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King Kong

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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Theater Release: 12/14/2005
Video Release: 3/28/2006
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A Colossal Love Story - By Frank Wilkins
Even without knowing about Peter Jackson's love affair with the iconic tale of King Kong immortalized in 1933 by adventurers-turned filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and co-director Ernest B. Schoedsack, one would immediately recognize Jackson's remake of the monster classic... MORE >>

Return of the Kong - By Jeffrey Chen
This is what it means to go to the theater and watch a big movie made with love, care, and intelligence. Not a frame in Peter Jackson's King Kong indicates he was making the film with monetary rewards in mind; Jackson wanted to re-tell a story that enthralled him when... MORE >>

Three Cheers for an Eight-Ton Gorilla - By John P. McCarthy
Though endangered, a sense of wonderment can still be found inside the Cineplex. In King Kong, Peter Jackson  unleashes a stomping spectacle with awesome special effects and a touching relationship between beauty and the beast. Remaking the storied 1933 original has... MORE >>

An Awesome Remake - By Betty Jo Tucker
From its opening scenes of New York City in the throes of a Great Depression to its famous final line acknowledging that beauty killed the beast, the 2005 film version of King Kong offers magnificent escapist entertainment. Acting,... MORE >>

Amazing Effects, Underwhelming Screenplay - By Richard Jack Smith
When watching Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, one can easily feel short-changed. The original classic was made in 1933 and featured one of the most incredible monsters to appear on the silver screen. The mere fact that he measured at slightly over eighteen inches mattered... MORE >>

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