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King Kong
Academy Award® Nominee
In this update of the 1933 classic movie, a petroleum company goes to a remote island in search of oil and finds a gigantic ape that is worshipped by the native islanders, who then offer up a woman...  View more >

Starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Jan 27, 2017
This version of King Kong is loaded with 70's camp, but that's a big part of its appeal. It's not as campy as something like Cannonball Run (which came out in 1981), but you can tell that the story and its actors were having fun while poking at greedy companies and sensationalist promoters.

Much like the 2005 version made by Peter Jackson, this movie creates a relationship between the beauty and the beast, and you find yourself sympathizing with the plight of an animal taken from its natural habitat for corporate gain.

Don't expect high drama. Don't expect contemporary special effects and enjoy it for what it was at its release. (The same thing can be said for the 2005 version) I think it's a great installment and stands well on its own.

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