Michael Mon Jun 12 14:43:33 2006|
King Kong - about 100
Damn. That Peter Jackson sure can make a movie.
OK, OK, some leetle problems with physics and stuff like the cube/square law -- but Jackson's so good at his trade that I actually just finally realized that in this one movie, physics just doesn't matter. It transcends reality. The story here is just so powerful, and the action so *right*, that I could accept it wholeheartedly.
This isn't your granddaddy's King Kong. Not by a long shot. Kong, here, is still misunderstood and ultimately killed by a society that can't accept him. But Ann Darrow, the Girl, in this movie, actually sees Kong for what he is -- ultimately a soul more human than many of the puny H. sapiens out to exploit him.
See it. You can skip some of the cheesy parts if you're short on time. But don't miss the character establishment at the beginning and don't miss anything featuring Kong and the girl.
(Oh, and Kong punching Tyrannosauri. See that. Don't think too hard about the ecological carrying capacity of a smallish island for large carnivores, and you'll be fine.)