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    Did anyone else see King Kong and thought it was lame? I could swear in previous King Kong movies, Kong was a whole lot larger...seemed a bit smaller in this movie though. The action scenes seemed positively UN-believable, even for a fictional movie. As for the girl (Anne?), I couldn't believe her white dress held up in a single piece after she had been tossed around the entire island for days...not even one tear!! Lastly my trivia question is this: Did King Kong come from a tribal voodoo island in the middle of nowhere, or from Tokyo, Japan?? Didn't King Kong originate from the same place as Godzilla?
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    I don't see any movie longer than an hour and a half. I also don't like special effects movies, they just look too fake and the action looks 'blurry'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Cheung
    ...Did King Kong come from a tribal voodoo island in the middle of nowhere, or from Tokyo, Japan?? Didn't King Kong originate from the same place as Godzilla?
    The major plot points of King Kong (2005) - such as Kong's place of origin - are straight from the original 1933 movie. "King Kong vs Godzilla" was made in 1963, but even in that Japanese production, Kong is discovered on remote Faro Island - not Tokyo. Godzilla, as well, didn't come from Tokyo - he was changed into his bad, fire-breathing self by atomic tests around his home island of Lagos, near the Marshall Islands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    Godzilla, as well, didn't come from Tokyo - he was changed into his bad, fire-breathing self by atomic tests around his home island of Lagos, near the Marshall Islands.
    Cool - does that mean Godzilla was created by the Americans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    Cool - does that mean Godzilla was created by the Americans?
    That's the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gamble
    That's the story.
    ...but that is NOT "the story" Godzilla movies, or "Gojira" as he was actually called, but thanks to Americans not understanding Japanese accents he was dubbed "Godzilla" and it stuck, was most definitely a commentary on what the Americans had done by dropping the bombs. However, even in the original 60's movies, and the book they were all based on, it was the FRENCH whose atomic testing led to his creation.

    As for King Kong, I enjoyed it, but more importantly, I understood where Jackson was coming from. Today's youth simply will not watch anything in black and white with any seriousness. They don't believe it can possibly be relevant. Jackson's desire was to bring Kong forth to a new generation so they could appreciate him as Jackson, and myself, I must add, did when we were young.

    Unfortunately, in this post-"Star Wars" era, they probably won't. They're too jaded.

    Instead, they'll simply make comments about why Naomi Watts dress didn't tear through the whole movie.

    Now, I'm going out on a limb here, but I imagine the reason it didn't is because Jackson was trying to give you that feeling of awe and wonder that harkens back to the 1930's when women's clothing in movies simply did not come off.

    But hey, if you didn't like it that's your perogative.

    Bet you loved the Matrix didn't ya?

    *Editor's note:This last comment was directed at the original poster, not the esteemed Mr. Gamble.

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    casey, i agree with you, and said so. http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=102123
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Cheung
    Did anyone else see King Kong and thought it was lame? I could swear in previous King Kong movies, Kong was a whole lot larger...seemed a bit smaller in this movie though. The action scenes seemed positively UN-believable, even for a fictional movie. As for the girl (Anne?), I couldn't believe her white dress held up in a single piece after she had been tossed around the entire island for days...not even one tear!! Lastly my trivia question is this: Did King Kong come from a tribal voodoo island in the middle of nowhere, or from Tokyo, Japan?? Didn't King Kong originate from the same place as Godzilla?

    First of all, Naomi Watts is freaking hot! I personally wouldn't have minded if her skimpy dress fell apart either, but they had to get the right ratings you know!

    Also, this is Peter Jackson's remake of the original King Kong from 1933... There's lots of allusions and lines in the movie that are specifically inserted to make homage to the original. In that sense, you have to realize that when the original Kong was filmed in '33, the world was still a very large place...there was no google earth etc! Thus, the idea of an unkown island with mysterious monsters and animals was not so far fetched to audiances at the time...heck, the idea of movies with sound was an amazing technological feat in itself! The new Kong tries to recapture some of that beqwilderment and innocence so to speak imo...
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    Seen it and liked it
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    I agree with drdoom. I liked the movie - it was a nice new rendition of the original, which was also one of my favorites growing up.
    some of the flaws casey pointed out are just some of those things you tack up to "suspended disbelief" in films like this one. sure there were some hokey parts of the movie, but for the most part it was pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advance The Man
    I don't see any movie longer than an hour and a half. I also don't like special effects movies, they just look too fake and the action looks 'blurry'.

    I just met my opposite. I won't pay to watch a short movie and I won't pay to see a movie with a small budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Cheung
    Didn't King Kong originate from the same place as Godzilla?
    Wow! Are you serious?
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    it was ok. jack black was stale & felt no real passion for the character. I think that role was msicast. If someone else had taken that role, the movie wold have been better.I did LOVE the sceneds with Kong especially when he fights the Dinos. I actually thought it was very realistic. On a separate note I also just finished playing th King Kong game on ps2 which was based on the movie, That too was just ok. The game play was kind of slow & repetetive. Followed the storyline for the most part & filled in some blanks. I think it is cool to watch the movie & then play the video game right afterwards. Eerie too...
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    i "viewed" it earlier this week and just watched it yesterday...although the effects were good..it was alright. Out of 10 i would say pushing 5.

    Very long, and well i only had to close my eyes during the gorge/valley bug brawl...me hate spiders!!!

    But um, as it was in the beginning (ie what I said when i first saw the poster for this movie), blasphemy. King Kong the original rocks; this was truly the year of remakes of old movies (05)
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    I actually enjoyed it. It met my expectations. Effects were great. And they think they did a great job with a 1930's New York, which apparently was quite a challenge.

    As far as effects goes, I wonder what I will think of it in 10 years. The huge growth that is now happening within a 12 month period is equal to 15 years pre1980 advances. I remember watching "The Last Starfighter" (I believe the first movie to use computer graphics in a live action film that way) and thinking, that was awesome...what will they think up next?

    While watching the movie, my thought was......if the original director of the 1930's version left out the spider scene in fear that it would be too intense for the audience.....what would have happened if they would have saw this version of King Kong instead way back then!!!!!
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    except for quoting the evidence in your last post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hofo_mofo
    done and done, changed the word, just erase the quote from me to get rid of all the evidence completely
    I just nuked the post


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraOrdinaryJo
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