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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

King Kong (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace)

This is the 2005 version of King Kong, the original was filmed in 1933, starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.
Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location: Skull Island. However, he still needs to find a leading lady. This soon-to-be-unfortunate soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out...
A giant gorilla lives therein and this beast now has Ann in its grasps. Carl and Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures, but Carl has another plan in mind.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Kyle Chandler

Why I loved this film: At first it seemed quite boring and more of an attempt at a comedy picture than action, which was the original aim, but soon it became obvious where they were heading. I also liked the fact that, although this was a remake, there were several new scenes (that is why it runs an hour longer than the original movie).
But most of all, I liked how King Kong was portrayed, at first you see him as a beast but soon he becomes more human than most humans, making us fall in love with him.
Through this film, we can see how cruel people can be, especially ignorant ones. At the end, when someone is questioning how come he got himself cornered, another person answered that "he's an animal, he doesn't know what he's doing". I believe this should teach us a lesson that animals have feelings too and we should not let ignorance get in the way of peace, therefore we must "live and let live"!

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