I forgot it was Friday! That is what vacation does. We aren’t going
to the movies tonight; our son is coming for dinner instead. Yay!!
Usually our daughter, son-in-law, and Zane comes too, but Zane has been
sick this week, and they are staying home.
But we did see King Kong
over the holidays. Very nice photography and effects. It was an amazing
piece of visual craftsmanship. The story was brilliantly told, and
believable. However, I didn’t like the story: pretty blonde gets
kidnapped by giant ape and then falls for him, or something like that.
But the story, my dh assures me, is true to the original book and
movie, so I can’t fault the director for that, if this is a remake. The
only problem with the movie, other than the story, is that it is too
long. Three hours is okay for a movie like Lord of the Rings,
but King Kong is not the epic that piece of fiction is, let’s face it.
The movie drug along in places. It could have been a perfectly fine 2
1/2 hour movie, and would have probably made more money.
there is one scene in the middle of the movie that is just gross:
someone gets eaten by a giant worm. That was disgusting, and I covered
my eyes. The advancement of special effects and CGI has been good for
the movies, generally, but I will say this: if that plot point had been
in a movie 30 years ago, they would have just implied it, with lots of
dim light and screaming, instead of showing the whole thing. Which is
better, and more terrifying. This way it was just gross.
The scenes with the dinosaurs were awesome, way better than Jurassic Park.
Kong was awesome. No [s-x] that I can remember, not sure about the
swearing (there is so much of it in today’s society, even in the
grocery store, that I must have this mental filter to screen it out),
but there is the icky violence and big monster scariness. It will be a
classic for the visuals alone, which were incredible.