47. King Kong (2005)
I don’t usually have a lot of thoughts to put down after I watch something but this time I figured I would.
It was very long, a good amount of this could have been cut out. I don’t think the Jimmy character was necessary at all.
There were a number of times where I wanted to know more. How did the ape get transported back to New York? Am I to believe it was unconscious the entire time? Did they keep it calm? How did they get it onto the boat to begin with? I can’t imagine they rowed Kong back on the tiny rowboat.
I also really wanted to see more of the brontosaurus’s falling off the cliff.
Multiple dues ex machina scenes, kind of redic.
Imagine if this had actually happened in the 1930s. How would history today look back on an event as insane as a giant ape terrorizing NYC? Would Alex Jones be talking about a government conspiracy that set the ape loose? What would have happened to that island? Would there be dinosaurs in zoos all around the world?
Am I to believe there was only one giant ape on the island? Where did he come from? Did a T-Rex eat his parents? Why did so many of the rocks surrounding the island resemble a gorilla? Rocks take billions and billions of years to jut out of the ocean and change shape, they just happened to resemble the face of a gorilla? Or did the natives swim out and carve Kong faces into the rocks?
I’ve said enough. Does this come across as me coming down on the movie? It shouldn’t, this movie was fucking nuts and I liked it a lot. King Kong vs. T-Rexes was crazy.
Many of the recent things I’ve watched is from an old A.V. Club Inventory. I’m really weird and get hung up on stuff like this that I find in my bookmarks.