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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 10:10pm on 18/12/2005 under ,
Today Eric and I saw Peter Jackson's "King Kong" with some of our friends. At Eric's insistence, we borrowed a copy of the original 1933 movie, with Fay Wray as the blonde actress Kong takes up the side of the Empire State Building, and watched it before seeing Peter Jackson's version.

I can't say that I loved, or hated, Jackson's movie. Nor can I say that it was God-awful. I can say that, as everyone who saw the Lord of the Rings trilogy would expect, that the special effects were impressive and brilliant, and some of the acting was superb. I can also say that there were at least a dozen times during the movie that I wanted to hit Jackson over the head with a big shovel for making the decisions that he did, and that even if you loved his revisions of the original plot the film badly needed many scenes to be cut way down in length.

To say more than that I have to make comparisons to the original movie that will necessarily contain spoilers, so I will put them under an lj-cut.


If you haven't seen the movie yet and plan to, don't click here! )
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