Sunday, 16 August 2009

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the 8th Wonder of the World... KONG!"

"So, do I get a second date...?"

Isn't Peter Jackson's King Kong very long?
Too long, in fact. There's a lot of unnecessary boat action. I much prefer the original, mostly because I love old films, and the King Kong in that one is very cute. You could imagine him and Fay Wray settling down in a suburban neighbourhood and having lots of little Konglets. That's the Kong in this cartoon. It's also why it's all in black and white, to reflect the original movie. You won't find any boats or CGI in this picture, just biplanes. Lots of cool biplanes.
I like to think that the finale of King Kong is just a first date gone horribly wrong, and that's part of the reason why we feel so sorry for the big ol' monkey. Well, that and he is awfully cute.


Christopher said...

I think I'm in the minority - I really don't think Peter Jackson's King Kong is too long. It is long, no doubt about it, but not too long.

In fact, I wouldn't mind it being even longer, if those extra minutes were used to show more Kong vs T-Rex action. That whole fight is one of the most bad-ass things I've ever seen in a film! Love it.

Rob said...

The T-Rex fight scene is awesome. Really all the stuff that happens on the island is great (that tribe freaked me out)- my problem with the film its that it takes so long to get there (hence all the unecessary boat action) and there are too many characters in the mix which really slows things down: I don't care what Lumpy the Cook thinks - just shut up and cook Serkis! :D