Mighty Joe Young details
|Formats:||PG DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||David Paymer, Bill Paxton, Rade Serbedzija, Naveen Andrews, Charlize Theron, Regina King|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Children, Drama, Family|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Holiday Treats, Holiday Viewing, Just Arrived|
Mighty Joe Young
|1hr 50 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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Not Bad Disney Film ShockerBy AlPhilp from London , 11 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Right, continuing my theme of checking out all available giant ape related movies ahead of Peter Jacksons King Kong I had a look at this. It is in essence a straight up kids film but it follows the Giant Ape Film Rules perfectly - the story arc is ; Act One : Introducing the Giant Ape, Lord of his domain, Act Two : Giant Ape in captivity, Act Three : Giant Ape, er, goes ape smash, crash, boom (and most importantly climbs up / falls off iconic totem of our civilisation).
What is more, whilst adhering to The Giant Ape Film Rules the film is very well executed: it is entertaining and even moving, and the special effects are pretty great too the CGI and what I assume is puppetry is done very convincingly. So far 'King Kong' (1933) is the daddy of them all, then this for confidence, story arc and special effects, then 'King Kong' (1976) with its woeful effects and then, well, not even I dare go to 'King Kong Lives' If you have a spare couple of hours check 'Mighty Joe' out.
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Mighty joe youngBy holyone (32 reviews) from Portsmouth , 09 Apr 2009I enjoy watching this film even though there are some sad parts in this film. A good quality disc
mighty joeBy heathfran (27 reviews) from Saxmundham , 06 Apr 2009I enjoyed this film very much and would watch it again
mighty joe youngBy kazzybum (1 review) from Retford , 20 Feb 2009one excellent film one of the best remakes ive ever seen. can watch this film over and over and still cry ;+0
lovedBy a customer from Birmingham , 16 Jan 2009The kids loved this film, great story line but not to boring.
ExcitingBy a customer from St Annes on Sea , 19 Nov 2008This film gripped you from start to finish and very special with the animal involvement