Year of Release: 2005
Director: Peter Jackson
Approx. Running Time: 188 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Here is the jaw-dropping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brings his sweeping cinematic vistion to King Kong. Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody star in this spectacular film filled with heart-pounding action, terrifying creatures and groundbreak special effects unlike anything you've seen before! Get ready for breathtaking action in this thrilling epic adventure about a legendary gorilla captured on a treacherous island and brought to civilization, where he faces the ultimate fight for survival. Experience the movie that critics are hailing as a "rousing, exciting cinematic adventure!" (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood)
Although the dialogue and acting leave quite a lot to be desired (hence the two-star rating), the special effects are really quite superb and make the movie worth a watch. However, be prepared to devote an entire afternoon to it or watch it in bits and pieces, because this one clocks in at just over three hours.
2005 (Year of Release)