King Kong (Extended Version)

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Released 2005

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Director:
Peter Jackson
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13
King Kong (Extended Version) is the American 2005 remake of the famous 1933 landmark film, King Kong. Directed by Peter Jackson, the movie stars Adrien Brody, Jack Black, and Naomi Watts. When out of work actress Ann Darrow (Watts) is hired by the corruptible film maker Carl Denham (Black) for a new movie, a film and sea crew sets out to open water in order to film on location. However things don't exactly end up as planned when the boat ends up crashing on rocks and the whole crew is forced onto a mysterious lost island, one with a hostile native tribe and maybe an even bigger problem that's probably behind those huge wooden gate they see. When Ann is kidnapped by the tribe, a rescue party is formed to fetch her back. Jack, the movie's screenwriter and Ann's favorite playwright, sets off alone while the others in the party deal with a crazy island. Living dinosaurs, giant bugs and another certain large problem all stalk the island: it's a massive gorilla named King Kong. It seems ol' Kong has got his massive hands on Ann and has fallen in love with her beauty and he'll do anything to keep her there and safe. Meanwhile Jack feels the same way and Carl has delusions of saving his reputation by capturing the big ape and holding him in captivity for a huge profit! It's a big mess, really- a huge problem, even. Peter Jackson, famous for his movie magic, brings a film favorite up to date almost 80 years after the original.moreless

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  • 100

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The rapport between Ms. Watts and Mr. Serkis is extraordinary, even though it is mediated by fur, latex, optical illusions and complicated effects. Mr. Serkis, who also played Goll...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    King Kong is an homage not just to the original but to the history of movies themselves.

  • 90

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Almost too much of a good thing, Peter Jackson's remake of the film that made him want to make movies is a super-sized version of a yarn that was big to begin with, a stupendous ad...

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