King Kong details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jack Black, Andy Serkis, Kyle Chandler, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 59 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Apr 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Peter Jackson remakes 1933?s King Kong with his love for the original version shining through in this epic blockbuster starring Naomi Watts and Adrien Brody.
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It Wasn't the Planes...By RJTaylor (31 reviews) from Manchester , 04 Jan 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Greenery, and green-screenery, abound in Peter Jackson't latest offering. It's good - great, even - but if it's the best film you've ever seen you need to stay in more.
I was amazed that after the relatively seamless LotR trilogy, that it was easy to spot some of the joins in the SFX, and the lack of detail in the storyline had me a bit frustrated. The answer to just how they got Kong on that boat all the way back to New York remains a mystery. And towards the end I was a little tired of the CGI-spectacular and wished just get up that damned building so we could get on to the foregone conclusion.
But despite my above whinges, I actually really enjoyed Kong. Well worth spending 3 hours of your life on, but I'd strongly recommend you try and see it in a cinema with good sound, or at the very least wait for the DVD release to watch it on a rich mate's great big sound system - certainly the pirates from the pub could never do this movie justice.
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Breathtaking technologyBy a customer from Birmingham, UK , 19 Oct 2006A state of the art technological adaption of the original Kong story, and at 3 hours length it is detailed too, and some characters are set in a different context to the 1933 film. However, despite the technological brilliance I still have a hankering for the stop animation Kong of Willis O'Brien.
Great, Great FilmBy a customer from Sandy , 18 Oct 2006I thought this film was excellent. Although extremely long I forgot it was KIng Kong I was watching at one point as you don't get to see 'the beast' until half way into the film!
I would recommend renting this - super!
Welcome to the Ride of King KongBy littlemx (153 reviews) from London, England , 16 Oct 2006This movie started off far too slowly for my liking. Could have shaved off at least 50mins. Indulgence is also another word that comes to mind. Beautiful to the eye. The animals looked extremely real on the screen and poor Naomi Watts looked like she went through it a bit in King Kongs arms.
The natives were far too violent for my liking.
Adren Broody gave a great performance. Naomi Watts just looks like Nicole Kidman which was really off putting. Hence her career isn't really going anywhere. Jack Black was good choice but Peter didn't push him enough and his lines didn't allow him to show how callous he really was. Colin Hanks perfect as the nerd assistant.
Other storylines were pointless.
The best star was the Gorilla who made you hate the human condition which is Greed.
Watch when you have at least 4 hours of your life to spare.
a little long ...By a customer from uk , 15 Oct 2006a little long, different take on king kong but same ending
long but goodBy Karl Lewis from London , 14 Oct 2006a good film, but very slow starting...