King Kong (12)
Posted by Guest Writer on Wed, 22 Apr 2009.
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black , Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Thomas Kretschmann
King Kong, a 1933 classic has been taken and remade into this absolute Phenomenal movie, and Peter Jackson (Director) has taken this film to a new level, with his amazing work on the film, he was already a famous Director after he made the three Lord of the Rings films, and took that film to absolute success and now had taken King Kong to new heights, the amount of remakes that have been done over the past years have been let downs and now Jackson has made the perfect remake of King Kong.
Carl Denham (Jack Black) decides to go to an Island (Skull Island) to film his new movie, because he knows that there is a creature/monster living on that island, but no one knows about the monster and then when they find out the truth they try and turn back but its to late, they hit the fog and then they crash into the rocks, and then the crew are trying to escape, but Carl takes his cameras and actors onto the island and then there they come across the monster known as Kong, but it all back fires as Anne Darrow (Naomi Watts) is kidnapped by the monster.
The crew try and rescue Anne, and one man tries hardest the most as he is in love with Anne, Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), and then he finally rescues her, but Kong goes mad and chases after them to try and get her back but as he is about to they come up with an idea to put down the Monster, as they throw the gas bombs at him, to make him weak, and it works when Carl throws one right in Kong’s face, and then Carl says that they will take Kong back to NYC and onto Broadway, If you think it will work then you will be surprised.
All actors and directors in this film really pulled through and really gave it their all, to make this remake the best one ever seen in the film industry, Peter Jackson (Director), previously known as the mind behind Lord of the Rings, was going to take Kong to new levels and he did do just that with amazing techniques and effects to make the film brilliant. The use of actors that he used were the brilliant, Jack Black who played Carl Denham, actually showed us that he can take a more serious approach to his acting and bring out something we have not seen from Jack, he was known as the more comedy type actor with his films such as, School Of Rock, Tenacious D – Point of Destiny and more, Jack really showed his more serious side and pulled through each scene brilliantly.
Naomi Watts who played Anne Darrow on the film was ten times better then the actor who played Anne Darrow in the 1933 version on King Kong, the actor in 1933 showed very little romance to Jack Driscall and made the romance scene so boring and ineffective to the audience and also showed no emotion to King Kong, and oh, kept on screaming every 5 seconds, which by the time of the film ended you would have an headache from her. However Naomi Watts rewrite all that and really showed us the proper emotion of the film, with her romance story with Jack Driscall, showing us more emotion for Kong as well when he was getting shot and etc, Naomi has really saved the 1933 actor of Anne Darrow and brought something for Entertaining and more emotional.
Adrian Gray, who played the character Jack Driscoll, also showed more emotion then the actor who played Jack in the 1933 version, the Jack in the 1933 version, really just said hello and then they fell in love, but the Jack in the 2005 version shows more romance, and better acting, like when he writes up an comedy for Anne, and saves her from Kong and more, Adrian was brilliant in this film, and really made himself a star in this film.
The effects in this film really showed more then the 1933 version, the effects in this film included more detail into Kong, with him looking for life like then the Kong in 1933, with Kong raw as well, its more life like, well everything for Kong is more life like, the costumes on the characters were just perfect they did really look like they were from the 1900s, so that fit well with the movie, Also made much more better with more detail was the actual New York, with it showing more smoke, the buildings looked more bigger, also sometimes in this film it showed some fights seen going slow, or when some was being attacked or some romance was happening there was some slow motion parts, which really helped and added more detail to the film. Also it showed a fantastic sunset when Kong climb to the top of the Empire State Building with Anne, showing emotion and feelings for one another, also the Island (Skull Island) was more detailed with more trees, the caves were more rocky and bumpy, and the wall which behind was Kong was much more bigger.
Also another thing that really helped out the movie a lot was the music backgrounds when either sometime fast was happening or fight scenes were happening, take of example the scene were, Kong is fighting the Dinosaurs for Anne, in the 1933 version all it was is the two fighting with no music and only the struggle between the two monsters and with Anne on a branch with her screaming everything one of the monsters did something to the other, now the scene in this version is more better with sound quality top notch, as when the fight, you can hear the music and the monsters fighting, and no screaming!
Also King Kong was played by Andy Serkis, Andy Serkis was the man that played Gollum in Lord of the Rings, and now he played King Kong in this film, he provided the voices and movements of Kong in this film, he really did provide many great moments in this film, and his work towards the King Kong movie and character did not go unnoticed.
As for my opinion on this film, well I cannot stress to you how much I loved this film and how much that you need to see it! The film really does show how some remakes can strong and effective films, and King Kong really did show that, with all the actors and directors and everyone involved with the film, you all deserve a pat on the back for the work that you have produced in the film industry, King Kong has set a brand new level for remakes, King Kong was a 1933 classic without a doubt, but now make room for the new one as King Kong has ARRIVED!!!