’s sexual preferences and behaviors, sensitive matter is handled well and turned into something fascinating rather than shocking.
Alternate Titles: 
King Kong Remake

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