2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This certainly is an excellent film,
This review is from: King Kong [DVD]  (2 Disc Special Edition) (DVD)
King Kong is one of those films that could have been so easy to get wrong. Luckily, Peter Jackson has done everything right here. Before i begin, though, i must say that King Kong is certainly not going to be to everybody's taste. It is a film that requires you to suspend your disbelief from the minute they set foot on the island, and, as a fantasy film, is never suggesting that it might actually happen. Having said this, it does an excellent job of convincing an audience that there is every likelihood that it could happen. The film is excellently shot, and the soundtrack captures the mood excellently.
The film really shines in the New York scenes at the end of the film, where as an audience member you realise just how connected you have become to Kong, despite how little he has done.
The only parts of the film that made it any less than perfect were the over long insect scene and the unrealistic feeling dinosaur chase, which, though exciting to watch, didn't quite make the audience believe it to be possible.
Overall, a mammoth project which has been pulled off incredibly well by Jackson, while highlighting some not too pleasant aspects of human nature.